This shot of Ozoud Falls was taken recently by a friend of mine on her Moroccan vacation. I had to share the picture because it was just so beautiful! Ouzoud (it means olives) Falls are located about 150km northeast of Marrakech. It’s a common day trip for tourists. You can rent a private taxi in Marrakech to take you there. There are also buses to Azilal or Beni Mellal after which a shorter taxi ride can be taken.
At the falls there are walking paths as well as cafes and restaurants along the falls. In the summer many people picnic along the falls and ponds. You can also swim in some of the ponds, at your own discretion of course! “Wild” monkeys also inhabit this area, while they’re cute – keep your distance. They’re quite used to people and aren’t very good with boundaries. If you’d like to make this more than just a day trip there are riads available to rent nearby.
I found this very nice review from someone who made the full experience of Ouzoud. So if you’re looking for a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech (or any city for that matter), Ouzoud might be just the ticket.
Wednesday 20th of March 2019
Hello, i read of a restaurant that is in a cave nearby but can't seem to find the name of it. Do you know of it and if so can you recommend please, or another lovely restaurant ? Thank you :)
Saturday 23rd of March 2019
Hi - sorry not aware of a restaurant in a cave. I've only been here 2x and didn't eat in a restaurant (packed a picnic!) There are some restaurants that are cut out of the rock which may be what you're thinking of? Nothing near here is too fancy or special to be honest.
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Sunday 16th of December 2018
[…] can be found. Cedar forests and lakes are also a defining characteristic of this region. The Ouzoud waterfalls are part of this mountain range and are a nice spot for a day trip and hike or longer […]
Tuesday 26th of February 2013
That looks like a really beautiful location. I love to see waterfalls when I'm travelling.
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Wednesday 26th of December 2012
[...] Ouzoud to see the beautiful waterfalls. Essaouira is a day trip at a minimum but well worth it. An old fisherman selling a shark in Essaouira [...]
Sunday 18th of March 2012
I LOVE Ozoud! I went back in 2008. It was just stunning. Thanks for bringing back memories!