Top things to do in Southern Tunisia

Top Choice Historic Building in Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Oued Soltane

The ghorfas (long, barrel-vaulted rooms built to store grain) of Ksar Ouled Soltane rise a dizzying four storeys around two courtyards and are one of southern Tunisia's architectural highlights. Scenes from Star War…
Top Choice Seafood in Gabès

Restaurant Fruit de Mer

This hugely popular open-sided restaurant near the port serves up the best seafood in town and has plenty of staff on hand to efficiently keep the crowds happy. The grilled fish or braised mussels and octopus are bo…
Top Choice International in Gabès

Restaurant La Lune

La Lune serves up healthy portions of pasta and pizza, but come instead for the rather good steak, beef stroganoff and excellent seafood. The candles on the tables add to the warm atmosphere.
Top Choice Park in Tozeur

Palmeraie

This enormous green space has more than 200,000 date palms, as well as fig and pomegranate trees and canopied garden holdings. It's best explored by foot, bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire), or ca…
Historic Building in Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Ezzahra

This is a relatively little visited ksar (Berber fortified granary), which is a shame because it almost rivals Oued Soltane as the best in the region. It is almost uniformly four storeys of ghorfas (grain stores) in…
Tunisian in Douz

Restaurant Le Rendez-Vous

A cheery restaurant tricked out in orange and blue, with dining room walls dedicated to the motor rallies that have always passed through the area. Or you can head through the back to the intimate courtyard or the t…
Tunisian in Gabès

Restaurant Mazar

Formerly the Oasis, this restaurant adds a touch of class to the usual fare, with both Tunisian and Franco-Arabe dishes served up in elegant if not baroque dining rooms. Premium prices reflect the surroundings and o…
Cultural in Tozeur

Tozeur International Oasis Festival

Whoever thought so much was going on in the desert? Every year, Tozeur comes alive with storytelling, traditional music, dancing and, of course, camel and horse racing in a celebration of desert culture. The festiva…
Music in Nefta

Rouhaniyet Festival of Sufi Music

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.
Tunisian in Tozeur

Fastfood Ham Hama

This small place is hugely popular, serving up everything from chapatis and shawarma to rotisserie chicken and couscous. The side salads and beans are a quick cheap meal in themselves.