The Morne Brabant is located in the southwest of Mauritius. Big rock overlooking the lagoon, photographed miles and once, it is one of the classic images of the destination.
World Heritage Site by UNESCO since July 6, 2008 under the name of “Cultural Landscape of Morne”, the site was a sanctuary for the brown slaves who fled their owners, preferring to jump from the top of the mountain rather than live in slavery. It is today a place of memory of the colonial period of the island.
Hiking to the top of Le Morne is a thrilling experience. At first rather easy, the path narrows once you arrive in the most mountainous part, and then gives way to rock faces that must be climbed. Several magnificent points of view punctuate the course, offering breathtaking panoramas on the west and south lagoons, the mountains of Chamarel, the Black River gorges. Once at the top, the large white cross recalls the history of the place, while the view of the “underwater waterfall” is captivating. An experience to register on your “bucket list” concerning Mauritius.