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Time Required : 30 Mins

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Timings : All Day

Rochester Waterfalls, Mauritius Overview

Rochester Falls is located in Savanne District, a few kilometres from the town of Souillac. Set amidst rugged and pristine landscape, it is a must-visit attraction in Mauritius. The ten metres long waterfalls rushing down the rocky bed look perfect for a refreshing dip or a small picnic with loved ones. It is ideal for relaxation and reconnecting with nature at its enchanting glory.

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The thick foamy layers of water look contrasting to the emerald green hues of the surrounding. The dramatic cliff encircling the Rochester Falls is wild and pristine. The local people can often be seen diving into the freshwater pool and having a good time.

However, it is not recommended for tourists. Rochester Falls is not as busy as other tourist attractions in Mauritius and allow you to soak up the scenic views all by yourself. There are two paths that lead to Rochester Falls. One of the paths takes visitors on top of the waterfall while the other goes straight to the pool.
Rochester Falls has a history dating back to the colonial era. It was named after the 19th century novel ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte.

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Highlights
Rochester Falls has earned accolades for being the widest waterfall in Mauritius. It is also popular for the rectangular formations that are a result of the water gushing with full force against the rugged cliff. The exemplary view of the landscape backed by the foamy, clear water looks straight out of the postcard.

Tips
1. It is advisable to not visit the waterfall during the rainy season
2. Carry a mosquito repellent

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Things to do

1. Hiking
For the adventurous at heart, Rochester Falls offers great hiking opportunities. One of the routes leading to the top of the waterfall goes through a vast sugarcane field. Another path is rough and pebbled. It passes through a graveyard and eventually takes visitors to the waterfall hidden behind tall trees.

2. Swimming
A day trip to Rochester Falls is incomplete without swimming in the crystal clear water of the pool. However, it is quite risky for a tourist to jump in from the top. One can directly enter the pool and have the best time of their life.

3. Relaxation
Away from the tourist circuit, Rochester Falls is an escape from the daily grind. The sound of rushing water is music to the ears and offers the perfect environment to relax and unwind.

How To Reach Rochester Waterfalls

Being located in the middle of the two coastal towns of St Félix and Souillac in southern Mauritius, the only way to visit the Rochester Waterfalls is by driving down the main coastal road, which is accessible through Souillac itself. After a short bumpy ride through the rough dirt track, you will have to park your car at some of the local parking lots, and set off on a 5-minute walk through the dense sugarcane fields until you hear the cascading whispers, and get a tiny glimpse of the Rochester Waterfalls ahead of you.

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