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    Fairmont Zimbali Resort

    PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
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          US$216
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          Overview
          • Excellent47%
          • Very good25%
          • Average15%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible5%
          Travellers talk about
          “coral tree” (52 reviews)
          “pools” (141 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
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          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
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          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
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          Wheelchair access
          Business Centre
          Golf course
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          Babysitting
          Private Balcony
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          Reviewed 28 April 2017

          Large area, several bars, lots of greenery, rugged and still interesting, several swimming pools, private beach walkway, 100% safety .... do not recommend to swim! Local residents appreciate this hotel as the most luxurious one they knowMore

          Thank traveltibor
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali ResortResponded 2 May 2017

          Dear traveltibor Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review with us and the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to know that your stay with us exceeded your expectations. It is also wonderful to hear that the environment and facilities created...More

          Reviewed 21 April 2017

          The food, the sounds, the sights, the location, the ambiance, the staff - everything was fantastic! We truly appreciated our stay here. The staff were all kind and helpful, the places was big and clean. Our room was always taken care of, when we requested...More

          Thank andevero
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali ResortResponded 24 April 2017

          Dear Andevero Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are ecstatic to hear that your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort exceeded your expectations! It brings us joy to know that everything from our food to our staff made...More

          Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

          21 of us being 10 adults and 11 children went to Zimbali for 6 nights. We were upgraded from a Queen room being 2 queen beds to a Junior Suite. This was a Kingsized bed and the worst sleeper couch imaginable. Had I known I...More

          1  Thank Nates1968
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali ResortResponded 18 April 2017

          Dear Nates1968 Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. It is with sadness to hear that your overall stay with us did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that you felt that your experience in our restaurants were limited...More

          Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

          We just had the best dinner at the OSA Restaurant in Zimbali. A wonderful Indian restaurant overlooking the Indean Ocean. Excellent waiters, wonderful food, beautiful surroundings. Difficult not to love. We have been here twice now and we will definitely be back! We had a...More

          Thank Christine J
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali ResortResponded 18 April 2017

          Dear Christine J Thank you for sharing your experience at OSA Restaurant with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time and that the dinner exceeded your expectations! OSA certainly does present a breathtaking view of the ocean which does lend to the tranquility...More

          Reviewed 5 April 2017

          Everything was wonderful and the food was outstanding. The girl at the smoothie bar was extremely friendly and explained all about the Granadilla fruit which I was unfamiliar with. All the staff greeted us and were overall very friendly and helpful and helped us to...More

          Thank JMV-NY
          Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali ResortResponded 18 April 2017

          Dear JMV-NY Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that your experience with us exceeded your expectations. We are happy to know that our staff left a lasting impression on you and that you enjoyed...More

          Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Beachfront
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • 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)
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Golf course
          • Tennis Court
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$170 - US$403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 154
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • KwaZulu-Natal >
          • Ballito
          • Also Known As
          • Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Karenherts
          We're travelling in winter - is there a heated pool? Suggested activities for a 4 and 7 year old? Thx so much
          17 September 2016|
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          Response from aju2000 | Reviewed this property |
          We were at Zimbali in cold weather and a heated pool was not ever mentioned, I don't think they have one. There are no lifeguards at any pool. The resort will take you to the swimming beach and you may have some nice days... More
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          Bnkb17
          Hi. Would you recommend the Zimbali resort or the lodge for a honeymoon ? Is it easy getting to the town area using taxi ? Does the Resort cater for muslim 'halal' meals ?
          11 June 2016|
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          Response from RUDI T | Reviewed this property |
          Yes , idea for weddings . The hotel offers a shuttle service - and there is a number of taxi services available
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          RubysMRU
          Hi. I would like to know if the food at any of the restaurants is halal? I see many reviews where people are complaining of the information given by the hotel/staff. Can you please confirm which of the restaurants provided halal food? thanks.
          12 April 2016|
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          Response from Zayyaan E |
          There are many halal restaurants in Durban. Umhlanga have many which is a 15 minute drive. I am unaware of zimbali providing halal food but I stand to be corrected. For a full list of halal restaurants nearby you should send... More
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