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“Great stay & view” 5 of 5 stars
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Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   47 David Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great stay & view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasant place. It was my first time in Ballito, so I had no idea what to expect. The house is spotless, the rooms are excellent and the host Herbie makes you feel at home right away. I will recommend Zimbali View to anyone and I will definitely be back.
Thank you Herbie for great hospitality.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Hi Craig !

It was such a pleasure hosting you and being able to connect so quickly with you.
I trust that you had a good trip to the South Coast and that you enjoyed spending time with the family.

We look forward to your return visit in the near future.

Warmest Regards and Thanks for taking time out to give us such a great review,

HErbie
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at this delightful B and B for two nights. Perched up high on a hill, the views are truly spectacular! It is well situated for access to the beach, restaurants and shops. Both Herbie and Erika are absolutely delightful hosts and very caring about the needs of their guests. Their enthusiasm and professionalism filters down to the staff and nothing is too much trouble for them. The accommodation is of a high standard, and the beds especially, are most comfortable. One is made to feel at home immediately. This is particularly true at breakfast, where guests are encouraged to help themselves to a hearty breakfast. We will certainly return when we next visit Ballito!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dearest Grant and Bev

We are totally overwhelmed by the wonderful compliments coming from persons of such high stature both in the upper echelons of the Corporate and Catering worlds !

It will be fantastic to personally be able to wait on you hand and foot with your next visit to our special little enclave

Fondest Regards and Much Gratitude
HErbie and Erika
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This has been my 3rd stay at Zimbali View and the owner, Herbie keeps exceeding expectations and setting new standards. He will happily give you the shirt off his back, or rather out of his cupboard, if the need arose as it did for me.

The house is amazing, clean, spacious and has a welcoming, home-away-from-home feeling about it, while the panoramic views across the ocean are amazing.

Herbie encourages you to feel at home and in his own unique way makes you feel welcome. The guesthouse is close to great beaches and very good restaurants with easy access to King Shaka International Airport.

I always look forward to my visits to Zimabli View and will do so for a long time still.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Hi Sammy

So many kind words that leave me blushing !

It was fantastic having you here again and I hope to see you soon with your other half

Hopefully, next time you will leave late enough in the morning to enjoy a long pampering breakfast and time to properly digest the views

I truly appreciate your choosing us and travelling to and from Durban for your business matters

Chris says that if he knew you were coming - he'd have delayed his flight back to the U.S. !

Fondest Regards and Thanks
HErBalicious
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This eco guest house is perfectly situated with the most amazing 180 degree view of the sea completed by amazing hosts and atmosphere. We spent the most amazing weekend at the guest house and woke each morning with the picture view of the sea from bed. This guest house is a definite must visit if you are looking for a get away from your busy schedule, even a weekend away makes you feel refreshed and relaxed in a safe, secure, warm welcoming environment with amazing atmosphere.
Congratulations Herbie and Erika on the wonderful work that you are doing, I highly recommend this Eco guest house to everyone.
From Carey and Bernard

Room Tip: Every single room in this guest house has a picture view of the ocean from bed
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Bernard and Carey ! Woohoo ! Thanks to you guys we are now # 1 in BALLITO ! It was wonderful having you here and I really enjoyed having your 'normal' eggs always on the ready for you @ breakfast time ! I trust that the trip back was comfortable and that Mr. Dixon (Lindsay's husband) is on the mend. Warmest Regards and hope to be able to host you guys again soon. HErbie and Erika
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

To HErbie and Erika, all we can say is many thanks for the best hospitality ever. You guys rock, thanks for the take away breakfast you took the trouble to organize as we wanted to hit the road early.
You go the extra mile and we loved the place. Best view of the ocean I have had the privilege of experiencing, and the dolphins made it even better. We left well rested. We already miss the sights and the sounds of the sea.
Highly recommended

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank you so very much Steve ! You and Rochelle were the most delightful and easy going people ever. It was wonderful chatting to you and when you left it was with a very heart that I bid farewell. I hope that you had a good return journey and that you were soon reunited with those near and dear to you. We look forward to hosting you in the not too distant future. Fondest Regards, HErBallito
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1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Delicious breakfast, epic views, the sounds of the ocean. Really enjoyed it.
On top of all that, it was really affordable.

Great place guys, Herbie, can you send me some scones with freshly whipped cream like you did when I was there?

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Hi Lwandi

It was incredible meeting you - it felt like the return of an old friend !

I was blown away by your passion support for Dutch Soccer - and oh my wasn't it the greatest witnessing that great 5 - 1 victory here @ Zimbali View !

Please don't be a stranger - we want to see you and Leandra very soon again !

Warmest Regards and Thanks for the abfab review,
HErbalicious
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wow breath taking sea views, fantastic experience, great breakfast. Herbie what a great personality you have as well as your great team, Erica and Kgosi thank you. You really the extra mile to take care of your guests, something out of the ordinary nowadays. We will certainly come back very soon.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Herbsta, General Manager at Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Hi Lawrence !

Wow ! Thank you so much for taking the time out and for the kind words which are hugely appreciated

True to your word - we look forward to welcoming you and Thembi again this coming July !

Warmest Dolphin Coast Regards
HErbie and Erika
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Address: 47 David Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built 2012 with you & the planet in mind, this 4 star (TGCSA) & superior (AASA) guesthouse is 70 m above & 200 m from Salmon Bay. Seascapes extend 160km to the horizon, 70 km North & 35 km South. The heartiest eat-as-much-as-you-like breakfasts are prepared before you whilst you have the sensation of being @ sea ... the best Value & Comfort you deserve! You'll call it hospitality - we call it service! ... more   less 
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