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Cirque de Mafate

Reunion Island
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Geologic Formations
Description: This untamed little village, though populated, is so removed from civilization it has no roads suitable for cars.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recommend to carefully plan your hike in Mafate : It's not easy, and difficult to get to you if needed... So good shoes, a good map, and a good sense of your own capacities under those tropical conditions (heat, humidity, sun, ...) Other than that, a whole "Cirque" is waiting for you and Mafate is truly a gem !... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

With my friend Maryse, we started to walk around eleven o'clock in the morning by the Col des Boeufs, from the Cirque Salazie which was supposed to be the easiest way down to the main village La nouvelle. But I am not very good walker, instead of the two hours or so to arrive there I took twice as much.... More

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Mullumbimby, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had actually never heard of it until my boyfriend asked if I would like to go visit his brother who lived there. I jumped at the thought of travelling to a place in Africa. Well close by anyway. Reunion Island is beautiful in all aspects. If you want beaches - it has some of the best beaches I've seen... More

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Lyon, France
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

From Cilaos, climb Taibit pass to enter the Cirque de Mafate. Start to walk early in the morning and book in advance your night in the lodge because there are many persons hiking in this place. Difficult, but so nice!

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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

The beautiful Cirque de Mafate is totally surrounded by mountains. Many companies offer helicopter rides to Cirque de Mafate. We took a trip by automobile to the Maido Peak – a scenic overlook – where, at 2,200 meters, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of this cirque. It’s haven!

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