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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Ballito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited Zimbali now for the 50th time and in my view this is one of South Africa's top developments. The two hotels are tops. The Zimbali golf course is one of the best courses to play in South Africa. The swimming areas are brilliant and safe for families. I've done great fishing from the beach. What more can I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our five-night stay in late September was just what we needed: a break with wonderful accommodation, friendly and helpful staff and set well away from the hussel and bussel of typical beach resorts. The breakfasts were superb, but the dinner we had on the first night (a Sunday) indicated we needed to go outside the resort for the other nights.... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Fairmont Zimbali Hotel for three nights from late September to early October and I must say that it was the best accommodation I have ever stayed in. Classy, stylish, clean and comfortable. I loved it so much that I rarely felt like leaving my room. Breakfast was characterised by a huge spread catering for all tastes. Although the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 18th of October 2014 was the day my best friend asked me to marry him @ ur beautiful resort:) The views, rooms and spa were beyond exceptional, as was the friendly helpful staff. My fiance n I wud like to personally thank Nozipho,Sandile,Lungelo and Shane for the help with regards to his proposal, it was magical. Thank u for... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Shantelene, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review of your stay with us. Your kind compliments regarding the rooms, views and impeccable service provided by the staff are appreciated and will surely be shared with the whole team. Please allow us to congratulate you both on your engagement and thank you for allowing us... More

Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in as a family in a family room on Saturday 11th Oct for two nights. On arrival we were given keys to our beautiful family room. I assumed that there would be a resort directory of services in the room. When I did not find it, I called guest services and they said it would be delivered. 30... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Aslam, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of staying at Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are delighted that overall your experience was positive and memorable. It is wonderful that you and your family enjoyed the hotel’s beautiful rooms, cuisine and restaurant staff. It is however very disheartening to learn that inconsistencies in the level of service... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Relax in style. Enjoy the fabulous swimming pools or walk on the beach. The rooms have a well designed interior. This was planned, not just built. All the resort's facilities blend in to give that fantastic breakaway experience

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sakkie58, Thank you very much taking the time to share your positive experience of Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable and memorable. We sincerely appreciate your positive review and hold your recommendation in the highest esteem. We hope that we may have the pleasure of your company again at Fairmont Zimbali Resort.... More

South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Mauritius the past 5 years, but decided to try something local this year instead. The hotel is world class. the service is a 4 out of 5 and almost comparable to a 5 star resort in Mauritius. The rooms are 5 out of 5. The food is 6 out of 5!!! The grounds are 3 out... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Brad, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience in such detail on TripAdvisor. I was pleased to know that you had an overall positive experience during your stay here and that you enjoyed several aspects of the resort, such as the rooms and dining experience. I am however disheartened to learn that you... More

Doha, Qatar
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairmint Zimbali resort is for the discerning traveller who needs a break from city life, yet wants to be close to the city. The golf course is challenging and in mint condition. The hotel has beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and aces to a private beach, but there are swimming pools catering for guests too. Staff are well trained... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for choosing Fairmont Zimbali Resort and taking the time to write such a complimentary review of your stay. It was a pleasure to have you both spend your holiday with us and we thank you for the positive feedback. I am so pleased to know that your experience of staying at the hotel was very positive... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights as part of a package with Rovos Rail. It is a peaceful, comfortable beach resort. The rooms were perfectly maintained and the food was very good (but not great). We were very happy to have stayed in such a beautiful peaceful spot with really good service. We had no car so it is a... More

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Happy_Camper_CO, Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful comments following your recent stay with us. I was pleased to know that your stay with us was peaceful and comfortable and that you were exceptionally satisfied with the level of service you received. Your kind comments about the beautiful location, shuttle services, and restaurants will surely be... More

Illovo Beach, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 23rd anniversary at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Ballito. We had a memorable stay. Coral Restaurant - dinner and breakfast was 1st class, we enjoyed the entertainment Saturday evening whilst having dinner. Every single staff member needs to be commended, as the service and friendliness was of a very high standard. Cannot wait to return!

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nikki, Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful comments following your recent stay with us. Firstly, please allow us to congratulate you on the occasion of your 23rd anniversary. We’re honoured you chose to mark this momentous occasion at Fairmont Zimbali Resort and delighted it was truly memorable. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed... More

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Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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