Zimbali Lodge & Country Club
Zimbali Lodge is one of Southern Africa's most exclusive hideaways, set within
the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve on the north coast of Kwa Zulu
Natal - a natural sub-tropical paradise and home to mischievous dolphins and a
myriad of sea and bird life. The hotel overlooks the incredible Indian Ocean
and is surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful indigenous gardens. An
ideal retreat when it comes to getting-away-from-it-all and relaxing. Zimbali
Lodge and Country Club is located in a coastal forest surrounded by a
championship 18-hole golf course and naturally occurring lakes and wetlands.
The Lodge is a 5-Star boutique hotel and all the guest rooms offer five-star
luxury accommodation, designed to complement the natural surrounding forest
and to reinforce the charm of African Classical architecture.
Zimbali Lodge is a 5-Star boutique hotel offering five-star luxury accommodation, and is decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest. The classical architecture is accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones. The bathrooms are luxurious and feature Victorian baths from the turn of the century. Each room has a mini bar which is well stocked with a selection of beverages, light snacks. Butlers are on hand to attend to the guest's every need including room service and a very select ensemble of delicious snacks and light meals grace the room service menu. The Zimbali Lodge has a total of 76 rooms situated in individual lodges (2 lodges of 8 rooms and 6 lodges of 10 rooms), located away from the main Lodge and set in magnificent subtropical gardens.
The guest rooms comprise the following:
Standard Room Features & Amenities
Sea, lagoon & forest facing
Colour satellite television with remote control
Bathroom with separate shower
Electric Razor plug
Multi-electrical plugs for international use
Telephone with computer connection
18-hour Butler Service
Daily newspaper delivery
There are two floodlit tennis courts. Tennis rackets and balls are available
for use by Lodge residents, from the Lodge reception.
Swimming: The beautiful pool area is incredible with its scenic appointment overlooking the Ocean. The pool appears to meander directly into the sea and offers guests a tranquil and relaxing diversion. Sun loungers, umbrellas and towels are available around the pool.
Beach & Lake: Guests can soak up the sun and the splendour of the beach or the unique lakeside and even enjoy an al fresco picnic. The secluded beach pool is equipped with umbrellas, loungers are provided. Refreshments can be purchased at the the beach kiosk. This stretch of coastline is not designated for swimming however, other bathing beaches are located nearby.
Horse Riding: Take a gentle canter around the estate on horseback, meander through the indigenous forest and onto the beach, accompanied by experienced guides. Bookings can be made via concierge.
Bird and Butterfly Watching: As a protected environment, the Estate is home to a wide variety of birdlife, magnificent butterflies and buck.
Forest Walks: Enjoy the splendour of this sub-tropical forest with a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. You may encounter a shy buck along the way.
Golf: The superb 18-hole championship golf course has been designed specifically for use by golf cart and offers one of the most breathtaking, scenic golf experiences in the world.
Health and Beauty Spa: Guests can treat themselves to the health and luxury they deserve, with a whole range of therapies.
4 treatment rooms for body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and massages
Health Hydro Shower
Ideas at Zimbali
Located in the reception lounge area, Ideas at Zimbali offers a beautiful collection of resort-wear and logo items including clothing and gifts. There is also a selection of curios and essentials such as magazines, chocolates and candy.
Rates per room per night: on request
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates: e-mail
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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