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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

One of South Africa's most exclusive boutique luxury hotels. From here you can explore the historical vestiges of the Anglo Boer War, experience the fascinating ethnic mosaic of diverse cultures, and hike unimpeded through natural wonders of forest and indigenous gardens.

Among the picturesque hills and rock formations of this sweeping landscape you will pay homage to the fearless, spear-wielding Zulu impi's, honour the sophisticated and rampant British soldiers and revere the dedicated heroism of the Boers. If you wish to escape the clutches of history - golfing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, dolphin adventure, game drives, helicopter flips and the entire gamut of adventure sports are available.

Zimbali has several natural springwater lakes which create a beautiful habitat to the 85species of bird, hosts of butterflies and a wide variety of indigenous plant life. Animal life within the forest reserve include bush buck, blue duiker, bushbaby, vervet monkey, banded mongoose and even wild pig.

Accommodation
All 76 guest rooms offer five-star luxury accommodation, designed to harmonize 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.

Fairmont  Room
Set against the tranquil coastal forest, Fairmont  Rooms combine traditional African decor exemplified by warm wood and russet tones and generous comfort, including a four piece bathroom with Victorian claw foot bathtub and separate shower, a working desk and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access.  A terraced balcony area is accessed through wide sliding doors that open onto lush natural surroundings, making this an ideal setting for a private getaway. Fairmont Rooms are part of Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Private butler service and the use of a golf cart for transportation around the property is available. 

Signature View Room
Offering staggering and spectacular views, the Signature View Rooms feature a well appointed four piece bathroom with Victorian claw foot tub and separate shower, working desk and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access. An exclusive balcony area opens onto the 18 hole golf course, lake or the Indian ocean, providing the most ideal location from which to observe the natural flora and fauna of the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Signature View Rooms are part of Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Private butler service and the use of a golf cart for transportation around the property is available. 

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite
Ideal for families or for those who prefer additional privacy, the Deluxe One Bedroom Suites feature a spacious living area, including a dining room table that seats up to 4 people, which can be sectioned off from the bedroom by an adjoining door.

Deluxe suites also include a four piece bathroom with Victorian claw foot tub and separate shower, working desk and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access. A terraced balcony area is accessed through wide sliding doors that open onto lush natural surroundings, making this an ideal setting for a private getaway. Deluxe Suites are part of Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Private butler service and the use of a golf cart for transportation around the property is available.  

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge Forest Suite

Forest Suite 
Set against the tranquil coastal forest, these suites combine traditional African decor exemplified by warm wood and russet tones and generous comfort, for the ultimate in luxurious accommodation. The Forest Suites feature a spacious living area, including a sofa bed and dining room table that seats up to four people, which can be sectioned off from the bedroom by an adjoining door.  The private and exclusive balcony area onto the 18 hole golf course, lake or the Indian ocean, providing the most ideal location from which to observe the natural flora and fauna of the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge.

One of the most unique features of this suite is a five piece bathroom that includes a turn of the century freestanding Victorian bathtub, in addition to separate indoor and outdoor showers. With private check-in, personal use of a golf cart, access to a private swimming pool and located in close proximity to the Club House, Forest Suites are ideal for an idyllic romantic getaway or a private family retreat.

All hotel rooms offer the following amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Color Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Multi-electric plugs for international use
  • Private balcony
  • Safe
  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower
    and freestanding Victorian bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric razor plug

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

Please note, that while 1 young child can be accommodated on a sleeper couch in the standard rooms, if there is more than 1 child they may have to be accommodated in a seperate room depending on their ages (8 years and above usually). The standard rooms do not have interleading doorways. A suite can be used with an optional twin room adjoined.

Dining
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge in South Africa offers a selection of fine dining options at the hotel. The Restaurant and Fountain Court offer indoor and outdoor dining amongst a lavish atmosphere. At The Lounge guests can enjoy an after dinner nightcap by the warm, inviting fireplace. And finally you can also indulge in light snacks at the Pool Bar while viewing the magnificent Indian Ocean. In-room dining is also available upon request.

Spa
Allow yourself to be pampered by one of the expert health and beauty spa team - try some of the many indulgent treatments and emerge invigorated and refreshed.

Activities
Tennis
There are two all weather, floodlit tennis courts. Tennis rackets and balls are available for use by lodge residents, from the clubhouse.

Swimming
The beautiful pool area with two outdoor swimming pools is incredible with its scenic appointment overlooking the Indian Ocean. The infinity pool appears to meander directly into the sea and offers guests a tranquil and relaxing diversion. Sun Loungers, umbrellas and towels are available.

Beach & Lake
Guests can soak up the sun and the splendour of the beach or the unique lakeside and even enjoy an al fresco picnic. The secluded beach pool is equipped with umbrellas, loungers and refreshments are provided. This stretch of coastline is not designated for swimming however, other bathing beaches are located nearby.

Horseback Riding
Take a gentle canter around the estate on horseback, meander through the indigenous forest accompanied by experienced guides.

Bird and Butterfly Watching
As a protected environment, the Estate is home to a wide variety of birdlife and magnificent butterflies.Forest Walks
Enjoy the splendour of this sub-tropical forest with a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. You may enchanter a shy antelope along the way.

Health and Beauty Spa
Guests can treat themselves to the health and luxury they deserve, with a whole range of therapies such as: 4 treatment rooms for body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and massages. Includes a Health Hydro Shower.

Shopping
Located in the reception lounge area, Ideas at Zimbali offers a beautiful collection of resort-wear and logo items including clothing and gifts. There is also a selection of curios and essentials such as magazines, chocolates and candy.

Other Activities
Mountain biking, Forest walks, Cultural tours, Deep-sea fishing, Scuba diving and Dolphin tours.

 

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