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“IS HEAVEN BETTER ?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zimbete Country House

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Zimbete Country House
Ranked #4 of 10 Empangeni B&B and Inns
Grenoble, France
2 reviews
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“IS HEAVEN BETTER ?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2009

My first visit was organized for business and the welcoming was so nice that i feel like with friends from the first evening. To tell about diner has no sense cause Jonty is so deep in love with what he prepares that you can't describe, you just can taste. Remember that i'm french and in our country food belong to our culture. If you are lucky enough to have diner outside in Boma you may hear a voice that you are not expecting in a farm. Wish all travelers to have oppotunity to stay there even for one night.
After my first business stay in Zimbete i could spend some holidays in KZN with my girlfriend, We never will forget the nice diner we had at the Boma.
I hope i will visit my South African friends again.

  • Liked — Au sens propre du terme : Tanya. More seriously the welcming is outstanding quality. The African room style for its charm.
  • Disliked — Have to leave
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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  • English first
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English first
South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2008

Our children went on a cricket tour to Zululand and the parents followed suit. The hosts at Zimbete were very accomodating, a full house with all of us, and many individual requests. Excellent accomodation. They put on an amazing dinner which ended up being for 24 people with other parents, not fortunate enough to get in to Zimbete, joining us. They set up in the beautifully decorated boma which was hidden in the garden but unfortunately the weather changed as we were about to sit down and without a problem everything was relocated inside. Nothing was too much trouble for them as well as accomodating diet restrictions. The food was superb. Can strongly recommend the Pavlova! The next morning we were treated to a breakfast fit for a king! What a lovely home set in a beautiful, well manicured garden. I look forward to a return visit and can well recommend this Country House.

  • Liked — The welcoming hosts, food and comfortable rooms and cleaniness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Shelley57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2008

We are regular guests at Zimbete and have had many wonderful stays at this most comfortable and welcoming country house.
We have stayed in different rooms each time and find them more than adequate with bath/shower en suite and air conditioning in each room.
We love relaxing in the lush garden with its views of Richards Bay and enjoy a welcome dip in the pool on a hot summers day.
The hosts serve a most delicious supper every evening and its always a pleasure to meet the other guests over a pre -dinner drink. Breakfast is specially prepared to individual tastes.
Some times we stop over on our way to the game reserves in Northern Zululand and sometimes the farmhouse is our relaxing destination as it is a pleasant hour and a half drive from Durban.
We can really recommend this country establishment.

  • Liked — Friendly home from home with 5 star comfort and food.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank l'afrique
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Property: Zimbete Country House
Address: Umzimbete farm | P.O.Box 1141, Empangeni 3880, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Empangeni
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Empangeni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled quietly on a macadamia and sugar farm and amongst a profusion of indigenous and tropical plants, is Zimbete Country House. This gracious home boasts a well stocked wine cellar, an outside African boma and a swimming pool. Great emphasis is placed on gourmet food and much of the produce is grown on the farm. Six en-suites, air-conditioned bedrooms are beautifully decorated in a colonial style. ... more   less 

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