Zimbali is a five star Boutique Hotel and one of Southern Africa's most exclusive hideaways, set within the serene confines of a coastal forest reserve on the north coast of Kwa Zulu Natal.

This is a natural sub-tropical paradise and home to mischievous dolphins and a myriad of sea and bird life.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful indigenous gardens, Zimbali Lodge and Country Club has a championship 18-hole golf course set in naturally occurring lakes and wetlands.

An exclusive Spa and luxurious en-suite rooms make this an elite choice for the discerning golfer.

Located on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, 40 minutes drive from Durban Airport

The 76 luxurious en-suite rooms and suites are situated in small lodges all amongst the magnificent lush gardens.

All rooms have private, furnished balconies offering sweeping views down the valley to the sea and are decorated to complement the natural surrounding forest. The architecture is accentuated by warm wood and russet autumn tones.

The bathrooms feature Victorian baths from the turn of the century. Each room has a mini bar which is well stocked with a selection of beverages, light snacks and butlers are on hand to attend to the guest's every need.

A very select ensemble of delicious snacks and light meals grace the room service menu.

Dining & Entertainment:
Breakfasts are served in the hotel restaurant or in the secluded Fountain Court. Lunch is light and can be enjoyed on the patio or at the pool deck.

Dinner is A-la- Carte and is served in the restaurant. The lounge has a magnificent fireplace and provides a delightful after dinner venue.

The Pool Bar is elevated on high stilts overlooking the Indian Ocean where light lunches and drinks can be enjoyed. 

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Zimbali Lodge

Courses Nearby

  • Zimbali Golf Course
  • Prince's Grant Golf Course
  • Durban Country Club
  • Mount Edgecombe One and Two Golf courses

Sights and Activities

  • The surrounding areas offer much to see and do including the Zulu battlefields
  • Shakaland (a traditional Zulu village)
  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Indian market


  • an amazing Pool overlooking the ocean
  • 2 floodlit Tennis courts
  • subtropical forest Walks
  • Horse-riding along the beach
  • Health and Beauty Spa
  • 18 hole Golf course.