Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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The Fairmont Zimbali Resort hotel sits 43 km north of Durban in South Africa's subtropical province of KwaZulu-Natal.

This elegant Zimbali Ballito resort offers a luxurious health and beauty spa, an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and beachfront villas.

Zimbali Resort guests are welcome to enjoy the comfort and first-class service which provides an exclusive gateway to nature. The resort features a luxurious, five-star hotel, a Gary Player signature golf course and a country club, the Willow Stream spa and several residential and investment real estate ownership opportunities.

The well-appointed condominium suites are fully furnished, exceptional in their design and generous in their layout. The 154 rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The oversized veranda and the elegant decor of wood, stone and earth tones are a reflection of the natural surroundings of the estate.

The designer rooms at the Zimbali resort on one of the most beautiful oceans facing hills within the estate. With stunning views of the sea and the coastal forest, these spacious apartments offer modern facilities and features. As these have been built in small blocks of six to twelve units, each apartment enjoys privacy and exclusivity.

A visit to the Wellness Center & Spa with its nine treatment and steam rooms for pampering and leisure. Guests staying may enjoy challenging workouts while several swimming pools throughout the resort are also available.

The Zimbali Golf Course on the Estate has been known to supply guests with one of South Africa’s best golfing experiences. The course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and features 18 holes. The Gary Player golf course also consists of a contemporary clubhouse and an academy with driving range.

Zimbali Resort has an array of different dining options available for their guests, from pub lunches to fine dining and local seafood and curries dishes. The property has something to suit everyone. The rustic beach club theme offers homemade pizzas and burgers.

The 285 square meter ballroom has a seating capacity for 180 guests for sit down banquets and 225 delegates in cinema style for conventions. The 155 square meters of pre-function space allows for pre-registration and cocktail events while the executive meeting venue can accommodate up to 13 delegates in boardroom style seating. The Fairmont offers a business centre which is complete with workstations, high-speed Internet, phone and fax lines and photocopying services.

Hotel Room Types:

  • 14 Fairmont Rooms
  • 73 Deluxe Rooms
  • 26 Junior Suites
  • 4 One Bedroom Suites
  • 10 Ocean View Suites
  • 20 Garden Suites
  • 5 Deluxe Garden Suites
  • 1 Zimbali Royal Suite
  • 1 Zimbali Presidential Suite

Guest Room Details

  • Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean in Ballito
  • High - speed Internet access
  • Large bathtubs
  • Video-on-demand system with access to hit movies and games

Facilities and Services

  • Willow Stream Spa
  • Personalised services including 24 hr concierge, airport transfers, valet parking and room service
  • Zimbali has Two championship golf courses
  • Gym and beach club
  • Swimming pools
  • Restaurants
  • Golf carts


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • International electrical adapters
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Local and International Newspapers
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at Fairmont Zimbali Resort

  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre

More Information on Fairmont Zimbali Resort

FAQs about Fairmont Zimbali Resort
Where is the Fairmont Zimbali Resort located?

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort is located in Ballito, north of Umhlanga about a 45 minutes drive away from Durban central on KwaZulu-Natal's magnificent North Coast.  From the King Shaka International Airport, this five-star beach resort can be reached within a 20-minute drive (15km).

Does the Fairmont Zimbali Resort have Family Rooms?

Yes, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort welcomes children of all ages and provides spacious, comfortable Family Rooms for guests travelling with their children.  Suitable rooms for 2 adults and 2 kids under the age of 12 years sharing are the Deluxe Room Queen Queen Rooms and the Deluxe Sea View Queen Queen each of which features two queen size beds.

Does Fairmont Zimbali Resort have a pool and gym?

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort in KwaZulu-Natal features exclusive health and beauty spa facilities as well as a swimming pool and fully equipped gym.

How many rooms does the Fairmont Zimbali Resort have?

Set inside the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Estate, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers 154 guest rooms and suites, including a Penthouse and Presidential suite, as well as 18 Fairmont Heritage Place villas.

Does the Fairmont Zimbali Resort have restaurants?

Yes, this five-star hotel along the North Coast of Durban features various dining facilities.  Six venues offer a wide range of cuisines including a selection of light to full-course meals, South African delicacies and ethnic dishes.  If guests would like to enjoy a formal dinner or just a casual pizza next to the pool, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort offers suitable dining options for any occasion.

Dining venues:

  • 31 Degrees
  • Beach Café and Bar
  • Bite Pool Bar
  • Coral Tree
  • Dalchini
  • OSA
  • In-Room Dining.
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Fairmont Zimbali Resort are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is Fairmont Zimbali Resort located?
The address of Fairmont Zimbali Resort is: Zimbali Estate Durban 4390 South Coast, 5 Corkwood Drive, Durban, 4390.