The Capital Zimbali

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

₤ 74 (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.

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Rooms

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Luxury Room

Drawing inspiration from the beautiful surroundings, The Capital Zimbali's Luxury Rooms have a muted and calming colour palette featuring balconies or bay windows with gorgeous views. Each room is furnished with comfy king beds that can twin, a spacious bath and shower, mini bar fridge, tea/coffee station, large flat screen tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and a work desk. Many of these Luxury Rooms inter-connect to make family rooms.


Bed Type: One King Bed
Size: 55 square meters
View: Sea view

 

Luxury Garden Room

Luxury Garden Rooms are found on the Ground and Second Floor, set in luscious surrounds leading directly into the main leisure areas of the resort with a tranquil view of the local gardens from the bay window or patio. The rooms feature king-size beds that can twin, a spacious bath and shower, mini bar fridge, tea/coffee station, large flat screen tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and a work desk. Most rooms inter-lead to create family rooms and have a sleeper couch (for younger children).


Bed Type: One King bed
Size: 49 square meters
View: Garden view

 

Garden Suite

A magnificent open plan space capturing the height of contemporary living, these suites offer the perfect respite. Garden Suites feature kitchenettes and a large patio, the perfect setting for the views of the gardens and main pool. Roll away beds available on request.


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

 

Family Suite

Offering the ideal vacation base, each Family Suite comes with its own comforts and perks like a kitchenette, king beds that can twin, a bath and shower, dining and lounge area, 55-inch tv, uncapped complimentary Wi-Fi and work station, with the option of a roll-away bed upon request. With 91 sqm of freedom, these Family Rooms allow you to bring the entire crew with you!


Bed Type: King beds and a roll-away bed (on request)
Size: 91 square meters
View: Ocean view

 

One Bedroom Apartment

All with breath-taking garden views, these large and airy apartments come with a private balcony, king beds that can twin, a bath and shower, dining and lounge area, 55-inch tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and work station. All apartments accommodate young children on roll away bed which are available on request. Apartments have full kitchens with oven, stove and microwave.


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

 

One Bedroom Garden Apartment

Escape into a luxury apartment and enjoy a holiday home experience. All with direct access to the stunning garden, these large and airy apartments come with a private patio, fully equipped kitchen, king beds that can twin, bath and shower, dining and lounge area, 55-inch tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and work station. All apartments can accommodate young children and roll away beds are available on request.


Bed Type: One King bed and classic sleeper sofa
Size: 86 square meters
View: Garden view

 

The Penthouse

Carefully curated furnishings give you a real sensation of space and light. Connoisseurs of fine living revel in meticulously crafted spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen, plus complimentary laundry available 3 times a week. The Master bedroom is an idyllic retreat – the spectacular bath featuring a deep soaking tub as well as a rain shower delight guests. The Penthouse comes with all impeccable comforts of home including a separate study. The real showstopper is the epic sweeping ocean views. The Penthouse is perfect for entertaining, with a private bar, 8-seater dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges. The Penthouse interleads to a 1-Bedroom Apartment to make up a 3-Bedroom Penthouse of 340 sqm.


Bed Type: King beds
Size: 340 square meters
View: Ocean view

 

Presidential Suite

Upon entering the Presidential Suite, you immediately realise you have arrived to a very special experience. From the entryway, you transition beautifully into the light and airy living room, which is the centrepiece of the suite. With a magnificent high vaulted ceiling and full-width sliding glass doors, step on to the stunning patio and rest your gaze on sweeping panoramic ocean views. The suite was designed to inspire and connect you with the surrounding landscape, whilst making you feel at home, with an ultra-modern kitchen – perfect for family breakfasts, or for a private chef cooking you a feast! Bedrooms are large and luxurious, with 55-inch tv, private lounges, separate dressing rooms, luxurious bath and oversized shower, plus complimentary laundry is available 3 times a week.

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


Size: 200 square meters
Bed Type: King beds
View: Ocean view

 

3 Bedroom Villa

Blending soothing, calm, and neutral shades, the Villas have been superbly finished to a very high standard. Enjoy high quality furniture, hand-made works of art, sumptuous king-sized beds, uncapped high speed Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge and dining room with spectacular views from everywhere you gaze. Most villas have private plunge pools.

Size: 316 square meters
Bed Type: King beds
View: Garden view

 

Great rooms

"Lovely hotel, great rooms, great pools. "

Fantastic City

"Cape Town was fantastic, lucky to have good weather and hotel was excellent with mountain views. We love to go back to Cape Town!! "

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