Mahebourg Waterfront
Mahebourg Waterfront
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victor n
Durban, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Lots and lots of history with a wonderful background of the lovely waters. The distinctive island inthe background made it very memorable photo shoot. Clean, neat, friendly people and lots of vendors. Very memorable.
Written 10 January 2024
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Shaivi R
West Bromwich, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Nice walk. Probable could have had better infrac.
Few eating places overlooking the sea except one close to Hamilton col.
Written 6 June 2023
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aklia2018
Stockholm, Sweden195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples

There were many seats at the sea and also in the garden besides the promenade.
Walking along the waterfront was a nice activity if you enjoy seeing the life of local people. Special in the Sunday afternoons there were many families strolling around. The beach was very shallow. Many men fished with rods and often they were wandering far out in the sea.
I like to study birds. A lot of people don’t understand that they wouldn’t leave plates of food on a table, when they leave the place. Plenty of little birds lined up waiting and they were happy when they got something to eat.
We met many dogs with owners but also a lot of stray dogs. The dogs seemed to find the terrain very interesting. It was some kind of a meeting point for dogs and even for people. The dogs without any home lived a dangerous life, when they were wandering in the streets near the bus station. In the evening this part of Mahebourg looked like a ghost town. We saw only a few dogs and nearly no people.

Written 17 April 2023
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Emma W
Manchester, UK147 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We read about this location as a must see attraction but there is not a great deal to see! The waterfront is a promenade type walk and then we carried on walking to see what else we could find but there was very little. There was a market but it just sold food. Do not use the public toilets - you have been warned!
Written 4 March 2023
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Juma
Bochum, Germany37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Mahebourg Waterfront isn't a must see in Mauritius, but it is a very historical site. It is the place where the Dutch landed first (and brought the rats and cats that made the Dodo extinct) and called this island Mauritius, it is the place where the French founded the first capital of Mauritius – or Ile de Bourbonnes/Ile de Bonaparte what was the french name and the place where the end of the French occupation began with the battle of Grand Port between the French and the Britons. Even though the French won the battle of Grand Port, with was the only French victory in the Mauritian War, the British fleet occupied Mauritius and became the last colonial force in Mauritius from 1810 til the independence in 1968.

This history was made clear through information on the Mahebourg Waterfront.

From the waterfront the lions mountain can be seen.

At the waterfront there is also the Mahebourg market.
Written 23 August 2022
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Every Step Every Nation
Santa Cruz, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Mahebourg Waterfront in Mahebourg is one of the best historic place in the south eastern part of Mauritius. Walking along the waterfront is one of the best activities to do while enjouying the sights of local people and local fishermen on their daily chores. The main bus station is by the waterfront and that makes if more convenient if travelling by bus to other cities. Local shops are nearby and local markets are just a stone throw away. I spent 5 days in Mahebourg and stayed by the waterfront and it's one of the best itinerary I had in my 23 days in Mauritius.
Written 4 July 2022
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Hussam S
Cairo, Egypt493 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Attached to Public Bus Terminal & Close to City Market ... The best time to go before Sun Set because it is in the East side of Island? will find no Sun rays + a Lot of (Local) people ... Many seats & small Garden
Written 25 March 2020
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MattO
Perth, Australia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Great scenery! What out for the occasional hawkers though. I got an excellent sob story from one!
Some nie restaurants along the way too.
Written 8 December 2019
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ilgimi
Jerusalem23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Mahebourg is historically of great importance as a center of French colonial implantation in the island and the site of a famous battle where French naval forces defeated the British, though this delayed only slightly the eventual establishment of British colonial rule on the island. But the relics of colonial past at the waterfront are few. If you are interested in that historical past you should include in your visit the Vieux Grand Fort across the bay from Mahebourg, including the old Fort there, the museum nearby and the First Dutch Landing Site. (go by Taxi from Mahebourg and arrange with the driver to wait for you until the end of your visit-half an hour would be enough). The city of Maheburg is unfortunately quite run down and its Monday Market has nothing special.
Written 7 November 2019
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Heidi2628
Vecindario, Spain572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Beautiful costal City, with a lot of Beautifull building, flowers, trees and a local market and super markets with everything you might need.
The beaches are not good for bathing, but you have Blue Bay 10 min away in bus (which is extremely cheap and easy to use), which has an amazing Beach where you Can snorkle with a lot of fish.
Written 2 October 2019
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