From R500 per person sharing *Seasonal
Al Marrakesh Guest House is situated in the heart of the seaside town of Ballito on KZN’s popular Dolphin Coast. It is conveniently located only 1km from beautiful beaches, restaurants and a hub of entertainment; a mere 20 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport.
The guesthouse blends Middle Eastern and African cultures through unique Moroccan décor that makes for a relaxing and atmospheric stay for both corporate and holiday travellers. Guests can enjoy the Moroccan lounge and library, the garden swimming pool, deck & barbeque facilities, and professional service.
Beyond Al Marrakesh, visitors will discover golden beaches; enchanting rock pools and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean where you can swim, surf and spot the playful Bottlenose dolphins that frequent this coast.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION BALLITO
Al Marrakesh offers Afro-Arabian themed comfort with their 6 en-suite units that cater for various preferences, tastes and budgets. All rooms have a private garden entrance, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, hospitality tray, bar fridge, hypo allergenic duvets, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, a safe, 32 inch LCD TV with DVD player and DSTV. A total of 18 guests can be accommodated at Al Marrakesh Guest House.
Standard Rooms: Full en-suite bathroom; queen or twin beds; own private garden entrance.
Honeymoon / Executive Luxury Suit: Luxurious bathroom with deep free-standing bath; comfortable king size bed and single bed. Sleeps 3 people.
Self-Catering En-Suite: Queen size bed and one/two single beds in a large room; separate fully-equipped kitchenette comprising a breakfast nook, work station with sink, fridge, stove and microwave; bathroom with a shower. Sleeps 3-4 people (2 sharing and 1/2 singles)
Family Self-Catering En-Suite: Two open-plan, inter leading rooms separated by non-transparent silk drapes. The first room has a queen bed, bathroom with shower and microwave. The second room has a bunk bed; double sleeper couch and a fully-equipped kitchenette complete with breakfast nook, work station, sink, fridge, counter top stove with grill. Sleeps 5-6 people. * This suite has direct, private access either from the pool or from the west walk. Please note that this compact suite has minimal privacy as there are no internal doors between the rooms or bathroom, suitable for a family.
GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
♡ Green Cleaning
♡ Local & Organic
♡ Water Wise Practices
♡ Sustainable Energy Acumen
There are many simple things that the staff at Al Marrakesh do to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” like decanting milk into mini jugs for guests rather than using multiple disposable mini sachets; recycle glass yogurt, jam and water bottles and re-use it for teaspoons, plants and juice for breakfast. All printing is double sided, they laminate long term documents to prevent reprinting and they recycle their scrap paper. Another great idea employed at Al Marrakesh is that their tables are decorated with terrariums instead of picking flowers.
Al Marrakesh supports local and organic as far as possible; they purchase organic vegetables from Romac Farms to ensure great quality ingredients for their meals. Guests love the refreshing water served with mint picked out of the garden. They also choose their suppliers responsibly, like Maxbell, who uses the profits to buy wheelchairs for the disabled.
Al Marrakesh conserves energy as they have solar geysers that provide hot water throughout the guesthouse; a gas stove and LED lighting. In the event of power failure, solar lamps are used instead of candles; these lamps can also be used to charge cell phones or other devices. To further save energy by using nature, they have planted prickly aloes to keep intruders out while minimizing the use of electric fencing. Washing is dried in the powerful African sun instead of a tumble drier.
To save precious water resources Al Marrakesh has created hard landscaping, with cactuses, succulent plants and aloes which also reduce air pollution. Water saver showerheads are installed in all guest rooms. They save approximately 1,200 litres of water /month by placing 2 x 500ml bottles of water in the cistern, reducing flushes from 9l to 8l. In the event of a crisis, the jojo tanks are filled with purified grey water for showering, bathing and flushing of toilets. Furthermore, greywater is ordered to fill the pools, and they are installing rainwater catchers to water the garden.
The Guest House use green cleaning products and an eco-friendly soap bar to bleach the white linen instead of harsh bleaches.
Al Marrakesh believes in giving back and does so by making a monthly donation to Destiny’s Children Home in Matubatuba, as well as the family managing the children’s home and a church in the area. They have also taken it upon themselves to landscape, cut and clean the vacant government plot, opposite Al Marrakesh Guest House, beautifying the neighborhood by planting beautiful flowers for the bees and plants that enhance carbon dioxide intake and release of oxygen at night, not to mention the blue duikers that come to roam around during the early mornings.