An Eco-Kasbah experience in the Moroccan Atlas
Morocco has a lot to offer for city hoppers and nature-admirers alike, from the buzzing medina of Marrakech to the impressive Sahara dessert. A place that is often overlooked but just as inspiring, is the Moroccan Atlas.
The North African mountain range provides the perfect nature getaway, with cooler temperatures, remote villages to explore and some seriously stunning landscapes.
Just 60 kilometers from Marrakech, you can find the Ourika valley, the gateway to the High Atlas mountains. Terracotta rock formations are lining this canyon, creating a mind-blowing contrast with the icy blue river stream and the blossoming fruit trees.
In the midst of this mountain wonderland, on top of a red painted hill you’ll find Kasbah Bab Ourika, a beautiful castle like property turned captivating hotel.
Due to it’s perfect location, the Kasbah provides 360 degree views over the valley, where the colours of the landscapes are ever changing with the rising sun. The gardens surrounding the property are
At the edge of the estate, wedged between the private villa retreat and the pool suites, an enormous organic vegetable patch overlooks the mountain range. The homegrown produce is transformed into daily changing nutritious but overall delicious infusion meals, best consumed in the garden while witnessing the golden hour casts its magic.
The superior rooms are located within the Kasbah while the more luxurious pool suites and the villa are set within the lush gardens. All rooms are decorated with local Berber treasures and authentic furnitures.
From the property you can start your hike through the moon like landscape, but if you are feeling less adventurous, this can also be the perfect place to relax. Your days can easily be filled with lingering in the gardens, enjoying the hamam and the pool or read a book on your balcony.
Are you looking for a sustainable getaway from Marrakech? This is quite the experience.