Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

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Located in a coastal forest reserve Zimbali, meaning 'valley of flowers' in Zulu, is a luxury hotel that allows guests to stay close to nature. Conservation areas within the estate allow the local wildlife to flourish and the shaded forest pathways and wooden viewing decks around the estate offer guests the best views.

Zimbali Lodge offers 76 guest rooms featuring luxurious elements such as free standing Victorian bath tubs and a butler service as standard. There are also three categories of suite: deluxe, forest or signature view, offering a more spacious and private accommodation adding that extra special touch to a romantic getaway.

Zimbali Lodge is a great base for exploring more of what KwaZulu Natal has to offer. Within easy reach is the Gateway shopping complex, the city of Durban, the Battlefields, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Big 5 Game Reserves and the Drakensburg Mountains.

How to get to Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Zimbali Lodge is approximately 15 min drive from Umhlanga Rocks and approximately 10 min drive from Durban Airport.

Activities at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Onsite enjoy the Zimbali Golf Course, a beach, tennis, horse riding, bird and butterfly watching and forest walks. Nearby it is possible to take dolphin and cultural tours.

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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 4 View more reviews
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Frank & Svitlana Lavery

3

Lodge dated and the only meal worth having was a reasonable breakfast . In the complex the only good restaurant was at the hotel which was unavailable the night we tried to go so we had to go into town .If one did not have a car it would have been dreadful . Golf course again came to our rescue .

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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Iain Hall

5

beautiful premises in fabulous grounds, the only disappointment was being unable to swim in the unheated infinity pool

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