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SSR Botanic Garden

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Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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...more
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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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All reviews giant tortoises water lilies trees and plants lily pond fruit bats guided tour lilly pads lotus flowers few hours worth a visit insect repellent golf cart rupees per person nice walk couple of hours entrance fee southern hemisphere
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautifull garden with a few lakes where you can have refreshing walk. There are places to rest covered and with banks so you can take some picnic basquet with you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SilviaR3130
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in Mauritius and if you are Fan of Nature (or not) You got to visit the SSR Botanic Garden. This is more than a Botanic Garden it is a Whole new place full of life out there. You will come across so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Annsley F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to be for nature lovers... Large enough to enclose a very large variety of flora, many endemic to Mauritius. Tourist will love the place, as it reflected loads of the past throughout as time has stopped tickling when u walk through the alleys...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZiadHosany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a formal garden setting, but not in the manicured sense of a British Garden. Some huge water lilies, plus a number of succulents. Take a guide. They are multilingual and will give a level of detail that cannot be gleaned from the guide leaflet

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GerardP888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped into the gardens as a stage on a tour including Port Louis and a rum plantation. Despite the obvious attractions of the other destinations, the gardens provided the best memory. They are a delight and definitely worth more than the couple of hours we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrendanK881
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off guess who didn’t apply insect repellent?! We only had a short time in the gardens so we chose not to use a guide - definitely would next time as the price was reasonable. Also we found that there was very little information along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank marmotte16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with our guide and he showed us all the different plants and even animals, and explained a lot to us. The garden itself is huge and has a lot so see, but close no placques or explanations for the different plants. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical gardens take a couple of hours to get around and the freelance guides are worth investing in - very low cost. It really helps to hear the story around some of the plants, trees and palms as well as just looking and taking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravellerAnthony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to arrive by 10 to the hour as they start their guided tours on the hour. There is a free car park just opposite the entrance assuming you come in a hire car? The only toilets are near the entrance but approx. 5 mins...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank simon m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent guide (optional) gave us a great insight into many of the plants origins and properties. There was much more to explore than we first thought so we missed out slightly as we had to go. I would advise going in the morning so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Harry M
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Andriy K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are carts with the guide available at additional cost.
October 19, 2017|
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Response from davidnZ7170TP | 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
October 18, 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