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Written by Rajoo on May 28, 2020 Share on

Le Morne Brabant in Mauritius An Illusion of Nature

Le Morne Brabant is a famous tourist attraction in Mauritius, it is situated at Mauritius extreme south-western tip. Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula that holds Le Morne Brabant Mountain which is around 556 metres. The mountain stands as a symbol of freedom representing the sufferings, struggles, and sacrifices of the slaves for freedom. Mauritius, also known as the “Maroon republic” is an important stopover in the eastern slave trade because of the large number of escaped slaves who lived on Le Morne Mountain. Le Morne Brabant has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The bluish-green lagoon surrounding the peninsula from all directions and the water tempering playfully with the stretches of white sandy beaches clustered with palm trees makes it an attractive tourist location. It offers exquisite views and is surrounded by a lagoon. Another fascinating site that pulls the tourists is Le Morne underwater fall.

Le Morne underwater waterfall is visible from the sky, it is nothing but a wondrous illusion of nature. The different shades of colour – white, blue, and green – intermix together in layered patterns illuminating this vibrant optical illusion. It got its name from a ship from the Dutch East India Company called Brabant that ran around on its cliffs on the 29th of December 1783.

Le Morne Brabant in Mauritius
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The beaches are divided into two separate parts. The northern part is devoted for swimmers and those who prefer chilling out on the beach while enjoying the view of the azure waters; the southern part is water sports lovers who are fond of windsurfing and kite surfing. Nature Lovers can experience The Le Morne hiking, a must-try activity at Le Morne Brabant. This hiking trail of 3.5 kilometres takes around 3-4 hours and offers great experiences of sightseeing under the guidance of professionals. The top of the mountain offers beautiful views of the ocean, nearby island and also Le Morne Beach. Le Morne Beach offers a great time to the tourists in Mauritius. The beach holds a good range of restaurants and bars, it offers a perfect space for swimming and you can enjoy the Le Morne Kite-Surfing. 

How to Reach Le Morne Brabant?

Le Morne Brabant Peak
Image Credits: Google Images

After you reach Mauritius airport, there are 3 ways that you can take to reach Le Morne Brabant. You can simply book an Uber that will help you reach Le Morne Brabant directly in about 56 minutes, a rented car would also take the same time. The third option is to board a bus which will take approximately 1 hour and 51 minutes on the journey. As per your budget and convenience, you may choose the best option for yourself.

Le Morne Brabant Entry Ticket

There are no charges for entering the beach premises. However, you might have to pay additional for the guided tours, shopping or the helicopter rides for viewing the underwater waterfall.

Le Morne Brabant
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Best Time to Visit Le Morne Brabant

The Le Morne Brabant remains open for all days of the week from 7 am to 4 pm depending on the climate. There is no specific timing to reach Le Morne Brabant.

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