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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We stayed at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge for one night before flying to East London from Durban International Airport. The location is superb if you need to be close to Durban International Airport. The lodge is easy to find - plenty of free parking and only about 30 mins from the airport. The colonial style room has its charm but...

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

Dear GLJDavies Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We value your feedback. We are glad to hear that you found the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge to be a superb location and that you found our pool to be stunning. We are sad to hear that we did not live up to your expectation, and that...

Guildford
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Gorgeous food, sometimes too rich for me, but you just ask and the attentive staff do their best for you. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. Plumbing a bit dated but again things were sorted very quickly if there was a problem. Lovely little infinity pool overlooking the golf course nearby, and the sea in the distance.

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

Dear JulesGuildford Thank you for your lovely review of the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We loved receiving your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and that you enjoyed the gorgeous food and the attentive service that you received. We apologise that the food was a little rich for you at times, but...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2015

i stayed at zimbali lodge for 3 nights in march 2015 . what an experience . excellent service , clean rooms , fantastic views . loved every minute . the staff are incredible . thank you to all at zimbali

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

Dear fatimasaley Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with the Trip Advisor community. We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay with us and that you received great service from our incredible staff at the Lodge. We love receiving feedback where it is evident that we turned a moment into a memory for our guests,...

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We stayed a week at the Lodge to relax after travelling on safari. The accommodation in discreet block of 8 set in tropical forest, is excellent & very quiet. The restaurant is fine but lacking the touch & quality control of an on site owner. The porters & outside staff were friendly & helpful, the bar staff less so. With...

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

Dear John B Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge following your safari in South Africa. We are glad that you found the accommodation to be excellent and quiet, and that you received great service from our porters. We are saddened to hear that...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Very comfortable rooms with varying outlook - mostly forest but some with sea view too. Rooms have balcony, and bathroom with separate toilet and shower. Wifi however is a little unreliant but this is due more to the location. Check in staff are incredibly efficient. Room service menu offers a great variety of organic and vegan options and is incredibly...

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

Dear Noonoo1999 Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday with spectacular views while staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the comfortable rooms and that you received fabulous service from our Front Office Staff and our Food and Beverage team. We...

Reviewed 25 February 2015

What a beautiful hotel this is. Several pools, gorgeous lodges and 5 restaurants. However there is no night time entertainment and the nearest town is about 20 mins. This place shuts down at 11 at latest. We felt the staff at reception discouraged us from visiting ballito and Durban by charging a lot to get to them. It is a...

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

Dear Denise R We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not live up to your expectation and that you felt that the staff discouraged you from visiting the surrounding areas. We...

Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Once again had a great experience at the Zimbali Lodge! The resort is an amazing getaway with some beautiful dining experiences. The monkeys by the pools are very cheeky so watch out for any food you have around you! The rooms are lovely with some amazing views over the jungle and to the sea. Will be back!

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

Dear dubj2015 Thank you for sharing your lovely review with the Trip Advisor community. It was a pleasure having you stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge once again. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience and that you were able to enjoy the beautiful dining facilities that we have available at the Resort. We look forward...

Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights at the end of a touring holiday. We found the hotel to be delightful. The surrounding estate is filled with trees and wildlife. The rooms are big and spacious. The housekeeping staff do and great job and nothing is to much trouble. Generally speaking the whole team are friendly and charming. The restaurant is...

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

Dear Marie J Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a delightful stay with us and that you found our team to be friendly and charming during your stay. Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the need for shower facilities at the pool and for guests...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2015

December is really busy so much of the feedback below is related to this time of the year: Around the pool, there are often non hotel guests using the loungers, so you need to get in early. We managed to get a lounger most days, but ended up sitting on the floor one day, staff did not offer any assistance...

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

Dear IvanJenkins We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us. We value your feedback. Thank you for your kind words regarding our helpful and efficient staff. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay even though you experienced some challenges with the service around the pool which has been duly noted. We are glad...

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Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Would not visit this Place again.I waited for an ice bucket for 7 hours it never arrived. The chef cnt even make eggs he is pathetic. The meals are not varied n boring. You dnt always get the exact meal as per the menu. When it comes to the shuttle service my goodness horrid. Toilets are smelly n unhygienic and...

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

Dear ophelianate We would like to thank you for sharing your review with us. We really do appreciate your valuable feedback. We are saddened to hear that your experience was not in keeping with the level of service that we strive to deliver at Fairmont, and apologise that you left feeling disappointed. Your feedback has already been reviewed by our...

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Address: Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: ₹ 6,943 - ₹ 20,351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
Zimbali Hotel
Zimbali Lodge
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“1st floor rooms, just behind reception, have amazing sea views and close enough to the lobby to access the dolphin/whale viewing deck”
  • A view of the main pool from the room
 of 5 bubbles VimalSardar, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ocean view is a must”
 of 5 bubbles LindaF46, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room with a balcony see view”
 of 5 bubbles mike271142, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a Sea View”
 of 5 bubbles jillking2016, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“not sure, we were in a very nice location, not far from the reception”
 of 5 bubbles Tasi123, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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