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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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Natural serene beauty.

One of the most beautiful spots on the planet. The park itself is just gorgeous, but the view is simply breathtaking. If you stand there for a minute your mind is overtaken by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Khartoum, Sudan
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Khartoum, Sudan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful spots on the planet. The park itself is just gorgeous, but the view is simply breathtaking. If you stand there for a minute your mind is overtaken by the waterfall the thick forest valley, the mountain peaks falling away to the coast and the ocean merging in the distance with the horizon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lovely scenic drive with stops along the way to spectacular views of mountains, valleys and waterfalls.

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Canberra, Australia
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited a couple of the viewing points as part of a day tour by taxi and were impressed. We had Alexandra Falls almost to ourselves when we were there - beautiful view to the south coast although the waterfall isn't all that easy to see. We then visited the main lookout over the Black River Gorge where the bulk... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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