Mauritius is the perfect place to rent a car and have a real tropical adventure. There are places to go and things to see!
The Black River Gorges National Park is an easy drive away to walk in the wild rainforest, feed wild animals, admire waterfalls, and have a picnic with great views. This place is very beautiful and peaceful. Just keep a close eye on your personal belongings because the local monkeys tend to ignore the anti-theft law.
If you want to visit the island's most sacred Hindu site, you should drive to the shores of Ganga Talao lake. It’s an extinct volcano crater lake. There is a temple with a number of shrines, colourful statues of the gods, lots of flowers, and wild monkeys on the shore. It is very noisy and crowded during religious festivals and peaceful and quiet on average days. Either way, you will have an unforgettable experience here.
Animal lovers should visit La Vanille Nature Park. There are hundreds of enormous turtles that you can pet, feed, and even allow your children to sit on them! Other attractions include a crocodile feeding show, a photo with a baby crocodile, an aviary with lemurs, a small contact zoo, and a restaurant with an unusual menu including... crocodile meat dishes. The usual Mauritian dishes are also available there.
Book a car on our website and explore the amazing island of Mauritius with comfort.
5 reasons to rent a car on our website ↵
- Localrent brings together the best deals from local car rentals of the island. Here you can quickly and easily compare your options and book the one that suits you best.
- When booking a car, you make only a small advance payment of 15-20% of the order amount. You will pay the remaining amount after you inspect your car.
- The standard insurance is already included in the price.
- Fully transparent pricing. No hidden fees or surcharges. Rental price is fixed at the time of booking.
- Customer support is available to you throughout the rental period.
Required documents ↵
- Category B driver’s license
- ID or passport
- Bank card
Only the persons specified in the rental agreement may drive the rental car. The second driver's driving licence and passport or ID will be required for the paperwork.
What is the right way to pick up and drop off the rental car? ↵
To pick up your car, you must have car a rental voucher (can be in electronic form) and the originals of your driving licence and passport or ID.
- Carefully inspect the vehicle from all sides and mark any existing damage on the inspection diagram.
Take detailed photos or video of the car when picking it up or dropping it off, just in case.
- Read and sign the rental agreement. Ask the rental agent for clarifications, if needed.
- Pay the remaining amount and the deposit.
It usually takes 15-20 minutes to pick up your car.
To drop off your rental car, arrive to the meeting point in time. The car must be clean and filled to the level it had when you picked up the car. Your rental agent will inspect the car and sign your copy of the drop-off report.
Remember to take all personal belongings out of the car.
It takes about 10 minutes to drop off the car.
The most important feature of local traffic is that it is left-hand traffic and the steering wheel is on the right. It will be quite easy to adapt because there is little traffic on the island, the roads are in excellent condition, and there are road markings and signs everywhere. Just take your time and be careful at exits and roundabouts.
If it is the first time you will be driving a right-hand drive car, you had better choose automatic transmission.
Basic traffic regulations:
- Speed limits are 40 km/h in the city, 80 km/h on highways, 110 km/h on expressways.
- The cars moving on the right have priority.
- All car occupants must wear a seatbelt.
- Children under 10 years of age may only ride in the rear seats.
- You can talk on the phone while driving only when using a hands-free system.
- Blood alcohol concentration limit is 0.5‰.
You must observe the local traffic regulations. There are many cameras on the roads.
Parking is mostly free of charge on the island.
You will find paid parking only in the centre of Port Louis, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes, and Rose Hill. The parking rates varies from 20 to 30 rupees per hour, depending on the location. You can pay with parking tickets that are sold at petrol stations and at some shops in the city centre.