- Zimbali Lodge

  1. View from Zimbali Lodge
  2. Fairmont Room
  3. Imbizo Conference Room
  4. Zimbali Lodge Swimming Pool
  5. Bath with a View
  6. Evening around The Trophy Bar
  7. Valley of the Pools
  8. Zimbali Golf Course
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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 Estate.

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 throughout these areas allow residents to interact with nature. Zimbali has several natural springwater 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.

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About Zimbali Lodge and country club

Zimbali Lodge hotel overlooks the incredible Indian Ocean and is surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful indigenous gardens.

It is a 5-Star boutique hotel offering five-star luxury accommodation, and is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest. The classical architecture is accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones. The bathrooms are luxurious and feature Victorian baths from the turn of the century. Each room is well stocked with a selection of hot beverages, light snacks and a mini-bar. Butlers are on hand to attend to the guest's every need including room service and a very select ensemble of delicious snacks and light meals grace the room service menu.

The Zimbali Lodge has a total of 76 rooms situated in individual lodges (2 lodges of 8 rooms and 6 lodges of 10 rooms), located away from the main Lodge and set in magnificent subtropical gardens.

  • Luxury Suites
    4 Luxury Suites
    En-suite bedroom
    Dining room
    King-size bed, and optional inter-leading twin bedroom
  • King Bedrooms
    28 King Bedrooms
    King-size bed
    Standard amenities
  • Twin Bedrooms
    44 Twin Bedrooms
    Twin beds alongside each other


Please note that while 1 young child can be accommodated on a sleeper couch in the standard rooms, if there is more than 1 child they may have to be accommodated in a separate room depending on their ages (8 years and above usually). The standard rooms do not have inter leading doorways. A suite can be used with an optional twin room adjoined.

Standard Room Features & Amenities

  • Sea, lagoon & forest facing
  • Colour satellite television with remote control
  • Radio
  • Bathroom with separate showed
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric Razor plug
  • Multi-electrical plugs for international use
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Air-conditioned
  • 24-hour Butler Service
  • Daily newspaper delivery

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 from the Ngwenya Terrace.


Imbiso Room
The imposing Imbiso Room is the focal point of the conference facilities and can accommodate a maximum of 80 delegates in cinema-style seating, 40 delegates in u-shape, 35 in boardroom style or 60 in a schoolroom configuration.

Tugela Room
The Tugela Room, is an executive boardroom with an ocean view. The oval mahogany boardroom table dominates the room and this is the perfect venue for the smaller conference and can accommodate 10 people.

Umgeni Room
The Umgeni Room is also a small, intimate venue and can accommodate a maximum of 25 delegates in cinema style seating, 15 delegates in u-shape, 12 boardroom style or 15 in school-room configuration.

Conference Catering
The Lodge has capitalised on the excellent Natal climate to offer outdoor catering to conference groups on the Gwen Terrace, which is easily accessible from all the conference rooms. Guests may also opt for a formal dining experience in the Restaurant or hold a private gala event at the Country Club. Zimbali Country Club caters for 76 inside the restaurant for dinner and if the venue is extended out onto the verandah 96. 120 Guests can be accommodated for cocktails.

Zimbali Lodge Advance Rates

15 December 2017 to 7 January 2018
Fairmont Room R 1 700 per person sharing R 1 745 per single occupancy
Fairmont View Room R 2 150 per person sharing R 3 950 per single occupancy
One Bedroom Lodge suite R 3 800 per person sharing R 7 200 per single occupancy
8 January 2018 to 29 March 2018
Fairmont Room R 990 per person sharing R 1 745 per single occupancy
Fairmont View Room R 1 440 per person sharing R 2 645 per single occupancy
One Bedroom Lodge suite R 3 090 per person sharing R 5 945 per single occupancy
30 March 2018 to 2nd April 2018
Fairmont Room R 1 490 per person sharing R 2 750 Single Occupancy
Fairmont View Room R 2 490 per person sharing R 3 650 Single Occupancy
One Bedroom Lodge suite R 3 590 per person sharing R 6 950 Single Occupancy

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Zimbali Lodge Special Rate with Dinner at Zimbali Resort

Package Price:
From: R 2 950 per ROOM per night for 2 people
From: R 2 100 per ROOM per night for 1 person
Valid: 8 Jan to 29 March 2018
Please note: Subject to availability, Excludes Tourism Levy of 1%

  • 1 night at the luxurious Zimbali Lodge in a Fairmont Room
  • Delicious hot and cold Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner in Coral Tree Restaurant included for 2 adults- Free Shuttle to the Resort needs to be taken

Subject to availability. Blockout dates may apply.
This offer is for new bookings only and is only applicable for leisure travelers.
This offer cannot be combined with other promotions, discounts, packages or special rates.
Rates include VAT and exclude 1% tourism levy.

Package Price: From: R 2 950 per ROOM per night for 2 people sharing ( R 2150 Single)
Valid to: 30 September 2017
Please note: Subject to availability
Ref: pz200

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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 are available.

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 nearby.

Horse Riding
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. Forest Walks: Enjoy the splendor 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.
Health Hydro Shower
>> Read more about the Health and Beauty Spa

Located in the reception lounge area, Ideas at Zimbali offers a beautiful collection of resort-wear and logo items including clothing and gifts. There is also a selection of curios and essentials such as magazines, chocolates and candy.

Meetings and Conferences
Zimbali Lodge specializes 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 from the Ngwenya Terrace.
>> Read more about Meetings and Conferences

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

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