SSR Botanic Garden, Pamplemousses

(4.1/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
Stroll across the 37 hectares (91 acres) of SSR Botanic Garden and explore the preserved plant life of the Southern Hemisphere's oldest botanical garden. Admire the neatly maintained gardens and their luxuriant vegetation, including the giant water lilies of the park's main pond, abundance of sugar canes, and over 85 varieties of palm tree. Named after the attractive grapefruit tree that grows in the region (thought to have been introduced by the Dutch), the garden boasts decorative plants as well as fruit trees, all giving an excellent introduction to the agricultural and culinary heritage of the island nation. To visit SSR Botanic Garden and other attractions in Pamplemousses, use our Pamplemousses vacation builder.
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  • This Park is a haven of peace where you will associate walk, relaxation and discovery. You will find animals (turtles and deer), the various plants and trees as well as multiple spices. The guides are official and you will cost 1 Euro 50 per person. A must see!
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  • The giant lilies are of course stunning. Also beautiful garden in general, with turtles and deer and relaxing atmosphere. Well worth the visit!  more »
  • The garden is beautiful and very well maintained. It is worth the visit. It is advisable to take a guide who will make you discover the different species because there is no explanatory signs. Attention however, ours has pulled us on a restaurant or we have paid the price of a gourmet for a joint interest-free! Similarly to Park, you will fall on the so-called guards that make you pay for a free parking! Well, in the end, nothing of ruining all the same...!
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  • Superb botanical garden, with massive waterlilies and lots of palms. There are some giant tortoises and some deer, but these are fenced off. Not much available for refreshments, so bring your own picnic and make a day of it. One of the highlights of our trip to Mauritius.
  • It is a breath of fresh air and so well maintained. The guide was one of the best. I have never heard of most of the trees, let alone actually standing beneath them.
  • Beautiful garden with lots of variety of plants and tress alike. When i was there the giant lotus are nearly all dead; wrong timing i supposed. Other lotus garden are also very eye pleasent.
  • The place is a good place to relax. The best part is the pond that is flooded with fishes, ducks and other birds. Be aware !! There is a restaurant close to the garden that has sky high rates .. do not eat there !! The price is high but the main factor is that we fell sick the following evening. The name of the restaurant is " le pecheur " . It's run by an Mauritian Indian n the quantity of food too is worth 200 MRU. Attached is the bill.
  • Cleanliness was a little desired for, good place though. Very high entry tickets for tourists, you feel like being ripped off right at the entrance.