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Zimbali Lodge 

On KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Zimbali—Zulu for “valley of flowers.” A sanctuary unlike any other in South Africa, this charming and unspoiled region is a nature lover’s wonderland. Dappled shadows from the lush vegetation and cool breezes from the Indian Ocean leave their mark on your soul. Endless beaches and clear skies invite you to relax and dream. Within this subtropical paradise, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve, you will find the highest expression of exclusive hospitality: Fairmont Zimbali Lodge.




Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is one of South Africa's most exclusive boutique luxury hotels and South Africa's most exclusive hideaway in nature's most perfect setting. All rooms at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offer five-star luxury designed to harmonize with the natural surroundings. The African classical architecture is complemented by warm wood tones. Bathrooms are luxurious with freestanding Victorian baths and delightful attention to detail. Each room is well stocked with a selection of hot beverages, light snacks and a mini bar. Butlers are on hand to attend to guests’ every need.


Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers a selection of fine dining options at the hotel with The Restaurant and Fountain Court offering indoor and outdoor dining, The Lounge offerin after dinner nightcaps and finally the Pool Bar offering light meals and snacks. In-room dining is also available upon request. Other services include Laundry service, Locker rooms – Golf Club, Newspaper in-room delivery, Patios and terraces, Picnic baskets, Pro shop, Safety deposit boxes, Satellite TV, Swimming pool, Tennis, Valet service.




Take the M4 North from Durban. Travel approximately 40 minutes and turn off just before Ballito and proceed to the first set of traffic lights, turn right and after 2kms the entrance to the Estate will be on your left. Alternatively from the North Coast highway (N2) take exit 210, turn towards Ballito and continue as above.

Nearby Golf Courses
Durban Country Club

Located in: South Africa, Kwazulu Natal North Coast,

The Durban Country Club - a course, overlooking the Blue Lagoon estuary and the Indian Ocean - will be enjoyed, but rarely mastered!
Course Info
Par: 72 | Distance: 6111 | Year Opened: 1922| Designer: George Waterman

Mount Edgecombe Country Club

Located in: South Africa, Kwazulu Natal North Coast,

Mount Edgecombe Country Club is tucked away in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal, providing two magnificent championship golf courses.
Course Info
Par: 72 | Distance: 5977 | Year Opened: 1992| Designer: Hugh Baiocchi

Zimbali Country Club

Located in: South Africa, Kwazulu Natal North Coast,

Zimbali Country Club lies on the breathtaking Zimbali Coastal Resort situated on a pristine stretch of the Dolphin Coast.
Course Info
Par: 72 | Distance: 6052m | Year Opened: 1998| Designer: Tom Weiskopf

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