South African Hotels
Address
Zimbali Estate
On M4 2 Km from Ballito
Ballito
Durban North Coast / Dolphin Coast
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Golf, Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure
R1550.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

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The five star Fairmont Zimbali Lodge near Ballito on KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast overlooks the Indian Ocean.  Set in a protected nature reserve in close proximity to Durban and the Durban International Airport, it offers luxurious accommodation and various leisure and corporate facilities.

Decorated to complement the lush surrounding forest of the estate, the classical architecture of this holiday and conference resort in South Africa is accentuated by the warm wood and autumn tones which have been used in its design and decor.

Accommodation

The hotel features a total of 76 hotel rooms which are situated in individual lodges. Two lodges offer 8 rooms and the other 6 lodges provide 10 rooms.  The hotel rooms are located away from the main lodge and enjoy beautiful settings in beautiful gardens.

Room types:

  • Fairmont Room
  • Fairmont View Room
  • One Bedroom Lodge Suite.

Activities

The lodge offers a great outdoor resort destination for leisure and business travellers alike.  With the Zimbali Estate bordering the beach and ocean, it also features outdoor swimming pools: one being at the main lodge and one at the beach; a spa; a golf course as well as other sport and entertainment facilities.

The Lodge also offers a range of other activities such as horse riding, beach and forest walks and interesting sightseeing tours to nearby attractions.

Facilities and Activities:

  • Restaurant and bar as well as a pool bar
  • Golf course
  • Swimming pools
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Bird and butterfly watching
  • Bush walk
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Conference facilities.

Spa treatments:

Guests are invited to relax and be pampered in the exclusive Health Spa where refreshing spa therapies are available with its range of holistic spa and beauty treatments. These treatments are payable at the Hotel upon check in.

Conferences

The venue specialises in personalised conference arrangements for groups ranging from small to large. The Conference Centre is well appointed and offers nice views of the estate and Country Club Golf Course.

Wining and Dining

There are a selection of fine dining options. The Restaurant and Fountain Court provide indoor as well as outdoor dining in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. At the lodges lounge, guests can enjoy an after dinner nightcap by the warm, inviting fireplace. Guests may also indulge in light snacks at the Pool Bar while in-room dining is also available upon request.

Golf Course

The Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is well known for its 18-hole golf course.  The golf course offers a challenging round of golf at world-class standards while beautiful views over the estate and the ocean can be enjoyed.  Golf carts are compulsory on this golf course in South Africa and are available for hire, the golf club's Pro Shop offers all the golfers necessities.  The clubhouse also offers a bar and restaurant.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Thandi Restaurant & Fountain Court

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and guests can enjoy an nightcap by the. Guests can have light meal at the Pool Bar while view of the sea. Room service is also available upon request.

Thandi Restaurant

The restaurant can seat upto 95 guests, and it has a colonial feel to it. The decor includes hand crafted wooden furniture and specially designed fabrics. The kitchen uses locally sourced fresh ingredients to prepare every meal at lodge.  A tea menu is also available.

Fountain Court

Breakfast is served every morning in the court. The menu is a full English breakfast & a continental. Golfers looking for an early start to the day can have a continental breakfast.

The Lounge

The lounge at the lodge has a great big fireplace and "Out of Africa" theme and it is great place to make stop before heading of to bed for a coffee or a cognac.

  • Dress Code: Resort casual
  • Reservations: Not required

Trophy Bar

Sitting on stilts, perched above the 14th holeway with great views out over the sea and the sarrounding tropical forests. The bar is located close to the swimming pool and it is great place to sit under star during those warm tropical evenings.

The Spa

The Willow Stream Health & Beauty Spa is located at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. The spa is open 08:00 am – 08:00 pm daily.

Walking

A 55 hectare reserve on the estate is as conservation area providing a refuge to the rich variety of local flora & fauna. Pathways & wooden decks are spread out through the reserve to allow guest to explore the natural surroundings. 

The forest is home to the smallest antelop in the world the blue duiker at 4.5kg. Their is also bushbaby's, vervet monkey, banded mongoose and even wild pig. The hotel has a 4 km stretch of unspoilt beach forming a natural golden boundary between the rich green forest and the warm blue Indian Ocean.

Bird watching

The 55 hectare reserve within the Zimbali estate has been demarcated as conservation areas providing a refuge to the rich variety of local flora & fauna. Zimbali is home to several natural springwater lakes which create a beautiful habitat to the 87 species of bird, hosts of butterflies and a wide variety of indigenous plant life.

Tennis

Guests staying at the lodge have access to the 4 tennis court.

Golf

The coastal area of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is home to some of the best golf courses in the country.  The Zimbali Golf Course is located a mere 56 kilometers from the number one golf course in South Africa, namely the Durban Country Club.  Other golf courses in this region include Prince's Grant, Umhlali Country Club, Royal Durban Golf Club, and Mount Edgecombe.

The estate is a golfers paradise where the golfer can test there abilities on some of the best golf courses in Kwa Zulu Natal. A Tom Weiskopf has created a golf course which is not only a challenging course but also beautiful course which blends into its setting.

Zimbali Golf Course Details:

  • 18 holes, Par 72, rating 72
  • Distance: 4859 m - 6523 m
  • Situated 44 km north of Durban
Spa treatments

The Willow Stream Health & Beauty Spa is located at the resort. The spa is open 08:15 am – 08:15 pm daily. 

Gym

The high tech, fully equipped gym is located at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort.  The gym is open from 06:15 am – 08:10 pm daily.

The South Africa Conference Centre

The five star Fairmont Zimbali Lodge in Ballito, South Africa, specialises in personalised conference arrangements for small to large groups.

The South Africa Conference Centre at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is beautifully appointed and ideally situated for superb views of the Zimbali Estate and Country Club Golf Course. The conference centre leads directly from the Ngwenya Terrace.

Conference venues at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, North Coast Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)

Imbiso Room

The imposing Imbiso Room, overlooking the golf course and the Nature reserve, is the focal point of the conference facilities.  It can accommodate a maximum of 80 delegates in cinema-style seating, 40 delegates in u-shape, 35 in boardroom style or 60 in a schoolroom configuration.

Tugela Room

The Tugela Room, is an executive boardroom with an ocean view.  The oval mahogany boardroom table dominates the room and this is the perfect venue for the smaller conference and can accommodate 10 people.

Umgeni Room

The Umgeni Room is also a small, intimate venue off the conference foyer and can accommodate a maximum of 25 delegates in cinema style seating, 15 delegates in u-shape, 12 boardroom style or 15 in school-room configuration.

Conference Catering

The Fairmont Zimbali Lodge has capitalised on the excellent Natal climate to offer outdoor catering to conference groups on the Ngwenya Terrace, which is easily accessible from all the conference rooms. Guests may also opt for a formal dining experience in the Restaurant  or hold a private gala event at the Country Club. Zimbali Country Club caters for 76 inside the restaurant for dinner and if the venue is extended out onto the verandah 96. 120 Guests can be accommodated for cocktails.

Conference Equipment

A wide range of audio-visual aids and state-of-the-art equipment is available to conference delegates in the three conference rooms.

Conference equipment:

  • Overhead projector
  • Flipchart
  • Slide projector (35mm)
  • White board
  • Built-in sound system with roving microphone
  • Podium
  • Portable screen
  • Video machine
  • Television
  • Data projector
  • Large screen (electronically operated)
  • Lapel and roving microphone
  • CD player

Additional conference services by arrangement are:

  • Telephones (can be used for modem link-up)
  • Television link-up between all three conference rooms
  • 3-phase power
  • Secretarial services, such as typing, photocopying and printing

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Golf course
  • Logo shop
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Travel desk
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 hour reception service
  • 24 hour room service / in room dining
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Valet parking
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Fairmont Room

# Rooms:
73

All hotel rooms at the five star Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offer luxury accommodation, designed to harmonize in tone and style with the natural surrounding forest. The African classical architecture is complemented by warm wood tones which occur throughout.

Bathrooms are luxurious with freestanding Victorian baths and delightful attention to detail.  Each room is well stocked with a selection of hot beverages, Personalized refreshment center menu is available.  Butlers are on hand to attend to guests’ every need.

The architectural design philosophy preserves and enhances the innate harmony of the environment.  The 76 guest rooms complement the natural surrounding forest and the classical architecture is accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones.  The bathrooms are luxurious and feature Victorian baths from the turn of the century. 

Children

Please note that while 1 young child can be accommodated on a sleeper couch in the standard rooms, if there is more than 1 child they may have to be accommodated in a seperate room depending on their ages (8 years and above usually). The standard rooms do not have interleading doorways. A suite can be used with an optional twin room adjoined.

Fairmont Room

Set against the tranquil coastal forest, the Fairmont  Rooms at the Zimbali Lodge in South Africa combine traditional African decor exemplified by warm wood and russet tones and generous comfort, including a four piece bathroom with Victorian claw foot bathtub and separate shower, a working desk and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access.

A terraced balcony area is accessed through wide sliding doors that open onto lush natural surroundings, making this an ideal setting for a private getaway. Fairmont Rooms are part of Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Private butler service and the use of a golf cart for transportation around the property is available.

  • Bed Type: One King or Two Twin beds
  • Size: 322 sq. ft (30m²)
  • View: Costal Nature Reserve

Fairmont Room amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Color Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multi-electric plugs for international use
  • Private balcony
  • Safe

Bathroom amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug
Single Room R1550
Double Room R1780

Fairmont View Room

Offering staggering and spectacular views, the Fairmont View Rooms feature a well appointed four piece bathroom with Victorian claw foot tub and separate shower, working desk and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access.

An exclusive balcony area opens onto the 18 hole golf course, lake or the Indian ocean, providing the most ideal location from which to observe the natural flora and fauna of the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge.

The Fairmont View Rooms are part of Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Private butler service and the use of a golf cart for transportation around the property is available.

  • Bed Type: One King
  • Size: 322 sq. ft (30m²)
  • View: Stunning views of the 18 hole golf course, lake or the Indian ocean

Fairmont View Room amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Color Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multi-electric plugs for international use
  • Private balcony
  • Safe

Bathroom amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug
Single Room R2390
Double Room R2620

One Bedroom Lodge Suite

Offering staggering views, the One Bedroom Lodge Suites feature a well appointed four piece Bathroom with Victorian claw foot tub and seperate shower, dining and lounge area, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. They also have their own 2 large balconies that opens up onto costal nature reserve.

  • Bed: Type: King Bed
  • Size:  946 sq. ft (88m²)
  • View:  stunning views of Coastal Nature Reserve

One Bedroom Lodge Suite amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Color Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multi-electric plugs for international use
  • Private balcony
  • Safe
  • Each room has its own balcony and faces the lagoon, sea and forest
  • Suites interconnect to adjoining twin-bedded rooms
  • Newspapers are available at reception and in the lounge or, on request, delivered to the hotel room

Bathroom amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug
Single Room R7960
Double Room R8200

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2014-05-09

Fairmont Lodge offered me luxury accommodation and this hotel is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest with the classical architecture accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones.

I had a excellant meal in the restuarant, I had a spectacular stay and will definately return.

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2011-12-10

Good day,

1. Location is excellent

2. Friendliness was excellent

3. Value for money; excellent

4. Cleanliness; excellent

5. Overall impression: excellent

the stay for my wife and I was beyond expectation, it is truly a remarkable experience.

Thank you and regards,
Getter Prithvraj

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.511595

Longitude: 31.194747

Directions

From:
King Shaka International Airport
La Mercy, Durban, South Africa

1. Head southeast toward Mdloti St/D144 650 m
2. Turn left at Mdloti St/D144 2.0 km
3. Take the ramp onto Outer Ring Rd/N2 Partial toll road 15.0 km
4. Take exit 210 for M4 toward Ballito Dr/Ballito/ Compensation 600 m
5. Turn left at Ballito Dr/M4 (signs for Compensation) 750 m
6. Take the 2nd right 900 m
7. Make a U-turn 1.2 km
8. Turn right 130 m
9. Take the 1st left Destination will be on the left 24 m

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
Ballito, Durban North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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