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Black River Gorges National Park

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Address: Mauritius
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to...
This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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Stunning Views

Awesome experience. Drove along the plaine champagne road and stopped at the Alexandra Falls and a few other view points. the best part was that there was no entrance fee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Katyal1991
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Jodhpur, India
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Jodhpur, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome experience. Drove along the plaine champagne road and stopped at the Alexandra Falls and a few other view points. the best part was that there was no entrance fee.

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Mauritius
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its sublime and simply superb. A must to visit this place where u can see the paille en queue bird. The natural state of the gorge preserved over the years.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wow!! What spectacular views !! We arrived just as the light rain started. There is paved pathway from car park - so easy to walk to view point. Flowing waterfall - pretty! Lots of hiking trails but we chose to drive around and stop at view points. Plus is no entrance fee! The freshly squeezed pineapple juice - delicious which... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful scenery and stunning flora and fauna. Things that cant be seen anywhere else on earth. There are white parrot-like birds that just glide on the breeze. Its a quiet and tranquil place, a little piece of paradise

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Mauritius
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A lovely spot - beautiful walks, a river to swim in, no entrance fee and confiding Pink Pigeon (very rare and very beautiful). Pack your insect repellent as the mosquitos can be bad bit this is not a reason not to go. Lovely scenery - often bats and tropic birds about. Our favourite place in Mauritius

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went with a tour company called Seaside Holidays, not that great of an attraction, just a waterfall. Yes you can get some good pictures taken, but if there isnt anything more to this then it isnt worth going here. Its just like another waterfall. For us they just showed the fall from a distance and then it was time to... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Nice for hiking, it looks quite untouched, you have to expect showers the whole day activity you could see a few waterfalls grandiose flora and having a happy also typical fauna

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent some time, enjoyed the views, walked the trails. Really enjoyed the peace and quiet away from the tourist trail. Waterfall in full flow when we visited, as it had a tropical shower in the morning before we visited. If you want some peace and quiet, well worth a visit, as you can soon outpace the bus tours and head... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice forrest, but ya got to love forest hiking to have a great experience. We were disappoint by the waterfall at the end with hardly any flow.. then realized.. we are at wrong time of the year.. when the river..above is low... should have come during monsoon

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

black river is one of the best natural parks on the island, the fauna and flaura are protected there. \very good hiking experience starting from Petrin down to case noyale.

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