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Zimbali Lodge

5 Corkwood Drive, Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4390 South Africa
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#3 of 9 hotels in Ballito

Zimbali Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Ballito, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Ballito, Zimbali Lodge is located a short distance from Ndlondlo Reptile Park (1.4 mi) and Cappeny Estate (3.1 mi).

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and Zimbali Hotel makes getting online easy as wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Fiamma Grill, Mo-zam-bik Ballito, and The Galley Beach Bar & Grill, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Ballito is also home to Sugar Rush Park, a popular park that is not too far from Fairmont Zimbali Hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Ballito!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid wifi
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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JoRo wrote a review Apr 2021
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Access control is so tight, you can’t even get out!! Finger print system does not work and every time we entered, we had to do biometrics. Security kept tell us we did not register, after we queued for an hour to check in and did register. Left a VERY bad taste in the mouth the entire time and it ruined the holiday. Cannot wait to leave in 2 days time
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Khathu M wrote a review Apr 2021
12 contributions6 helpful votes
Not only were we not informed about the fact that you need to get an access codes everytime you drive out but the security at the gates were very rude about it and we had to drive back to get the codes from reveption. Atleast tell us when we check-in, I still have 5 days in this place and I'm already so annoyed.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Jesh1 wrote a review Mar 2021
london45 contributions16 helpful votes
This is a lovely resort with lots of trees and very peaceful setting. We booked into a suite as it was a business trip and I needed somewhere quite to work. However, the walls are paper thin and I could hear the guests above and not he side brushing their teeth, using the toilet and their conversations. The resort appeared almost empty. However, when we informed the front desk, I was informed there were only 2 suites in the entire resort and the other one was being used. No offer of a quieter room as it appeared they had placed the few guests in the resort in the same building. Service was very slow and meal options limited. Staff cleaning rooms and serving breakfast were really lovely and worked really hard as there was just one guy looking after all the guests and he tried his best. It was an unstable time because of the pandemic, but I got the impression everyone had given up. It was rather unfortunate as we were hoping to purchase a property here but after our disappointing stay, we made a decision to cancel all planned events there and never go back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The suites face a block of trees and it gets very hot due to frequent load shedding.
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leab928 wrote a review Mar 2021
Edenvale, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
I really didn’t want to post this but I feel like we have been taken for a ride by this venue and they haven’t done anything to assist us. We keep getting pushed aside like we just someone they owe money to. (Luckily we have a new wedding venue but this venue still has our money, they cancelled our date, but advertising for weddings at their venue!?) Zimbali Coastal Resort & Estate Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Zimbali Zimbali Lodge was our dream wedding venue! We went there and met with the wedding planners and we loved everything about it. We then signed the contracts and paid R25 000 as a deposit. Then Covid hit and we were told that Zimbali went under business rescue. We understood why and how this happened (as we also suffered major financial losses), and we just hoped that all would be sorted out before our wedding date. All we wanted was to keep the date at the venue. After a few months we were told that our date was cancelled, and our money was tied up in the Business Rescue process and we had to wait it out. The date for a final decision on all debts was initially December 2020, then moved to Jan 2021 , now it is a March 2021. What really is confusing for me is that they are still trading, they still having weddings and still advertising for people to have their weddings at Zimbali lodge!! Why was our date cancelled if they still having weddings? Why do they still have our deposit if they still trading and making money?? Please can someone assist and let me know what we can do to get our deposit back!! They don’t even reply to us when we ask... they refer us to their website which has no information on WHEN we will get our money back. But again, they still having weddings at the venue!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
ulrich s wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa126 contributions60 helpful votes
we visited Zimbali lodge and were pleasantly amazed..this is top...the layout the accomodation the service...and it does not break the bank...Big Bay Tours is proud to be associated with this resort and will return over and over. The infinity pool at the lodge is amazing and the 3 pools on the beach fantastic..the restaurant situated around the pool serves scrumptious food .Kevin the waiter around there is a source of info and a gem...Bailee and the Gm Verona and their team are service oriented and have great control and create a peaceful atmosphere...you want to spoil yourself??... only a short drive from durban ....THIS IS IT...
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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$101 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zimbali Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Zimbali Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Thompson's Bay Beach (2.3 miles), Crocodile Creek (3.7 miles), and Ballito Junction (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zimbali Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Zimbali Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Zimbali Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zimbali Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fiamma Grill, Mozambik Ballito, and Al Pescatore.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zimbali Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Zimbali Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zimbali Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Zimbali Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Ballito.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zimbali Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zimbali Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Zimbali Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.