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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This Resort is amazing. From the scenic views to the comfortable rooms, all of it just combines so well. The staff are extremely friendly, most of them that we met were uber pleasant. The room is extremely comfortable and yet intimate enough for a honeymoon. The pool areas and the views from the Resort are out of this world. Convenience...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Zayyaan Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted that your experience at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort exceeded your expectations! We are happy to hear that everything from our breathtaking view, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, pool areas and services made a favorable impression on you. We are pleased to know that you appreciated all our efforts...

Sandton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the resort at the beginning of January. The accommodation and grounds were really lovely and we had a memorable stay. The view from the room was splendid and we enjoyed watching the dolphins frolicking in the ocean early in the mornings. The pool areas and the beach were also a highlight and...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear P J Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are happy to know that our beautiful location, active wildlife, dining facilities and our friendly staff all left a favorable impression on you and made your stay...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great room, excellent service, superb breakfasts. We were warmly welcomed, car taken care of. Room with great view. A monkey came to drink milk, but they cleaned straight away. Breakfast with great options.

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kaviraj R Thank you for sharing your stay with us. We are ecstatic to hear that you had a wonderful visit at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort! We are pleased to hear that your room, dining experiences and our service delivery all left you with a memorable stay at our Hotel. We are delighted that you felt warmly welcomed and...

Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in to the Zimbali Resort and were immediately impressed. Valet parking was included and the concierge took us to our room where we were provided with an in-depth orientation of the room. We stayed in a Deluxe Double Room with ocean view. The room was huge and the bathroom was hidden via sliding doors. We left this open...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear CanGirl08 Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us. We are overjoyed to hear that your experience at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort exceeded your expectations! We are delighted that from your first impression of our services and our staff efficiency to our spacious rooms and personal touches specific to your anniversary, you felt impressed and relished in your...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at Fairmont Beach Club in Zimbali left a lot to be desired. The bar has seen better days and the drinks took ages to get to us. The food was nice with the Mexican theme and was tasty. The staff could not keep up and the food and beverage manager needs to have look at how this can...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rudi L Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are disheartened to hear that your experience at our Mexican Restaurant left you feeling dissatisfied. We are sorry that the service was slow and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused for you. Thank you for your valuable comments. This is an area which we will share with...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a house in Zimbali for the second year running, I have stayed at the Fairmont on business twice. 5 star is earned. The entire estate as well as the hotel and all the facilities are world class! It is very rare to be treated this well by all staff at different facilities. The golf course is sublime and...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mario Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're delighted that you keep on visiting us year after year. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful holiday! Such enthusiastic staff in every department and beautiful views wherever you go !! Rooms cleaned amazingly everyday! Very fun for the kiddies! Oh and lots of Yummy FOOD! Thank you!!

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Chloe Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your stay with us. It was most definitely our pleasure to share this special time with your family. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered something to eat via in room dining waited 3 hours for my order to arrive. Kept on calling to check on my order a whole of stories were being said. Nonetheless the order didn't arrive. Slept hungry that night only response I got was we still checking on the kitchen or we will report this to management which was...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nnz M Thank you for your feedback. We are horrified to hear that your experience with our in room dining service was not up to the Fairmont standard. We are sincerely sorry for our mistake and we apologize for any discomfort felt. We hope that you will see this as an once-off occurrence and provide us with another opportunity...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing holiday for me. I decided to go away for the long weekend for my birthday. I took my mom with. I had never been to Zimbali, nor had I been to the Durban area for over two decades. Booking was easy. We booked a deluxe room. There was only one bed, as no twin beds were...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear ChristineK2014Apr Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review with us and the Trip Advisor community. We are ecstatic to hear that you had a wonderful stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are happy to know that your experience with us exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed our room, spectacular views and the feel...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel at least on more than 10 occasions in my lifetime. Apart from the fact that there's nothing extraordinary about it anymore (from food to the service at the main pool), it genuinely has no value for the monies we as guests pay anymore. In an earlier post I read on this very forum, there's a...

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FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mzansi4Life Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are distressed to learn that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. We are sorry that you did not feel that you experienced good service at the main pool, and we thank you for sharing your feedback allowing us the opportunity to address...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • 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
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: $220 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Deluxe Double with Ocean View was worth the money. Huge room with patio.”
 of 5 bubbles CanGirl08, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you like looking at ocean, choose deluxe seaview rooms. Higher up. If you like gardens, close to pools. Choose junior suite.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineK2014Apr, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We reccomend booking Rooms with Ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles Rebecca769, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on south side quieter (away from pool noise).”
 of 5 bubbles Sandi112, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the upper floors have a good view. However, on the ground floor you can walk out onto the lawn.”
 of 5 bubbles Michelle_Guy_100, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
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