Atlas Mountains

Kasbah Tamadot


A mountain hideaway

Taking its name from the Berber for 'soft breeze’, Kasbah Tamadot is a laid-back retreat in the spectacular foothills of the Atlas Mountains just south of Marrakesh.

Looking down a green valley to snowcapped peaks on the horizon, there are 28 rooms split between the kasbah itself, the 'mini kasbah’ Master suite and ten luxury Berber Tents. All are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques collected from around the world, with a handful enjoying private plunge pools.

Wander the extensive grounds to find peaceful courtyards, gorgeous gardens, a spectacular pool, spa, tennis courts, restaurant, handsome communal spaces and breathtaking views.


At a glance

  • 28 rooms and Berber tent

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Indoor and outdoor pool

  • Spa, gym and tennis court

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    Berber experience

    Immerse yourself in a true cultural experience at Kasbah Tamadot and enjoy a mule trek, tea in a local Berber House, a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation before a Berber baking and cooking class.

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    Walks and treks

    There are a wide variety of walks in the area, ranging from easy walks to nearby villages to more challenging hikes into the surrounding mountains.

  • Kasbah Tamadot Asounfou Spa Room


    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.

Community & Culture

Tamadot believes in supporting the local community. When Sir Richard Branson purchased Kasbah Tamadot, they set up free English classes for the local population, irrespective of whether they wanted to ultimately apply for a job at the hotel. Most had never been formally employed prior to joining the team, and so in many cases were trained from scratch.

Today the kasbah employs 140 staff who are all Moroccan with most of the team from the local community. Staff retention rate is exceptionally high and figures suggest that each individual employee at the hotel supports up to 10 other people in their extended family.

Supporting the local community is strengthened even further through projects initiated by Kasbah Tamadot and other charitable projects such as the Eve Branson Foundation and Virgin Unite.


Taking care of the environment is high on the agenda. Tamadot is committed to sustainable development and recognizes its responsibility toward the environment and the local community. Consequently, they are continually looking to identify new methods for waste disposal, recycling and saving energy.

Solar panels have been installed to heat the outdoor swimming pools. This project reduced 40% of its oil consumption over one year and as a result more solar panels have been implemented to pre-heat the domestic water at Kasbah Tamadot.

It is also an accredited member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a not-for-profit, membership organization that aids food-service businesses to work towards sustainability in their sector and are assessed on sourcing, impact on society and the environment.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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