Fairmont Zimbali, Durban

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When is best

May - Sep

High Season

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5 nights



13 hrs 55 mins


Holidays in Durban & Kwazulu Natal

Durban is affectionately known as South Africa’s garden province that stretches along the east coast until it meets with Mozambique. The spectacular subtropical coastline is perfectly lined with flourishing, lush green valleys and dramatic mountains for stunning views that make this, arguably, South Africa’s most naturally beautiful region. As you explore this region, you will embrace the golden sunkissed beaches and the wonderfully warm and friendly locals. A wildlife lovers haven with an abundance of animals to see as well as discovering the local plants and butterflies. The rich and turbulent history of Durban is one to be discovered under the seemingly endless blue skies. Durban and the ‘Golden Mile’ of its sandy beaches make it even easier to understand why this is such a popular tourist destination.

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Deluxe room

Main lodge

Pool view

Fairmont Zimbali

This elegant resort offers breathtakingly beautiful views off of South Africa's Dolphin Coast and is made for pure relaxation. You can wander on down to Zimbali beach to watch the waves lapping on the shore, and whilst the tide is too strong for swimming or water sports, there are 5 pools at your disposal to lounge by. You can also try your hand at golf with the 18-hole course at the Zimbali Country Club or unwind at the Willow Stream Spa in the steam room or a massage in one of the eight treatment rooms.

You'll be spoilt for choice with 8 bars and restaurants. OSA serves up the best butter Chicken or enjoy a traditional Thali or head to Bite Pool Bar and Grill for lunches and cocktails whilst staying poolside. Shops and restaurants are a quick 5-minute drive away to the beach town of Ballito where the waters are also calm enough for swimming and you can be sure to spot a few bottlenose Dolphins.

Whether you choose a room or a suite, they are all decorated with contemporary African designs and all boast views of the pools, garden or the ocean. Most are open-plan, with king-size beds and sliding doors that lead to the furnished en-suite with luxurious Le Labo toiletries.

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