About The Estate

At Zimbali Coastal Resort ours is a gentle style of management taken from Nature’s example:

We fit into the environment: the environment does not fit into us.

The Resort is located in one of South Africa’s prime coastal Nature Reserves where life is tranquil and definitely not in the fast lane! In fact, traffic within its borders is limited to 25 kms per hour to maintain the tranquillity and ensure the safety of our owners, our guests, our animals and our birds.

The breathtaking natural beauty of sub-tropical Zimbali reaches into the heartland of KwaZulu-Natal from an unspoiled, 3.5km stretch of rugged coastline.

A bird’s eye view of the 456 hectare Estate sweeps inland from the secluded beach and sand dunes, along the floor of the Zimbali Valley, across dense indigenous forests, the crystal clear waters of natural springs and a sparkling lake, over the 18 hole world class golf course, and beyond … the rolling greenery of fields and hills, and the lush richness of sugar cane plantations.

This unique estate, which incorporates one of the three remaining coastal forests in KwaZulu-Natal, harbours a wealth of natural water and is rich in plant life and bird and animal wildlife.

The Zimbali Coastal Resort is arguably one of the most picturesque residential Estates in South Africa, affording a unique and secure high quality living environment that preserves and enhances the existing natural eco-system of the area.

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort provides world-class facilities and cuisine and a tempting retreat in an unspoilt sanctuary for discerning guests the world over and the Zimbali Country Club provides members with a sports and social club. The iconic Valley of the Pools provides a unique ocean-side swimming experience mixed with a top quality restaurant for all food connoisseurs to enjoy.

An electrified perimeter fence securely bounds the entire Zimbali Coastal Resort. The fence line is regularly patrolled and is monitored 24/7 by a central Control Room.

The Residential Estate, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort and the Zimbali Country Club provide residents with a wide range of facilities suited to a broad age spectrum – a relaxed and tranquil quality of life and a resort of international standing.