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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent39%
    • Very good26%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible6%
    Travellers talk about
    “zimbali lodge” (81 reviews)
    “golf course” (43 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
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    Spa
    Business Centre
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    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
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    1 - 5 of 355 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    What an awesome experience at this lodge. Had dinner at the hotel. Excellent service all round. I am certainly going to be returning to Zimbali lodge. Friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you Zimbali lodge

    Thank lindellhitzeroth
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    It was an awesome family breakaway. The level of professionalism demonstrated by the staff was awesome and the place is beautiful. We will definitely recommend and make a turn again soon with hubby only and with the girls next visit!

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    Thank lesegom363
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Rooms worn out, pools not heated, little activities for kids. Restaurant not cleaned actively so monkeys eat from tables and along poolside. Have bottles of vodka at breakfast so my kids almost drank it thinking it was water until they opened it. Don't go there...More

    Thank Patrick S
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Patrick S Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. We value your comments and will discuss your concerns with our team. We hope that you will...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    A winter escape to the embrace of nature to rejuvenate one's soul and mind. I enjoyed the short walk to our room from the hotel every day and the walk to the beach. The morning walks with the unique special fragrance I will draw be...More

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    Thank Waldemar G
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Waldemar G Thank you for your descriptive review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a winter escape at our hotel. We are delighted that you left our hotel feeling rejuvenated and that the forest walk in particular left a lasting impression on...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We stayed in a self catering unit for the weekend and decided to join #Coral Tree restaurant for breakfast buffet as well as dinner - Words cant explain how amazing the food was. We also had a taste of #OSA for some curries - absolutely...More

    Thank maruschkar
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 4 days ago

    Dear maruschkar Thank you for sharing your food for thought! We are delighted that you had the opportunity to experience Coral Tree and OSA for dinners during your stay with us. We are so pleased that the food left a lasting impression on you and...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Golf Course
    • Tennis Court
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$108 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 76
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Ballito
    • Also Known As
    • Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito ,
    • Zimbali Hotel ,
    • Zimbali Lodge
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    Dining (13)
    Hotel & Grounds (176)
    Bathroom (9)
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    xhotfeetx
    10 February 2015|
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    Response from IvanJenkins | Reviewed this property |
    From my understanding, they only offer Bed and Breakfast.. So, no to full board.
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    Jack0705
    16 January 2015|
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    Response from FairmontZimbali | Property representative |
    Dear Jack0705 Thank you for your feedback. Kind Regards Leon Meyer General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
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    Room Tips
    "Sea view with the forest and lake is a must"
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    "All the views are the same - of the jungle"
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    "We were in room 118 and that was walking distance to the lodge but carts pick u up all the time so no going..."
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    "Rooms inside the main building are bigger and more convenient to getting around the premises."
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