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    Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

    Zimbali Estate | Umhlali, Ballito 4390, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good26%
    • Average21%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible7%
    Travellers talk about
    “zimbali lodge” (89 reviews)
    “golf course” (46 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (19 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Golf Course
    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    Kids Club
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Babysitting
    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 29 August 2017

    Excellent and everyone went beyond the call of duty, everyone willing to help and had an excellent stay from arrival to the last day of my stay at the hotel and would recommend it to anyone looking for accommodation.More

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    Thank mhlekwat
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 31 August 2017

    Dear Mhlekwat Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are thrilled to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and our staff going the extra mile. We strive to turn moments into memories for our guests and we are pleased that we...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    Travel internationally for business quiet frequently. Charmed by this quaint hotel. Dissapointed with service standards and overall attitudes within the establishment, Poor training of staff with little or no understanding of etiquette. I hope that the establishment does improve its standardsMore

    Thank Bra J
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 29 August 2017

    Dear Bra J We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are saddened to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations set from previous stays. We are sorry that you left dissatisfied with the service delivery...More

    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    2 night stay at Zimbali lodge The estate has no dogs no cats no fences and supposedly minimal vehicles, but the shuttle service between the lodge and beach club took one hour! the service was "coming now" in African time! I had to use my...More

    Thank Martin P
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 28 August 2017

    Dear Martin P Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your overall stay did not meet your expectations. We are sorry for the challenges you faced and we would like to reassure you that...More

    Reviewed 22 August 2017

    This hotel is located in an upmarket security estate but the hotel was everything but upmarket. Our friends had a turn down service yet we didn't. Why is there this inconsistency? Rooms are dated and need revamping.More

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    Thank 281neilf
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 23 August 2017

    Dear 281nelif Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. We value your comments and we will investigate your concerns with our team. We are sorry...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2017

    Have you spend time in the bush? nature comes with its nuances of sights and smells, creepy crawlies and the feeling of being one with the Earth. Zimbali Lodge gives you the trees, but none of the connection. Sure we have Monkeys running around, but...More

    Thank technogeek001
    Response from FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali LodgeResponded 4 August 2017

    Dear technogeek001 Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not fully meet your expectations. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our...More

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    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
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Golf Course
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$112 - US$484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 76
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    • Location
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    • Ballito
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    • Fairmont Zimbali Hotel Ballito ,
    • Zimbali Hotel ,
    • Zimbali Lodge
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    Debbie A
    31 October 2017|
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    Response from Rofti | Reviewed this property |
    As far as I remember it is R250 pp if it is not already included in your stay. I would suggest to take a 5min drive to Ballito Junction and enjoy your breakfast there.
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    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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