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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We played golf in the Durban area and lived at Zimbali Resort and also played at their golf course. The hotel was beautiful and the rooms very big. The golf course was really wonderful. All the lights went out one evening in my friends room. For the night they managed to fix the light in the bathroom and the reading...

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

Dear 180ChristineR Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of your stay at our Resort, from the beauty of our hotel to your dining experiences. It is unfortunate to hear that you experienced maintenance challenges during the course of your stay and I am sincerely...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It's been the best experience at the Zimbali.It was pure pleasure and pure tranquillity. Reconnecting with nature and the best service recieved. Our Anniversary Suprise was a cherry on Top. Zimbali resort is a place to be. 😍😍

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

Dear Nontando Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort exceeded your expectations. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed nature and its tranquility, as well as your anniversary surprise and our service delivery. We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries...

JHB
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a wonderful Blend of Bush and sea. For the sea lover, you can hear the crash of the waves and feel the sand between your toes. Five minutes later as you stroll back to your room you are walking through the "forests and well maintained gardens, passing by the Golf course and hearing the calls of the fish eagles...

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

Dear BelleJhb Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that your experience at our Resort exceeded your expectations. It is a joy to hear that you relished in the mix of the beauty of the ocean and the serenity of the forest. Our location and grounds certainly lend to a...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Fairmont promises a lot, but delivers on very little. We spent a few nights at the property over the new years period and paid premium rates for a premium hotel during a premium period. What we received nothing close to a premium experience. First, the positives - the property is situated in a wonderful estate and has an imposing...

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

Dear JoeyDock Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most disheartened to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I am sorry that you faced challenges during your stay with us and that you left our Resort feeling dissatisfied with our service delivery. This is certainly not in keeping with the...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a big debate whether we should stay in the resort or the lodge in Zimbali, and here how it went after we chose the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. As a total rate we were satisfied, with few issues only that we faced, the electricity cut off twice there and then the AC in one of the rooms stopped from...

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

Dear Jisa88 Thank you for sharing your lovely detailed review with us. We are delighted that you experienced both our Resort and our Lodge, and to hear that you enjoyed various aspects of both our properties. We are happy to hear that you took pleasure in our pool areas, room offerings and dining experiences of the Resort. Thank you for...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited this resort for my husbands birthday.. woooow. i do not regret a second. the staff has attention to details. the surprise turndown for his birthday was amazing.. they had baked a fresh red velvet cake i cannot stop thinking about The pools and the atmosphere around the resort is unforgettable.. we tool a walk by the beach and...

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

Dear Thinga_and_Cynthia Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are ecstatic to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations! We are delighted to hear that our staff's attention to detail, pools, atmosphere, service delivery, rooms and sea view all left a lasting impression on you. On behalf of all of us at...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a night at the Zimbali Resort .. You are entering into another world ... get ready for an amazing outdoor experience ... most beautiful pools ... clubhouse ... and a morning walk on the beach ... you need a lot of time to explore the long trails .. yummy food .. service par excellence ... Enjoy

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

Dear Imtiaz-waheeda Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are delighted to see that your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort exceeded your expectations! We are so glad to hear that you fully enjoyed our nature and facilities, as well as our delicious food and great service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you...

Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Fairmont is perfect. The layout is stunning and the rooms are great. There are numerous restaurants, bars and swimming pools. There is one of each for every one's taste. Unfortunately the only restaurant available t us on the first night was a buffet. Not my favorite thing, but certainly decent. The steak House and Indian restaurant is very nice....

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Dear Richard V Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Resort. We are overjoyed to know that our numerous facilities and restaurants left a lasting impression on you. Our views certainly do add to the tranquility of one's day, and we are happy...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Designed with R&R in mind. Great views & layout. Pristine beach-excellent for early morning walks. Spa & onsite restaurants, rooms are large and very comfortable. Concierge&valet staff are excellent!!

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Dear windancers2 Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted that your stay with us was a relaxing one and that you enjoyed our spa and restaurant facilities, as well as our room offering. Our spectacular views and beach certainly do add to the relaxation of one's day and we are happy to...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The place is stunningly gorgeous.. beautiful beach. Lots of swimming pools. The rooms are spacious .. staff friendly. Unfortunately no proper activities and no halaal food. We had to drive all the way to umhlanga which was annoying. Best place to relax . . . .

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Dear Saleha P Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you found our property to be absolutely gorgeous! One certainly can get lost in our breathtaking views and tranquil surroundings. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our swimming pools and beach and that our rooms and staff...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: €149 - €306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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 of 5 bubbles Jisa88, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose the rooms on the higher levels they have good seaview.. we were on the 6th floor and it was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles Thinga_and_Cynthia, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a Seaview - excellent morning sunrise and sunset on good days!!”
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