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Le Morne Brabant

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Address: Le Morne, Mauritius 742CU001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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. Dicovering the Morne Brabant - The slave route The Morne Brabant is a...

. 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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Could never in a million years make it to the very top, but there are fantastic views along the coast from a couple of look-out points just before the near vertical climb to the... read more

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Could never in a million years make it to the very top, but there are fantastic views along the coast from a couple of look-out points just before the near vertical climb to the top starts. The trails are very easy to follow and the forest is nice with many birds. Could be quite grim, if done in the rain... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was quite a challenge getting to the very top, however it was completely worth it, the views are stunning and the sense of achievement is fantastic. You don't need to be an expert climber, but you do really need to be switched on and aware - a lady on our excursion slipped and went over on her ankle, ultimately... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So when my husband and I decided to do a guided hike of Le Mourne we had no idea what we were in for. The hike took a total of three and a half hours (but give yourself four just in case). The first part is moderate difficulty with steep but well maintained paths. Our guide, Teddy, stopped to show... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful trek overlooking the le Morne lagoon and the views from the top(not the actual top) are fantastic. The route to the top is officially blocked due to safety reasons. It was difficult to stop at the barrier, wanted to jump it and go on. Important to access this trek from the official entrance which is past the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the entrance of the trail, there is a sign saying that tourists can't go to the summit without a guide. It turned out that the only way to the summit is fenced off with a locked gate at the mini summit. It costs 800 rupee (20 euro) per person to hire a guide. It sounds like a scam as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing Le Morne Brabant was the highlight of our trip to Mauritius. We stayed at a hotel nearby where Allan, a local guide, picked us up at 6:30am and we joined several other tourists from nearby hotels. Both considerably fit and young (23) we enjoyed the hike a lot and did not find it physically challenging. The first part of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worth doing, there is no other way up there but to walk so a nice sense of achievement when you get to the top. We went up there without a guide, we weren't let into the park until 7am (maybe with a guide you can get in there earlier). We walked to the green gate and then... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I told my wife I was gonna climb the mountain when I did omg it was amazing very hard thou but well worth the pain when you get to the top

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1 Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel booked a guide called Alan for us who met us soon after 6am at the bottom of the climb. There were only 2 others in our group, 4 all together plus Alan. On the first part of the climb (walking at a steady incline for about 2 hours) Alan showed and explained numerous medicinal plants and their uses... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been visiting Mauritius since I was a kid and I got to experience Le Morne Brabant for the very first time this year. The hike is long and can be a bit difficult for those who are not used to do this kind of exercise. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not a sporty or afraid of... More 

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