An eco-adventurer’s paradise

 Take a voyage back to the time when sepoys, Indian infantrymen of the British colonial army had taken up camp at L’Abattis des Cipayes following the takeover of Mauritius by the British in the early 19th century. Staring from our Welcome Centre in Beau Champ, where some of the island’s former governors used to spend the summer months, venture into thick undergrowth and make your way to this clearing sitting in a natural river-canyon bowl.

The nearby Jacotet River also provides nature lovers and trekkers at heart with a picturesque setting for a picnic. To add a zing of thrill to your adventure, jump in an eco-buggy and let our seasoned guides share this wilderness with you.

L’Abattis des Cipayes is a place where nature and history converge. In days of yore, a variety of food and fruit crops such as rice, maize, lentils and cassava were also grown there. Nature has now reclaimed its own, strewing the area with an abundance of palm groves and latan trees, among others.

An experience that will make you carry home memories that will linger long after leaving this natural haven!


Activities available include:

  • Eco-Buggy Tour
  • Jacotet River Trail
  • Picnic at Jacotet River
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