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The hotel overlooks the incredible Indian Ocean and is surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful indigenous gardens.Experience a magical encounter with our planet's most endearing sea-creatures, take a walk in the footsteps of Africa's mightiest historic Zulu King, enjoy gourmet cuisine overlooking a warm, moonlit Indian Ocean ... Welcome to Zimbali Lodge's idyllic lifestyle in sub-tropical, natural splendour.Located on KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast the shores of Zimbali are washed by the warm Indian Ocean. Zimbali is just south of Ballito, a 25 minute drive north of Durban.This 370 hectare resort estate is one of outstanding natural beauty and magnificent ocean views. Soak up the sun on the beach and play in the waves of the warm and inviting Indian Ocean. The Dolphin Coast shoreline offers a combination of golden beaches and secluded coves for water sport enthusiast's The Dolphin coast is home to over two hundred bottle-nose dolphins. These delightful creatures graciously accept our sea-borne excursions to experience their beauty and mischievousness close-up. Beyond the breakers, the unique sighting of Humpbacked whales en route north to the breeding grounds off Mozambique, provide a thrilling spectacle.
Zimbali Lodge is a 5-Star boutique hotel offering five-star luxury accommodation, and is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest. The classical architecture is accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones. The bathrooms are luxurious and feature Victorian baths from the turn of the century. Each room has a mini bar which is well stocked with a selection of beverages, light snacks.
Standard Room Features & Amenities Sea, lagoon & forest facing Colour satellite television with remote control Radio Bathroom with separate shower Hairdryer Electric Razor plug Multi-electrical plugs for international use Telephone with computer connection Balcony Air-conditioned 18-hour Butler Service Daily newspaper delivery
Rates Include:Accommodation, breakfast (Adults), 14% VA and 1% Tourism Levy.Rates Exclude:Breakfast for children.
Facilities:Tennis: There are two floodlit tennis courts. Tennis rackets and balls are available for use by Lodge residents, from the Lodge reception.Swimming: The beautiful pool area is incredible with its scenic appointment overlooking the Ocean. The pool appears to meander directly into the sea and offers guests a tranquil and relaxing diversion. Sun loungers, umbrellas and towels are available around the pool.Beach & Lake: Guests can soak up the sun and the splendour of the beach or the unique lakeside and even enjoy an al fresco picnic. The secluded beach pool is equipped with umbrellas, loungers are provided. Refreshments can be purchased at the the beach kiosk. This stretch of coastline is not designated for swimming, however, other bathing beaches are located nearby.Horse Riding: Take a gentle canter around the estate on horseback, meander through the indigenous forest and onto the beach, accompanied by experienced guides. Bookings can be made via concierge.Bird Watching: As a protected environment, the Estate is home to a wide variety of birdlife, magnificent butterflies and buck.Forest Walks: Enjoy the splendour of this sub-tropical forest with a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. You may encounter a shy buck along the way.Golf: The superb 18-hole championship golf course has been designed specifically for use by golf cart and offers one of the most breathtaking, scenic golf experiences in the world.Health & Beauty Spa: Guests can treat themselves to the health and luxury they deserve, with a whole range of therapies.Shopping: Located in the reception lounge area, Ideas at Zimbali offers a beautiful collection of resort-wear and logo items including clothing and gifts. There is also a selection of curios and essentials such as magazines, chocolates and candy.