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Rochester Falls

Address: Savanne River, Souillac, Mauritius
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Souillac
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A bumpy ride in amongst Sugar cane on the way there but the falls were beautiful! The falls were created by lava that has crystalized and therefore they have column like forms.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We drove ourselves here, be aware that the road to it is not actually a road and more of a uphill dirt track, it's a bit scary. We loved the waterfall. As soon as we got there a local man came down from the top, telling us to get into the water. We were going to do this anyway. He... More 

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Set back a bit from the main flow of traffic - you would need your own transport and then a short 1KM walk. The falls though not very high, but broad and wide, had plenty of water flow. The coconut seller does some stunts taking a dive from the top of the falls - I thought he was committing suicide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We almost wanted to believe the comment written above about seeing only a small waterfall...but luckily we didnt. It was just perfect! Fresh clean water to swim in and cool down.. rocks to climb on and jump down... when we arrived there was a guy who was kind of a guide.. he showed us plants, animals and took picture after... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

You can go here while passing to the Ile Aux Cerf. It's excellent place. Anyone can go there by boat or speed boat. Awesome falls.

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Draper, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Visited these falls while doing a Blue Bay tour. On the way to the falls we saw Macaque monkeys, fruit bats and other wildlife which made the trip up river just that much more enjoyable. Having waterfall therapy is always good, and I enjoy any kind of water fall and the music they play off the rocks. the only down... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Drove ourselves here as it seems to be in a lot of the guide books and we were down in the south of the island that day. The drive to it is very off road so if it has been raining I would give it a miss, even when it has not been raining the road is very rough and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We'd been told that Rochester Falls was a "must see" while in Mauritius so at the end of a day when we were in the south we headed to it. You have to head in the general direction of it and then you will start to see handwritten signs for it. Then you will leave the road and start heading... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
62 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

To get to these falls requires a long drive along a narrow bumpy road through cane fields, but the view when you get there is worth it. Try to avoid locals who offer to guide you and dive from the top for a tip. The path down is rough and good strong shoes are recommended

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This message applies for people who are looking forward for their future trip to Mauritius. As a mauritian, i would definitely suggest you to put the Rochester Fall on your To-Do list. In my opinion it is the most beautiful waterfall i've seen there. I want to share something with you whenever you are planning to visit the Falls: Firstly,... More 

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