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Discover Reunion with me!
June 26, 2014

Fresh off my little Tanzania trip and I got the news that I’ve been one of the bloggers chosen to participate on a blogger campaign to  Reunion Island Tourism. I’m beyond excited!  Reunion has been on my bucketlist for a while now.

Ok, technically I’m going to France, as Reunion is an overseas region of France albeit in the Indian ocean. In case you’re wondering where Reunion is, it’s an Indian ocean island situated between Madagascar and Mauritius.

Reunion on the map


Why I’m Excited…

Did you know that almost 50% of the island is a UNESCO Heritage Site?  Not only is the island is a nature lover’s Eden, but it’s rich in culture and is well known as an adventure destination.

Reunion Island mountains

I’ve been reading up on Reunion for a while, and our itinerary looks epic. We’ll meet local personalities, cook with local chefs, experience Creole fine dining and explore the natural environment including a visit to the famous Piton de la Fournaise volcano that erupted last week! Yes really, it’s a live volcano!  These pics were taken just a few days ago. I’m not sure we’ll see lava flows, but I really hope we do!



piton 2


When we’re not exploring volcanos we’ll be staying in a villa, from which we will discover different parts of the island experience local culture, nature and adventure activities. We’ll also hang out with local musicians and artists, and even see some local street art my favourite activity (whoop whoop!!).  I don’t want to give too much away, lets just say we’ll be exploring the island from the air, sea and mountains. Check out this video for an idea of what we’re in for…




Follow our adventures #GoToReunion

I’ll be joining a posse of top international and South African bloggers and online media from 26 June-3 July 2014 where we will experience the island’s  diversity, lifestyle and warm hospitality. Follow our adventures online storytelling with the hashtag #GoToReunion.  For hints and tips for planning a Reunion holiday.check out the Réunion Tourism site and their brand new blog!


Cheap flights…

Air Austral flys direct between Johannesburg and St. Denis, Reunions.  As a South African, travelling to Reunion is easier than before… not only do you not require a visa, but you can take advantage of a special rate being offered by Air Austral for a limited time.

For R4 354 return, travellers can fly direct from Johannesburg to Reunion. Tickets are economy class and must be bought between 5 and 29 June 2014 for travel to Reunion between 15 June and 3 July, and returning from Reunion between 22 June and 13 July 2014 or travel to Reunion between 24 August and 2 October 2014, returning from Reunion between 31 August and 9 October 2014. This is an approximate saving of R1 000 per ticket. Email for bookings.


Note: The #GoToReunion campaign is a collaboration between iambassador, Réunion Tourism Board and Air Austral. All opinions expressed on this blog are mine!

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Meruschka Govender

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There are 4 comments

  • Jenna says:

    Ok, you officially have an awesome life! Can’t wait to wanderlust over your tweets and instagrams 🙂

  • I would be excited to that looks amazing!

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