Fairmont Zimbali Resort

When will Zimbali Resort re open?

Zimbali Resort Hotel will re-open on the 1st Dec 2021. It will open under its new branding of "The Capital Zimbali". Book early!
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  • Play Zimbali Golf course in the morning and spend the rest of your day relaxing next to the pool or enjoying walks on the beach.
    To read more about 1,2,3,5 night Zimbali Golf Packages click below

    Golf Packages
  • Rooms designed for long lie ins, breakfast prepared to tempt you from those rooms and beaches and gardens enticing you on long romantic walks. If all that was too stressful for you, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa relaxing with a couples massage

    Romance Package
  • Theres plenty for children to do at Zimbali resort. Book a Twin Queen room and the kids stay free. Children under 5 eat free and children between 5 and 12 pay 50% of the adult rate.

    Children Stay Free package

About Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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.

Zimbali Rooms Type (below rates include breakfast)

Deluxe King Room - No Balcony

Max Guests:
2 persons
ROOM per night
R 2 850

The Deluxe Room, warmly lit with down and aerial lighting with a luxurious king-size bed features a bay window, a working desk, bathroom wrapped by part-frosted glass sliding doors and a separate private toilet,

Deluxe Garden Bedroom

Deluxe Queen Queen - no balcony and has 2 queen beds

Max Guests:
2 adults+2children
ROOM per nightR 3 445

The rooms which all feature a walk-in wardrobe with digital safe, work desk and a bathroom with a shower, bath and a private toilet. On the ground floor, the patio has access to the gardens

Dealuxe Seaview Bedroom

Deluxe Seaview King - with balcony

Max Guests:
2+2 persons
ROOM per nightR 3 700

With African inspired décor the room features a walk-in wardrobe with digital safe. There is a work desk with internet, bathroom wrapped in part-frosted glass, sliding door with shower, bath and a private toilet.

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Max Guests:
2 persons
ROOM per nightR 4 550

Features king-size beds and are enveloped with an array of scenery, including sea views, gardens and the main hotel pool. The rooms include a microwave, small basin and fridge.

Garden Suite Lounge

Deluxe Garden Suite

Max Guests:
2 persons
ROOM per nightR 5 145

The Suite has an impressive full kitchen, partitioned from the dining areas by sliding doors, a lounge and dining area that leads onto a large patio with views of the ocean, gardens and the main hotel pool.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Max Guests:
2 persons
ROOM per nightR 5 145

These Suites offer grand open spaces and boast an astounding 88 sq meters of open planned space.Impressive full kitchen, partitioned from the dining areas by sliding doors

Sea View Suite

Max Guests:
2 persons
ROOM per nightR 9 935

The Seaview Suite features a breakfast bar with Nespresso Machine, a lounge and dining area that leads onto a large patio, the perfect setting for your morning coffee or tea with views of the Indian ocean, gardens and the main hotel pool.

Penthouse Lounge

Penthouse Suite

Max Guests:
4 persons
ROOM per nightPOA

The Penthouse Suite is a distinctive tribute to grandeur, luxury and elegance. This authentic suite is a celebration of decadent leisure with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and prominent views of the hotel front.

Presidential Suite deck

Presidential Suite

Max Guests:
2 persons
ROOM per nightPOA

This suite represents the pinnacle in Fairmont Zimbali Resort luxury. The expansive 417 sq meter space is a destination unto itself with a luxurious outside deck with breathtaking 180 degree seaviews

See Zimbali Latest Rates

Zimbali Resort Rates Valid: 1 December 2021 - 31 March 2022


Luxury Room

R 3 250 per room per night
R 2 950 Single

Luxury Garden Room

R 3 250 per room per night
R 2 950 Single

1 Bedroom Apartment

R 4 200 per room per night
R 3 900 Single

2 Bedroom Apartment

R 6 400 per apartment per night
R 6100 Single

1 Bedroom Presidential

R 9 350 per room per night
R 9 050 Single

2 Bedroom Presidential

R 11 550 per Suite per night
R 11 200 Single

2 Bedroom Penthouse

R 16 550 per Suite per night
R 16 250 Single

3 Bedroom Penthouse

R 5 145 per Suite per night
R 16 850 Single

3 Bedroom Luxury Villa

R 5 145 per Villa per night
R 8 550 Single

All rates include a buffet breakfast for 2 paying adults. For extra guests in the 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, additional breakfasts are charged at R 250 per person

Rates and Specials

  • Peak seasons are subject to minimum stays.
    All long weekends: min 2 nights.
    Christmas period: min 3 nights.
    New Year: Min 3 nights stay.
  • All rates are Room/ Apartment/ Suite rates and include breakfast for 2 people.
    In 2 or 3 bedroom Suites where there are more than 2 guests, breakfast is charged seperately at R 250/ person .
  • Rates exclude tourism levy
  • Rates include VAT


  • Children under 12 years stay free on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Children stay free only in the 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments/ suites with 2 full paying adults, and sleep on a roll away bed.
  • Infants can be accommodated in the Luxury Rooms and the Luxury Garden Rooms in a cot.

Things to Do

Restaurants and things to do while at Zimbali Resort

Located in Zimbali Resort

Willow Stream Spa

Whether you’re planning an indulgent day at the spa, or popping in for a mini break, our special Spa Offers will leave you relaxed, energised and ready to take on the world.

Located at the Beach Club

Bar Makhaza

Ma Khaza is the quintessential beach bar with a casual cocktail mood that flows seamlessly into the early evening, complimented by flavourful meals from Ayoba! Sit back, take it easy and enjoy a cocktail while the cool Indian Ocean’s breeze sweeps over you.

5 minute drive from Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Zimbali Country Club

Offering irresistible ocean and forest views, exceptional water and wetland features and an inspiring natural setting, Zimbali Country Club has developed the reputation of a memorable course with charisma and challenge.