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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very Good
270 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Bar

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Explore the area

Popular LocationBallito Beach8 min drive
Popular LocationSibaya Casino19 min drive
Popular LocationUmdloti Beach21 min drive
AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)26 min drive

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  • Lodge Standard - King

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLodge Standard - King
  • Lodge Standard - Twin

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsLodge Standard - Twin
  • Lodge Suite - King

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLodge Suite - King

About this area

Ballito

Located in Ballito, Zimbali Lodge is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ballito Beach and Umdloti Beach, while Luthuli Museum and Sibaya Casino are cultural highlights. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ballito Beach - 8 min drive
  • Sibaya Casino - 19 min drive
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 20 min drive
  • Umdloti Beach - 21 min drive
  • Umhlanga Main Beach - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • Trophy @ Fairmont Zimbali — 1 min walk
  • Trophy Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

Zimbali Lodge

Ocean-view hotel with a poolside bar, near Ballito Beach
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or practicing your swing at Zimbali Lodge's onsite golf course. All 28 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and balconies. Premium bedding and separate bathtubs and showers are standard, as are TVs with satellite channels.
Zimbali Lodge offers 28 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Ballito hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a golf course and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golf course
  • Golf driving range
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Zulu

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Diners ClubMastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 450 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The property offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the nearby Fairmont Zimbali Resort where lunch and dinner service are available.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Fairmont Lodge Zimbali
Zimbali Lodge Ballito
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
Zimbali Fairmont
Zimbali Fairmont Lodge
Zimbali Lodge
Zimbali Lodge Fairmont
Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Ballito
Fairmont Zimbali Ballito
Zimbali Ballito
Zimbali
Zimbali Lodge Hotel
Zimbali Lodge Ballito
Zimbali Lodge Hotel Ballito

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Zimbali Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Zimbali Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Zimbali Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Zimbali Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 450 per person, one-way, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
This Ballito hotel is on the beach, 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Casuarina Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ballito Beach and Thompson's Bay Beach. Holla Trails is 3.3 mi (5.2 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Zimbali Lodge

4.0
Very Good
5 - Excellent
116
4 - Good
86
3 - Okay
36
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
14
4.3
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
3.2
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Our room was wonderful - clean and spacious. Staff were helpful and friendly. The top pool area was restful. There was no restaurant facility and the trek to and from the Fairmont Hotel tiresome, having to wait for both a buggy and minibus to get us from the Lodge to the Hotel and vice versa.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5

  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

The smell in the room was not pleasant, the carpet are not clean n I saw cockroach in our room a big one

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
perfection @ its best

perfect

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

It was amazing, really enjoyed the stay. The aircon did not work very well and we had to reset the card we were given 3 times as it did not work when using the exit gate

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020