Fly To Rabat, Morocco
Rabat is the political and administrative capital of Morocco, and although it’s not quite an established tourist destination yet, visitors are sure to find magic in the country's coastal capital. From stunning colonial architecture to palm-lined boulevards and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Rabat is certainly a destination worth visiting.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Rabat do need a Visa to enter Morocco. Make sure you leave enough time for processing of the Visa and ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your date of return. You will also need 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The address for the South African Embassy in Morocco is 34, Rue Des Saadiens-Hassan, Rabat, Morocco. Phone: +212-537-689159.
See and do
There are a couple of noteworthy attractions in Rabat, including Old Medina; Kasbah of the Oudaias and Hassan Tower and the Royal Mausoleum. Chellah, the old city, was founded by Carthaginians and conquered by Romans. It was later passed under Arab rule and today is an incredible breeding ground for birds. Other places of interest include Bank Al Maghrib Museum, The Beach, National Archaeological Museum and the Royal Palace which is huge!
As for things to do there is plenty. From wandering around to trying out the cafes overlooking the sea as you drink mint tea and indulge on sugary treats, to tranquil walks in the park.
Shopping-wise, Ruse des Consuls is excellent - wander around the small alleys and shops where you will find local crafts. There are also many bargains to be had at the medina where you can pick up baggy pants; babushka shoes; ornate mirrors and Moroccan crockery.
It’s easy to get around Rabat. There are two tram lines that run seven days a week and one that runs every 10 minutes on week days. The Peptit taxis are a cheap way to get around town too. Try to avoid the white Mercedes Grand Taxis which are pretty pricey. There are also official bus routes and bus stops in the city and these are also a cheap way to get around. Renting a car isn’t recommended – the insurance rates are relatively high and Morocco does have the second highest car accident rate in the world. Walking is a great way to explore the city though, especially around areas like the Medina, Centre Ville and the Ocean/river as well as the various monuments.
Rabat–Salé Airport – RBA
Rabat Airport is about 8km from Rabat and about 90km northeast of Casablanca. Taxi’s, shuttle and a bus (Line 2) provide transfers between the airport and the city centre.
Food and beverage: Café-bar is available landside and airside at Rabat Airport.
Currency Exchange: BMCE Bank, BCP and El Barid Bank provide foreign exchange and banking services at the airport.
Airport Hotels: none on sight but nearby there is Le Dawlitz Hotel and Spa; Riad A La Belle Etoile and Riad Marlinea.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and more.