Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Ballito - Hotel Accommodation - Dolphin Coast

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Hotel at Zimbali Estate, (on the M4, 1km from Ballito), North Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

On KwaZulu Natal’s famous Dolphin Coast, under an abundant forest canopy, you will find Zimbali - Zulu for “valley of flowers”. A sanctuary unlike any other in South Africa, this charming and unspoiled region is a nature lover’s wonderland. Dappled shadows from the lush vegetation and cool breezes from the Indian Ocean leave their mark on your soul. Endless beaches and clear skies invite you to relax and dream. In the midst of this subtropical paradise, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve, you will find the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge.

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, an unforgettable South African experience awaits. Revel in one of 76 elegant rooms and suites, whose warm wood and autumn tones evoke the natural splendour that surrounds this beautiful lodge. Challenge yourself to a round of golf on the stunning, Tom Weiskopf–designed 18-hole championship golf course, or rediscover your energy at nearby Fairmont Zimbali Resort’s renowned Willow Stream Spa. From sunrise until sunset, every moment will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.


Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest of the Zimbali Forest Estate. 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 has a mini bar which is well stocked with a selection of beverages and light snacks.

The Fairmont 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.

The guest rooms comprise the following:
Luxury Suites
King Bedrooms
Twin Bedrooms

Standard Room Features & Amenities include:
Sea, lagoon and forest facing, colour satellite television with remote control, radio, bathroom with separate shower, hairdryer and electric razor plug, multi-electrical plugs for international use, telephone with computer connection, balcony, air-conditioned, 18-hour butler service, daily newspaper delivery.

Health & Beauty Spa

Inside exclusive Fairmont Zimbali Resort, located only 2km from the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, the Willow Stream Spa echoes the resort’s promises of relaxation, pampering and unforgettable experiences, and sets the stage for your energy journey.

Take time to experience our unparalleled facilities: Unwind before or after your treatment on our spa terrace, whose spectacular views of the ocean will calm and soothe you. Immerse yourself in our relaxing outdoor mineral pool. Step into a luxurious steam shower and let the day’s stresses melt away. Or reconnect with your loved one in our tranquil couple’s lounge or one of our spacious couple’s suites.

Of course, our treatment menu ensures that your spa visit is truly memorable. The unique bounty of South Africa punctuates our offerings, from an indulgent marula milk bath (featuring the country’s celebrated marula fruit) to a stress-relieving intonga stick massage to a hydrating potato, rooibos, aloe and marula mask. We offer many tailored treatments to address your specific health and skin needs, and we have also selected and developed experiences and packages specifically for men, couples and wedding parties. Each experience is designed to help you slow down and find the energy you hold within, in a peaceful, authentic environment.
The luxury spa includes 9 treatment rooms, as well as steam rooms, separate ladies and gents relaxation lounges and the "Great Room" for after treatment relaxation. The spa offers a full spectrum of health and beauty services all given by trained specialists.

Golf Course

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge is well known for the stunning Tom Weiskopf 18-hole golf course located within the Zimbali Estate. It offers a challenging round of golf at world-class standards with stunning views. Golf carts are compulsory and available for hire, the Club's Pro Shop has all the golfers necessities and the clubhouse offers a bar and restaurant.


One special day, one special moment held at one special place. Capture memories and experience romance in a setting that brings your dreams to reality. The ultimate, most breathtaking wedding awaits you. With a variety of venues to choose from for both the ceremony and reception you will be spoilt for choice. Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and therefore should be remembered for all the right reasons.

Meetings & Conferences

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge specialises in personalised conference arrangements for small to large groups of up to 70 guests. A wide range of audio visual aids and state of the art equipment is available to delegates in our three conference rooms. Our catering service is an extension of our excellent dining facilities at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort, which can create unique outdoor or indoor experiences.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled equipped
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Price Range
Available on request

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.544935
Longitude: 31.196667

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome in the Suites.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
May 2005 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

The SATSA Conference was held here to which I was involved in. There were just on 250 guests from various sectors within the Tourism Industry attending...

Beverley Langkilde, Ballito

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