Fly To Casablanca, Morocco
Get ready for Arabian Nights and camel rides under the Moroccan sky with cheap flights to Casablanca from Travelstart South Africa.
Casablanca is the Industrial and Economic heart of Morocco, as well as being the largest city inside the country. The city of Casablanca is also one of the best preserved cities in the country with a small typically Moroccan Medina in the centre. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Hassan 2 Mosque which makes the perfect photo opportunity for tourists. The city also has a bustling nightlife in the form of bars, restaurants and nightclubs which open till very late.
Did you know? Casablanca is nicknamed “Casa” by the locals and the city inspired a famous American movie of the same name.
The city itself was founded by Berber fishermen in the 10th century BC and has been used since then by a number of different groups from the Phoenicians to the Romans. The Portuguese then came to the city, destroying it, and then later rebuilding it under the name of Casa Branca. They later abandoned it after a large earthquake in 1755. The city was then rebuilt out of the ruins of the previous earthquake by the Moroccan Sultan who named the city Daru I-Badya. The current name of the city “Casablanca” comes from Spanish traders who established themselves in the city and surrounding area. The city was then occupied by the French from 1907 until Morocco gained its independence in 1956
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy details
- South Africans must apply for a Single Entry Visa for Morocco and have a valid passport with at least six months remaining on it.
- The South African Embassy in Morocco can be found at the following address. 34, Rue Des Saadiens-Hassan, Rabat, Morocco. Phone +212-537-689159.
See and do
Casablanca has developed significantly from its days as a small fishing village to its modern day standing as the largest city in Morocco with a population of nearly 4 million people. It also has the world’s largest artificial port. The city is the perfect location for those in search of a liberal Moroccan experience. Nightlife is thriving as is the tolerance of alcohol consumption which is against the norms in greater Morocco.
A must see neighbourhood in the city is the Corniche which is next to the North Atlantic Ocean. The area was famous many decades ago as one of the most popular resorts in the country, though the area is not quite as popular with tourists now. The Corniche is also the best place for those who are searching for Western food chains with a range of different options available. There are also a number of fantastic locally owned cafes which command fantastic views of the sea.
The nearest beach to the city is the Diab Plage. This beach is free to enter and food is available on the beach from a number of vendors. An easy way to reach the beach is the Casa Tramway.
Casablanca Anfa Airport – CAS
Food and beverage: There are several takeaways as well as a number of shops which provide food and drink options at Casablanca Airport. No international chains are visible.
Currency Exchange: There are a number of money changing services available upon arrival. It is recommended that visitors have either USD or Euro’s to exchange into local currency.
Lost Luggage: Lost Luggage should be reported directly to the travellers’ airline opposed to the airport. Luggage lost inside the terminal building may be reported to airport staff.
Airport Hotels: The Atlas Airport Hotel is the closest hotel to the airport, with several others being found slightly further away.
Car Hire: Europcar and Sixt offer car rental service at Casablanca Anfa Airport – CAS.