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Black River Gorges National Park

Mauritius
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Ranked #20 of 110 attractions in Mauritius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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cambridgeshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

well worth a visit, very very pretty, lovely photos to be taken, lots to look at, very quite, lots of birds flying around. saw green parrots, bats too

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305 reviews 305 reviews
73 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Having seen all the amazing pictures of this place this was one of our "must dos" whilst in Mauritius. The visitor centre was closed when we arrived so we had no maps. We picked the easy hike and having walked for a couple of miles we were getting nowhere as the signs are non existent. We decided to call it... More

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Durham, England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Didn't see much other that from the viewpoint, nice to look over the national park into the valley, went as part of the south tour of the island with taxi Mauritius tours

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Excellent walking through the forest was a pleasure, but we really needed walking boots rather than trainers. The steepness of some of the paths prevented us from going further - we're in our 70's - , but what we did we enjoyed. If going, take a packed lunch and a drink so that you can take your time and enjoy... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went hiking with a guide. Great Route, the guide told us all about the history of the area; and all the birds and foliage. We saw tonnes of birds, and a giant colony of bats flying around the gorge. Some great views, a pretty tough hike (steep) in places, but mostly a gentle mooch.

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stoke on trent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Absolutely amazing, volcanic craters, waterfalls, beautiful plant life and a very tasty restaurant with a glorious view.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Visited as part of a taxi tour from our hotel , The Maritim Balaclava. viewing points with excellent photo opportunities. Outstanding natural beauty. Well worth the drive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a lovely 4 hour hike up a hill with some beautiful views. It was very peaceful, we came across 3 seperate school parties but other than that only saw 5 other people in the whole 4 hours. We had intended to get a guide but our hotel and taxi driver told us not to bother so we made... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The valley is huge and resembles something from a jungle book movie. The history is interesting so visiting with a guide is a good idea. There are pretty flowers and water lillys and many birds if you look carefully. The peace of the area is spoilt a little by a market for all the usual sarongs, shells and curios available... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

While the view point was beautiful I recommend a walk to the top. Access to the trail is a bit further down the road from the view point and we may not have found it if we weren't with friends who had done it before. The walk took us 3 1/2hours there and back again. The going is quite steep... More

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