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SSR Botanic Garden

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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of about 37.5 hectares constituting of various attractions in terms of flora and fauna of both terrestrial and aquatic origins. The origin of the SSRBG dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French Governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate of the garden. In 1767 the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, the creator of the garden, introduced vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from all over the world. It is the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this sight in June (low season for Mauritius). It was very quiet but still very beautiful. Unfortunately, we didn't see some of the flowers or trees in their full beauty. It was obviously not the time of the year when they blossom. Yet,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful and interesting. We visited as part of a tour booked through the rep. Our driver offered a guided tour which was a good move as he pointed out stuff we might have missed. Walking around unaccompanied would also be fine - but you might...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very beautiful garden Water lily with flowers very beautiful Very neatly kept garden Very quiet and peaceful

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a cool place. The RS 100 Guide was funny and well-drilled. The garden came alive with different trees, spices etc our first cinnamon tree, nutmeg and many varieties of palm. Small but nicely formed. The only downside is the tortoise home. Unable to feed...More

Thank AlenGuy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The garden was set up as a vegetable garden and subsequently has become a key tourist attraction in Mauritius. Giant water lilies and Tortoise are a key attraction. There is free parking 100 mtrs right of the main gate. A few locals stand next to...More

Thank Rishav V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting the North of the island we decided to visit the Botanical Garden. It cost Rs 200 per person for a walk around in your own time or you can pay an extra Rs 50 per person for a tour guide who was very...More

Thank hassy80
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this special place! Third visit. However the tortoise enclosure really needs to be sorted out. It’s tired, too small, needs a serious cash injection to bring it up to today’s expectations to be frank. Please can this be addressed. We notice the public toilets...More

Thank Catherine A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The SSR Bontanical Gardens is a must see when in Mauritius. The trees are hundreds of years old and there are tour guides that will take you through the garden and explain all the features of the trees to you for Rs50.00 per adult. This...More

Thank TheresiaB1073
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mauritius National Botanical Garden is home to an incredible variety of tropical plants, many of them indigenous.Guides are available at the entrance of the garden. One of the best attractions on Mauritius. Splendid collection of tropical plants.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the botanical gardens, what an amazing experience to learn more about all the different types of plants and trees. It is really worth it, and it’s integral to get a guide for 500 Rupees. It makes the experience much better as he...More

Thank Guy L
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Kapil K
19 October 2017|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
hi there, go with the hotel. or do it online with international rental company. we stayed at So Sofitel and they subscribed to Eurocars. £40 per day..2 days is sufficient to seen sights. Depending on where u stay there might... More
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Kapil K
18 October 2017|
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Response from HRS2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kapiln, I'd recommend you get a guide (there's an older gut who has worked there for 30 years and charges 50 rupees per person) -he walks you around, giving you history and telling you about the medicinal uses of the... More
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Vandana6996
21 May 2017|
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Response from Jonid D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vandana.... it's a tropical treasure trove .... no matter what time of year you visit, there will be something wonderful to see... different plants put on their best show at different times of the year. I believe right... More
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