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SSR Botanic Garden

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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
+230 243 9401
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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 period. In 1736, the French Governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate of the garden. In 1767 the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, the creator of the garden, introduced vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from all over the world. It is the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited for a couple of hours one afternoon and wish I’d come earlier as lots to see. Very peaceful place with lots of beautiful trees and plants. My favourite place was the giant water lilies. Lots of photo opportunities. You can have a guide to...More

Thank Libby D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed the escorted tour around the garden which was very reasonably priced. The giant water lilies were beautiful, the guide was very knowledgeable, not too rushed and keep everyone involved. He was very patient with the small children. A nice place to visit...More

Thank Donna E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful morning walking around the gardens, the first hour with a guide whom we gave 300 rupees although the charge was only around 60 rupees, very informative and even had a laugh and a joke, forgotten his name but apparently the oldest guide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours here one morning (don’t think you need longer to get around) Lovely walk around gardens, entrance is about £8 for 2 so not expensive. They have toilets there and refreshment stands outside the entrance but no restaurant/cafe inside. There are...More

Thank katie_w8686
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I strongly recommend taking up the guide when visiting this place. They take you around the gardens and talk through all the different things it has to offer, educating you in the process. Afterwards, you are then free to walk the gardens at your own...More

Thank TomCleaver2401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place to visit full of interesting things. Easy to find, highly recommend the guided tour do 50 rps worth every penny this tour gives you insight into all types of vegetation you must visit the giant tortoise amazing

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Mauritius it's a must to visit the botanical garden also called Pamplamousse. For the first timers i would suggest you take a guide. I guess the best season to visit is in May as it's not too hot and it's pleasant and can...More

Thank _grishmapatel79
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To all this is the place you need to visit. enjoy the calmness, flowers and plants...take wonderful and memorable pictures and stroll leisurely...

Thank mehdi009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens are a must-see while in Mauritius, we visited in an hour and a half, including the stop fro a quick picnic lunch. There are large trees and palms, but the most beautiful attractions were the view of the baobab and the large pool...More

Thank ele170
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to these famous gardens was wonderful and brought to life by an excelent guide, Stellio, who walked us though this amazing place. We learnt so much and it was fascinating to see and learn about the many varieties of flora and fauna that...More

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Kapil K
20 October 2017|
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Response from David N | 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
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Kapil K
18 October 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
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Vandana6996
21 May 2017|
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Response from Jonid D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vandana.... it's a tropical treasure trove .... no matter what time of year you visit, there will be something wonderful to see... different plants put on their best show at different times of the year. I believe right... More
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