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Family Travel

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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers a variety of services to assist you in planning your next family vacation in Durban, South Africa.

Sleeper beds and baby cots are available on request at an additional charge, please enquire upon booking your Zimbali family vacation.

A limited number of entry level connecting rooms are available. Please enquire when making your Durban family travel reservation. Some of our suite category rooms do have sleeper couches, which are suitable for older children. 

During peak periods, tailor made activity programs are run on a daily basis. Please enquire about the program when making your reservation. Programs will also be posted to our website.

Babysitting services are available at an hourly rate. 

R150.00 per hour for one or two children
R200.00 per hour for three children
R250.00 per hour for four children
Kindly enquire with regards to rates after midnight.

Contact Us
Please contact the Concierge to confirm your babysitter at least 24 hours in advance.
Tel: +27 (0)32 538 5000 

There are a variety of Durban family friendly dining options available at Fairmont Zimbali Resort.

All outlets (except for 31 Degrees) have special children’s menus. A new initiative is the expansion of the brand’s Lifestyle Cuisine program to the children’s menus – offering a healthy twist on the usual kid-friendly favorites such as chicken strips, pizza, spaghetti with meatballs and even chocolate mousse. Chefs are in the process of swapping out refined flour for whole wheat, incorporating fruits and vegetables into recipes to help meet the recommended daily fiber allowance, and employing alternative cooking methods to help ensure healthier choices are made available to young diners.

Children 5 and under eat for free when ordering off the children’s menu or when eating from the buffet.

Children aged 6-12 pay menu prices when ordering off the children’s menu.

Children aged 12 or under receive a 50% discount when ordering off the regular menu.

Above discounts do not apply to In Room Dining or Poolside service. Cannot be used in conjunction with an existing promotion.

Kid's Club
Y-Univers Kids Club
Y-Univers Kids Club is a fun, interactive social club situated at the Fairmont Beach Club for children between the ages of 5 to 12.

Children under 5 are welcome but have to be accompanied by an adult (parent or babysitter). Babysitters are available for hire. Please arrange with the Concierge before arrival to hire a babysitter if your child is under the age of 5. The Concierge will also assist you in booking your children in at Y-Univers. 

Children registered at the club will be under constant supervision of professionally trained staff. Staff are on hand to ensure the utmost safety and security of your children. 

During their visit to the club, children will be involved in a myriad of activities including indoor and outdoor games, crafts, sports, swimming and storytelling enabling parents to enjoy a relaxing break and children to enjoy a full, action packed day. 

In addition to the many fun indoor and outdoor games available, children will also learn about the different animals that live on the property as well as the conservation of animal life. The children will be exposed to traditional South African games, crafts, music and dancing. 

Children can have their lunch at Y-Univers, with food ordered from the exciting Y-Univers kids menu.

Hours of Operation

Y-Univers is open during the following school holidays, peak periods and long weekend

23 September – 26 September 2016 
30 September – 8 October 2016 
2 December 2016 – 8 January 2017

R50.00 per child, per activity
R150.00 per child, per full day

Babysitting services are available year-round for the convenience of all our guests.

Contact Us
For more information please contact the Concierge at +27 (0)32 538 5000.


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