The Zimbali Resort is a gorgeous, tucked-away haven, far from the bustle of busy cities, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve in Ballito, on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The magical Zimbali Resort is South Africa’s most exclusive hideaway in nature’s most perfect setting, on the Dolphin Coast. 

While you are staying in Zimbali there are some must-have experiences you should try. Check out the various sporting opportunities the resort has to offer, including a world-renowned golf course, or simply have a cocktail and eat well in one of Zimbali’s magnificent bars or restaurants. While staying at the resort, you can choose between self-catered apartments, a lodge, or a hotel, and no matter which delightful accommodation you choose, you will have access to beautiful pools. This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

Stay In Gorgeous Accommodation

The Zimbali resort is home to the Capital Hotel, Zimbali Lodge, and private, self-catered suites, homes, villas, and chalet rentals. You can inquire further into the range of accommodation options with Whichever option you choose, be assured that you are in for a luxury experience. Whether you are traveling solo, for business, with the family, with friends, or on a romantic getaway, the range of fantastic accommodation available can offer you the ideal place to enjoy your holiday. Don’t forget to check out the range of amazing swimming pools the resort has to offer!

Try Your Hand At A New Sport

The nature resort is home to an incredible golf course, as well as tennis courts, squash courts, a soccer field, and a specific area of the beach for playing volleyball. If you prefer solo exercise, you can visit one of the two gymnasiums in Zimbali.

The golf course lies integrated with the nature and homes of the resort and was designed by Tom Weiskopf, the former British and South African PGA champion. The course has eighteen holes and is very ecologically diverse, encompassing different ecosystems, hills, and residential areas. You will also have access to golf carts, a halfway house, putting greens, a driving range, a clubhouse, a Member’s Bar, and Pro Shop. If you want to take golfing lessons while you are staying at the resort, these are available, guided by a local golfing pro.

You can even hike the fifty-hectare reserve’s many paths and viewing platforms, which have been carefully installed into the conservation area. The indigenous Kwa-Zulu Natal forest boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as incredible birds, butterflies, bushbuck, blue duiker, bushbaby, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and even wild pigs. Moreover, you will see waterfalls, lakes, dams, and the ocean on your hike. 

Dine and Drink In Style

The resort offers a wide variety of culinary treats and fun bars to try out. One such restaurant and bar is the Fireroom Sushi and Grill. Fireroom was founded in Johannesburg and is situated in the Capital Hotel on the resort. Not only is the food incredible, but you can enjoy the theatrical experience of watching fire being poured onto your food before you eat it. 

Another restaurant you should definitely experience is the Valley of the Pools. You can eat inside here, or lounge by the pool while you dine, and enjoy the sound of the ocean around you. Located between the ocean and forest lakes, the views here are astounding. Moreover, the Valley of the Pools offers a wide menu.

For a fun and lively bar experience, you must check out the Poison Ivy Lounge. Whether you wish to take in a pre-dinner drink, or while the evening away sipping cocktails, this bar provides a great atmosphere as well as delicious drinks.

The final honorable mention goes to the Trophy Bar, located in the Zimbali Lodge. Here too, guests can enjoy the atmosphere within the bar, or take their drinks outside to relax by the pool and take in the ocean views. There are many other dining and drinking locations besides those listed here at the Zimbali resort.

Book Now

Now that you have been convinced, you are ready to book the adventure of a lifetime! From the super-fun activities available to the taste-sensation dining and drinking experiences and your very own luxury accommodation, the Zimbali resort truly offers you a taste of paradise.

 As if that alone is not enough, remember that you will have stunning ocean views and a chance to get close and personal with the incredible nature South Africa has to offer, including beautiful plants, birds, and monkeys!