Tours & Activities
We are happy to offer different tours and activities
for anyone who wants to immerse into the beautiful forest and nature of South-East coastal Mauritius,
for families who want to share unforgettable moments, or for visitors who want to experience
what a regenerative permaculture life on the farm is.
Twice a month, Thierry, our farm manager, leads a walking tour and discussion about Permaculture and how we can create resilient
and adaptable systems towards the creation of real change in our practical everyday human activities, and how Permaculture Concepts has been used to design La Meule Permaculture Farm. The tour begins with an introductory explanation and history of permaculture with a focus on creating discussion around what specifically interests the group. Please come prepared with questions and notebooks if so desired. Potential topics include: Food Security, Climate Change and Social / Ecological / Environmental issues, Permaculture Zones, Energy Systems, Waste Management,
Land Regeneration and Food Forest Design, Biointensive Vegetable Production, Keyline Design and Pond Systems,
Water Harvesting and Nutrient Flow, What is Permaculture Guilds and Edge Effects, the History and Mission of La Meule, plus plenty more.
Attendees should be prepared to walk through wooded trails, pastures and gardens.
The meeting at the Farm is at 9:30am and Lunch is at 12:30pm. After Lunch you can enjoy the Farm and it's surrounding on your own,
and you also have our farm Library, and a free wifi network you can use. The farm closes at 5:00pm.
Our Farm Guided Tour happens every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month, please check your calendar as such.
For groups of at least 5 to 20 people, special arrangements and dates can be organised.
Our Farm Guided Tour And Lunch
Day Lunch at the Farm
Wander along the farm trail through our organic gardens, past the chickens that lay our eggs, past the main dam with magnificent views on the surrounding mountains, the pastures with our goats, sheeps, and “Grofi” our family cow who will soon give us milk for our cheese making projects, and walk through planted fields with produce that we serve at the table d’hôtes.
Amongst the many activities that guests can enjoy on their own, you can observe and learn about our alternative energy systems, water solutions, regenerative agricultural systems, the local culture, and a true exemple of a rural lifestyle in harmony with the natural world we are all part of.
After lunch, you can also have a lookout trail, where you follow the marked trail around our property. It will take you for a nice little hike up the surrounding forested mountain hills and to beautiful viewpoints. Come explore as a day trip, or with a camping package!
There are plenty of activities for visitors who do not want to join our guided tour,
experiences and activities. We are happy for you to explore the farm and the surrounding property at your own pace. Here are just some of the things you can do:
• Explore the extensive gardens, and newly planted food forest zones
• Use our Book Library and learn about Permaculture, and the local Fauna & Flora.
• Enjoy Bird watching
• Do yoga/meditation by the dam, or enjoy the chillout spots all around the farm
• Enjoy the animal area, and feed the animals
• Play games (board games, cards...)
• Connect to our wifi network.
The Grand-Port Mountain Range
And The Bambous Mountain
Mountain Hikes Guided Tour (Groups Only)
We go hiking as often as possible, and guests are welcome to join us as a Mountain Guided Tour. There are numerous trails right from the Farm. Trails range in difficulty from easy to quite challenging, and we do cater to guests’ desires and abilities. Trail options are discussed regarding trail conditions and level of difficulty, and guests can let us know if there is anything in particular they would like to see (wildflowers, Endemic Trees/Plants, birds, wildlife and/or stunning scenery). The hikes can range from 2 to 8 hours in length.
Our wildlife here is just that – WILD. Although we will see abundant evidence of wildlife presence (scat, tracks, markings) which your host can point out to you, it is not common to run into any animals face-to-face while we’re hiking. Our two most challenging hikes, the Mountain Bambous and the Grand Port Ridge, are fair-weather hikes only. The Escape can provide some rain gear,
extra day packs and water bottles, along with insect repellent and sunscreen.
Reconnect With The Basics Of Life.
*Camping On Site In Self-Provided Tent.
(Camping at the Farm is only available as an addition to one of our tours, courses, or events. Camping includes diner and breakfast with us at the Table d'Hôtes; and you will have to bring
your own camping gears)*.
You have tons to see and do on your own in addition to our offered tours and activities.
We are happy to support our camping visitors and offer a flat space on our Camp/Herb Garden area below the Farm dam, to accommodate campers and volunteers, where you can set up and relax. Campers are welcome to view the farm at their own pace or get involved in the many farm activities and experiences with us.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at our Table d'Hôtes and offer a true “farm-to-table” experience. We have only one shared hot shower and septic "conventional" toilet in the main venue, and outdoor cold showers close to the camp site. We have plans to build additional "compost" toilets in a near futur. Please bring organic shampoo and soaps if possible.