Macondé, Mauritian nature sanctuary whose route has been ranked 10th of the most beautiful roads in the world. Located on one of the most beautiful coasts of the island, between Le Morne and Baie du Cap, Macondé is an almost obligatory stopover for anyone lucky enough to take the B9 road, on the southern coast.
It was first named Cap Brabant, as showed on the 18th century map by Nicolas-Louis de La Caille. Then it was called “Grand Cap”. But this majestic rocky promontory will finally be baptized under the name of Macondé. The name change came during the days of slavery. The rock was then stormed by runaway slaves of the Makonde tribe who used it as a shelter. The Makonde originally came from a Bantu tribe. They inhabit the arid highlands of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania, on both sides of the Ruvuma River
This region remained inaccessible for a long time until the first road construction in the 1920s. In times of bad weather, this road was very often flooded by breaking waves and quickly became impassable.
Today, thanks to the construction of a bridge, the road is easily accessible and passable at all times. You will be able to get there with complete peace of mind. And if you want even more sensations, all you have to do is stop and climb the small centuries-old staircase that will take you to a breathtaking point of view! Between an emerald-colored lagoon, green slopes, a deep bay stretching out at the foot of the mountains, you will not know where to look. It’s just magic!