Fairmont Zimbali Resort

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 104 (Pps)

Overview

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort is one of only a handful of beach resorts in South Africa. It has a stunning setting with the unspoilt beach in front and rolling hills and forest reserve behind. The resort's exquisite natural beauty is enhanced by the soft contemporary architecture of the hotel which reflects the rich Zulu heritage of the area.

The 154 spacious and well-appointed rooms at Fairmont Zimbali Resort offer views of the gardens and Indian Ocean, decent sized verandas and decadent bathrooms which can be opened up, or closed off, with screens. The Deluxe rooms face the sea but predominantly have a garden view whereas the deluxe sea view rooms offer ocean views.

Dining & Facilities at Fairmont Zimbali Resort

There's plenty of choice for dining from fine dining to casual and beach club. Enjoy cocktails at the beach club bar or South African wines at its tapas bar. Other facilities include the Willow Stream Spa and gym, two swimming pools and a kids club.

Other facilities on the Zimbali Estate (ie not right at the hotel but closeby) include tennis & squash courts, mountain biking, guided nature walks, horse-riding and the magnificent Tom Weiskopf-designed 18 hole golf course and country club.

Between the two Fairmont hotels on the Zimbali Estate, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort appeals to people seeking an active beach holiday with the beach adjacent to one of the hotel pools, pool bar and restaurant.

Families

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort is perfect for kids with family suites, interleading rooms and a Kids Club for 6 to 12 year olds. There are lots of excursions available from Zimbali including trips to Shakaland cultural village, Crocodile Creek, the Zulu Battlefields, Shaka's Rock and Tugela River Adventures.

Note: Service is noticeable slow at Fairmont Zimbali Resort and this is a little bit of an Achilles heel. However we feel that the hotel offers excellent value for money especially for families, as children stay for free and so the hotel offers an enjoyable holiday nevertheless.

Golf at Zimbali

The superb Tom Weiskopf course descends from the hotel down the valley to the Indian Ocean. It has two distinct sides, with some holes in open former sugar cane fields and many others cutting through the indigenous forest and coastal wetlands.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort on the map

Rooms

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms capture the essence of contemporary African living within its modern aesthetics imbued in both décor and layout. A Deluxe Room features an impressive 46 sq meter space; warmly lit with down and aerial lighting while a luxurious king-size bed compliments the size of the magnificent room.
The room hosts a feature bench partnered to a bay window, a working desk with HSIA and a walk-in wardrobe with a digital safe. The open plan layout leads from a bathroom wrapped by part-frosted glass sliding doors and a separate private toilet, through to a charmingly furnished space into an uninterrupted sea view.


Bed Type: One King Bed
Size: 46 square meters
View: Sea view

 

Deluxe Garden Room

Deluxe Garden Rooms feature king-size beds and share a tranquil garden view on the banks of luscious surrounds leading directly into the main leisure areas of the resort. The open planned space is warmly lit with down and aerial lighting to accentuate the charming yet modern furniture. The authentically African inspired décor is spread across the rooms which all feature a walk-in wardrobe with digital safe, work desk with HSIA and a bathroom wrapped in part-frosted glass sliding doors with a shower, bath and a private toilet.


Bed Type: One King bed
Size: 43 square meters
View: Main garden view

 

Junior Suite

Junior Suites all feature king-size beds and are enveloped with an array of scenery, including sea views, gardens and the main hotel pool. The affectionately designed rooms include a microwave, small basin and fridge. The open planned space is warmly lit with down and aerial lighting to accentuate the charming yet modern furniture. The authentically African inspired décor is spread across the rooms which all feature a walk-in wardrobe with digital safe, work desk with HSIA and a bathroom wrapped in part-frosted glass sliding doors with a shower, bath and a private toilet. These large 49 sq meter rooms All Junior Suites share views of the local garden from the patio of the room.


Bed Type: One King bed
Size: 49 square meters
View: Ocean, garden, main pool views

 

Deluxe Garden Suite

Our Deluxe Garden Suites offer majestic open planned space. Capturing the height of contemporary facilities intertwined in authentically African accents, these suites offer unrivalled presence. The Deluxe Garden Suite presents an impressive full kitchen, partitioned from the dining areas by sliding doors, a lounge and dining area that leads onto a large patio being the perfect setting for an array of views, including the ocean, gardens and the main hotel pool.
The nature inspired décor is spread across the rooms which all feature a walk-in wardrobe with digital safe, work desk with HSIA and a bathroom wrapped in a double part-frosted glass sliding door with a shower, bath and a private toilet.


Bed Type: One King bed
Size: 43 square meters
View: Garden view

 

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Our Deluxe One Bedroom Suites offer grand open spaces and boast an astounding 88 sq meters of majestic open planned space. Capturing the height of contemporary facilities intertwined in authentically African accents, these suites offer unrivalled presence. The Deluxe One Bedroom Suite presents an impressive full kitchen, partitioned from the dining areas by sliding doors, a lounge and dining area that leads onto a large patio being the perfect setting for an array of views, including the ocean, gardens and the main hotel pool.


Bed Type: One King bed and classic sleeper sofa
Size: 88 square meters
View: Garden and main pool view

 

Seaview Suite

Our Seaview Suites offer majestic open planned space. Capturing the height of contemporary facilities intertwined in authentically African accents, these suites offer unrivalled presence. The Seaview Suite presents a breakfast bar featuring a Nespresso Machine, a lounge and dining area that leads onto a large patio being the perfect setting for an array of views, including the ocean, gardens and the main hotel pool.


Bed Type: One King bed and classic sleeper sofa
Size: 91 square meters
View: Sea view

 

Penthouse Suite

The Penthouse Suite embraces the true majesty of exclusivity. A masterpiece in creation, the Penthouse Suite is a distinctive tribute to grandeur, luxury and elegance. This authentic suite is a celebration of decadent leisure with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and prominent views of the hotel front.


Bed Type: One King bed
Size: 306 square meters
View: Main sea view

 

Presidential

The Presidential Suite is the epitome of leisure for the elite. This suite represents the pinnacle in Fairmont Zimbali Resort luxury. The expansive 417 sq meter space is a destination unto itself. This unmatched suite is an embodiment of the finest leisure at the true height of opulence. All rooms will leave you destined for unforgettable memories of an experience of pure leisure.

Please Note: This room can only be booked by contacting the Fairmont Zimbali Resort directly.


Room Size: 417 sq.m / 4489 sq.ft.
Bed Type: One King bed
View: Sea view

 

Deluxe Sea view Room

Deluxe Sea view share an experience of open planned space all warmly lit with down and aerial lighting to accentuate the charming yet modern furniture. The authentically African inspired décor is spread across the room which features a walk-in wardrobe with digital safe, work desk with HSIA and a bathroom wrapped in part-frosted glass sliding door with a shower, bath and a private toilet. The 46 sq meter rooms feature an exquisite full view of the Indian Ocean from their own private walk-on patios.

Room Size: 46 sq.m / 495 sq.ft.
Bed Type: One King or two Queen beds
View: Sea view

 

Great rooms

"Lovely hotel, great rooms, great pools. "

Fantastic City

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Includes

Bed & breakfast

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Good For

Battlefields, Beach, Birding, Cycling, Flora, Golf, Gourmet, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wildlife, Wine