Zimbali Lodge

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On the beach
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Zimbali Lodge

Zimbali Lodge

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Bar
5 Corkwood Dr, Zimbali Coastal Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, 4420

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHolla Trails7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBallito Beach8 min drive
  • Popular LocationThompson's Bay Beach8 min drive
  • AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area

Ballito

Located in Ballito, Zimbali Lodge is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Casuarina Beach and Ballito 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.

What's nearby

  • Casuarina Beach - 5 min drive
  • Holla Trails - 7 min drive
  • Ballito Beach - 8 min drive
  • Thompson's Bay Beach - 8 min drive
  • Umdloti Beach - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Trophy @ Fairmont Zimbali — 1 min walk
  • Trophy Bar — 1 min walk
  • La Piazza — 4 min drive
  • Piccadeli Cafe — 4 min drive
  • Mamma G's — 4 min drive

About this property

Zimbali Lodge

Family-friendly hotel with golf course and free valet parking
A golf course, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a business center, and conference space. All 28 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and balconies. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include premium bedding, separate bathtubs and showers, and TVs.
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.

Guests can surf the web using the 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 on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 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

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golf course
  • Golf driving range
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • 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
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
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 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

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

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Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 116 out of 270 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 86 out of 270 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 270 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 270 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 270 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
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 Okay

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

Business traveler
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