Souillac is a small and quaint village in Mauritius that offers a bountiful of beauty and activities to do within its limited seascape. Located on the southernmost corner of Mauritius, Souillac is named after Vicomte de Souillac, the island's governor from 1779-1787. Once a petite fishing town, this village has today donned the glitter of the travel world. The Sea around here must be rough and might not be great for swimming but it does offer a charismatic charm that shall remain in your memories for ever. With a population of more than 6,000, Souillac is the capital of Savanne District.
The main attraction here is the Gris GrisBeach known for its beautiful white cliffs. A great place for photography, this beach offers astounding views of the Indian Ocean and sunset views. Another one is the Rochester falls that leaves you spell bound with its cascading waters and white foam. For those of you who just wish to relax in a laid back atmosphere can visit its quiet and shady taverns to sink in the native village culture. Some might just confuse this Souillac with the village in France but would be delighted to hear that the pairing is deliberate. It was initiated by Armand Maudave, an inhabitant of the village of Souillac, and the Comte de Montferrand who is himself one of the descendants of the Vicomte de Souillac. What makes this place interesting is that this village in Mauritius is actually the meeting place of the natives of two localities who meet and celebrate here together.
Head towards this village to see what nature and culture have in store for you.
Essential travel information and Souillac tips for your visit
Time Zone: UTC+04:00hours. Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Souillac, Mauritius
Currency: Currency used in Souillac is Mauritian rupee.
- Voltage: 230 V
- Frequency: 50 Hz
- Power sockets: Type C / G
Internet: 3G and 4G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
Languages: Language spoken in Souillac is Creole.
Security: Emergency no. – 999, Crime Stoppers 148, Fire Services 115
Travel Traps: Avoid unexpected offers of (seemingly free) guided tours. Ulterior motives are common.
Tipping: Salaries are generally low in Mauritius so tips are appreciated.
- Do remove shoes when entering temples and mosques. Women should carry a scarf if planning to enter a mosque.
- Do bring a gift of appreciation if invited for a meal.