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Family-friendly Nature Lodge With Private Pool, River & Atlas Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
8 suites, 8 bathrooms, sleeps up 24. Peaceful valley side location ideal for yoga groups, walkers and families. 70 minutes from Marrakech

Perched on a mountainside above the banks of the Azzaden River Valley in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains (at the entry to Toubkal National Park, Ouirgane area), Kasbah Africa can be reached in little over an hour from Marrakech. Offering a high degree of exclusivity Kasbah Africa has just eight stone-built suites, all with panoramic mountain and river views.

Each suite has 40 square metres of living space and is furnished with hand-crafted walnut furniture with either two large singles or a super king size bed, wood burner, Berber rugs, a sofa and lounge chairs, spacious bathroom and private roof terrace offering spectacular and panoramic views – perfect for star-gazing. Facilities include a large swimming pool and lawn, Berber tent, extensive landscaped terraced gardens with abundant fruit and olive trees, a bar, lounge and restaurant with log fires, and of course panoramic river and mountain views.

Details for holiday hotel Kasbah Africa - High Atlas Mountains Nature Retreat, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, 8 Bathrooms

Perched on a mountainside above the banks of the Azzaden River Valley in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains (at the entry to Toubkal National Park, Ouirgane area), Kasbah Africa can be reached in little over an hour from Marrakech. Offering a high degree of exclusivity Kasbah Africa has just eight stone-built luxurious suites, all with panoramic mountain and river views. Each suite has 40 square metres of living space and is furnished with hand-crafted walnut furniture with either two large singles or a super king size bed, wood burner, Berber rugs, a sofa and lounge chairs, spacious bathroom and private roof terrace offering spectacular and panoramic views – perfect for star-gazing. Facilities include a large swimming pool and lawn, dining patio with fire pit, extensive landscaped terraced gardens with abundant fruit and olive trees, a bar, lounge and restaurant with log fires, and of course panoramic river and mountain views.

  • Sleeps 32
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Born into a family hotel business, I'm originally from East Yorkshire and have spent my life working in the travel and hospitality business - as an adventure tour guide in Africa and Asia, a rental property owner, tour operator and hotelier. I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world but now choose to spend much of my time in Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.

Speaks English

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

5

What a fabulous birthday treat

  • 5 of 5

For my birthday a group of friends treated me to a 3 day stay at Kasbah Africa....itwas the big 50 after all. We are all keen walkers but you cannot go to Marrakech and not explore it a bit first. Chaos, colour, vibrant the works. Nice to stay near the centre at Riad Africa who looked after everything we needed but we couldn't wait to get to the mountains.

Kasbah Africa was all it promised and more. Unbeknown to me my riends had rented the whole place so it was our private gettaway. Great rooms, fab food and a cold drink by the pool but it was the scenery and the walking that stole the show. Abdul the guide was knowledgable, courteous and everything was no problem. Picnics were taken with great views, tea was drunk in villages and views have burnt themselves forever into my memory.

Back at Kasbah a hot shower, good meal and comfy place to sleep and we were a very happy group and were sad to leave. We booked the whole package through Kasbah and were glad we did as all the sections; transport, accomadation and guides all connected perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim, thanks for your nice review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your birthday at Kasbah Africa so much. I will pass on your praise to Abdulatif when I next see him. We hope to see you back soon one day! All the best - Nick
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Location

From the Owner

Only a 3 hour low-cost flight away, Marrakech is the closest exotic African city to the UK. It is also a convenient gateway for easy access to the Atlas Mountains. After a few days in the city I am always keen to escape the bustling medina, traffic and noise. The Atlas Mountains rising above the city offer an irresistible lure. After hearing about this property in a remote valley location away from the crowds that visit the overdeveloped Imlil area I was hooked. With a scenic drive from Marrakech and with sweeping views of the Azzaden Valley against a backdrop of High Atlas peaks, the opportunity to take over Kasbah Africa was one not to be missed. This is an untouched part of the Atlas Mountains - very peaceful - with a colourful, hospitable local community of Berbers.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marrakech Menara at 64 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Marigha at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Marrakech at 64 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Marigha at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Kasbah Africa offers Moroccan cookery courses and is an ideal venue for yoga holidays, honeymooners, painting, small business conferences / getaways. Walking and biking are the most popular activities.

Kasbah Africa offers a range of day walks with a choice of short self-guided trails or day walks accompanied by a local Berber guide. These can be arranged upon your arrival at Kasbah Africa.

Longer overnight or multi-day treks in the High Atlas Mountains can be arranged through our Atlas trekking base at nearby Dar Tassa.

These can include stays in traditional Berber villages inhabited by friendly local people who live a life that has changed little over hundreds of years.

Moroccan holiday packages which include Kasbah Africa, multi-centre Morocco holidays and adventure tours can be arranged through our tour company, Specialist Morocco.

Combine Kasbah Africa with Riad Africa or Maison Africa in Marrakech for a wonderful two-centre holiday. Enquire direct for details.

The nearest beaches are either Agadir or Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast (4-5 hours driving).

The 64 km drive normally takes around 70 minutes from Marrakech. The first part of the journey follows a generally straight road (R203) to the town of Tahanoute before slowly winding up through the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Pass through the lively Berber town of Asni and continue on the R203 road which leads to the Tizi n’Test Pass and Taroudant. At Marigha turn left onto a dirt / gravel road (accessible to hire cars). We arrange private transfers.

Distances:

Torort 0.6 mile/1 km

Marigha 2 miles/3 km

Toubkal National Park 2 miles/3 km

Lake Ouirgane 5 miles/8 km

Asni 8 miles/13 km

Marrakech 40 miles/64 km

Kasbah Africa has a full-time team of 8 staff with manager, chef, housekeepers and gardener.

The appeal of staying at Kasbah Africa is its rural, tranquil river valley location. The nearby village of Ouirgane does offer alternative places to eat. Money exchange, ATM and Saturday weekly market is 8 miles away at Asni.

Toubkal National Park is on our doorstep and we offer a variety of guided day walks. Fishing is possible in Lake Ouirgane, mountain bikes can be hired in advance, mule trekking, horse-riding and cookery courses are possible - there is lots to do!

Availability

Rental rates

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3 Nov 2015 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£960
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£480
£2,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
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2 night minimum stay
£960
for 2 nights
From
£480
£2,880
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Room rental is possible should you not wish to rent Kasbah Africa exclusively. Please visit Kasbah Africa's website to make individual room bookings. Prices for stays of 7 nights include 1 free night. Prices for transfers are available on our website.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

For those seeking escape and relaxation Kasbah Africa provides an antidote to the stresses of modern life. The Kasbah offers a wide range of local activities, day trips and tours including guided walks to nearby Berber villages, Atlas treks, Toubkal climbs, nature trails, mule treks, cooking courses, and 4×4 trips to remote mountain villages and beyond. Day trips are available to Marrakech, Ourika Valley, Agafay Desert, Tin Mal Mosque and the Ouirgane Valley. If you enjoy yoga or painting - this is the place for you!

Property Type

  • hotel

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Floor Area

  • 5000 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Dogon - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Berber - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Himba - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Fulani - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Maasai - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Nubian - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Swazi - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Zulu - 3 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 2 singles combine to make King
  • Each suite offers 40 square metres of living space and is furnished with hand-crafted walnut furniture with either two large singles or a super king size bed, wood burner, Berber rugs, a sofa and lounge chairs, generous shower room with basin, loo and bidet, plus a sun terrace offering wonderful unobstructed views across the valley and of the skies above – perfect for star-gazing. All suites in Kasbah Africa include the same luxurious facilities: King-size bed split into two singles Sofa bed and an extra single Boutique 600 gsm bath linen Deep pile cotton bathrobes Clock radio with iPod docks Binoculars for wildlife spotting Field guide to North African birds A planisphere for locating constellations Celestron telescope for star-gazing Satellite TV with DVD and movies African chess set & backgammon Tea/coffee station Bowl of fruit Fresh flowers Mineral water Hair dryer

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Suites can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests, and even a family of 5 with small children to make a Family Suite! Private cold water pool (90 sq m) open throughout the year, lawn and extensive terraced gardens with fruit trees, olive trees and flowers, Berber tent, barbecue prepared by chef, access to Azzaden river, private roof terraces above each suite.

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