Reunion is an ideal destination for paragliding, canyoning (abseiling waterfalls), horse riding, hiking and mountain biking. Those that want to razzle the night away there are some trendy nightclubs to visit.
Reasons for visiting the Indian Ocean Islands
Air Austral flies from Johannesburg twice a week
Visas are not required by EU, British and American passport holders. South Africans need a visa for Reunion.
The Euro is the currency used in Reunion. It is very difficult to exchange money at the bank! Travel with either a Master card or Visa card. Traveler’s cheques are not accepted everywhere and must be in Euro.
No malaria and no immunizations are required. Water is safe to drink.
If you need medical care whilst on holiday, it is best to be aware that medical providers may not accept payment through your insurance company. In these circumstances you will have to pay in full after your treatment and file a claim with your insurance company for reimbursement. Therefore you should have access to cash, either from a credit card or by wire transfer. If you need assistance contact the country's local embassy or representative.
To be compensated you must be treated by licensed medical personnel and provide your insurance company with proper documentation and receipts.
It is advisable to always ensure you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy which covers you for repatriation to your home country.
Climate & When to go
Hot along the coast, dry on the west coast and humid on the east coast. Temperate in the mountains with cool to very cold nights.
Anytime is a good time except for February when the cyclones occur.
Customs & Luggage Allowance
1 litre of spirits or 2 litres of water and 20kg of luggage are allowed.
French – English is hardly spoken
European 2-prong plugs of 220v.
GMT + 4 hours
Submit an enquiry so we can help you tailor-make and plan a once in a life-time holiday to any one of these ‘’Indian Ocean Islands’’. We can also combine this with any other destination in Southern Africa or East Africa.