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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
5 Corkwood DrZimbali Coastal Estate, BallitoKwaZulu-Natal4420South Africa

Beachfront lodge in Ballito with golf course, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.0
Breakfast can be improved
83See all 83 reviews
From 444 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito

from $128

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 76 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Tennis on site
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Willow Stream Spa.


Thandi Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito’s small print

Also known as

  • Fairmont Lodge Zimbali
  • Fairmont Zimbali Ballito
  • Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
  • Zimbali Fairmont
  • Zimbali Fairmont Lodge
  • Zimbali Lodge
  • Zimbali Lodge Fairmont
  • Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito
  • Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Ballito


The property offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the nearby Fairmont Zimbali Resort where lunch and dinner service are available. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 245 for adults and ZAR 245 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito


  • On the beach
  • Casuarina Beach - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Ballito Beach - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Thompson's Bay Beach - 7 mi / 11.2 km
  • Umdloti Beach - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve - 14.1 mi / 22.6 km
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 24.8 mi / 39.9 km

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 83 reviews

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito
We enjoyed the hotel. Has spectacular view from the pool over the ocean.
Henry, us3 night romance trip
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito
HI, We booked into the Fairmont Lodge, and we upgraded our room to a suite at the hotel as the lodge was not what we expected it to be. The hotel is amazing, i would recommend booking at the hotel instead of the lodge
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito
Classic experience
Wonderful experience. Old world charm which catered to our every need.
MICHAEL, us2 night romance trip
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito
friendliness of staff
Friendliness of staf n spectacular views
Nelie, za2 night family trip
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito
Very Good8.0
Great place management needs some work though
The place is amazing great location and views. Awesome facility Place just does not seem to be kept up at the moment think the management could be better. Room dusty and request were not done soon arrival.
Eugene, za1 night romance trip

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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Ballito

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