Waterfalls in Mauritius You Cannot Miss

Sightseeing

Waterfalls in Mauritius You Cannot Miss

Mauritius is generally stereotyped as a land of magnificent ocean view beaches. However, there's a lot more to this famous holiday destination. Digging a little deeper into the tropical forests, a ra (Read More)nge of phenomenal waterfalls can be seen, nurtured with the abundance of impressive landscapes and vivid flora and fauna.

Here is the list of 8 Waterfalls in Mauritius You Cannot Miss

1. Chamarel Waterfall

Chamarel Waterfall

Located inside the famous Chamarel seven coloured earth, Chamarel Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in Mauritius with a height of 100 metres, almost the same as the famous Statue of Liberty. The waterfall is formed by Saint-Denis, La Crete and Cascade Chamarel rivers merging at a point. The base of the falls forms a shallow pool which is ideal for swimming. Enjoy the best view of the waterfall from the village's Seven Coloured Earth upper deck reserve or follow the trail of water coming from the bottom of the falls. Parking is available nearby.

Things to Do: Hike to the Waterfalls, visit seven coloured earth and Black river gorges national park. Drink some Chamarel coffee, if you have the time.

2. Alexandra Falls

Alexandra Falls

Alexandra Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Mauritius, located inside the Black River Gorges National Park. The multi-tiered waterfall falls down from a height of 30 metres and creates a shallow pool below. There are several picnic tables and benches dotted at the base of the falls. Toilets and changing rooms are also available here along with ample parking space. To get the best view of this stunning waterfall in Mauritius, hike up to the Alexandra Falls Viewpoint. The sensational view almost looks like two calm white strips of water gushing down the rocky terrain accompanied by a heavenly backdrop.

Things to Do: Go hiking or trekking, and try some delicious Chinese guava during the season.

3. Tamarind Falls

Tamarind Falls

Another waterfall located inside the Block River Gorge National Park, the Tamarind Falls is a series of seven waterfalls with multiple spots from where you can jump down into the deep pool below, making it a haven for adventure enthusiasts. There are two tours on offer for tourists: a full day hike and a half-day hike, with the full-day hike being the most opted for. The hikes start at the base of the canyon of Tamarind Falls. It is recommended to hire a professional guide for the hike. 

Things to Do: Hiking, canoeing, swimming, trekking.

4. Eureka Falls

Eureka Falls

The Eureka falls is located in the colonial Eureka Mansion complex in Moka village. The stunning waterfall is hidden behind the mansion in the tropical green forests, cascading in a deep pool. The way to the falls is marked "Waterfall 1, 2 and 3". While the first and the second waterfalls are comparatively smaller, the third waterfall comprises two falls with a smaller one in the middle. The surrounding region at the foot of the waterfall has a vibrant ambience with various animal sounds. Enjoy the splendid view of the Eureka Falls from the riverbank or go for a swim and explore the aquatic plants and marine life.

Things to Do: Explore the Eureka House or go shopping for Mauritian Souvenirs.

Mauritius Packages

Compare quotes from upto 3 travel agents for free

View All Packages For Mauritius

5. Grand River South East (GRSE) Waterfall

 Grand River South East (GRSE) Waterfall

The Grand River South East Falls of GRSE Falls is located on the way to the popular Ile Aux Cerfs island and is one of the famous waterfalls in Mauritius. The journey to the falls in a kayak or a speedboat through the Grand River South East is what attracts the most crowd. The scenery is stunning with turquoise blue water turning into greenish water, surrounded by verdant trees. Diving from the rocks at the top of the waterfall, swimming, canoeing and hiking are some popular things to do at GRSE waterfall. You might also spot some monkeys. The best time to visit is between January and March, after the rainy season. 

Tip: Carry a mosquito repellent

6. Exil Waterfalls

Exil Waterfalls

The Exil Waterfalls in Mauritius is located on the fringes of the Combo forest in the southernmost part. It emerges from the Savannah River in the canyon and is surrounded by a tropical forest. The Exil waterfall is an ideal combination of picture-perfect-peacefulness and adventure activities like bungee-jumping, abseiling and swimming. During monsoons, the water levels increase exponentially transforming the whole canyon into an aquatic kingdom; the water level is pretty moderate throughout the year otherwise. Excluding the Exil, the canyon also showcases two other waterfalls - Leon with a 20-meter drop and Cascade Cecile with a 45-meter drop. 

Things to Do: canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, mountain climbing.

7. Rochester Falls

Rochester Falls

The Rochester Falls, located in the Savanne district, is famous as the widest waterfall in Mauritius. It is set in an isolated location filled with wild greenery and distinctive rocky cliffs forming rectangular flank rocks. The waterfall cascades down the layered terrain from a height of 10 meters and forms a beautiful pond below which is popular as a picnic spot. The best time to visit the Rochester Falls is during the dry season when you can swim. The path to the fall is a little muddy and slippery, so hiking shoes are recommended.

8. Underwater Waterfall

Underwater Waterfall

A spectacular illusion, the underwater waterfall of Mauritius is located off the coast of Le Morne Brabant. The scene is an illusion, created by sand and silt on the ocean floor, that runs off in a way as if the water is pouring down. It also looks as if the entire island is being sucked down a massive drain. Though the waters look beautiful from the shore, seeing this view requires a helicopter ride. Aerial shots create the most stunning and visually stimulating appeal. There are many set up for this sole purpose in Mauritius.

If you are looking for a more exotic location for easing your senses and if you want to feel the rush of adrenaline in your body, do not waste any more time and embark your journey into the land of wondrous waterfalls!

This post was published by Bibek Bardhan

Share this post on social media
Google +

Top Hotels In Mauritius

View All Hotels In Mauritius

Related Collections

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Mauritius In September - Weather, Events and Activities!

Shopping

Shopping

5 Malls in Mauritius That Every Shopaholic MUST Visit

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Botanical Gardens in Mauritius

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Mauritius in February - Travel Tips, Things to See and a Lot More!

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cities in Mauritius

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

20 Mauritius Food You Must Try - A Guide To Food Tour Around The Country

Shopping

Shopping

12 Souvenirs From Mauritius That Never Lets You Forget This Beautiful Island Country!

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Mauritius Or Seychelles - Which To Pick For Your Next Holiday?

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

An Insider's Guide to Culture of Mauritius - 9 Things You Need To Know

Adventure

Adventure

Mauritius with Kids - 12 Activities To Do with Kids in Mauritius

Top Places

Top Places

Mauritius vs Maldives - Which One To Choose For Your Next Holiday Destination?

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

What To Wear In Mauritius - Everything You Need To Know

Shopping

Shopping

Shopping In Mauritius - 10 Best Places For a Shopaholic

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Mauritius Currency - All You Need To Know About Currency In Mauritius

Adventure

Adventure

Snorkelling in Mauritius - Plunge Into The Coral Reefs

Transport

Transport

Mauritius Visa For Indians

Backpacking

Backpacking

Mauritius in July - Weather in Mauritius & Best Time to Visit

Beaches & Islands

Beaches & Islands

19 Islands In Mauritius For The Nature Lover In You

Experiences

Experiences

5 Places to Catch a Breathtaking View of Sunrise in Mauritius

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Weather Of Mauritius In January - 10 Things To Know, Do and See

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Art Galleries in Mauritius - Experience An Offbeat Path To Vacationing

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Cafes in Mauritius: 9 Perfect Spots to Catch Up Over Coffee

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Mauritius In November - 8 Things To Know, Do and See

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

15 Indian Restaurants in Mauritius To Taste The Authentic Flavours Of India

Experiences

Experiences

10 Water Sports In Mauritius You Don't Want To Miss!

Experiences

Experiences

Cycling In Mauritius - Discover The Offbeat Routes!

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Mauritius in June - Your Complete Guide To A Perfect Holiday!

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Mauritius in December - Have A Merry Christmas!

Adventure

Adventure

Water Sports In Mauritius You Don't Want To Miss!

Adventure

Adventure

Camping in Mauritius : 3 Best Camp Sites for the Best Camping Experience

Comments on this post