In 2016, Nefta began to celebrate its Sufi heritage with the inaugural Rouhaniyet Festival, with four days of music, theatre and talks with participants from across the Maghreb and as far as Syria and Pakistan.
La Corbeille (which translates as ‘the basket’), a deep, palm-filled gully that takes up much of the northern part of town and cuts the town in two, is the highlight of Nefta. It measures almost 1km across at its wi…
Just outside Nefta, you'll find this shrine to Sidi Merzoug, an important Sufi saint. The followers of Sidi Merzoug, known colloquially as the Black Brotherhood, are descended from slaves and play gnaoua music in th…
The most important religious building in Nefta's El Bayadha district is the Zaouia of Sidi Brahim, where the Sufi saint (and descendant of the Prophet Muhammad) and some of his followers are buried.
There’s an open space opposite the Mosque of Sidi Ben Abbes, at the eastern edge of El Bayadha, where Nefta’s Thursday market is staged.
Basic restaurant offering chapattis, briks (savoury flaky pastry) and so on. Decent but unexciting.
Take in the setting over a coffee at the Café de la Corbeille, which has a terrace overlooking La Corbeille.
A a small, modern restaurant with Tunisian standards, grilled chicken and the like.
Basic eatery serving grilled meat, chapattis, sandwiches and couscous.