Book Cheap Flights to Mauritius from South Africa
The island nation of Mauritius is found approximately 2 000 km off the South East coast of Africa, and is a popular destination for South Africans.
This tropical paradise has it all, from long, beautiful beaches to reefs and lagoons as well as mountains in the interior. Mauritius also has a national park which is criss-crossed with hiking trails and scenic walks to waterfalls and through forests. This verdant island is also home to the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden – constructed in 1772.
Temples, mosques and churches are also a firm favourite of explorers to Mauritius as well as the colourful, lively markets and historical landmarks which give this island the perfect balance of natural and man-made treasures.
Cost of Flights from South Africa to Mauritius
We analyse searches for flights from South Africa to Mauritius that have been made during the last 24 hours. The tables below show the top 5 cheapest flights from Johannesburg, Cape town and Durban, South Africa to Mauritius.
Cheapest Flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius
Cheapest Flights from Cape Town to Mauritius
Cheapest Flights from Durban to Mauritius
Best Time to Book Cheap Flights to Mauritius
You can book cheap flights to Mauritius from Durban, Johannesburg or Cape Town. The best time to visit the island is during the dry, cool and sunny season which is between May and December. However, the island has a tropical climate which means that its warm all year round.
Flying Times to Mauritius
While flying times are subject to the type of aircraft used and whether you are on a direct flight or one with stops, the following are estimated flying times to consider:
- Flights to Mauritius from Johannesburg: 4 hours & 30 minutes
- Flights to Mauritius from Cape Town: 6 hours & 5 minutes
- Flights to Mauritius from Durban: 4 hours & 20 minutes
Book Cheap Flights from South Africa, with the Following Airlines
You can book cheap flights to the island with the following airlines: South African Airways, Emirates, Kenya Airways, SwissAir, Malaysia Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Etihad Airlines and Lufthansa.
There are two main airports serving the island, these are:
- Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan International Airport
- Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
Getting to and From the Airport and Exploring the Island
From Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Airport, just about every resort or beach is about an hour away. You can take public transport or taxi to your accommodation, or you can hire a car and take yourself there.
Getting around the island is not a difficult task. Public transport is readily available in the form of an express bus services. Taxis are also available, but given the size of the island you could also hire a scooter to get around or even a bicycle!
Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest and Events on the Island
As mentioned before, Mauritius is a treasure trove of natural gems as well as cultural and historical places of interest. Some of the top picks include:
- Casela Nature Park
- Chamarel Waterfalls and Volcanoes
- Frederica Nature Reserve
- Black River Gorges National Park
- Blue Penny Museum
- Tamarind Falls
- Crystal Rock
- Jummah Mosque
- Saint Gabriel Church
Food & Culture
Food in Mauritius is typically spicy and made from a base of tomato, chilli, garlic and onions. Rougaille is a popular dish which can include veggies, meat and seafood too, and is eaten with dhal and rice, much like a regular curry.
The cuisine of Mauritius is best described as a combination of Chinese, Indian and European. Most street foods and restaurant food is considered safe and safe to eat.
The culture on the island is fairly diverse as the nation is made up of people from different religeous and cultural backgrounds. There is no official religion of the island and people from Hindu, Muslim, Tamil, Christian and Buddhist backgrounds live in harmony with each other.
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights To Mauritius
South African travellers will not need a visa to travel to Mauritius. Upon arrival, your passport will be stamped, allowing access to the country for 60 days. You will, however, need to provide proof of your plans to leave the country before the 60 days is up.
Work permits are required for those who plan to earn money during their stay.
Fun and Interesting Facts About Mauritius
Mauritius is an interesting island with a rich history and a diverse, welcoming people. Here are a few fun facts on the island:
- The island itself originated from volcanic activity.
- The cultural music and dance of the island is called “Sega”.
- The only official known home of the Dodo (now extinct) was Mauritius.
- The motto of the island is “Star and Key of the Indian Ocean”.
- Sugar Cane is the main economic earner on the island.
- There are no poisonous or wild animals found on the island.
There is no standing army present on the island.
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