Once the ‘Gateway of the Sahara’, dusty Goulimime (or Guelmim) sprang up as a border town where farmers from the fertile Souss traded with nomads from the south. If you have come from the north, you will still recognise Goulimime as a border town: for the first time, you will see Saharawi in the majority.
The main reason to stop here is the Saturday-morning souq, which includes a camel market and takes place a few kilometres from town on the Tan Tan road. A week-long moussem (festival) and camel fair is held here around the end of July.
There are plans for an international airport to be built at Goulimime, and subsequent hope this could increase visitor numbers to this relatively remote area of southern Morocco.