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Tee-off in style on our championship course designed by golfing legend Tom Weiskopf
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Reconnect with Mother Nature and explore our own beautiful stretch of the Dolphin Coast
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Welcome to paradise

One of South Africa's leading tourism destinations, Zimbali Coastal Resort is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and award-winning hotels, as well as offering leisure and business travellers from across the world the opportunity to experience unrivalled hospitality in a luxury eco-estate setting. 

Zimbali Coastal Resort is located on Kwa-Zulu Natal's famed North Coast, on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the country, a short drive from Durban's King Shaka International Airport, the bustling holiday hotspots of Ballito and Umhlanga and just 30 minutes from the bright lights of Durban.

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Our various accommodation options all have one thing in common - they put comfort first with luxurious finishings and sophisticated decor and are guaranteed to not just meet our guests' expectations but to exceed them.  

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Indulge body and soul

Taking good care of yourself is made easy at Fairmont Zimbali Resort thanks to Willow Stream Spa and our fully equipped, state of the art gym, both of which take wellness of body and soul to the next level.

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Zimbali Coastal Resort offers a 360-degree lifestyle experience that includes a range of great outdoor and indoor activities designed to keep you young at heart and on the go. There really is something for everyone on offer, from golf and squash to tennis and hiking.

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Feast your eyes and delight your senses with Fairmont Zimbali Resort’s exquisite dining options that invite you on a culinary journey that is guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds.

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort is the perfect place to say "I do" with a range of gorgeous venues for both ceremonies and receptions. Our experienced and professional team of wedding planners will handle all the details, leaving you free to celebrate in style.

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Whether it's a business meeting for a handful of executives or a conference for hundreds of delegates, Fairmont Zimbali Resort has a venue to suit and a dedicated conferencing and banqueting team on hand to make your event one to remember.

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In order to ensure that we offer all our visitors a pleasant and enjoyable experience when making use of our leisure facilities, kindly note a Club Leisure Pool Fee applies for non-hotel guests to use the Main Pool at only R150 per person, per day. Enjoy an elevated poolside experience; guests receive a R75 meal voucher per person (to use at either the Bite Pool Bar or at the Beach Café and Bar), and can expect value-added services on offer. For more information, kindly contact our Guest Services Team on guestservices@zimbaliresort.com or call (032) 538 5000.

Bookings are essential for our restaurants with preference given to hotel guests. Contact our Dining Department to make your booking on dining@zimbaliresort.com.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort - buddy4344 (South Africa) - 29 May 2019

Wow, Beautiful location and hotel. I was leading a group to go on safari in KwaZulu Natal. I arranged for the group to transfer to the Fairmont Zimbali Resort upon arriving in Durban. Everyone loved the rooms and meals during our short stay at this hotel. The location was convenient and the view of the Indian Ocean was relaxing. No complaints.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort - 878jacquesh (South Africa) - 27 May 2019

A perfect venue for our annual VWSA corporate event. Was so nice to arrive from the airport, and only like a 15 minute drive, to only again leave for the airport. Meetings during the day, and evening function at one spot. Loved it. We stayed here for two nights, had a great walk in the Resort every morning. It was safe and a beautiful area. Even went down onto the beach. Some colleagues had a good swim in the mornings before breakfast. The staff was all very friendly and attentive. Buffet breakfast spot on, and they even got me fresh chillies. We did the buffet dinner on our 1st night in the Coral Tree Restaurant. Everything spot on. Rooms was clean and fresh towels both days. Had free water, coffee and tea in the room. Thanks team, amazing location, great venue!!

Fairmont Zimbali Resort - FarAway63273415108 (South Africa) - 21 Jan 2019

Heaven on Earth. A beautiful, luxurious stay. Pleasant, courteous staff and amazing service. A blissful, peaceful place to unwind and get in touch with your inner self. Facilities were well-maintained, food was divine and an overall amazing experience.

Zimbali Lodge - TilaniE (South Africa) - 10 Oct 2018

STUNNING - Zimbali. What a magnificent resort! I stayed in a two bed roomed suite that was exquisite. Layout of the little apartment was stunning that was perfect for a small family. Facilities and services at the resort is world class.

Zimbali Suites - mandyelise2015 (South Africa) - 03 Apr 2018

Great place to stay. We actually stayed in the Zimbali Suites, which is part of Fairmont Hotel, but they are apartments with fully stocked kitchens. Was a fabulous place to spend our holiday, has a lot of extras; spa, restaurants, too many pools to choose from and easy access to the Ballito mall just 4km from resort. Friendly staff and clean resort. You. Have access to the private beach, which is not swimmable but great to see ocean and walk in the sand. We saw Dolphins from our balcony and during our dinner time at one of the restaurants.

Zimbali Heritage Place - Othatab (South Africa) - 24 Jul 2017

My Zimbali Experience. We had the time of our life, the place is . Great picture moments, facilities, support staff and accommodation. The number of restaurants provides a vast choice of dishes to suit and wet everyone's appetite. We were staying at one the Heritage Villa and the accessibility, cleanliness, access to own pools and beach was convenient. My villa was 200m from the beach, which made it so much fun.

Zimbali Villas - jndj12 (South Africa) - 24 Sep 2016

Wife loved it. We were at the villas and let me tell you nice views. Surroundings are very beautiful. Different types of venues and pools and nice restaurants to pick and enjoy your momentum in the sun. Very safe and staff very helpful. Will definitely see me again.