At the 5-star Fairmont Zimbali Resort you are engaged by the unsurpassed service of the global hospitality brand. The international standards are only surpassed by the 180 degree Indian Ocean vista. This breathtaking panorama, through 'a window that frames a masterpiece', ensures a sense of quiet exclusivity, providing a relaxing, yet invigorating place to unwind.

A state-of-the-art infrastructure, and a culture of indulgent service, provide unrivalled quality and permeate the romantic charm of the Kwazulu-Natal North coast. This haven of luxury offers 154 rooms, nine tantalising Food and Beverage experiences, conference facilities, a private Beach Club, Health Club, international Willow Stream Spa, supervised Kids Club, a championship 18-hole golf course and Country Club, and a host of other facilities.

Just 20 minutes from the new King Shaka International Airport, this is Kwazulu-Natal's premier coastal destination. Fairmont Zimbali Resort integrates seamlessly into the indigenous environment. It is accommodating, indulgent, considerate and welcoming, ideal for perfect occasions. Choose your reason, and then escape to the distinctively exclusive coastal paradise of Fairmont Zimbali Resort.

Accommodation details


Zimbali Coastal Resort
KwaZulu-Natal Dolphin Coast
South Africa

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00

General facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Valet parking
  • Pool
  • Health club
  • Massage services
  • Parking lot
  • Spa
  • Front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop
  • Exercise gym
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Transportation services - local area
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • On-Site parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Playground
  • Free parking
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Train access
  • Baby sitting
  • Dry cleaning
  • Children's play area
  • Children's nursery
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Business center
  • Concierge desk
  • Sauna
  • Ironing board
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Room service
  • Currency exchange
  • Lounges/bars
  • Jogging track
  • Gift/News stand

Local information

Directions from King Shaka International airport:

Take the N2 north toward Stanger / Richards Bay. Take the Ballito / Compensation Road off-ramp, Exit 210. Turn right over the N2, towards Ballito, pass the Lifestyle Shopping Centre and turn right onto the M4, toward Durban. Fairmont Zimbali Resort is on the left-hand side.

Directions from the North and the Wildlife Reserves:

Travel south on the N2 towards Durban. Take the Ballito / Compensation Road off-ramp, Exit 210. Turn left towards Ballito, pass the Lifestyle Shopping Centre and turn right onto the M4, toward Durban. Fairmont Zimbali Resort is on the left-hand side.

Visit the gateway city port of Durban - a pulsating and inviting fusion of East, West and Zulu motifs overlooking Africa's busiest picture-postcard seaport.

Visit the unmatched uShaka Marine World aquarium and marine education centre where an underwater wonderland awaits.

Take a Shakaland Cultural Tour which includes traditional Zulu dancing.

Try - if you're daring - the Big Rush Jump at the magnificent Durban beachfront Moses Mabhida Stadium built for the 2010 World Cup soccer extravaganza.

See the Valley of 1000 Hills with its rich mix of rolling vistas, hutted villages and a crocodile and snake park.

Exciting scuba diving - in the warm Indian Ocean and even among sharks at uShaka Marine World.

It's North Coast offers year-round frolicking dolphins and majestic seasonal whale migrations.

The Elephant Coast has Big Five nature reserves of international repute amid the realm of the Zulu kings of old.

The Midlands Meander has history-filled little towns leading to adventure sports and game viewing, along with outlets for unique arts and crafts.

There are the Battlefields of yesteryear where Zulu, Boer and British now make pilgrimages of reconciliation.

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