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“Le Morne - worth a visit”
Review of Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Le Morne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: . 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.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We did mountain climbing in the Alps up to a difficulty of 5+ and are experienced. At Le Morne we had been accompanied by a local Mauritian (no official guide). The fixed steel ropes had been taken away for maintenance in June. We turned around a few hundred meters after the steel gate because it wasn’t safe to continue without a rope.
We saw so called guides there "helping" inexperienced tourists with sneakers and other not appropriate shoes to climb up the mountain. Nobody was wearing any helmets let alone using ropes. The guides ignored all alpine security standards dragging tourist in areas where they shouldn't be. Le Morne can be easily and safely climbed but not without trekking shoes, gear for fixed steal ropes (if they are there) and helmets.
By the way the gate is closed to help the official guides who have a key to stay in business. This has nothing to do with permissions to do the tour alone.

1  Thank Jürgen V
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Well spent 3-4 hours. Amazing view both on the way up and from the top. The first part is pretty easy, basically small road/path. The second part is behind closed gate which is quite easy to bypass if locked. The park man at the entrance made us a sure about it's on own risk to move across the gate without a guide.
The second part is quite steep and you to make some easy climbing. Reaching the top is definitely worth the sweat. The view is absolutely astonishing!
Went there during winter season and the temperature is not the bothering and you can do it all day. Just remember park opening hours 7-16.
If you are healthy and well you should be able to manage the steep walk.

We didn't hire a guide and it was no problem finding the way up. But if you feel uncomfortable about it, please hire a guide. We heard that they are great!

One of our best experiences while visiting Mauritius.

3  Thank Johan F
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

You have to go all the way to the end of the road (so around the mountain) to get to the parking lot where the hike starts. Start early in the morning so it won't be to hot. The first half of the hike is easy compared to the last half. It's about an hour to get you halfway. You have already a beautifull view there. A guide will take you to the top. He alone can open the gate. There are a couple of guides waiting in a small booth. They ask 500 rupes per person and will help you to the top. This part is a bit difficult. It's pretty steep, but just take your time and you'll manage. In about an hour you are at the top. And the view is amazing!

2  Thank nadine86s
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

That incredible sight can be seen from the top of the mountain. The view from there is unbelievable. The ground half covered with the ocean and half with the tress.There was a big cross on top of the mountain. I crossed those big cliffs, those sliding rocks, that wailing wind, those trees thorns pricked in my flesh. I looked up at those clouds trying to fit themselves like a puzzle. Finally I made it after my struggles.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This was definitely the highlight of our trip. We had a lovely tour guide by the name of Alan who is also a guardian of Le Morne Brabant. The mountain is gated at a certain point which tourists have broken into and were observed jumping the fence to pass through.

Alan become emotional at such behaviour as he explained that they have been trying to keep the mountains sacred and maintain its natural habitat. He showed us where tourists had opened up another route/trek on the mountain, destroying medicinal plants in the process.

People please considerate and respectful when visiting this sacred place.

2  Thank Escape55684
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