Situated just below the summit of Sans Soucis, the Mission Lodge affords one of the most extraordinary views of Mahe’s west coast. Once the site of a farm and boarding school for liberated slave children that opened in March 1876, it was first known as ‘Venn’s Town’ and then renamed ‘Capucin’.
In 1889, the number of pupils stood at 79 just before the project began to flounder. Today, ruins of ‘Venn’s Town’ can still be seen at the beginning of an avenue that leads to the viewing lodge that commands a breathtaking view of verdant mountainsides, and the vast azure ocean above which majestic tropic birds glide. Here, tranquillity and stunning natural beauty will conspire to win your heart.