Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

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‘Exclusive Hideaway Surrounded by Nature’

Inside the Zimbali Coastal Estate, the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge has 154 rooms and suites with views of the sea, garden or pool. Some rooms feature patios, and the higher category suites offer their own kitchens and separate lounge and dining areas. Dining options are plentiful, with a Mexican restaurant, dining terrace, lobby lounge and a lunch restaurant. Unwind at the Willow Stream Spa with a wealth of wellness and beauty treatments or enjoy special rates when playing at the 18-hole Zimbali Country Club.

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Minibar

Deluxe Garden Suite

This suite boasts a full kitchen, lounge and dining area. A large patio offers views of the oceans, gardens or pool.


  • 86sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Large patio
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Full kitchen
  • Oceans, garden or pool view

Deluxe Garden View

Offering garden views and a walk-in wardrobe in a ground floor location.


  • 43sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Bathroom with a bathtub and shower
  • Garden views
  • Walk-in wardrobe

Deluxe Room

Facing the sea, the Deluxe Room with a bench and bay window.


  • One king-size bed
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • 46sqm
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Sea views

Junior Suite

The Junior Suite features a patio and a wide range of views of the pool, sea and gardens.


  • 49sqm
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Sea, pool and garden views
  • Patio

  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Minibar


  • Five outdoor swimming pools
  • Fitness centre



  • Business centre



  • 9 treatment rooms
  • 3 outdoor cabanas
  • Steam rooms
  • A wealth of wellness and health and beauty treatments



Hotel guests enjoy special rates when playing at the 18-hole Zimbali Country Club.

Facilities include

  • Golf cart
  • Halfway house
  • Putting greens
  • Driving range
  • Tennis courts
  • Bar and lounge
Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Makhaza Bar at Beach Club interior seating

31 Degrees

A cocktail bar serving a light meu, fresh sushi and signature cocktails.


Serving traditional Mexican cuisine by the pool. Open for beverage service 09:00 – 17:00, food 11:00 – 17:00 and dinner Friday and Saturday 17:00 – 21:30.


Serving lunch, including specialty waffles and BLTs by the pool. Open 10:00 – 17:00 for drink service and 11:00 – 17:00 for food.

Coral Tree

With an extensive covered terrace and daily buffets. There are healthy options, such as a fresh juice and smoothie bar. Open Monday to Friday 06:30 – 10:30 for breakfast and 18:30 – 22:30 for dinner. Breakfast on Saturday 06:30 – 11:30 and dinner is 18:30 – 22:30.


A lobby lounge serving coffee and delicious cakes. Open Sunday to Thursday for drinks 08:00 – 23:00 and food 11:00 – 22:30. Friday & Saturday for drinks 08:00 – 24:00 and food 11:00 – 22:30 and daily for afternoon tea 12:00 – 18:00 and sushi bar 12:00 – 21:00.

Ma Khaza

A beach bar in a casual setting for cocktails. Open for drinks 09:00 – 17:00 and food 11:00 – 17:00. Open for dinner 17:00 – 21:00.


With cuisine from India made from recipes handed down through generations, with signature grills. Open for dinner Monday to Saturday 18:30 – 22:30.


A contemporary wine bar and cocktail lounge with premium signature drinks. Open Tuesday to Saturday 18:30 – 23:00.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is inside the Zimbali Coastal Estate, just 5 minutes from the town of Ballito, 20 minutes from Umhlanga and 30 minutes from Durban. The hotel is 25 minutes away from King Shaka International Airport.


Nearby Attractions

  • King Shaka International Airport – 11 miles
  • Ballito – 12 miles
  • Umhlanga – 18 miles
  • Durban – 26 miles
Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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