The Fairmont Zimbali Resort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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The Fairmont Zimbali Resort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pic: Supplied
The Fairmont Zimbali Resort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Pic: Supplied
The Fairmont Zimbali Resort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pic: Supplied

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is set within a magnificent forested coastal estate.

 Nestled between two World UNESCO Heritage Sites along the Dolphin Coast on the country's eastern coast, this 700-hectare protected tropical paradise is only a short drive away from Durban and can be easily accessed from the King Shaka International Airport.

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The clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean combined with the shade of the trees, offer a serene hideaway in exquisite natural beauty.

Waking up to breathtaking ocean and forest views combined with the calming sound of the sea makes a stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort unforgettable. Being accommodated in one of the spacious and luxurious rooms and suites all of which offer air-conditioning, high-speed WiFi, and a cosy bed to snuggle into makes a perfect destination for leisure and business travellers alike.

Guests enjoy a great variety of unique dining experiences, ranging from a sophisticated steakhouse to a beach-style rustic feel restaurant perfect for that end of day oven-fired pizza or seafood platter, and a tapas bar which serves an array of dishes.  

After a workout in the fitness centre, guests are welcome to enjoy a gentle swim in one of the five sparkling open-air swimming pools. 

Sit beside the pool with a refreshing cocktail in-hand and complete a round of golf at the Zimbali Coastal Estate which features an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf - all whilst the children enjoy holiday fun at the Kids Club. 

End your exciting and fun-filled day with a calming massage treatment and rest in the steam room in the opulent Willow Stream Spa. Certainly an experience of luxury living, stylish comfort and general peace of mind!

Whether you are in search of a romantic nature escape, a golf get-a-way, a game of tennis, family fun on the beach spotting the resident bottlenose porpoises and whales, or have the chance to sip cocktails around the pool watching the sunset alongside the tranquillity of the spa - the natural playground of Zimbali is ready to greet you. 

The Zimbali Estate is home to three establishments, choose your ideal accommodation choice which best meets your requirements.

IOL Travel & South-African-Hotels.com are offering the following specials for IOL readers:

Fairmont Zimbali Resort - 5 Star Resort in Ballito on the Zimbali Estate

150 rooms, super deluxe accommodation with great restaurants and pools, an all-round tropical resort experience
Rate from: R 2,200.00 per night for 2 guests sharing inclusive of breakfast  
Make a booking here:

Zimbali Lodge - Vacation Club in Ballito on the Zimbali Estate

40 rooms tucked away into the forest with a Bali style look and feel, great 4 star getaway, self-catering   
Rate from: R 990.00 per night for 2 guests sharing
Make a booking here.

Zimabli Suites - Self Catering in Ballito on the Zimbali Estate

Amazing self-catering, modern units with fully equipped kitchens in One, Two and Three bedroom units
Rate from: R 1,725.00 per night for 2 guests sharing
Make a booking here. 

Note: the above-mentioned rooms and rates are subject to availability and may change.