If you plan to see some wildlife, then a trip to the Black River Gorges National Park should be on your agenda. Take a hike up Black River Peak and you’ll soon be walking along with macaque monkeys for company. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the rare and striking Paille-en-queue bird in the canopy – one of nine indigenous bird species known to occupy the park. The two hour, nine kilometre hike takes you to the top of the island’s highest peak at 828 metres, providing unrivalled views over the deep green, forested environs below. Pieter Both in the Moka Range is number two at 820 metres.