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Fairmont Zimbali Estate, 4390 Ballito, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 34 reviews)
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Tennis Court, Golf Course (within 2 miles), Hiking, Cycling, Racquetball, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Beachfront, Bicycle Rental, Playground, Kids' Club, Evening Entertainment
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Snack Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and costs ZAR 50 per hour.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (free), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Suit Press, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 1 year stays free of charge in a crib.
One child under 12 years is charged ZAR 500 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 34 reviews
Value for money
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Fairmont Zimbali is a peaceful and stylish resort, 30 miles north of Durban. It has 5 outdoor swimming pools, panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and a championship golf course.
Score from 59 reviews Very good
Overlooking the Umhlanga Lighthouse and Indian Ocean, Oyster Box Hotel offers an outdoor infinity pool and an expansive spa along with free Wi-Fi. Gateway Shopping Center is one mile away.
Score from 87 reviews Wonderful
Located directly on the beach in Umdloti, Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge offers magnificent views over the Indian Ocean. The guest house is 12 km from King Shaka Airport.
Score from 36 reviews Wonderful
In Umhlanga Ridge, just 437 yards from Gateway Theatre of Shopping, this hotel features Indian Ocean views from its outdoor pool deck. La Lucia Ridge offices are a 2 minute drive away.
Score from 565 reviews Very good
Peaceful and relaxing
Prices for average Sputh Africans having a treat is just way over the top. R145 for a cocktail!
There was no 5* service at all! Dining experience and personnel need to be improved! - a lot!
Resturants are to expensive.
The setting and service
that it was only 1 night we could stay.
The rooms were spacious, facilities good and lovely views.
You had to call reception each time for a golf cart to take you to reception or your car. The gym and other facilities were at the other hotel on the estate.
Comfortable beds and pillows!
The service! Loved it!
The rooms were great
Would have been nice to have had the facility of a golf cart as I found it tough to get around within the resort.
Food was awfull
Booked for my folks as an anniversary present and they were thoroughly impressed. Facilities and ambiance superb.
Staff weren't particularly good, didn't have my booking when my folks arrived - and they were less than helpful.
I went to Zimbali Lodge with my girlfriend for a romantic weekend away. The accomodation, restaurant & service from the staff was utterly brilliant. I couldn't fault it.
Don't even think about it, just book it!
Love "Curry Night"; the sense of seclusion; location; proximity to wildlife; friendliness of the staff; colonial-style decor; the quality of the food
Not having a bedside table on both sides of the bed;
The setting is really stunning. The rooms are spacious and private. Will definitely be back.
The hotel staff were very friendly with excellent service of 5 stars standard. We would definitely like to come back in the future.
It was beautiful waking up to the sounds of many birds. The views were exquisite! The morning walks through the woods and forest to get to the beach breath taking. Our bath's overflow had a problem and was attended within 10 minutes and fixed the next day All other bad reviews about Zimbali lodge to me was untrue. Will definitely recommend it to everyone,
Poor Service Very Poor food Lack of response to complaints
Reception handled courteously and efficiently Porter and transport to room well managed and politely done
Distance to restaurant a problem especially at night and when wet Reported toilet bag left in room,well handled by reception and security but never received feed back
The golf cart to and fro the rooms is not the best, especially holding on to luggage.
The facilities are excellent that of a 5 stars hotel.
We were traveling with a baby 1 year old, and we asked for a baby cot. They confirmed on email that it will be provided, but it was not provided to us. When we checked in we asked for a cot but still not provided to us. On Saturday night our room was extremely cold, we asked for the aircold to be adjusted but we were told that they will provide a heater for us and this did not happen.
Fantastic place to stay with amazing facilities and a wow factor. Very safe, with friendly helpful staff delicious breakfast. Pool was astounding! Going to go back for sure!
That we only had one night there.
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