Zimbali is 925 acres of tropical coastal estate that manages to combine a residential and resort estate in an expanse of lush indigenous Coastal Forest offering its inhabitants a luxurious ecological haven. A 50 hectare reserve within the estate in addition to all primary dune areas have been demarcated as conservation areas providing a refuge to the rich variety of local flora & fauna. Limited pathways and wooden viewing decks through out these areas allow residents to interact with nature.
Zimbali has several natural spring water lakes which create a beautiful habitat to the 85 species of bird, hosts of butterflies and a wide variety of indigenous plant life. Animal life within the forest reserve include bush buck, blue duiker, bushbaby, vervet monkey, banded mongoose and even wild pig.
The eastern frontage of the estate comprises a 3 km stretch of unspoilt beach forming a natural golden boundary between the rich green forest and the warm blue Indian Ocean. The design philosophy in Zimbali is to create a balance with nature. The Zimbali lifestyle is founded on serenity and tranquility and an architectural language has been applied to reflect this overall feeling.
Zimbali Coastal Estate is located in an area known as the Dolphin Coast situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) about 25 km north of Umhlanga Rocks and bordering on the south of the popular beach holiday destination of Ballito. Zimbali is only 20 minutes’ drive from Durban and 65 kilometres from King Shaka International airport.