Accommodation near Erfoud
Erfoud is a town in the desert, about 6 hours to the east of Ouarzazate. It has dusty red buildings and a ghost town atmosphere but is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Morocco. It is a place that many tourists stay in when visiting the dunes at Merzouga, or to visit Rissani – the last oasis village with an interesting palace.
The road to Er-Rachidia has some of the most spectacular scenery of the area, with ancient Berber fortress set in palm groves for as far as the eye can see.
Erfoud is a popular destination for filmmakers, with beautiful views of the Sahara and sand dunes on its doorstep. Films such as March or Die (1977 directed by Dick Richards), The Mummy (1999 directed by Stephen Sommers) and Dick Richards more recent Prince of Persia (2010) were all filmed in this area.
Erfoud is at the centre of the regions Date producing area, and holds an annual Date Festival after the harvest in late September / early October – an event not to be missed!