Auberge Café du Sud

Exclusive establishment at the heart of Moroccan Sahara in which was written the Legend of Erg Chebbi. Between tradition and modernity, romance and comfort, our auberge offers a unique change of scenery, a plunge into the culture, the art, and typically Moroccan well-being.
Auberge Morocco • Sahara Desert • Desert Hotel

Auberge Café du Sud – Hotel in Morocco

Auberge Café du Sud – Hôtel au Maroc

Welcome to the website of Auberge Café du Sud . Our desert hotel in Morocco is proud to be online since 2003, being the first hotel in Merzouga to have an online presence.

The history of Café du Sud goes back to 1986 when we set a tent near the dunes and served tea to the very few tourists arriving in our region. Often people asked us for a place to sleep, so eventually, we built a basic camp, with desert tents so that people would spend the night.

A long period passed since the ’80s, and our quality standard got a tremendous improvement and we now offer you 36 fully equipped rooms, a swimming pool, and a fine quality restaurant. Our diverse desert activities include camel trekking, ATV quad bikes, 4×4 tour, and spa.

Explaining our idea of receiving clients, reflects our way of living. We are part of the desert, born in the desert, and the desert, in the end, is part of us. We created an environment that blends with local traditional architecture, our music reflects our centenary heritage, and our approach to nature and tourist is valued in preserving the environment and providing excellent service.

« We are part of the desert, born in the desert, and the desert, in the end, is part of us. »

Welcome to your desert hotel in Morocco

The staff of our desert hotel invites you to spend time with us and live a unique travel experience, in the most legendary desert in the world. We are waiting for you in the south of Morocco to make your trip to the heart of the Moroccan Sahara desert an unforgettable memory. Come and enjoy a desert vacation and take on the challenge of exploring the dunes of Merzouga on your own.

Accommodation in Merzouga


We have different types of accommodation available (rooms, suites, luxury tents, royal tents), and our hotel is decorated in true Sahara style.

Located on the edge of the highest dunes in Morocco, the Erg Chebbi dunes are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. You will always remember your stay in our hotel. Everything here is special, exotic and unforgettable.

Morocco is a country of contrasts, breathtaking landscapes and very friendly and welcoming people. Join us to discover the magical energy that only the Sahara transmits.

The swimming pool in the desert

hôtel avec piscine au Maroc

Taking advantage of the fact that this desert area is already linked to State water, we have a magnificent swimming pool, filled in an ecological way and without withdrawing water from the groundwater that exists under the dunes.

Our hotel with swimming pool in Morocco thus has one of the most beautiful views you can find during your travels.

Surprise yourself and let yourself be carried away by the surrounding energy of the dunes, while sipping a refreshing mint tea, or take a dip in the swimming pool to cool off from the heat of the desert.

The desert camp in the dunes

bivouac dans les dunes merzouga

Do you dream of spending a night under the starry sky in the desert? Coming to the Sahara and not sleeping in an authentic bivouac in the dunes is missing an essential part of your trip to Morocco.

We have two bivouacs, separated into two different qualities: luxury bivouac, royal bivouac.

All services for sleeping in tents in the desert include camel rides, dinner, a show with traditional Moroccan music and breakfast. Get inspired: Relaxation in the South.

The Moroccan food

délicieux plats marocains

Enjoy delicious Moroccan dishes at Auberge Café du Sud’s restaurant.

We have a group of cooks with immense experience, who know how to prepare the best regional dishes in the best possible way.

Several Moroccan recipes recreated to satisfy your taste, and leave with a good impression of our catering service.

Adventure and exploration

circuits aventure desert marocain

Become a true Moroccan Berber, and during your visit, let yourself be carried away by a camel ride in the dunes, or a quad excursion to discover the region of Draa Tafilalet.

You can also do something different and explore the desert in a more modern, and exciting way on a desert quad bike tour.

If you want to explore the area a bit more, we have several 4WD desert tours that you will certainly find very interesting. You will certainly come back a different person after visiting the Erg Chebbi dunes and our hotel in Morocco.