Lilianne Biong
District Administrator

Cascade is a district found along the West side of the main island of Mahe which stands apart as it has its own distinct culture. Travelling from Victoria towards the South, Cascade begins at Petit Paris ans ends at Anse Talbot which makes it around 8 Km from Victoria.  

The district was named after the small tributaries that ‘cascade’ into a big river to the sea. The river and its waterfall were subsequently also named Cascade river and Cascade waterfall.

Cascade was and still is a fishing village, back in the 20th century it was the source of livelihood for most of the villagers. In 1901, The Fisheries Ordinance came into force to regulate and manage the fishing industry and Anse Cascade was among the 38 landing stations declared on Mahe. There were many villagers who applied for a fishing license and the trade has continued on through generations. At that time, the villagers were so sea faring that most preferred to travel by pirogue, even though there was a bridge built at Cap MaGeorgine that allowed land access.

Popular sites and historical monuments in Cascade:

  • The Cascade Church is a historical monument.
  • The ‘Roche Tortue’ next to the Airport.
  • “La grotte” St. Antoine.
  • ‘Calvaire’ religious site use on Good Friday by people all around Mahe. Very popular site use for the way to the cross.

Population: 4497
Number of households: 1152

Services offered in the District Administration Offices:

  • Welfare assistance application by Agency for Social Protection 
  • Social Services by Ministry of Family Affairs 
  • Employment Officer by the Ministry of Employment, Immigration services 
  • Counselling and animation programmes by Seychelles National Youth Council 

Opening hours: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Other Public Services:
Primary School
Industrial/Business Centre
Maritime Training Centre
Seychelles Institute of Technology