About Zimbali

Imagine a place where endless golden beaches divide the warm Indian Ocean and the lush coastal vegetation, a place where schools of dolphins frolic in the waves and gentle whale sharks cruise lazily by, a place where shy blue duiker and families of bush buck wander through indigenous gardens, a place with two private championship signature golf courses in your immediate back-yard, a place with world-class hotels with rim flow pools which captivate your imagination and delight your senses. Welcome to paradise. Welcome to Zimbali.

Zimbali Coastal Resort is a breathtaking 700-hectare Coastal Resort situated on a pristine stretch of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast. It is a place of expansive beauty, endowed with lush vegetation and an abundance of indigenous wildlife. Appropriately, its Zulu name means valley of flowers’. Featuring inspired architecture that displays an Indonesian influence, the majestic estate offers residents and guests an exceptional quality of life within a pristine natural environment. Located 45km north of Durban and within close proximity to all modern amenities, Zimbali is perfectly positioned to experience the unmatched magnificence of the KwaZulu-Natal province.


All rooms offer five-star luxury, designed to harmonise in tone and style with the natural surrounding forest. The African classical architecture is complemented by warm wood tones which occur throughout.

Bathrooms are luxurious with freestanding Victorian baths and delightful attention to detail. Each room is well stocked with a selection of hot beverages, light snacks and a mini bar. Butlers are on hand to attend to guests’ every need.

Each room has its own balcony and faces the lagoon, sea and forest. Suites interlead to adjoining twin-bedded rooms. Newspapers are available at reception and in the lounge or, on request, delivered to your room.