At 11am on Wednesday morning (4 February 2015), Reunion Island’s Piton de la Fournaise erupted in a spectacular lava show. As one of the most active volcanoes on earth, the Piton is closely monitored by seismic experts to ensure the safety on everyone on the island. However, surrounded by natural shield, lava emissions run straight into the ocean, ensuring the safety of locals and visitors and expanding the island slightly with every eruption. 

The eruption is a sight to behold and while access to the peak of the volcano is restricted for safety, the lava can be seen from the sky by helicopter or microlight, offering a once in a lifetime experience. 

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Image credit: Lionel Ghighi

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Make 2015 your year to discover this extraordinary island, where you can be at the peak of one of the world’s most active volcanoes in the morning, swimming in a clear blue lagoon in the afternoon and dancing to Creole beats on the beach at night. South African visitors do not need a visa to visit the island and Air Austral is currently running a spectacular special offer, valid for bookings this month only!

Courtesy: Reunion Island Tourism Board

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