A complete and up-to-date visitor guide to Sauzier Waterfall. Discover one of the most accessible Mahe waterfalls for jungle swimming.

Are you looking for a relaxing nature trail with a waterfall reward? Suaizer Falls is the most accessible Mahe waterfall, located in Port Glaud on the west coast of the island.

In this guide, I’ll detail everything you need to know about visiting Sauizer Waterfall, including how to get there, what to expect, and some tips to avoid getting scammed.

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Sauzier Waterfall Location

Sauzier Waterfall is located in Port Glaud and runs on the Rivière L’Isletta on the west coast of Mahe Island, the Seychelles. The waterfall is easy to reach via a short 5-minute nature trail walk starting in the village of Port Glaud.

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How to Get to Sauzier Waterfall on Mahe

If you’re looking to visit this waterfall independently on Mahe, you’ll have to firstly make your way to Port Glaud.

To get here, you have three options. You can either pay a taxi driver, book a tour, or take the public bus across Sans Soucis Rd (the mountain road crossing the interior of Mahe and passing the Morne Blanc Trail).

The cheap, local option of getting a bus to Sauzier Waterfall will only set you back about 14 SCR. There are plenty of public buses departing from Victoria, just ask the driver if he’s going to Port Glaud.

The price for a taxi will vary. But, just keep in mind you’ll likely need to get back to your accommodation from Port Glaud as well. This is easy with a bus but if you’d prefer a private driver, you can instead include Sauzier Falls on this customizable full-day tour of Mahe with a private driver.

Alternative: 6 Hour Island Tour (includes Sauizer Waterfall) – TripAdvisor Badge of Excellence.

Beach at Port Glaud
Arriving at Port Glaud

Waterfall Entrance

Once you arrive at Port Glaud, simply head up the street directly next to Church of Sts. Peter and Paul. Simply continue up this street, passing beautiful island houses in the village. Stick left at the fork and continue on for a couple hundred meters and you’ll arrive at the ticket desk at the Sauzier Waterfall entrance.

There’s also adequate parking space at the start of the short trail where you can leave your car for free.

Port Glaud Church
Keep left at this fork.
Ticket booth for Sauzier Waterfall
Ticket booth
Souvinir sign

Tip: There’s a well-known scam operating at Sauzier Waterfall. You’ll often see some locals hanging around the street just past the church who will tell you that the entrance price is very expensive and that he knows a secret jungle route. He’ll ask you to pay him instead. I spoke in-depth with the owner (the waterfall is on private property), as well as the STB (tourism office), and these guys are operating illegally and scamming tourists. It’s a good idea to politely decline and just continue on to the ticket booth instead.

What to Expect At THis Mahe Waterfall

Entrance Fee: 50 SCR

After paying the small entrance fee, you’ll continue on an easy and short jungle trail for about 5 minutes before arriving at the base of the falls.

The trail is easy to follow and you’ll likely hear the sound of crashing water very early on.

Building near the entrance to the nature trail
Mahe Jungle surrounds

Sauzier Waterfall is a tall, cascading waterfall falling from the fresh mountain waters of Morne Seychelles National Park. I was told that the flow is consistent year-round. In the photos you see here, it hadn’t rained for about a week.

Mahe Waterfall

At the base of the waterfall is a deep swimming pool that is very refreshing. The swimming hole is quite deep, but not deep enough to cliff jump or jump off the adjacent boulders on the left side.

Swimming pool in the Jungle on Mahe Island, the Seychelles

Below are some more photos that I captured during my brief visit to Sauzier Waterfall. I decided to run by this spot after hiking the amazing Mare Aux Cochons Trail from the northeast near Beau Vallon and Anse Major. It was a great way to wrap up an awesome, yet sweaty day of hiking on Mahe!

Mahe Waterfall, the Seychelles
Swimming at Sauzier Waterfall on Mahe
Sauzier Waterfall in the Jungles of Mahe
Sauzier Waterfall on Mahe Island, the Seychelles
Sauzier Waterfall on Mahe Island, the Seychelles
Sauzier Waterfall on Mahe Island, the Seychelles
Sauzier Waterfall on Mahe Island, the Seychelles

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Where to Stay on Mahe

Mahe is the main island and home to Victoria, the capital city of the Seychelles. It’s the largest of the inner islands and has several great places to stay. Here is a quick area guide with some recommendations.

Complete guide: I’ve written a comprehensive guide to where to stay on Mahe which includes a breakdown of the best areas and the amazing resort and hotel recommendations.

  • Victoria and Eden Island for nightlife
  • Beau Vallon for beaches and restaurants
  • Private islands for the ultimate island experience

Top Picks

Top pick on Mahe: Eden Bleu Hotel (Eden Island)

The Eden Bleu Hotel is one of the best places to stay if you’re looking to be close to the Victoria and on Eden Island. It’s an amazing contemporary hotel on the foreshore of Eden Island’s prestigious marina.

Visitor’s love the infinity pool, clean, modern rooms and world-class restaurant. I stayed at the Eden Blue Hotel for 3 nights and it was my favorite accommodation in the Seychelles!

Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles

Mid-range resort: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort

This beautiful, beachfront resort and casino combo offers elegantly furnished rooms with all the facilities you could ever want. Here, you’ll find a large pool, three restaurants, a pizzeria, fitness centre, PADI diving a centre, and tennis court.

The location is great as it’s away from the hustle and bustle of Victoria with plenty of beautiful beaches and restaurants around.

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino, Seychelles

Budget self-catering Studio: Precious Residence

If you want to explore Mahe on a budget, then a self-catering accommodation is your best bet. Precious Residence is an apartment with excellent reviews (9.5/10), offering budget apartments equipped with free WiFi, air conditioning, and a kitchenette on Grand Anse (west coast).

Precious Residence Self Catering Resort on Mahe Island, The Seychelles

Ultimate getaway: JA Enchanted Island Resort

Looking for the ultimate Indian Ocean getaway? JA Enchanted Island Resort is an impeccably beautiful resort located on a tiny private island on the footsteps of the St Anne Marine Park.

The French colonial-style villas have a private infinity pool, a terrance with panoramic views and a private walkway to the beach. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind honeymoon getaway, this is your best bet.

Ja Enchanted Resort, Private Island Accommodation on  Mahe Island

Alternative: Stay on the mysterious Silhouette Island (Hilton).

Silhouette Island Private Resort, Seychelles

After Sauzier Waterfall: More Mahe & Seychelles Travel Inspiration

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this travel guide to visiting Sauzier Falls on Mahe Island, the Seychelles. While you’re here on my blog, make sure to check out some of my other articles too.

I’ve written extensively about travel in the Seychelles and have uploaded thousands of photos in these articles. I hope that they inspire you to find some more hidden gems in this beautiful part of the world.

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