A page of history
Recognised by UNESCO in July 2008, Morne Brabant stands majestically at 556 metres above sea level. Its landscape cutout and embellished with thick forests allowed it to enter the history. The latter was indeed a place of refuge for the slaves, introduced on the island between 1638 and 1710 by the Dutch and French settlers. Slaves came from Madagascar, South Asia, Mozambique and the Swahili coast.
The steep cliffs and thick forests of the mountain, in the shape of a sugar loaf, ensured their safety, while the caves that inhabited the summit of Le Morne served as a place to live. Today, Le Morne symbolises the suffering of slaves, but also their fight for freedom.
The hike to the top
Driven by a tragic history and epic struggles, Le Morne is also an excellent site for climbing enthusiasts who will enjoy climbing the cliffs to be rewarded with a magnificent view of the forests and the sandy coasts.
Hiking enthusiasts will plunge into the native forest before heading off to the secret caves of this basaltic rocky mountain that contain historical artefacts. On the way, you will meet a few hinds, mongooses and wild pigs.
The beach of Le Morne
After a long ascent, let yourself be tempted by a pleasant swim in the turquoise waters stroking the sandy river embellishing the coast. The beauty of the clean and idyllic beaches of Mauritius is indescribable.
Perfect for the sweetness of relaxation, the magnificent coast of Le Morne also invites you to indulge in many water sports such as surfing or windsurfing. Fishing and scuba diving will also be a priority during your stay in Le Morne.