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Essential Information for Mauritius

Languages

Official languages include English, French and Mauritian Creole.

Currency

The Mauritian Rupee is the currency of Mauritius.

Electricity

220/240 volts (square-pinned plug). SA 2-pin plugs can be found at all hotels.

Local Time

During daylight savings from October to March, Mauritius is 1 hour ahead of South Africa and 2 hours ahead from April to September.

Dress Code

Beachwear and informal clothing are ideal for daytime. Dress for dinner is smart casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers at dinner.

Climate

Mauritius is a year-round destination. The island enjoys a mild tropical climate with average temperatures varying between 20°C and 32°C.

Best Time To Go to mauritius

The weather in Mauritius is cooler, dry and sunny from May to December.
From November to May is the summer season when it is hot and humid with chances of heavy rain.

Average temperature by month
Average rain fall graph for Mauritius

Flights from South Africa to Mauritius

The official airline – Air Mauritius – is headquartered in Port Louis. It recognizes itself as a ‘preferred leisure airline’. Air Mauritius is well connected with cities in Europe and Australia. It connects Mauritius with Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Durban, Cape Town, London, Milan, Milan Malpensa, Munich, Rome and Zurich. Other popular airlines to Mauritius from South Africa include British Airways and South African Airways. Many of these airlines offer cheap flights to Mauritius. For availing discount rates and cheap flights, you should book your air tickets to Mauritius in advance.

Air Mauritius
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport – Facts:

  • (IATA code: MRU, ICAO code: FIMP)
  • Located (48 km) southeast of the capital city of Port Louis.
  • Awarded best airport in Africa in 2014 and 2015.
  • One terminal building with a parking facility.
  • Duty free shops, florist, restaurants, banks.
  • Comfortable lounges for awaiting flights and even a Spa.
  • You can download all the airport information you may need onto your Android or Apple iPhone with the Mauritius Airport App.

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