Morocco Travel Guide
Make your holiday run as smoothly as possible with our useful travel guide resources for Morocco. Here you'll find a wealth of information on all sorts of topics from currency, food and health in our Top Travel Tips plus details on what visas you'll need, places you should visit and when best to visit. There's also a selection of videos to get you inspired, traveller reviews to read and a comprehensive guide to the Sahara desert so you can plan that perfect overnight adventure.
Best Places to Visit
Our round-up of the top 10 destinations in Morocco that every traveller should visit
Best Time to Visit
Discover what each season has to offer and what colourful festivals are taking place
Morocco Video Lounge
Taste the exotic before you've even left home with our selection of inspiring videos
Morocco's UNESCO Sites
All nine of Morocco's World Heritage sites covered here from Marrakech to Rabat
- The Caliph's House
by Tahir Shah
- Lords of the Atlas
by Gavin Maxwell
- Hideous Kinky
by Esther Freud
Facts about Morocco
- Morocco is home to the oldest university in the world - located in Fes, al-Qarawiyin university is still in use today.
- In Moroccan culture, traditionally the liver and not the heart, is considered to be the symbol of love.
- Many films have been made in Morocco but Casablanca is not one of them - it was largely shot in a Hollywood studio!
Morocco Travel Advice for travellers from South Africa
We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Morocco and follow advice as set out by the consular in South Africa. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates before you fly.
Flying to Morocco from South Africa:
Morocco is on average a 16-19 hour flight from South Africa depending on whether you depart from Johannesburg or Cape Town. Marrakech is the starting point for the majority of our tours and many of the flight options from either Joahnnesburg or Cape Town will have two transit stops en route. Air France and Swiss International are two of the quicker options. There are more airlines flying from South Africa to Casablanca with just one stop en route so for less time spent in the air you may wish to consider our Road to Casablanca tour, which starts and ends in Casablanca. You can search on Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Morocco.
Useful Online Resources:
The official Moroccan National Tourist Office site and the latest Morocco Weather Updates from the BBC.