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Hotel News News / 24 May 2023

Zimbali Lodge: Follow the Sun and Find Yourself Immersed in Nature

Nestled within a lush forest canopy and surrounded by golden beaches lies Zimbali Lodge, the place you'll find when following the sun.

The name "Zimbali", meaning "valley of flowers," in isiZulu, aptly depicts the stunning location of this Lodge.

For nature-lovers and sun-seekers alike, here you'll find a tranquil retreat when seeking solace, a chance to rejuvenate amidst nature's embrace, and an opportunity to relish our unparalleled hospitality.

The Perfect Beach Getaway

Zimbali Lodge is situated on the lush KwaZulu-Natal North Coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Offering a serene atmosphere while conveniently located just a five-minute drive from the lively Ballito hub and a short 20-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport, we provide an ideal escape within a tranquil and secluded environment.

Basking in luxuriously warm temperatures, Zimbali is surrounded by abundant wildlife and awe-inspiring natural landscapes that will take your breath away.

Whether you choose an adventure, sunbathing, golfing, or simply relaxing, Zimbali Lodge offers the ultimate destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the wonders of nature.


Zimbali Lodge offers a range of luxurious and spacious accommodations, perfect for those seeking to relax, unwind, and immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural world. The resort's rooms and suites are designed with comfort and elegance in mind, featuring elegant furnishings, modern amenities, and breathtaking views of the surrounding forest, ocean, or golf course.

The rooms are equipped with various modern amenities, including air conditioning, satellite TV, safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

For the ultimate in luxury, Zimbali Lodge's Presidential Suite offers the epitome of comfort and style. The suite features a spacious lounge, a dining area, and a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom, all with stunning views of the ocean and forest.

All of our accommodations are serviced daily by friendly and attentive staff, ensuring that guests are comfortable and have everything they need for a memorable stay.

One with Nature and Adventure

The true highlight of a stay at Zimbali is the opportunity to explore the natural wonders encompassing the resort. The resort's natural surroundings are home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life, making it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

One of the most popular activities is exploring the forest on foot. The resort offers nature walks, where guests can learn about the area's flora and fauna and spot various birds, monkeys, and other wildlife. You can also go hiking on the nearby trails, which wind through the forest and offer stunning ocean views.

For guests seeking adventure, Zimbali Lodge is just a short drive from a range of exciting activities. This includes exploring the nearby wetlands and forests on horseback, embarking on a thrilling ocean safari to spot dolphins and whales, testing your skills on the waves with a surfing lesson, quad biking, or deep-sea fishing.

Whatever your interests, Zimbali Lodge offers a range of activities and opportunities to explore the area's natural wonders and create lasting memories.

Relax and Unwind

If you're looking to unwind and destress during your stay, our Mangwanani Dream Spa is the perfect place for you.

The spa is top-notch, with a variety of treatments and therapies that are tailored to rejuvenate your mind and body. We offer everything from massages to facials and we have a team of expert therapists to ensure your experience is unforgettable.

For those who enjoy swimming, we have several pools to choose from, including a stunning infinity pool with ocean views.

When it comes to dining, Zimbali Lodge has you covered. Our Thandi Restaurant serves contemporary South African cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, poolside bar offers a range of drinks and light meals. Whether you spend your day relaxing or exploring, we have something for everyone to enjoy.

Explore the Rest of the Property

At Zimbali Lodge, guests can enjoy a variety of amenities.

Golf enthusiasts must try out the 18-hole championship golf course designed by former British Open champion Tom Weiskopf. The course boasts stunning ocean views and winds through the forest, providing both a challenging and beautiful experience.

The resort is also located next to the beach, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy the breath-taking sunsets and romantic strolls on the beach. For those interested in fitness, Zimbali Estate has a well-equipped fitness centre, the Bush Buck club with cardio and weight-training equipment.

Additionally, the lodge has several conference rooms and meeting spaces, making it a popular destination for corporate events and conferences. Parents can also take advantage of the kids area at the Bush buck club while enjoying a coffee.

Planning your Wedding?

This venue offers a world-class experience with a variety of areas to suit your ceremony, from the Ngwenya Terrace to the Palm Court. You'll have everything you need for your dream reception, including the perfect backdrop for wedding photos against the stunning Indian Ocean.

Come Indulge Your Senses

Zimbali Lodge is an ideal destination for those who wish to bask in the sun and reconnect with nature.

Its breath-taking natural surroundings, stylish accommodations, and extensive range of activities and facilities make it an exceptional choice for couples, families, or solo travellers seeking a luxurious retreat. This world-renowned resort has something to offer to everyone.

Start planning your ultimate getaway with us today.


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