The Fort Dauphin peninsula is sure to appeal to cultural travel enthusiasts for its historic remains dating back hundreds of years from Fort Flancourt to the Nahampohana Botanical Garden with its colonial-style buildings. Between ancient civilization and modernism of the big cities, Taolagnaro puts in contrast the charm of ancestral architectures with the talents of the great designers of the 20th century. Nestled on an island in the Vinany River, just a few kilometers from the city center, the Portuguese Fort or Tranovato, built in 1504, is one of the oldest architectures in Taolagnaro. A visit to the Antandroy ethnographic museum of Berenty is not to be missed also to discover the history as well as the origin of the city. Founded in 1936 by the De Heaulme family, the private reserve covers a vast area of 240 hectares, also home to many endemic species such as lemurs, chameleons, turtles, etc.
Tolagnaro and its natural wonders
Of exceptional natural beauty, Fort-Dauphin is bordered by a landscape both rich and varied. A little away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lake Vinanibe will delight water sports enthusiasts for its crystal clear waters and rustic-style edges. Overlooking the city at a height of 529 m, the Pic St Louis is also one of the most popular places for travelers; It is particularly known for its grandiose panorama over the entire peninsula, from the Bay of Sainte Luce, through the Lokaro Islands and Lebanonona Point to Cape Ranavalona. The peninsula is surrounded by beaches both huge and clean, in an environment rich in biodiversity. Real meeting point for professional surfers, the beach of Lavanono stands out especially for the power of its waves. Beginners, they will probably find pleasure to learn about this sport in Ankoba.