Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet, Mauritius

Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres (1,824 ft) above sea level. The summit covers an area of over 12 hectares (30 acres). There are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. It is largely surrounded by a lagoon and is a well known tourist attraction. It is also a refuge for two rare plants, the Mandrinette and, growing only on the sides of the mountain, the Boucle d’Oreille.

Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet
Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet

History

Le Morne Cultural Landscape encompasses a natural fortress that was used as a retreat for escaping slaves in the 18th and early 19th century. These escapees (the maroons) took shelter in caves and on the mountain slopes of Le Morne Brabant. Now it is a spiritual sanctuary, with high symbolic value and oral traditions about the resistance to slavery.

The slaves on Mauritius came from throughout the Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique, India. They worked in the sugar industry.

The site is described as an associative cultural landscape, for its powerful cultural associations with the natural element rather than material cultural evidence. Its visual dimension is a crucial part of its importance. Le Morne is located on a peninsula, mostly surrounded by sea.

Le Morne is also known for the (untrue) legend “that slaves jumped off the mountain into death to escape from slavery”.

Sightseeing Near Le Morne Brabant Mountain

Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet, Mauritius

Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet, Mauritius

Mahebourg

Situated in the South East of the island, some fifteen minutes from the airport, this historical village shelters the Naval Museum witness of the great naval battle at Mahebourg between the French and English in 1810 for the occupation of the island.Mahebourg is nowadays a calm coastal village, exept on market days. However with the construction of a waterfront, Mahebourg will surely develop into the main tourist attraction of the South in the years to come.

Le Morne

Further to the south is Le Morne, a near peninsula that offers the staggering view of Le Morne Brabant Mountain, which is like a rock coming out of the sea. Le Morne also host the horrible story of runaway slaves who plunged from the top of the mountain when soldiers came to tell them that they were free. Le Morne is also known for its kite surfing spot in Mauritius.

Other Attractions

Private Horse Riding at Le Morne Mountain – Discover this World Heritage Site on horseback

Private Horse Riding, Le Morne Mountain, Mauritius

Private Horse Riding, Le Morne Mountain, Mauritius

Selected as World Heritage by the UNESCO, Le Morne represents the fight of the slaves for freedom! It is in this iconic place, vested with the history of Mauritius that you will have a Private horse ride, along one of the most beautiful mountain trail Mauritius has to offer. In the heart of “Le Morne Brabant” mountain, Mauritius Attractions offers to take you for Private Horseback Ride with professional staffs for both beginners or experienced riders to discover exceptional Mauritian cultural landscape.

Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing

Le Morne peninsula is home to one of the world’s finest kitesurfing and windsurfing bays, as well as our fully licensed kitesurfing school, FLIGHT. The picturesque lagoon is perfect for beginners and experts alike, while the world famous ‘One Eye’ attracts kitesurfers from across the globe.

Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet, Mauritius

Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet, Mauritius

Experienced with Most Beautiful Sea Creature

Make your dreams come true by observing dolphins in their natural habitat and, if you wish, swimming with them. Supervised by our professional experts, you’ll learn how to interact with these splendid marine mammals whilst showing the utmost respect for their wellbeing, habits and environment. This is one swim you will always remember…

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Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres (1,824 ft) above sea level. The summit covers an area of...
Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres (1,824 ft) above sea level. The summit covers an area of over 12 hectares (30 acres). There are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. It is largely surrounded by a lagoon and is a well known tourist attraction. It is also a refuge for two rare plants, the Mandrinette and, growing only on the sides of the mountain, the Boucle d'Oreille. <div style="text-align: center;"><dl id="attachment_262"><dt><a href="http://xfoxnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MauritiusLagoon_EN-AU7792957741_1366x768.jpg"><img class="aligncenter" alt="Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet" src="http://xfoxnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MauritiusLagoon_EN-AU7792957741_1366x768.jpg" width="900" height="506" /></a></dt><dd>Le Morne Brabant Mountain and islet</dd></dl></div> <h2>History</h2> Le Morne Cultural Landscape encompasses a natural fortress that was used as a retreat for escaping slaves in the 18th and early 19th century. These escapees (the maroons) took shelter in caves and on the mountain slopes of Le Morne Brabant. Now it is a spiritual sanctuary, with high symbolic value and oral traditions about the resistance to slavery. The slaves on Mauritius came from throughout the Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique, India. They worked in the sugar industry. The site is described as an associative cultural landscape, for its powerful cultural associations with the natural element rather than material cultural evidence. Its visual dimension is a crucial part of its importance. Le Morne is located on a peninsula, mostly surrounded by sea. Le Morne is also known for the (untrue) legend “that slaves jumped off the mountain into death to escape from slavery”. Sightseeing Near Le Morne Brabant Mountain <h2>Mahebourg</h2> Situated in the South East of the island, some fifteen minutes from the airport, this historical village shelters the Naval Museum witness of the great naval battle at Mahebourg between the French and English in 1810 for the occupation of the island.Mahebourg is nowadays a calm coastal village, exept on market days. However with the construction of a waterfront, Mahebourg will surely develop into the main tourist attraction of the South in the years to come. <h2>Le Morne</h2> Further to the south is Le Morne, a near peninsula that offers the staggering view of Le Morne Brabant Mountain, which is like a rock coming out of the sea. Le Morne also host the horrible story of runaway slaves who plunged from the top of the mountain when soldiers came to tell them that they were free. Le Morne is also known for its kite surfing spot in Mauritius. <h2>Other Attractions</h2> <h2>Private Horse Riding at Le Morne Mountain – Discover this World Heritage Site on horseback</h2> Selected as World Heritage by the UNESCO, Le Morne represents the fight of the slaves for freedom! It is in this iconic place, vested with the history of Mauritius that you will have a Private horse ride, along one of the most beautiful mountain trail Mauritius has to offer. In the heart of “Le Morne Brabant” mountain, Mauritius Attractions offers to take you for Private Horseback Ride with professional staffs for both beginners or experienced riders to discover exceptional Mauritian cultural landscape. <h2>Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing</h2> Le Morne peninsula is home to one of the world's finest kitesurfing and windsurfing bays, as well as our fully licensed kitesurfing school, FLIGHT. The picturesque lagoon is perfect for beginners and experts alike, while the world famous 'One Eye' attracts kitesurfers from across the globe. <h2>Experienced with Most Beautiful Sea Creature</h2> Make your dreams come true by observing dolphins in their natural habitat and, if you wish, swimming with them. Supervised by our professional experts, you'll learn how to interact with these splendid marine mammals whilst showing the utmost respect for their wellbeing, habits and environment. This is one swim you will always remember…