This is a great 7 Night self drive trip that will tease you with what the island has to offer.


Day 1: Arrive from South Africa to Reunion.
We welcome you on your arrival and take you to go and pick up your car hire.
We travel by road to St Denis, the capital of the island
Check-in at Le Juliette Dodu BB

Overnight at Le Juliette Dodu

Day 2 St Denis / Salazie Caldeira / Hell bourg
Check-out after breakfast.
You are now free to follow our instructions to explore this natural wonder. Suggestion: Going on towards La Vanilla plantation, to discover the wonderful history of bourbon vanilla in the heart of an authentic Creole field. Then you join the Salazie Caldeira, where waterfalls and sources offer an enchanting spectacle. Stop in front of the famous veil of the Bride, the most beautiful waterfall of the island.
Suggestion: Lunch at Le Jardin d’heva, traditional Creole table.
After lunch In the afternoon we suggest a visit of the Folio house and its beautiful orchids garden.

Overnight at Le Relais Des Cimes BB

Day 3 Hell bourg / Salazie / Piton de la fournaise/ St Pierre.
Check-out after breakfast.
Early departure to Le Piton de la Fournaise, the active volcano of the island. Before you get there, you walk past the house of the volcano museum on the Piton de la Fournaise, and then take the forest road to the volcano and the sand plain, a lunar landscape that catches your eyes. At Le Pas de Bellecombe you stand gaping at the Volcano and its first craters. The road to the volcano will amaze you.
Suggestion: Lunch at Le Bardot, a traditional creole restaurant.
After lunch, you will take the road to St Pierre, the capital of the south.

Check-in and overnight at Le Battant des lames BB

Day 4 St Pierre / wild south / lava road / St Pierre
Early departure to the wild south and the lava road. Situated in the southeast corner of Reunion Island, Piton de la Fournaise is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Erupting for the first time about 50,000 years ago, records note that this basaltic shield volcano has erupted nearly 180 times since such eruptions were first recorded in 1640. The most recent occurred in 2015. You will discover all the different sceneries created by the eruptions those last years.
Suggestion: Lunch at Le Baril, a traditional creole restaurant.
After lunch, you will take the road to St Pierre, the capital of the south.

Overnight Le Battant des lames BB

Day 5 St Pierre / Cilaos
Check-out after breakfast.
Early departure to Cilaos which is one of the most scenic drives on Reunion Island. The road follows a canyon and rises thousands of feet in about 40 kilometres before finally arriving at Cilaos in the Cirque de Cilaos valley. In this decor with bright colours or surrounded in mist, life flows quietly and charm operates. Take the direction of La Roche merveilleuse, natural viewpoint with panoramic views of the Cilaos village.
Suggestion: Lunch at Le Sentier or Le Petit Randonneur, both traditional creole restaurants.
In the afternoon, appreciate a nice walk in the village or go for longer walk to Le Canyon de fleur jaune.

Check-in and overnight at Le Vieux Cep BB

Day 6 Cilaos / St Gilles.
Check out after Breakfast
Enjoy the beginning of the day at Cilaos and take the road to the west coast just before lunch. After leaving the road of Cilaos on the way to St Louis we suggest you to stop at la saga du rum museum that tells the story of the sugar cane in the island, ending with a rum tasting arranged with moderation of course! At Etang-Sale, you will discover one of the two black sand beaches of the island and the road and we suggest you to enjoy a nice pain bouchon with a dodo (local sandwich and beer) on the beach.
In the afternoon, take the road to St Gilles and the village of Ermitage where your hotel is located.

Check-in and overnight at Ermitage Boutik Hotel BB

Day 7 Saint-Gilles.
Breakfast. Enjoy your free time at leisure exploring St Gilles or relaxing on the beach.
Overnight at Ermitage Boutik Hotel BB

Day 8 Saint-Gilles / St Denis / South Africa.
Check-out after early Breakfast .
Early departure to the airport where you will leave your car rental and take your flight back to South Africa.

Flights depart on Sundays and Tuesdays in 2020

UU 342 Q JNBRUN DK1 1410 2000
UU 341 Q RUNJNB DK1 1040 1255


  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Reunion on Air Austral in economy class including airport taxes
  • Meet & Greet
  • 7 Nights accommodation including breakfast daily
  • 7 Day car hire Group A – ( Driver must have a Credit Card for the holding deposit of EUR900)
  • Self-Drive Itinerary as above


Rates are valid for travel from February to September. They are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations. If you have children travelling with you please advise their ages so we may quote accordingly. For rates from October to January – please enquire with us.


  • Any items of a personal Nature
  • Travel Insurance of ZAR950 per couple
  • Meals not mentioned / included
  • Nightly Tourist tax which is payable directly at each hotel – approx EUR 0.80 pp/pn
  • Optional Excursions
  • Tips, Drinks, Taxi fares etc.

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