1. Fairmont Zimbali Resort
  2. View of the Main Pool
  3. Deluxe Sea View Room
  4. Zimbali Resort Beach Club
  5. Coral Tree Restaurant
  6. Deluxe Garden Suite
  7. Osa Restaurant
  8. Marula Ballroom

- Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort is the newer of the 2 Fairmont hotels inside the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Estate.
The estate is a 30 minute drive North of Durban just on the outskirts of the beachside holiday town of Ballito and a 15 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport.

The Zimbali Estate is set amongst rolling hills and lush flora and these have come to define the Zimbali Coastal Resort region. South Africa’s sublime east coast is home to the Resort which is nestled amongst a forest reserve with the shimmering sea at it's front
The resort’s exquisite natural beauty is dotted with pockets of urban flair and enhanced by the rich Zulu heritage of the KwaZulu-Natal province.

The Zimbali Resort Hotel has everything you would expect of a modern 5 star Resort facility including a choice of gourmet restaurants, plenty of sports activities, a kids club in the holidays, an exclusive Spa facility, a top rated Golf Course as well as a choice of luxury accommodation of course.

The Resort Hotel features 154 guest rooms and suites, including a Penthouse and Presidential suite and if you prefer a luxury Self catering Option with all the convenience of Hotel facilities then there are 18 Fairmont Heritage Place villas as well.

Part cultural wonderland, the region boasts thousand-year-old battlefields and renowned eco-parks; part natural playground, it offers unique game-viewing and safari opportunities. And it’s yours to enjoy—in comfort and with world-renowned service—at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, an exclusive and elegant gateway to nature.

Guest Rooms and Suites

Our 154 well-appointed Zimbali resort rooms offer scintillating views of the Indian Ocean, oversized verandas, and elegant decor of stone, wood and earth tones inspired by the area’s breathtaking natural surroundings.
Room Types include: 46 Deluxe Rooms, 41 Deluxe Sea View Rooms, 20 Deluxe Garden Rooms, 26 Junior Suites, 4 Deluxe One-Bedroom Suites, 10 Sea View Suites, 5 Deluxe Garden Suites, 1 Penthouse Suite, 1 Presidential Suit

Guest Room Amenities and Features

  • Spectacular Indian Ocean views
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Large, luxurious bathtubs
  • Video-on-demand system, with access to hit movies and games

Conference and Event Services

Our 280-square-meter (2,900-square-foot) ballroom, with a capacity for 180 guests for full sit-down banquets and 220 delegates in cinema format, offers ample space for any event. Some 150 square meters (1,615 square feet) of pre-function space allows for pre-registration and cocktail events, while an executive meeting room accommodates up to 12 people in boardroom format.

Business Services

We offer a convenient, full-service business center, complete with work stations, high-speed Internet, phone and fax lines and photocopying services.

Food and Beverage Choices

Fairmont Zimbali Resort’s range of appetizing dining options from light to full-course meals, local delicacies to ethnic-themed dishes will satisfy every palate.

  • The Coral Tree:
    Offering an extensive breakfast and lunch buffet, followed by a global, à la carte bistro menu for dinner.
  • Dalchini:
    Our lobby lounge offers specialty teas and coffees, including strong African roasts and Fairmont teas.
  • 31 Degrees:
    Sip signature cocktails in the vibrant ambiance of our lobby bar.
  • Delicacy:
    Grab a high-end coffee, or a deli sandwich or salad to go.
  • Bite:
    Bask in the easy, poolside style of this unique burger bar.
  • OSA:
    A sophisticated steakhouse atmosphere promises pure South African grain-fed beef, complemented by an extensive collection of South African wines.
  • Vinum:
    Vinum bar offers a wide selection of South African wines and an exciting selection of tapas-style bar food.
  • Ayoba:
    This rustic, beach-club setting showcases a wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue cooking.
  • Ma khaza:
    A beach-club bar with a cool, casual cocktail mood one that flows seamlessly into the evening.
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Average Temperatures in KwaZulu Natal North Coast

Winter (Jun–Aug)
Low: 17°C / 63°F
High: 25°C / 77°F
Summer (Sep–May)
Low: 24 °C / 75°F
High: 35 °C / 95°F

Room and suite selections    
14 Fairmont Rooms 87 Deluxe Rooms 26 Junior Suites
4 One-Bedroom Suites 10 Ocean View Suites 20 Garden Suites
5 Deluxe Garden Suites 1 Penthouse Suite 1 Presidential Suite
Guest room amenities and features    
Spectacular Indian Ocean views High-speed Internet access Large, luxurious bathtubs
Video-on-demand system    

Getting to Fairmont

Take the N2 North toward Stanger/Richards Bay. Take the Ballito/Compensation Road off-ramp, exit 210. Turn right over the N2, pass the Lifestyle Shopping Centre and turn right onto the M4, toward Durban.
Fairmont Zimbali Resort is on the left-hand side.

Zimbali Resort Golf Special:

2 Night Package
accommodation, breakfast, a dinner credit to the value of R300 per person - 18 holes games
From: R1 610.00 per adult sharing per night

3 Night Package
accommodation, breakfast, a dinner credit to the value of R300 per person - 2 x 18 holes games
From: R1 590.00 per adult sharing per night

5 Night Package
accommodation, breakfast, 2 x dinner credit to the value of R300 per person - 2 x 18 holes games
From: R1 350.00 per adult sharing per night

Valid to: 15 December 2018
Please note: Subject to availability. Block out dates: long week-ends and school holidays, excludes 1% tourism levy

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2 night Romantic Indulgence:
From: R 3 100 per person
Includes: Special Turndown, Choc Covered Strawberry's and more > Read More

Zimbali Resort Advance Rates

1 May 2018 to 31 August 2018

Deluxe Room R 1 250 per person sharing  
Deluxe Seaview King Room
with a balconey
R 1 640 per person sharing  
Deluxe Seaview
2 x queen beds
R 2 870 per person sharing fits 2 adults, 2 children
Junior Suite /
Deluxe Garden Room
R 3 280 per person sharing R 6 100 Single Occupancy

1 September 2018 to 31 October 2018

Deluxe Room R 1 370 per person sharing  
Deluxe Seaview King Room
with a balconey
R 1 640 per person sharing  
Deluxe Seaview
2 x queen beds
R 1 950 per person sharing fits 2 adults, 2 children
Junior Suite /
Deluxe Garden Room
R 1 980 per person sharing R 3 700 Single Occupancy

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Mountain Biking
Quad Bikes
Scuba diving
Sky adventures
Deep-sea fishing
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There are two all weather, floodlit tennis courts. Tennis rackets and balls are available for use by lodge residents, from the clubhouse.


The beautiful pool area is incredible with its scenic appointment overlooking the Ocean. The pool appears to meander directly into the sea and offers guests a tranquil and relaxing diversion. Sun Loungers, umbrellas and towels are available.

Beach & Lake
Guests can soak up the sun and the splendor of the beach or the unique lakeside and even enjoy an al fresco picnic. The secluded beach pool is equipped wi umbrellas, loungers and refreshments are provided. This stretch of coastline is not designated for swimming however, other bathing beaches are located nearby.

Horse Riding
Take a gentle canter around the estate on horseback, meander through the indigenous forest accompanied by experienced guides.

Bird and Butterfly Watching
As a protected environment, the Estate is home to a wide variety of birdlife and magnificent butterflies.

Forest Walks
Enjoy the splendor of this sub-tropical forest with a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. You may enchanter a shy antelope along the way.

Located in the reception lounge area, Ideas at Zimbali offers a beautiful collection of resort-wear and logo items including clothing and gifts. There is also a selection of curios and essentials such as magazines, chocolates and candy.

Meetings and Conferences
Zimbali Lodge specializes in personalised conference arrangements for small to large groups. The Conference Centre 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

Willow Stream Spa
A visit to our Willow Stream Spa, with 8 treatment and steam rooms, promises a respite that will leave you soothed, pampered and revitalized.

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Fitness facilities
We offer fitness facilities, and several swimming pools throughout the property.

Exploring KwaZulu Natal
We will help you with daytrips and tour to all great travel destinations in KwaZulu Natal:
Game-viewing and safari outings, hiking and mountain biking, and dolphin tours
Historical Zulu battlefields, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba/Drakensburg Park, each a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Golfing at Zimbali Resort
The Zimbali Country Club’s Tom Weiskopf– designed 18-hole golf course, as well as other renowned golf courses nearby. A new Gary Player – designed 18-hole course, to open in 2011, is also planned for the resort.
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