Marvellous, multi-faceted Mauritius waiting to welcome visitors.


Mauritius has reopened for South African travellers and for those who’ve had to put international holidays on hold and now want to get away during the March school holidays or over Easter, the award-winning Indian Ocean destination is just a short flight away.

Accolades that underpin Mauritius’ reputation as an exceptional holiday destination include it being one of the top three in the Lonely Planet’s top ten countries to visit in 2022. In 2021 at the World Travel Awards it was named as both the best wedding and adventure destination in Indian Ocean Islands’.

Brian Kitchin, British Airways (operated by Comair) Sales and Marketing Executive, says Mauritius has remained a perennial favourite for South African travellers because it’s only a four-hour flight, offers value-for-money inclusive packages and plenty to do, no matter your age, interests or tastes.

“There’s a reason it’s the award winning, stand-out destination amongst the Indian Ocean Islands. As well as the fantastic beaches, tranquil surrounding ocean, exotic tropical interior, it’s geared for visitors.”

Its natural beauty and the diversity of activities available make it perfect for family getaways, people craving some relaxation and downtime, thrill seekers or those wanting to combine all three.

Family friendly

Many of the island’s resorts offer activity-packed children and teens’ clubs, allowing parents some time off to enjoy their holiday. 

Most provide family or interconnecting rooms or suites and villas suitable for extended families or those travelling with friends.

Relaxation and mindfulness

In addition to a 330km pristine white-and-gold sandy coastline, protected by a halo of coral reefs that make for safe, calm waters, the island boasts numerous spas and other havens of tranquillity. These combine world-class spa treatments and ancient relaxation rituals with the sound of lapping waves or lush, tropical island views.


More active visitors are spoilt for choice with activities ranging from golf to skydiving. There’s also quad biking, trekking, mountain biking, trail running, zip-lining together with plenty of water sports including fishing, kitesurfing, parasailing and canoeing.

British Airways (operated by Comair) re-started flights to Mauritius in February and now offer two flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The airline will add a third flight on Thursdays, starting March 2022.

For the March school holidays and over Easter, Comair’s kulula holidays is offering a variety of inclusive packages starting from R15 499 per person sharing for a seven-nights including airfares and self-catering accommodation.

There is also a seven-night family special starting from R21 536 per person sharing that includes airfares, accommodation and meals. Airfares apply to children under 12 sharing, but they stay for free.

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Mauritius at a glance

  • Surrounded by 330km of protective coral reef
  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius and is the country’s bustling administrative and commercial hub
  • Languages spoken: The Mauritian population is multilingual: the official language is English. Creole is the country’s native language, while French is also widely spoken
  • Climate: Tropical, perfect for all-year round travel
  • Economic information: Mauritius has shifted from an agricultural-based economy to a diversified economy. Key products and services include tourism, textiles, sugar, financial services and ICT/business process outsourcing sectors
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