Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Mahe

Mahe Island is a beautiful destination for any traveller looking for an unforgettable adventure. Located in the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe Island is the largest and most bustling of the Seychelles islands, providing visitors with abundant options for exploration and relaxation. From stunningly picturesque beaches, to lush nature reserves, to bustling cities full of culture and history, the island has something for everyone. Boasting its rare beauty, Mahe Island has a lot to offer even the most experienced of travellers. Read on to find out more about this magnificent destination and the sights, activities and experiences it has to offer!

Getting to Know Mahe Island

Mahe Island is the largest Island in the Seychelles archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean. Mahe Island is home to the country's capital Victoria and has a population of over 95,000 people. Mahe Island operates on the same time zone as the Seychelles archipelago, which is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The official language of Mahe Island is Seychellois Creole, although English and French are widely spoken. The currency used on Mahe Island is the Seychellois Rupee (SCR). Its currency symbol is the ‘Rs’. This currency is used in all of the Seychelles and is accepted in most places on Mahe Island.

Climate and Weather

Mahe Island is the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago and is located in the Indian Ocean about 1,000 km (620 mi) east of mainland Africa. With a population of roughly 90,000, it is the most populous island in the entire nation. Mahe Island's climate is tropical, with a warm and humid year-round climate. Temperatures usually range from 24 to 32°C (75 to 90°F), but cool off significantly in the hills. A dry winter season runs from May to October, followed by a hot and humid monsoon season with heavy rainfall from November to April. Mahe experiences balmy trade winds year-round, which make for ideal windsurfing, sailing and kite-surfing conditions on the island’s many gorgeous beaches. The Seychelles also rarely suffers from serious tropical storms or cyclones.

Touring Mahe Island: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Mahe Island – Seychelles International Airport (SEZ). The airport is located at Pointe La Rue, Mahe Island. You can reach downtown from the airport by taking a taxi. The cost of the taxi ride is approximately 40-50 SCR (Seychelles Rupees). You can also change money at the airport, through the foreign exchange counters located at the Arrival hall.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mahe Island

  1. Mahe Island is the largest island in Seychelles and is home to a unique and beautiful culture
  2. The island’s rich history can be seen throughout its architecture, from its Creole-style colonial buildings to the small fishing villages
  3. Mahe Island visitors can explore its culture by visiting the vibrant markets and taking part in a variety of activities such as snorkelling, hiking and fishing

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