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Get an overview of this hotel5-star beach lodge with a full-service spa


Nestled on the beach, this Ballito lodge is within 9 mi (15 km) of Casuarina Beach, Ballito Beach, and Thompson's Bay Beach. Umdloti Beach is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

Property Features

Pamper yourself with a visit to Fairmont Zimbali Lodge's full-service spa, practice your swing on the golf course, or catch some rays at the beach.

Room Amenities

All 76 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.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Fairmont Zimbali Lodge features a golf course and outdoor tennis courts. The lodge offers a restaurant. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of limo/town car service and meeting rooms. This Colonial lodge also offers an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Complimentary self parking and valet parking are available on site.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge has designated areas for smoking.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 76 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Picnic area 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Health club 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Television 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Thandi Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Things to Do

A golf course, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club are featured at the lodge. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

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

  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Playground on site 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Willow Stream Spa.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

The property offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the nearby Fairmont Zimbali Resort where lunch and dinner service are available. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: ZAR 245 for adults and ZAR 245 for children (approximately)
  • 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.

Hotel Name

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

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

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

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