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On Location – Mauritius’ Scenic South

“Laura Weeden heads south to Chamarel to check out one of Mauritius’ most famous natural wonders…”

“Laura Weeden heads south to”

Chamarel to check out one of Mauritius’ most famous natural wonders……

  • On Location – Mauritius’ Scenic South

    Laura Weeden heads south to Chamarel to check out one of Mauritius’ most famous natural wonders…

    Down in the south of Mauritius you’ll find Chamarel, a little village that boasts one of the island’s biggest attractions – the 7 coloured earths.

    The rainbow of hues is a result of lava from Mauritius’ last volcanic eruption mixing with mineral-loaded sand and soil. The colours range from earthy red and burnt orange to a purple-grey.

    Photos of the natural phenomenon come with a ready-made backdrop, too, courtesy of the forest-clad mountains that cover this part of the island.

    And there’s a family of giant tortoises in the gardens to round things off.

    Trips to this part of the island usually tick off a few more scenic spots, too, like the Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel waterfall, and Grand Bassin – home to Hindu temples, a sacred lake, and a handful of cheeky Macaque monkeys.

    Check out our holidays to Mauritius here.

Author: El Berwick

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