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Fairmont Zimbali Resort

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Fairmont Zimbali Resort, situated inside the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Estate, is a tranquil retreat offering the utmost in stylish comfort and unrivalled service. Located 5 minutes from the bustling holiday town of Ballito, 20 minutes from Umhlanga and 30 minutes from Durban, this beachfront North Coast hotel provides easy access to the province’s attractions. Situated 16km from King Shaka International Airport, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort is easily accessible.

We run year-round activities, events and promotional offers to create the perfect all season resort destination. View our current Hotel Offers for more information.

Our Durban Resort Hotel features 154 guest rooms and suites, including a Penthouse and Presidential suite, as well as 18 Fairmont Heritage Place villas.

State of the art conference facilities include a new and improved conference centre accommodating up to 600 guests, offering flexibility for smaller groups as well as accommodating larger groups. These areas are perfect for a wide range of corporate and social functions.

The hotel provides guests with a variety of dining options in Ballito. Guests can indulge at OSA, an Indian Fusion restaurant serving local and international curry favourites or experience the poolside ambience of Bite Pool Bar or the Beach Café and Bar. Known for its international dinner buffets, Coral Tree, offers an indulgent experience for the most refined of palates. Savour afternoon tea in Dalchini or 31 Degrees, while enjoying an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean.

Relax and unwind at our Willow Stream Spa, or increase your heart rate with an exhilarating workout at the Health Club. In season, kids will be entertained at the Fiasco Kid's Club, while you enjoy a round of golf at the Zimbali Country Club.

At Fairmont Zimbali Resort, our legendary hospitality and attention to detail create an atmosphere of pure paradise—a place where you can effortlessly immerse yourself in Africa’s unforgettable charm and allure.

In order to ensure that we offer all our visitors a pleasant and enjoyable experience when making use of our leisure facilities, kindly note a Club Leisure Pool Fee applies for non-hotel guests to use the pools at only R150 per person, per day, during peak periods of the year (namely; Easter Weekend, the Durban July Weekend and the December holidays). This allows for access to the hotel’s swimming pool facilities at the Beach Café and Bar and Main Hotel Pools. This cost includes the use of complimentary pool towels within the swimming pool area as well as pool lounger use. Please contact our Concierge Desk for more information.

Bookings are essential for our restaurants with preference given to hotel guests. Contact our Dining Department to make your booking on


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