Between the south and south-east of Reunion the Land of the Wild Ocean is where travellers feel the full beauty and power of the island’s countryside. Known as the Wild South, on this unspoilt coastline far from the urban sprawl the power of nature takes hold, the wind and the ocean clash and collide in a fascinating spectacle.
You can roam these landscapes along majestic cliffs and a coastline that seems to be at the end of the world, as is perfectly illustrated when you get to Cap Jaune. This cliff in St Joseph, owes its name to the colour of the magma and volcanic lava (hyaloclastite) in the rock.
The Wild South is where spellbinding nature and a simple way of life come together. Because while the lands of the South may seem extreme, the generosity of its inhabitants more than makes up for it. A Sunday picnic on the magnificent beach at Grande Anse, in Petite-Île, is probably the best way to soak up this Creole culture which is all about sharing and joie de vivre.