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Zimbali Resort

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Beach nearby
2 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 6 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Zimbali Resort

Zimbali Resort

3.5-star property
Ballito beach hotel with 6 restaurants, golf course

8.4/10 Very good

211 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Zimbali Coastal, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, 4422

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About this area

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Piazza - 5 min drive
  • Lupa Osteria Ballito - 5 min drive
  • Piccadeli Cafe - 6 min drive
  • Mamma G's - 6 min drive
  • Spice - 6 min drive

About this property

Zimbali Resort

Zimbali Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Ballito. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and facials. Coral Tree Restaurant, one of 6 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include 2 poolside bars, a golf course and a bar/lounge. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and breakfast.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 154 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*


  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 6 restaurants
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Free beach club
  • Tennis
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Beach access
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (9828 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bike hire
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian cotton sheets

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Coral Tree Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean, this bistro specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Osa – This restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.
Ma Khaza Beach Club – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant only serves light fare. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge
  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for an extra charge
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 265 for adults and ZAR 133 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per person (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6 PM
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Fairmont Resort Zimbali
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Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Zimbali Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 6 PM.
Are pets allowed at Zimbali Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Zimbali Resort?
Yes, there's free valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Zimbali Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zimbali Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Zimbali Resort?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Sibaya Casino (17-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Zimbali Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as cycling and hiking, and practise your swing on the golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Zimbali Resort also has 2 poolside bars and a fitness centre, as well as a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Zimbali Resort?
Yes, there are 6 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine, ocean views and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Spice (3.2 mi), La Piazza (3.4 mi) and Lupa Osteria Ballito (3.5 mi).
What's the area around Zimbali Resort like?
Zimbali Resort is located a short 20-minute walk from Casuarina Beach.



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Zimbini, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

So so stay.
Rooms are a bit dated with a bit of a damp/old smell. Service is where they lacked entirely. Definitely not on par with 4 or 5 star establishments. One issue to raise, called room service around 8:30 to 9:00 pm and their line was continuously busy. Eventually called guest services at 9pm to which I was told they would get in room dining to call me. An entire hour went by and nothing, I eventually called them and placed my order and a rather lackluster club sandwich with soggy chips was delivered. Unfortunately this type of service is unacceptable especially for the price point of around 300 dollars per night. So what was meant to be a quiet valentines night in with movie and room service was rather short changed by lack of service!
Thirashan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hannah, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Modern with interesting features. Great restaurant s. Very quiet.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Shakira, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Wendy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shannon, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

eed more at dinner tiime
Fantastic stay, only comment, I believe the dinner spread is light and needs more options
Johan, 3-night trip
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