The tour leads via the Colophane Trail to Machabee Viewpoint. On the way, we have an impressive view over the Black River National Park, the "Black River Peak", with 835m the highest mountain of Mauritius, and towards the north to the mountain range near Port Louis with the two mountains "Le Pouce" (820m) and "Pieter Both" (820m).
At Machabee Viewpoint we look through a gorge to the small village of Tamarin, the associated Tamarin Mountain (560m) and directly behind it the open sea.
Safety informationAfter a lookout point with a pavilion, the trail leads downhill for a steep stretch. Here the path can be very slippery.
Tips and hintsDirectly at the car park, a road leads to the Grand Bassin, one of the holiest places of the Hindus. If you do the tour, you should make a detour there. The place is very interesting
Getting thereTake the M1 motorway towards Vacoas and follow the road to Grand Bassin. The road passes the "Mare aux Vacoas Reservoir", the car park is 3km beyond at a crossroads (Grand Bassin).
ParkingThe car park is free of charge and is located right at the entrance to the National Park at the crossroads where the road to the Grand Bassin branches off.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentFood, rain jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended, as the Black River National Park is part of the rainforest of Mauritius.
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