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Pont Naturel is a two-metre-long volcanic rock formation which is also known by the name Natural Bridge. Formed entirely by natural processes, Pont Naturel is a part of the Gris-Gris cliffs and can be found towards the southeastern corner of Mauritius that consists of long rocky coastlines. It is proof of how diverse Mauritius can be. The sea here is naturally rough but breathtakingly beautiful; hence it is advised to be cautious while you're here.
Another fascinating feature of this place is something you would have never experienced before. There are a few holes on the surface through which the seawater flows and creates whistling noises. This is one of the reasons why it is also known as the "Le Souffleur" which means "a blower"
Le Souffleur is a big mass of black lava rock that is joined to the sea via a neck emerging from the mainland. Due to the constant hitting of waves, the passageways have been forced vertically upwards over the years and have turned them into smooth cylinders because of the tremendous amount of wear and tear they undergo.
When the strong waves roll in, the barrels are filled in an instant from underneath, and it roars up to height through the natural chimneys. The receding water creates a state of vacuum bringing in the wind into the chimney’s aperture, resulting in a loud humming noise.
Apart from that, there is also a beautiful small island named Ilot Brocus that lies next to Pont Naturel. However, it is private territory and can only be visited if you have an invitation.
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