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
R1860.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

The 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. The hotel rooms are located away from the main lodge and enjoy beautiful settings in the relaxing and peaceful 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 travelers 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 specializes in personalized conference arrangements for groups ranging from small to large. The Conference Center is well appointed and offers nice views of the estate and Country Club Golf Course.

Wining and Dining

There is a selection of fine dining options. The Restaurant and Fountain Court provide indoor as well as outdoor dining in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. In the 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 meals at the Pool Bar while view of the sea. Room service is also available upon request.

Thandi Restaurant

The restaurant can seat up to 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 the 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 surrounding 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 54 hectare reserve on the Estate is as conservation area which is filled with the local flora & fauna. Pathways & wooden decks are spread out through the reserve to allow guest to explore the natural surroundings. 

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 on- site tennis courts.

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 and is open from 06:15 am – 08:10 pm daily.

The South Africa Conference Centre

This popular leisure and conference hotel in KwaZulu-Natal specializes in personalized conference arrangements for small to large groups.

Conference venues:

Imbiso Room

  • Overlooks the golf course and the Nature reserve
  • 80 delegates in cinema-style seating
  • 40 delegates in u-shape,
  • 35 in boardroom style
  • 60 in a schoolroom configuration

Tugela Room

  • Executive boardroom with an ocean view
  • Accommodates 10 delegates

Umgeni Room

  • Small, intimate venue
  • 25 delegates in cinema style seating
  • 15 delegates in u-shape
  • 12 boardroom style
  • 15 in school-room style

Conference Catering

The Lodge offers outdoor catering which takes place on the Terrace or indoor formal dining in the Restaurant. The Country Club caters for 75 inside the restaurant for dinner and if the venue is extended out onto the veranda 95 people can attend and if for cocktails, then up to 120 people are welcome to join.

Conference Equipment

  • Overhead projector
  • Flip chart
  • 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
  • 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

The Rooms at this Lodge combine traditional African decor and modern day comfort and offer views of the amazing, natural surroundings, making this an ideal setting for a private getaway.

Children

  • Please note that while 1 young child can be accommodated on a sleeper couch in the standard rooms
  • More than 1 child they may have to be accommodated in a separate room depending on their ages (8 years and above usually)
  • The standard rooms do not have inter-leading doorways.

Fairmont Room amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Color Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multi-electric plugs for international use
  • Private balcony
  • Safe
  • Bed Type: One King or Two Twin beds
  • Size: 322 sq. ft (30m²)
  • View: Costal Nature Reserve

Bathroom amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug
Single Room R1860
Double Room R2040

Fairmont View Room

This room type has a private balcony area which provides views of the; golf course, lake or the surrounding ocean, making this the most ideal location to sit back and relax. There is also a private butler service that guests can use as well as a private golf cart which is available upon request.

Fairmont View Room amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Color Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multi-electric plugs for international use
  • Private balcony
  • Safe
  • Bed Type: One King
  • Size: 322 sq. ft (30m²)
  • View: Stunning views of the 18 hole golf course, lake or the Indian ocean

Bathroom amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug
Single Room R2690
Double Room R2860

One Bedroom Lodge Suite

These One Bedroom Suites are equipped with two private balconies which provide guests with great views of the surrounding nature.

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

Bathroom amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug
Single Room R7380
Double Room R7560

Zimbali Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy fantastic rates when staying 3 nights at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge for travel 1 May - 31 August 2016 and 1 May - 31 August 2017. Receive a 20% discount when staying 3 nights.

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.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 3 night stay or longer
  • Only valid during low periods 1 May - 31 August 2016 & 1 May - 31 August 2017
  • Discount is already included in the quote
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2015-12-10

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,
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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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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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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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4 Star

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