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SSR Botanic Garden

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Road, Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
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+230 243 9401
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank TravellerAnthony
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank simon m
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Mungomangoes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place for those who loves nature. Green everywhere and ideal couples, friends or family. A bit crowded on sundays...

Thank VishDem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visited about 6 years ago and left a little underwhelmed so thought we’d try again. Unfortunately this visit was the same. Some beautiful specimens of trees but everything else is tired and needs some tlc. The monument in front of the colonial house was...More

1  Thank Uglynet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is well maintained and full of beautifull plants. With of course the victoria water lilly as most known attraction. There is however much more to see. The entrance fee is really low and with a guide it is much more informative.

Thank Bob d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting the Botanical Gardens! Only downside was there was no cafe on site, so make sure you bring some water with you!

Thank JoeJamesFlynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden or better know for short as the SSR Botanic Garden its really a wonderful place. Well kept and surrounded of wonderful free birds. We even stumbled upon a day bat of a very decent size I might say…he was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice garden that offers a good variety of the flowers and trees found on Mauritius and of course the giant lotus basin is the highlight of the visit. There are other basins and shrubs worth the detour also. A good place...More

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Harry M
11 October 2018|
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Response from Andriy K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are carts with the guide available at additional cost.
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KapilK437
20 October 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
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KapilK437
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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