Zimbali Coastal Resort is the idyllic holiday destination on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast.
With a myriad of accommodation options available and conveniently situated close to King Shaka International Airport, as well as being a mere 30 minutes from Durban, 20 minutes from Umhlanga, and five minutes from the holiday hotspot of Ballito, Zimbali Coastal Resort is the premium location to experience the grandeur and activities of KwaZulu Natal’s myriad of activities and attractions.
Stretching from the Tongaat River to the south of Zimbali all the way north to Zinkwazi Beach and the Tugela River mouth, the Dolphin Coast is renowned all over the world for its fabulous beaches, beautiful seas, amazing waves and idllyic coastal environment, enjoying warm weather year-round.
Dotted with pretty holiday towns like Ballito, Salt Rock, Umdloti and Zinkwazi, the coast offers great surfing conditions, a collection of tidal pools and excellent fishing spots. Local attractions include legendary Zulu King Shaka's grave at Kwa-Dukuza, the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve with its pretty picnic sites and intriguing muti trail and historic battle sites at Fort Pearson and Ultimatum Tree.
Unearth some of Ballito's not so best kept secrets!
The Ballito Pro is the world's longest running professional surfing contest. This annual event in June/July features an expanded festival, music concerts on the beach, as well as women and men's surf competitions at Willard Beach in Ballito.
Ballito's Top 5 Beaches
Known as the most popular seaside destination in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Ballito has a beach for every season. Whether you are enjoying a stroll on the promenade at Willard Beach or taking a picture the Thompson's Bay Beach "hole in the wall', there certainly is something for everyone.
A secret haven for kids and adults alike. Enjoy the country village of Umhlali while you eat, play, create and shop.
Park Run at Sugar Rush
Enjoy a free 5km, timed run through the sugar cane forest every Saturday at 08:00. Grab a post Park-Run coffee at the Sugar Rush coffee shop. Pre-registration is required and can be done online.
The Litchi Orchard Market
The Litchi Orchard is a working farm and outdoor community space dedicated to local crafts and produce. Whilst the December litchi season is fleeting, the grounds and specialty stores are open year-round for visitors to enjoy. Take your pick of healthy, fresh dishes to gourmet food at Kelly's Eatery, or take time out to stop and smell the roses at Muddy Boots Garden Centre. Regular farmer's markets offer even more in the way of homemade gifts and artisanal fare.