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Madagascar: the crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn will no longer be utopian!

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Tropic of Capricorn

A commemorative stele was erected to mark the passage of the Tropic of Capricorn in southern Madagascar. Orient your circuits to about fifteen kilometers of the center of Tulear to pass you also this mythical cape.

A real work of artist

Place of passage of many tourists in the great south of Madagascar, the fictitious line designating the Tropic of Capricorn is now marked by a huge base two meters high and nearly 8 meters in length. Produced in collaboration with GIZ, a German-Malagasy environmental support program, this artwork is by Bruno Decorte, an internationally renowned architect. Beyond the original appearance of this stele - flanked by two giant zebu horns - its location in the heart of the protected area of Tsinjoriake makes it a notorious curiosity to visit in Madagascar.


An ideal location

Ideally located on the RN7, the stele of the Tropic of Capricorn will benefit not only tourists, but also the hoteliers who are more and more to settle in the area. The GIZ and the Regional Tourist Office of Tuléar hope by this project to propel the region, and the protected area of Tsinjoriake - in which is the stele - in the top 10 most visited places on the big island.


Horizon tour of Tsinjoriake NAP

Classified NAP (New Protected Area) in 2012, Tsinjoriake covers a vast territory going from Table Mountain to the edge of the Onilahy River. Spread over almost 6000 hectares, this sanctuary of nature has been delimited with the aim of sustainable tourism. Countless circuits have at the same time been open to hikers. From routes leading to Table Mountain to cave tours, the scenery is breathtaking. Lovers of untouched beaches and coves are invited to join the Sarodrano peninsula, surrounded by a primary forest.

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