Zimbali is a 370 hectare (925 acre) tropical
coastal residential and resort estate located on the North Coast
of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), 25 km north of Umhlanga Rocks
and bordering on the south of the popular holiday destination of
Ballito. Established by Moreland Estates, the property arm of the Tongaat-Hulett Group,
Zimbali consists of two distinct but uniquely complementary residential and
resort estates - the Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate and the Zimbali Golf Course
The Zimbali Forest Estate incorporates 250 residential
units nestled in an expanse of lush indigenous Coastal Forest offering
its inhabitants a luxurious ecological haven. A 50 hectare reserve within the estate in addition to all primary dune areas
have been demarcated as conservation areas providing a refuge to the rich variety
of local flora & fauna. Limited pathways and wooden viewing decks through
out these areas allow residents to interact with nature.
Zimbali has several natural spring water lakes which create a beautiful habitat
to the 85 species of bird, hosts of butterflies and a wide variety of indigenous
plant life. Animal life within the forest reserve include bush buck, blue duiker,
bushbaby, vervet monkey, banded mongoose and even wild pig.
No pets of any kind are allowed into the estate without the prior permission
of estate management.
The eastern frontage of the estate comprises a 3 km stretch of unspoilt beach
forming a natural golden boundary between the rich green forest and the warm
blue Indian Ocean. The design philosophy in Zimbali is to create a balance with nature. The Zimbali lifestyle is founded on serenity and tranquility and an architectural
language has been applied to reflect this overall feeling.
The Golf Course
The Zimbali golf course is the first in Africa to be designed by former British
Open and South African Open champion, Tom Weiskopf. Aided by Zimbali's high elevation and magnificent views, Weiskopf has produced
a course aimed at challenging the top players while still offering higher handicappers
the chance of a competitive game. >> Read
more about the golf course
There are two all weather, floodlit tennis courts. Tennis rackets and balls
are available for use by lodge residents, from the clubhouse.
The beautiful pool area is incredible with its scenic appointment
overlooking the Ocean. The pool appears to meander directly
into the sea and offers guests a tranquil and relaxing diversion. Sun Loungers, umbrellas and towels
Beach & Lake
Guests can soak up the sun and the splendour of the beach
or the unique lakeside and even enjoy an al fresco
picnic. The secluded beach pool is equipped with
umbrellas, loungers and refreshments are provided. This stretch of
coastline is not designated for swimming however, other
bathing beaches are located
Take a gentle canter around the estate on horseback,
meander through the indigenous forest accompanied
by experienced guides.
Bird and Butterfly Watching
As a protected environment, the Estate is home to
a wide variety of birdlife and magnificent butterflies.
Enjoy the splendour of this sub-tropical forest with
a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. You may encounter
a shy antelope along the way.
- Health and Beauty Spa
Guests can treat themselves to the health and luxury
they deserve, with a whole range of therapies
such as: 4 treatment
rooms for body treatments, facials,
manicures, pedicures and massages.
Located in the reception lounge area, Ideas at Zimbali offers
a beautiful collection of resort-wear and logo items including
There is also a
selection of curios and essentials such as magazines, chocolates
Meetings and Conferences
Zimbali Lodge specialises in personalised conference arrangements
for small to large groups. The Conference
Centre is beautifully appointed and ideally
situated for superb views of the Zimbali Estate and Country
Club Golf Course. The Conference centre leads directly
Hot summers: 24 - 32 Degrees Celsius
Mild Winters: 22 - 26 Degrees Celsius
Summer Average: 24 Degrees Celsius
Winter Average : 18 Degrees Celsius
Average 950mm per year
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Pay for 2, stay for 3 nights!
From: R2 275.00 per room per night
- Accommodation in a Deluxe Room
- Breakfast daily in Coral Tree Restaurant
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3 night Zimbali Resort Golf Package
From: R 5 190 per person sharing
3 nights accommodation, Dinner in Coral Tree- Restaurant, Breakfast daily, 1 round of Golf per person during the stay or 1 Spa treatment ( Limited Spa Menu )
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