Le Morne Brabant, Le Morne

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The rugged, mountainous peninsula of Le Morne Brabant stands as a World Heritage Site and symbol of the abolitionist movement in the country. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, runaway slaves sought shelter here, living in the caves cut from the basalt rock. In 1835, Mauritius abolished slavery, and a police expedition traveled to the peninsula to inform the runaways of their freedom. Tragically, the community misunderstood the intentions of the approaching officers, and many jumped from the cliffs to their deaths. Book a guided tour of this historical site, and along the way explore the peninsula's unique microclimate, interesting plant life, and impressive geological features. Our Le Morne tour itinerary planner makes visiting Le Morne Brabant and other Le Morne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • With our 2 children ( 12 and 14 years ) we are already in the morning shortly after 7 hours through the main gate and have entered into a book. The goal was actually only half the distance, as we had respect after reading the claim to climb the Le Morne Brabant to the summit cross. We had all the sturdy shoes on as well as enough drinks. Basically, it can be said that the hike also reaches to the green gate, so to speak the middle, to get a great view of the bay. That was the plan... but our elder, who was originally not so motivated because of the time of getting up, blew us on and we broke off about 50 meters before the summit cross, because there was a traffic jam caused by a larger guided group... and we had seen some completely untrained overweight participants before and were just afraid that someone would slip over us and put us at risk... that's where our safety came in! And even without the rest it was our greatest experience in 2 weeks Mauritius. Recommended only. M.e.a. for the untrained only to do there before it is steepwidr and you have to climb steps on all fours so to speak... and down again. With a fear of heights with me a total challenge! The decision to climb up completely, ultimately everyone has to make himself, but it is important to catch a day that is clear without the risk of rain and thus slips... sufficient drinks and as early as possible with direct ascent! Photos can also be taken on the way back and so you prevent too many people from hindering each other on the down and ascent and you must not forget that the stones get really hot due to the sun! Because the later, the hotter and you want to be able to secure yourself relaxed and do not run the risk of letting go too early when descending just because it is too hot. Up there I don't want to bend over or like that because help is difficult there... We were also met by a guided group whose guide seemed to have to make a difference. It was like a dangerous ascent of Mount Everest without a guide. But it is also up to each person to make the decision whether they want a guide or not. We didn't have a... but as I said, we had left a metre to the top. At least you shouldn't underestimate it, because we're already capputandy and muscle soreness including the next day...
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  • You can go part the way up on a clear, if a bit uneven trail, and get excellent views. However, a short way after this is a climb. It's over rocks and some loose soil and is extremely steep. It's diff...  more »
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