Looking for a holiday home in South Africa but don’t really know where to look? Why not Zimbali? With so much to do It’s the perfect place for a vacation whether you want to be alone, with family or you significant other!

To be completely honest I never even knew that this place existed until a few weeks ago but I think that you’d all agree with me when I say that this place is truly amazing. Africa is just full of wonderful surprises!

Located 45km north of Durban Zimbali Coastal Resort, one of Southern Africa’s most finest Coastal Residential Estates is situated on a pristine stretch of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast. In Zulu Zimbali translates to ‘valley of flowers’. Most of the architecture on the is influenced by Indonesia, you feel like your at peace and can relax away from the rest of the world and the majestic estate offers residents and guests an exceptional quality of life within a pristine natural environment. This is a place of beauty, filled with tremendous plant, bird and animal wildlife. Incorporating one of the three remaining coastal forests in KwaZulu-Natal, it harbours a wealth of natural water. How breathtaking does this sound?


Although Zimbali has it’s very own beach there are also around 8 other beaches located within a close proximity.

Zimbali Beach – located within the Zimbali Coastal Estate. It has 3km of unspoilt beach and offers beach goers the contrasting beauty of the green forest estate with the deep blue warm Indian Ocean.

Thompsons bay – located north of Ballito. This beach is another extremely popular destination and has both qualified lifeguards and shark nets to ensure safety at all times

Ushaka Marine World- although this may not be a beach it’s a fun water park close by to go with the family and spend the day having nothing but fun

North Beach – Durban’s main beach, and it is where everything is happening.

Ballito Beach – Willard Beach is considered Ballito’s main beach. This beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, which is only given to beaches that are clean, safe and environmentally sound.

Umhlanga Beach- one of the most popular beach resort destinations on the east coast of South Africa

What to do around the resort

  • Play Tennis
  • Game Walks
  • Play Golf
  • Bird and butterfly watching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Dolphin and Whale watching
  • Hit the gym
  • Go to the Spa
  • Beach Braai
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sky Adventures
  • Deep sea Fishing

For the kids

  • Zip lining
  • Flag Farm
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Kids club
  • Jungle gym
  • junior golf
  • Soccer/football field

For the best places to eat in the area – http://www.zema.co.za/things-to-do/restaurants-cuisine

Where to stay

There are two main places to stay in Zimbali;

  1. Fairmount Lodge

2. Fairmont Resort

However if you would prefer to rent a holiday home or maybe even purchase one on the estate you can go t the following site for all the necessary details – www.zimbali.co.za