Exploring the caves is like taking a dive into a magical dimension…
Rodrigues possesses the largest limestone zone in the Mascarene Islands, 830 hectares. A labyrinth of underground passages and tunnels extending over a total of approximately 4 kilometers – which is very surprising for an island of only approximately 100 square kilometers. Beyond the caves the southwest is also famous for its impressive limestone pinnacles and ponds. The landscape is awesome and gives this region a supernatural feel.
There are over 30 caves but only 2 are open to the public – Caverne Patate and Grande Caverne. The Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise & Cave Reserve was built on the premises of Grande Caverne.