As a French overseas territory, Reunion Island’s official currency is the Euro. But that doesn’t mean the island is prohibitively expensive for South African’s travelling on the ZAR. Here are ten tips to help you budget for your trip to Reunion Island.
When South Africans hear the name “Reunion Island”, what springs to mind? Maybe “where is that?” or “I’m dying to visit!” Thanks to the island’s unmatched beauty, diversity and truly unique landscape, it’s no wonder people can’t stop talking about the perfect climate, beautiful hiking trails and crystal clear waters, which make it the perfect place for South African visitors.
Reunion Island has been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, protected for its stunning natural wonders. In fact, almost half the island is protected as part of a nature preserve. Due to the island’s breathtakingly steep cliffs and unique climate, you will find waterfalls cascading down hillsides, mountains and cliffs around just about every bend. Some of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls are only visbile from the seat of a helicopter, but many are accessible for swimming and canyoning, or even just a picnic lunch.
Although the weather is mild and warm all year round on Reunion Island, in the Southern Hemisphere spring is just starting to warm the air. The excitement of the new season might have you thinking about long beach days and sun-soaked afternoons, so it’s the perfect time to start planning a trip to Reunion Island. Here are 10 pictures to motivate you even more.