Reconnect with the environment

Zimbali Coastal Resort is situated on one of the most picturesque green belts in South Africa, where the Indian Ocean embraces a lush coastal forest.

These two unique ecosystems combine to offer nature enthusiasts the best of the marine environment combined with the unique fauna and flora of this sub-tropical paradise.

The resort is a birdwatcher's paradise, with more than 200 species recorded. It's the perfect place to explore on either two feet or two wheels with walking, hiking trails and mountain biking trails offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the lush, sub-tropical environment.

There are wonderful viewing decks dotted across the resort where you can relax and watch the ocean or absorb the tranquility of the resort's lakes and dams.

Walks through the coastal forest and along the beautiful beach also give you the opportunity to see some of the area's indigenous wildlife species such as bushbuck and duiker. And if you are lucky you will spot dolphins and porpoises playing in the waves.


common birds

Crowned Eagle
Spotted Eagle Owl
Woolly-necked Stork
Grey Heron
African Jacana
African Goshawk


Common Antelope

Bushbuck
Blue Duiker
Common or Grey Duiker