Property spotlight / Morocco

    Kasbah du Toubkal - Atlas Mountains

    Those who like remote and authentic will love the Kasbah, especially as access is only by foot with your luggage carried by mules.

    Set amid Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, Kasbah du Toubkal is a peaceful mountain hideaway that’s heaven for hikers. Spectacularly located on a rocky outcrop in the Kasbah du Toubkal offers panoramic views, superb trekking and traditional Berber hospitality. Although just an hour by road from Marrakech, this secluded sanctuary is a world away from the hubbub of the city.

    The lowdown

    • Combine With

      Marrakech is an hour by road, where you can stay in a traditional riad while exploring the labyrinthine souks of its bustling ancient medina.

    • Need to Know

      In keeping with local customs, the Kasbah doesn’t serve alcohol - although you’re welcome to bring your own.

    Aside from the views, walking is the main attraction. These range from gentle rambles to demanding multi-day treks supported by local guides. Follow ancient footpaths through walnut groves and along terraced mountainsides, or spend a night in the Kasbah’s own mountain hut while tackling Mount Toubkal – North Africa’s highest mountain.

    Upon your return you can rejuvenate with a mint tea followed by a trip to the Kasbah’s hammam. Then feast on traditional Moroccan cuisine in the cosy dining room, where hearty tagines are served with couscous by candlelight.

    Rooms feature carved walnut furniture and hand-woven carpets, with a range of options to suit both couples and families. The spacious Deluxe Rooms open onto a private balcony overlooking the gardens and mountains, while the three-bedroom Garden House is ideal for groups seeking extra space and privacy.

    “Kasbah du Toubkal was conceived more as a Berber hospitality centre than a traditional hotel. Focused on sustainable tourism, it employs local staff and a percentage of profits go directly to fund community projects.”

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