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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location, wonderfully warm and helpful staff and great overall stay. With options for those seeking to repose to the more active among us, Fairmont Zimbali Resort accommodated our different needs with luxurious aplomb! The available activities make it ideal for a quiet couples getaway or a intimate family get away, with delicious food options for varied tastes (even room... More 

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

Dear Gqibelo D Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort and that our staff left a lasting impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and hope to deliver yet another memorable stay for you and your family. Kind... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Positives: 1). Smart and nice impression as you enter; 2). Location well suited close to airport; 3). Staff generally competent; 4). Rooms are well furnished; 5). Pools pretty (but not suitable for swimming in winter months). Negatives: 1) No shop in hotel for sweets, suntan lotion etc; 2) Room service quite delayed, no ice cream on menu; 3) beverage in... More 

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

Dear ATravellerForLive Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review with us. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met during your stay and that you left feeling dissatisfied with the service that you received. We value your feedback and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope to deliver a more memorable stay in... More 

West Palm Beach
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was one of my best trip ever. The hotel was located in the preserve, giving access to your own private safari. Service was excellent especially the Concierge. Food was excellent. The security provided was excellent.

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Thank 107olayemio
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear 107olayemio Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that this was your best trip ever. We look forward to delivering yet another memorable stay in the future. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Resort More 

Houston
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, I gave the resort a 5 due to the exceptional facility up keep, warmness of staff, and unbelievable coast line views of the Indian Ocean. Now the rub relates to internet connectivity. If you're a heavy cloud-based user needing to access your work constantly and jump on Zoom/GoToMeeting calls then you experience drops. Yes, I know you're in S.... More 

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Thank RNeil97
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, responded to this review

Dear RNeil97 Thank you for sharing your valuable review with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to experience everything that Zimbali has to offer. We apologise for any inconvenience endured due to the WiFi connection at the hotel. This is currently being reviewed by our IT Department. We... More 

George, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

What an amazing place! The estate it beautiful and the hotel is very impressive. On arrival you are greeted and welcomed and taken to your rooms where you are then treated to snacks. The rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and very sound proof. My only negative was you had to dry your hair in the dressing room which was small... More 

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

Dear 604Abigail Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a relaxing family holiday at our beautiful resort. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Resort More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2016

What a fantastic establishment - staff fantastic and food fit for a queen. We had an amazing stay with all our needs fulfilled. I hurt my knee while doing team building and the hotel were very quick in arranging a medic to come to my room to assist me. They truly go way and beyond for their guests. The hotel... More 

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

Dear janicemB5928EX Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review with us. We are delighted that you had an amazing stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort and that all your needs were fulfilled. We look forward to delivering yet another memorable stay in the future. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Resort More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Once you drive through the main gate you forget where you are the in world. You drive through the thick corridor of forest with the view of the ocean in your horizon. That is the famous Yellowwood drive. The speed limit is 40km/h because there are animals all over the estate. You have an option of several accommodation options and... More 

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

Dear ZuluwithX Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us following your recent stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our facilities and friendly staff left a lasting impression on you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Fairmont Zimbali is a pristine and impressive property, in almost all respects! It's a wonderful property - very secure and safe! The arrival moment is quite "wow", especially when you reach the front of the hotel, which is high impact, and reminded us of hotels in Phuket / Bangkok, in terms of look-and-feel. The rooms, too, are INCREDIBLY spacious... More 

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

Dear Peter L Thank you for sharing your valuable review with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your welcome experience exceeded your expectations. We would like to apologise that coffee was not available in your room and that you were disappointed by the offering in this respect. This is certainly not our standard... More 

Johannesburg
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this spa on and off for the past 10yrs and have never had the poor treatment as i did this time. I had a pedicure. Very nice. But right near the front desk of the spa and the therapists not busy had all gathered there laughing and talking very loudly. Not relaxing at all. The... More 

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

Dear AnneJohannesburg Thank you for sharing your valuable review with us following your recent experience at the Willow Stream Spa. We are disappointed to hear that your treatment did not meet your expectations and that your overall experience was hindered by the service that you received. This is certainly something that we will address accordingly and hope to deliver a... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

All good... well worth it!!! I spent time on business and the people were friendly, accomodation great and views great. Location to airport helps even though the airport region itself has become difficult to navigate. I would recommend the golf course too. It is well manicured and the 19th hole is affordable and also has great views.

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

Dear rowegi Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort and that it was well worth the visit. We hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Nils Rothbarth General Manager Fairmont Zimbali Resort More 

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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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Address: PO Box 17, Zimbali | 4420, Ballito 4422, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: $221 - $622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Zimbali Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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