Rochester Falls, Mauritius is located in the south of the island, in the Savanne district, a few kilometres from the town of Souillac. You take an off road path through sugar cane fields but it is well worth the effort. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the waterfalls from the car park. It is a very popular attraction, known for its wide rectangular blocks of rock. These are due to the island’s volcanic origin. It reminds me of the formations at Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Rochester Falls is the widest waterfall in Mauritius and is 152 metres above sea level. It is surrounded by a lush green landscape, and you can get some wonderful photos here. Rochester Waterfalls was named after the male protagonist from the classic novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte.
If you are feeling up for it, you can have a swim at the bottom of the falls, or you can climb to the top. The route to the top of the waterfall will take you through a large sugarcane field. Follow the signs, and you will be able to hear the gushing sound of the water behind the trees. The views from the top are spectacular. Once you reach the top you may see some of the locals jumping from the 10 metre cliff. Visitors are allowed to jump, but it is considered dangerous and is not recommended. The locals have had plenty of practise. It is also advisable to avoid visiting the Rochester Falls during the rainy season, as the water level can be dangerous and the rocks very slippery.
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