In the south of Mauritius you will find a different coastline than white sand beaches. Nonetheless, this coastline has created some wonders as well, like Le Souffleur and la Roche qui Pleure. Formed during thousands of years by waves breaking against the cliffs, a natural bridge has evolved.
About Le Souffleur
The hidden treasure of Mauritius, but yet so worth visiting is, le Souffleur is a big cliff where the rough sea crashes against the lava rocks creating beautiful fountains of water, almost looking like a ballet of water. Between the rocks some water finds is way to the top as well, looking like a geyser. The water at this coastline is always rough. The pureness and the power of nature can be witnessed here best.
Le Souffleur is not a national park. You can just go there and visit the cliff. A little bit more than 1 km to the east you can also find Pont Naturel, the natural formed bridge. It is most easy to combine your trip to le Souffleur with a visit to Pont Naturel.
How to get to le Souffleur?
The impressive cliff is located between Blue Bay and Souillac, but it can only be reached from the village L’Escalier. When you are in L’Escalier you have to find the sugar cane factory ‘Savannah’ which is situated close to L’Escalier. To reach this you have to turn at the Total gas station the village. You will see this sign on the corner.
You have to cross the sugar cane factory to get to the road which leads to the cliff. From here it can be called a real adventure to get to le Souffleur and a four wheel drive is recommended, because there is no paved road to get to the coast from the sugar cane factory. You drive on unpaved roads surrounded by sugar can fields. Continue driving until you reach the coastline. There you will find the cliff. While driving you will see to more signs showing you how to get there.