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Le Morne Brabant

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Le Morne, Mauritius 742CU001
+230 5428 1909
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A lot of effort but not convinced

We went up to the public area only despite dodgy access being available since neither of us fancied... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Quite technical hike, but allowed without guide

After reading all the discussions about hiking to the top I asked Le Mourne heritage trust fund and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Franz F
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. Dicovering the Morne Brabant - The slave route The Morne Brabant is a mountain of the south-west of Mauritius, on the peninsula of the Morne. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO since July 6, 2008, the site is a sanctuary for runaway slaves and is a strong cultural and patrimonial symbol for every Mauritian. Being on private land, Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It includes a multitude of endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania, and its red flaming flower. The hike to the summit of Morne Brabant lasts between three and four hours, depending on the homogeneity of the group. Once on top, we discover the breathtaking panoramic views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Le Morne, Mauritius 742CU001
+230 5428 1909
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went up to the public area only despite dodgy access being available since neither of us fancied crawling up a rock face (you can squint and watch people who do). The slope most of the way up is 35-45 degree incline which is slightly...More

Thank SucroseObsession
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading all the discussions about hiking to the top I asked Le Mourne heritage trust fund and received this answer: "Please note that climbing the Le Morne Brabant Mountain from the trailhead to the plateau is opened for the public even without guide. However,...More

2  Thank Franz F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Le Morne has nice hotels and interesting things to see. The beach is beautiful and the water is turquoise. You can do wind and kite surfing (we do kite surfing) as well as wave riding. Just take care that you wear some shoes in the...More

Thank Cornelia S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are not skilled hikers, so we reached the first point! Nice ride! I am happy that I was able to follow up the rest of the (skilled) group, the paths sometimes have quite an inclination! Better not carry too many things with you...!

Thank Aikasmy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really beautiful place , but beware that the top part is challenging (no more ropes) so if you have little climbing experience and no proper shoes/equipment, I would suggest staying at the mid-point. The views are spectacular from there also.

Thank Shepty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the southwest tip of Mauritius, it was here that runaway slaves (called maroons ) established settlements on the summit throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries. This mountain has been a symbol of the former slaves' fight for freedom. UNESCO World Heritage Sites...More

Thank Adventure Diva
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the effort of the 4 hour round trip. I decided to go with a guide, which was a wise idea, as half way up there is a locked gate to which only the guide has a key. People have made efforts to climb...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is worth all the pain. on the top of the mountain you have the beautiful view of the south west coast. it is quite difficult to climb but well worth it. take some water along n enjoy the climb

Thank vaishnav s
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, a guide is not mandatory nor you are fined. As we arrived by taxi to the parking lot, we were advised by the guard that upper part is closed as safety ropes have been removed. First part of the mountain is easy, a road...More

1  Thank mWrite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the trip up the mountain leaving the car park at about 9am. Initially decided to go it alone and not bother with a guide. However once we got to the gate and my wife (who is not the best with heights) saw people ahead...More

Thank Andy H
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
It's real yeah it was hard but very doable make sure you leave early morning and take plenty of water it's about 2hrs up and 3hrs down (you come down on your butt) it's well worth the climb
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12 October 2017|
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Response from TravellerLion | Reviewed this property |
The gate is now locked and they took away the ropes to climb up. If you are adventurous you can climb over the gate or pay the guard who has a little hut around 300n from the gate a little tip and he will unlock the door... More