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5 Outdoor Family Moments at Kasbah Angour in the Atlas Mountains

February 1, 2019

 

Kasbah Angour’s location just 30 minutes outside of Marrakech is ideal for family holidays. The low humidity in the Atlas Mountains makes this a wonderful destination throughout the year with summer temperatures in the low 30s. There is no noise or light pollution at this hill top independent hotel with the stunning Atlas Mountains as a backdrop.

 

Here are 5 outdoor family moments at Kasbah Angour:

  1. Swimming - The hotel offers a large outdoor swimming pool with unique views of the Atlas Mountains. Families can also spend time exploring the 10 acres of beautiful gardens which include a kitchen garden. The garden is also home to several tortoises. Table tennis and board games are also available.

  2. Guided Walks - Guided walks are a wonderful way for families to get out, enjoy several landscapes and experience a wonderful part of Morocco with a local. A wonderful 11km / 4-hour walk is the ‘Berber Villages & Mountains Guided Walk’. Guests head east to Agadir village to admire the marvellous views north to the Haouz Plain and south to the mountains (including Mount Toubkal, 4,167m). The circuit continues south along a delightful small valley and into a lightly forested part of the Toubkal National Park. Guests then proceed to Outghal village to see houses constructed from baked earth, with the return through olive groves and mountain fields.

  3. Camel Rides - Families can enjoy camel rides just 15 minutes away from Kasbah Angour. The hotel organise transport taking families to a very scenic river-side location where there are camel and horse rides.

  4. Local Shopping - Families are invited to see a local way of life just 5km from the hotel. Kasbah Angour’s local souk is held on a Tuesday in the village of Tahanaout. The souk experience is quite unlike shopping in a Western market and is an excellent introduction to the Moroccan Berber way of life.

  5. 4x4 Drives - Kasbah Angour offers an exhilarating discovery of some of the finest scenery in the Atlas Mountains in a day’s excursion by 4×4 vehicle. They follow in part a narrow, windy track normally only used by local villagers as an access into/out of a glorious river valley with dramatic mountain walls. A picnic lunch can also be organised.

 

Guests will experience authentic Morocco at this independent Berber Castle hotel which is home to 25 Individually designed bedrooms and suites. The team are all Moroccan Berbers whilst the owner is British Paul Foulsham who opened the hotel in 2011 and wanted to offer a traditional atmosphere coupled with modern luxuries. Paul had tranquillity and relaxation in mind.

 

Everyone starts the day in Le Grand Atlas Restaurant offering beautiful Atlas Mountain views. Breakfast is a traditional Moroccan breakfast including Mint tea, coffee, orange juice, local cheese, freshly baked breads, natural yoghurt and fresh fruit. Hot items cooked to order include Berber breakfast pancake “msemen”, Berber style eggs cooked in a bed of fried tomatoes and Fried eggs with cumin.

 

Meal times are another great time for families to unwind together and enjoy an exciting and varied meal at the hotel’s Le Grand Atlas Restaurant. The dinner menu changes daily and is reasonably priced with three course dinners priced 245 DH (around £20) whilst children under 12 have dinner priced 125 DH (around £10). The focus is on local recipes and home style cooking and starters include: Moroccan Harira soup with lamb, tomatoes & chickpeas / Courgettes stuffed with kefta (minced steak), tomato coulis / Chilled baked aubergine stuffed with tomatoes & thyme (v) / Pumpkin soup with argan oil & toasted corn croutons (v). Mains include: Chicken tajine with peppers & tomatoes, sautéed potatoes / Lamb tajine with fresh peas & artichoke, rice (min. 2 people) / Vegetable tajine, rice (v) / Kefta tagine (minced steak meatballs) with tomatoes, pasta and Lentil, chickpea & vegetable stew, sweet potatoes (v). A selection of desserts includes Orange & carrot cake with citrus sauce (v) / Crêpe with hot apple compote (v) / Baked peach with almonds (v) / Fresh fruit salad (v) and Plum tart (v).

 

Kasbah Angour is a fantastic, good value family destination. Throughout the year there is NO charge for children aged 11 or under staying with two guests. Throughout the summer months of July and August, guests can enjoy a 25% discount compared to the standard season rates. Adrar Superior Rooms with one double / twin bed and one single bed are priced from 1275 Moroccan Dirham on a B&B basis. Children from the age of 12 are charged at 500 Moroccan Dirham B&B. Tower Junior Suites also accommodate families with up to two children and are priced from 1650 Moroccan dirham.

 

Gather the family for a unique holiday at Kasbah Angour.

 

www.kasbahangour.com

B&B is priced from £98 per room per night and from £83 per room per night in July and August

Also in July and August B&B in a Tower Junior Suite is priced from around £127

Half-day walk prices range from 295 dirhams (around £23) per person for a group of two to

150 dirhams (around £12) per person for a group of six

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