Towering over the south east of the island, le Morne Brabant is the majestically beautiful mountain you might have seen in many internet pictures about Mauritius. This mountain has much cultural and historical significance for the country as it was used by the slaves that would ran away from the whips of their masters and seeked shelter in the caves on the slopes. If ever these marooned slaves were about to be caught, they would jump off to their death rather than going back to their past lives. To honour the lost lives on Le Morne Brabant, UNESCO declared the mountain a National Heritage site.
Take a hike on Le Morne and follow the paths once taken by the slaves to reach the top of the mountain where you will be able to seep in one of the most beautiful views of your life.
Slavery in Mauritius was abolished on February 1, 1835. An undeserving misunderstanding occurred when the police expedition travelled to inform the slaves of their freedom. Since they were suffering from hardship, they jumped from the top of the mountain to free themselves, thinking that they were going to be apprehended again.
The memories of slavery are a vital part of the local culture as it connects the ancestors of different communities from a sorrowful past.