Zimbali Lodge Hotel

Zimbali Lodge Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Zimbali Lodge Hotel is a serene hideaway offering pleasant accommodation, located within the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Resort eco-estate, 31.1 miles north of Durban. The hotel has an infinity pool with palm trees surrounding it. The beach is within a 5-minute walk away. Rooms and suites are located inside the indigenous forest and are decorated in a colonial manner. Sliding doors open onto a balcony with views of the golf course or the forest. Free-standing Victorian bathtubs, a separate shower, and a private toilet are available in the bathrooms. Each room features WiFi and a large number of TV channels.
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Zimbali Lodge Hotel

Zimbali Lodge Hotel is a serene hideaway offering pleasant accommodation, located within the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Resort eco-estate, 31.1 miles north of Durban. The hotel has an infinity pool with palm trees surrounding it. The beach is within a 5-minute walk away.

Rooms and suites are located inside the indigenous forest and are decorated in a colonial manner. Sliding doors open onto a balcony with views of the golf course or the forest. Free-standing Victorian bathtubs, a separate shower, and a private toilet are available in the bathrooms. Each room features WiFi and a large number of TV channels.

The Zimbali Lodge Hotel is nestled inside the tranquil borders of a coastal forest reserve, where an extraordinary African adventure awaits. Warm wood finishes and fall tones have been used to promote visitor comfort in the guest rooms and suites.

Ballito is a 5-minute drive from Zimbali Lodge, which is perfectly placed between Durban and Umhlanga. The hotel is around a 20-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport.

About Zimbali Lodge Hotel

The Indian Ocean is seen from the Zimbali Lodge Hotel in Ballito on KwaZulu-Natal‘s Dolphin Coast.

The magnificent Zimbali Lodge is located in a protected nature reserve near Durban and the Durban International Airport, and it offers a variety of leisure and corporate services.

The traditional architecture of this holiday and conference resort in South Africa is enhanced by the warm wood and autumn tones that have been used in its design and decor to complement the estate’s lush surrounding woodland.

In total, there are 76 hotel rooms in Zimbali’s separate lodges. The hotel rooms are positioned away from the main lodge and provide lovely views of the tranquil gardens.

For both leisure and business travellers, the lodge is an excellent outdoor resort destination. The Zimbali Estate, which is bordered by the beach and the ocean, has two outdoor swimming pools, one at the main lodge and the other at the beach, as well as a golf course and other sports and entertainment facilities.

The 18-hole golf course at the Zimbali Lodge Hotel is well-known. The golf course provides a demanding round of golf while providing stunning views of the estate and the ocean.

Golf carts are required on this South African golf course and can be rented; the golf club’s Pro Shop has everything a golfer needs. A bar and restaurant are also available at the clubhouse.

Why Stay at Zimbali Lodge Hotel?

Visitors travelling up the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal have long been drawn to Zimbali Lodge. This is the perfect spot to relax and let nature soothe your spirit, with leaning palms, subtropical gardens, and a classy resort-style.

The isiZulu word zimbali, which means “valley of flowers,” properly describes the famed Zimbali Coastal Resort, where the property is located. A stay here puts you just five minutes from Ballito’s booming hub and 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport. The lodge, which is easy to find and has a friendly and inviting environment, has 18 hotel suites and 35 self-catering vacation ownership apartments.

The architecture is enhanced with warm wood and fall tones, while the accommodations reach the sweet spot between classic elegance and contemporary. Private decks provide a front-row seat to the breathtaking surroundings, which include an indigenous forest teeming with butterflies and birds.

Zimbali Lodge also hosts small conferences and continues to be a popular wedding venue. Expect to be treated like a movie star by the attentive valets and informed concierge, whether you visit with a loved one, your family, or as a solitary traveller.

Aside from the sophisticated dining options, the eco-estate offers a plethora of activities, and avid golfers will be familiar with the championship 18-hole course. It’s entirely up to you how you spend your days, but when you’re ready to go farther afield, there are conventional wildlife parks and marine reserves to visit, as well as glistening coasts, estuaries, and wetlands to discover in the surrounding area.

If you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach, you’ll find one just a short distance away. This secluded and clean beach is ideal for dipping your toes in the Indian Ocean.

About Zimbali Lodge and country club

Zimbali Lodge hotel overlooks the incredible Indian Ocean and is surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful indigenous gardens.

It is a 5-Star boutique hotel offering five-star luxury accommodation and is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest. 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 is well stocked with a selection of hot beverages, light snacks and a mini-bar. Butlers are on hand to attend to the guest’s every need including room service and a very select ensemble of delicious snacks and light meals grace the room service menu.

The 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.

Luxury Suites

  • 4 Luxury Suites
  • En-suite bedroom
  • Dining room
  • King-size bed, and optional inter-leading twin bedroom

King Bedrooms

  • 28 King Bedrooms
  • King-size bed
  • Standard amenities

Twin Bedrooms

  • 44 Twin Bedrooms
  • King-size bed
  • Twin beds alongside each other

Children

Please note that while 1 young child can be accommodated on a sleeper couch in the standard rooms, if there is more than 1 child they may have to be accommodated in a separate room depending on their ages (8 years and above usually). The standard rooms do not have interleading doorways. A suite can be used with an optional twin room adjoined.

Standard Room Features & Amenities

  • Sea, lagoon & forest facing
  • Colour satellite television with remote control
  • Radio
  • Bathroom with separate shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric Razor plug
  • Multi-electrical plugs for international use
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Air-conditioned
  • 24-hour Butler Service
  • Daily newspaper delivery

Meetings and Conferences

Zimbali Lodge specialises in personalised conference arrangements for small to large groups. The Conference Centre is beautifully appointed and ideally situated for superb views of the Zimbali Estate and Country Club Golf Course. The Conference centre leads directly from the Ngwenya Terrace.

Conference Venues At Zimbali lodge

Imbiso Room

The imposing Imbiso Room is the focal point of the conference facilities and can accommodate a maximum of 80 delegates in cinema-style seating, 40 delegates in u-shape, 35 in boardroom style or 60 in a schoolroom configuration.

Tugela Room

The Tugela Room is an executive boardroom with an ocean view. The oval mahogany boardroom table dominates the room and this is the perfect venue for the smaller conference and can accommodate 10 people.

Umgeni Room

The Umgeni Room is also a small, intimate venue and can accommodate a maximum of 25 delegates in cinema style seating, 15 delegates in u-shape, 12 boardroom style or 15 in school-room configuration.

Conference Catering

The Lodge has capitalised on the excellent Natal climate to offer outdoor catering to conference groups on the Gwen Terrace, which is easily accessible from all the conference rooms. Guests may also opt for a formal dining experience in the Restaurant or hold a private gala event at the Country Club. Zimbali Country Club caters for 76 inside the restaurant for dinner and if the venue is extended out onto the verandah 96. 120 Guests can be accommodated for cocktails.

Hotel Facilities

Room Facilities

Air Conditioning, Balcony Rooms, En-Suite, Family Rooms, Free Toiletries, Hairdryer, Mini Bar, Tea and Coffee

Reception Services

Private Check In Out, Tour Desk, Currency Exchange, Concierge, 24hr Front Desk, Luggage Storage

Food & Drink

Bar, Restaurant, BBQ, Room Service, Packed Lunches, Coffee Shop, Snack Bar

Activities

Game Drives, Golf, Tennis, Beach, Live TV Sports, Live Entertainment, Local Tours, Childrens Playground, Games Room, Water Sports, Kids Club, Fishing, Hiking

Outdoor Facilities

Outdoor Fireplace, Outdoor Furniture, Sun Terrace, Terrace, Garden, Picnic Area

Wellness

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room

General

Lounge TV Area, Airport Shuttle, Designated Smoking Area, Air Conditioning, Barber / Beauty Salon, Babysitting Service, Disabled Facilities

Cleaning Services

Daily Housekeeping, Laundry Service, Ironing Service, Dry Cleaning

Security

24hr Security, CCTV, Safety Deposit Box

Parking

Free Parking

Languages Spoken

English

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