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Seeking Dakhla Moroc Info

I'm in Rabat TDY w/myGS1150ADV & want to go to Dakhala before I leave in 3 weeks. What info can you good folks provide me vis-a-vis hotels or camping, riads, hotels, restaurants, etc?

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Dakhla is situated in a wonderfully scenic setting on a long peninsular with lots of salt flats. As you come onto the peninsular there's a couple of motorhome encampments on the left, the second area you could maybe wild camp, a bit further on just at the town limits there's a formal campsite on the left.

According to the guidebooks there's supposed to be a couple of good hotels but I rode around for ages and couldn't find them, in the end I stayed in a rather broken down place for 200 dh which was a total rip off (worth maybe 80 dh).

On the way to Dakhla don't miss the Gouffre d'Akhfenir sea hole (N28 06.420 W12 02.280) just before Akhfenir maybe 40 miles before Tarfaya.

At Tarfaya it's worth making a detour to Cap Juby (N27 56.704 W12 55.532) to see the remnants of the sea castle built by a Scottish guy, also the memorial to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the famous flier.

Then 30 miles or so south of Tarfaya is a great campsite next to a calcified waterfall dropping into a Sebjet. It's called Camping Le Roi Bedouin (N27 56.704 W12 55.532) and the camel tajine is brilliant.

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Dackhla is a very nice town. If you don't want to camp, you can look for Hotel Sahara, 4 stars, where a lot of forigen stay, where you can find , wiscky and so on. Or you can look for something cheaper. Go in the central area, where rhe market is and ask around. We found a guy, ghid Bashir, who help us with a lot of things. Don't forget, in the morning, to tack an Cafe au Lait in the center of the town, on the see-wall
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There are load of places to stay in Dahkla and the major towns on the way. If you want a cheap option, use Camping Musaffar (about 3euros a night), they also have rooms there. It is located just inside the police checkpoint.
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what about before Dakhla??

Sorry to hijak your post. But anywhere to spend the night without going all the way into Dakhla?? Just passing by on my way to Mauri and would like to save the 40km into Dakhla. No tent

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Just a quick correction on Tim's coordinates for camping le roi b├ędouin. It's actually here: 27.462022, -13.051763
27.462022144218817,-13.05176317691803 - Google Maps

They used to have a website on Geocities, which doesn't exist anymore.
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