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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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“giant tortoises” (180 reviews)
“water lilies” (114 reviews)
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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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"giant tortoises"
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"water lilies"
in 114 reviews
"trees and plants"
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"guided tour"
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"lily pond"
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"fruit bats"
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"lilly pads"
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"lotus flowers"
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"few hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
in 69 reviews
"golf cart"
in 23 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 23 reviews
"local guide"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This garden in the village of Pamplemousses near Port Louis, is a must see. 37 Hectares of beautifully laid out gardens with giant water lilies, spices, sugar canes and 85 varieties of palms. It boasts a wide variety of indigenous plants, as well as plants...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place lots of plants and trees. Basic info about the place are provided. Loads of photography opportunities. Can keep you camera busy. Love this place.

Thank Vin910
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my third visit to these beautiful gardens, the last being 10 years ago and sadly I could see that there were some areas of neglect, name plates of the plants unreadable, vines strangling some of the trees and some of the areas looking...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful garden with many photo opportunities that will stay in your album for many years. We have been before but it never disappoints. It is a must see attraction for the 200 rupee each entrance fee

Thank Jayne M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the gardens as part of an excursion. Unfortunately it was a very rainy day, so the experience was not as expected. The gardens are spacious and beautiful, and our guide was knowledgeable. The water Lillie's are a must see.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very beautiful garden and we were lucky to have a very knowledgeable guide to walk us around while providing us some informations about the vegetation and also about its impact on the local people . We spent 2 hours there but it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second trip to the gardens and one of the most impressive parts is much better this year (the lily pads) Don’t forget to look up as you will miss one of the undocumented features - the bats sunning themselves as they prepare...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park has not been maintained for a long time. Pond are dry, walkways overgrown. Not worth the money and efforts.

Thank Riaan F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the garden entrance cost 200 rupees per person. It worths to go to see this garden. it is beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to hire a guide at the entrance, as advised, but there were no guides to be found. We asked the park people standing at the entrance about the guides, but they brushed us off brusquely and wouldn't even answer us properly. So we...More

1  Thank KY T
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Kapil K
19 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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