Le Morne

Le Morne is a mountain and peninsula with the same name which is located in the southwestern tip of Mauritius. The height of the basalt mountain is about 556 meters above sea level. Nowadays the mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most beautiful places in Mauritius and a famous landmark.

The name of Mount Lemorn Brabant is linked with the history of the island. According to legend, at the beginning of the 19th century, runaway slaves were hiding in caves on the mountainside. On February 1, 1835, when slavery was abolished,  the authorities organized a police expedition to the mountain to inform the slaves that they were free. However, the slaves thought that the police were going to arrest them and started jumping off the mountain. Since that time, February 1 is a holiday in Mauritius, and also the day of the abolition of slavery.

Nature lovers and hikers among Tripety Travelers should definitely climb the 6 km Le Morne Brabant hiking trail (round trip). You will pass through tropical plants and you will up to a height of 490 meters. The ascent takes about 3.5 hours. The top of the mountain is a basalt peak that is dotted with caves which were inhabited by runaway slaves long ago. There is a metal cross on the highest peak. The mountain offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the southern region of Mauritius. The approach to the mountain is surrounded by private property, that is why it is recommended for Tripety travelers to use the services of licensed guides.

Le Morne Peninsula is also known as one of the best places in the world for kiting, windsurfing and surfing. The hotels in the region have modern kite stations offering equipment rental and instructor services. You may book your favorite activity beforehand with the Tripety business travel planner.

The majority of the beaches in Le Morne Peninsula have good entry into the water and are comfortable for swimming. There is a public beach also in addition to the hotel beaches. It is located between the Dinarobin and Lux ​​Le Morne hotels. Tripety travelers can get to this beach by car; on weekends, many local people come here and have picnics. 

  • It has been Dutch, French and British.
  • An extinct bird (and Lewis Carroll) made it even more famous.
  • There’s some very colorful sand.
  • Mauritius was the only known habitat of the dodo.
  • Le Morne Brabant played a significant role in the country’s history.
  • Indentured laborers were brought in when slavery was abolished.
  • There is no official language in Mauritius.
  • Mauritius has the highest population density in Africa.
  • It’s a highly-rated beach and honeymoon destination.

The most spectacular picture on the peninsula is the mountain, the steep cliffs which will not make it easy to climb to its top. The mountain is included to the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is only one side of it where tourists may have a walk. But during the rains, the mountain is “closed” for climbing. The main attraction of Le Morne is the only illusion of an underwater waterfall on the planet. Landscapes that turned out to be fake, enclosed between coral reefs, sand and silty sand deposits, are set in motion by flowing underwater waters. The illusion of a vortex flow is created, sinking straight to the ocean floor. It seems that a very professional artist named Nature painted graffiti on the water. The best way to watch this illusion is from a helicopter. Its area is so large so it may be visible on satellite images also.

The beach of Le Morne Brabant, which is under the reliable protection of the mountain from the wind. Tripety travelers will be able to see the most beautiful sunsets when the sun sets behind the mountain. This is a favorite place for romantic get-togethers. The beach is divided into two parts: in one, there is only a beach with installed sun loungers and umbrellas, and in the second, platforms and cabins for active rest. Here people go for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Hotels on the peninsula are very expensive.

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