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Whether you're looking to relax in the spa, soak up the sun by the swimming pool or hike the famous Atlas Mountains, there's a whole host of activities to enjoy during your stay with us.
You’ve come away on holiday to relax, right? Lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun is a good start, but for that extra special touch, the Asounfou Spa has a range of skincare and body treatments for both men and women.
Asounfou, the Berber word for relaxation, describes the Kasbah Tamadot beauty treatment rooms perfectly…
Our spa offering currently is a little limited compared to usual and the Hamman room is currently closed. We also ask that you pre-book your spa treatment.
For a true Moroccan experience try a Hammam, where the skin is deeply cleansed, purified and softened with the traditional Moroccan cleansing ritual. We’ve selected our favourite spa treatments to get you in the mood…
Treatments are charged additionally – for a full list of treatments currently available, please click here.
Pack for Purpose
We’ve partnered with Pack for a Purpose a charity that allows hotels around the world to support local projects by suggesting lists of donations that guests may wish to bring in their suitcase and make a priceless impact on the lives of the local children and families.
If you’re planning a trip to Kasbah Tamadot, you can get involved in the following projects. Click here to see what you can bring to help the community.
Eve Branson Foundation
Enjoy a trip to the Eve Branson Foundation workshops in the local villages to discover all the charitable work taking place – all spearheaded by Richard’s mum. The visits are Monday - Friday at 11h00 and 14h00, lasting approximately 2 hours. A charge of MAD 200 will apply, all of which goes to the Eve Branson Foundation.
Take a trip to visit our neighbouring Eco-Museum. Just a 5 minute walk from Kasbah Tamadot, on the edge of the Toubkal National Park. Gain an insight into the surrounding area’s natural and cultural resources. Open daily from 9am-4pm. 1 hour - MAD 50 per person.
There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained, anything from mule trekking to cooking lessons to playing tennis.
In the Berber language, Asmoun means ‘a place to get together or meet’, and the lounge is a great place to take in the views over the valley, spend a relaxing afternoon, or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. The lounge is equipped with a pool table, satellite TV, DVD player, music system and a fully stocked bar.
We have two floodlit Astroturf tennis courts and it’s one of Richard Branson’s favourite activities when he visits. Racquets and balls are available on request. Tennis coach MAD 1,300 for two people, per hour.
Work it out
If you’re looking to keep fit while you’re visiting, our air conditioned gym is equipped with a running machine, bike, multifunctional weight station and free weights.
Heated indoor and outdoor pools
Take a dip in the outdoor infinity pool and take in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. If outside is a bit too chilly, try the heated indoor pool with its own lounge area.
Feeling competitive? Challenge someone to a game of table tennis or pool.
Relax and rejuninate with an hour-long yoga class, available every Tuesday and Friday at 11am. Just ask a member of the team who'll let you know the location on the day. MAD 130 per person.
The cookery lessons are hands-on interactive sessions where our chefs will walk you step-by-step through how to make some of our more popular dishes. Sessions take place in the morning and afternoon and last approximately three hours. Each budding chef will have their own cooking station where they’ll create a delicious three course meal including salads, soup, tagines and dessert. Then you’ll have the pleasure of eating your culinary delights for dinner that evening!
Cost per person: MAD 1,300
Duration: 2 hours
Suitable for: smaller groups and families
We ask for a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.
Where are the lessons held?
For small groups (a recommended maximum of 5 guests) we conduct cookery lessons in the Cookery School on the Rooftop Terrace.
What equipment do you use?
We use traditional Moroccan Kanouns, which are miniature wood-burning stoves that operate similar to a BBQ and are heated by firewood.
Traditional Harira Soup
Ricotta and Spinach
Tagines – choose from the below
Chicken, Beef, Lamb or Vegetable Couscous
The scenic route to Marrakech
Total driving time: 1 3/4 hours (normal direct driving time is 1 hour)
Going to Marrakech for the day or heading back to the airport but fancy seeing a bit more of the country on the way? This is a great way to take in the unique and spectacular scenery of the Kik Plateau without committing to a full or half day out. Book the car 45 minutes earlier than planned and your driver will take you through Moulay Brahim, over the Kik plateau (the views of the mountains are genuinely some of the best you can get), past Takerkoust Reservoir and bring you into Marrakech through a more westerly route.
MAD 1,800 (max of 3 people)
Tin Mal Mosque and Tizi n' test
Total driving time: 7 hours
The 12th century Tin Mal Mosque is one of only two in Morocco that is open to non-Muslims. The Mosque has stunning architecture with genuine features abounding in rich history. After visiting the Mosque you will be driven along the Tiz n’Test Pass (2100m), an ancient link between the Berber cities of Taroudant and Marrakech with stunning views to the South. You will pass through ancient Berber villages, orchards and stunning scenery making this excursion a fabulous day out. You can choose to visit one of the local cafés on route for lunch or we can provide a picnic lunch. Please note the cost of lunch is not included with this tour. MAD 3,800
Tadmamte, Ourika Valley
Total driving time: 5-6 hours
Head towards Marrakech for twenty minutes before taking the Oukaïmeden route that winds its way high above the Tamadant Valley. The scenery is impressive and passes ancient and isolated mountain villages. From this route you will enjoy amazing views of the High Atlas including North Africa’s highest peak, Mount Toubkal. After lunch wind your way down the Ourika Valley, which is characterised by its beautiful scenery of fruit trees, little wooden bridges spanning the river to old houses and the magnificent backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Please be aware that in heavy rain or snow the off-road track will be impassable and an alternative route will have to be followed. Please note the cost of lunch is not included with this tour. MAD 3,800
Tin Mal Mosque and the village of Ouirgane
Total driving time: 4 hours
The 12th century Tin Mal Mosque is one of only two Mosques in Morocco that is open to non-Muslims. The Mosque has stunning architecture with genuine features abounding in rich history. From the Mosque you will return to the village of Ouirgane where you may stop for mint tea and visit a Berber family. MAD 2,700
Kik Plateau to Moulay Brahim
Total driving time: 3-4 hours
Take an off-road drive to view the beautiful Takerkoust Reservoir and the Kik Plateau. You will return to Kasbah Tamadot through the village of Moulay Brahim which is a local pilgrimage town for Moroccan Muslims where people come to make prayers for health, fertility, love and happiness. MAF 2,700
All times given are the total driving time: this is time spent actually moving in a car and does not include time spent for lunch, tea, photos, shops etc.
Descriptions may vary and are subject to change without notice
Discover the surroundings of the High Atlas Mountains in a uniquely traditional way with one of our resident mules. Mules demonstrate a different combination of physical and psychological traits from their horse and donkey parents, and can be identified by their large donkey ears and long horse tail. Contrary to popular belief, mules are not stubborn. They’re very intelligent, patient and loyal to their owners.
NB. Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
One hour trek to a local village
Passing the eucalyptus and olive groves you will make a gentle ascent into a nearby village with its traditional Berber homes. A great way to experience the local culture. MAD 300 per person.
All treks are led by our experienced English speaking guides.
The walking opportunities are fantastic and a definite must do activity! We have listed some of the most scenic and spectacular treks in the surrounding areas.
Local short walks
There are some fabulous walks from Kasbah Tamadot which can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Whether you would like to venture down to the river, walk through the village of Asni or go into the hills behind Kasbah we can suggest something which is as long or as short as you like. We do recommend a guide for all of our walks, which can be booked before your arrival or once you are here.
Distance: 4.5km (2 hours)
Cost: MAD 800 for two people and MAD 250 per additional person
Visit to Armed for lunch
Follow the road past the Kasbah up to the village of Imlil. From here take an off road track to the highest village in North Africa– Armed (2000m). An excellent traditional Berber lunch is served on the highest roof terrace of the village with stunning views down the mountain. Please be aware that there are sections of road with steep drops on the side.
Distance: 3km (4 hours)
Cost: MAD 2,600 for two people and MAD 600 per additional person
The trek is a gradual climb through a forest of junipers and oaks to the peak of Asloun (1750m) for panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the Asni valley. The trek continues to the pass of Tamgounssi (1500m).
Distance: 5km (2 hours)
Cost: MAD 900 for two people and MAD 250 per additional person
There are a wide variety of walks to do during your stay at Kasbah Tamadot ranging from easy, moderate and challenging. To see the full list of treks including prices, please click here, otherwise our team on property will be able to help you decide the best walk for your ability once you arrive.
A cinema under the stars? Yes please - we offer free movie nights during the summer months, every Monday & Thursday, in the open-air. We show lots of different films, with Casablanca being the firm favourite, complete with popcorn of course!
Royal Golf Course
This 72 par 5888 metre course is the private property of King Mohamed VI and was the preferred course of his father Hassan II. Located close to Marrakech, it was built for the Pacha El Glaoui in 1923 and designed by architects Arnoud Massy and Gustaves Golias. Each course has a limit of 4 people per round.
Amelkis Golf Course
This 72 par 6655 metre course was designed by architect Cabell Robinson and is located outside Marrakech.
Palmeraie Golf Course
This 72 par 6345 metre course is located in the Palmeraie and was designed by world famous architect Robert Trent Jones. The greens and fairways lie around 7 lakes and the age-old palms that gave the Palmeraie its name.
Golf carts, clubs and caddies can be arranged by speaking to reservations or reception.
Immerse yourself in a true cultural experience at Kasbah Tamadot and enjoy a 1 hour Mule Trek, tea in a local Berber House, a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation, a 1 hour Berber cooking lesson as well as Berber bread baking.
A minimum stay of two nights is required to enjoy the Authentically Berber Experience, which can be applied to all rates, offers and packages available at Kasbah Tamadot.