Tucked deep in the natural coastal forest, Zimbali Country Club is built around the remains of a ruined farmhouse, enveloped by the roots of a beautiful ageing wild fig tree. The luxury contemporary clubhouse is the gathering place for golfers and families of Zimbali Estate to unwind and reconnect at the many social events held here. Sitting on the outdoor deck, members can soak up golf course vistas through the dappled evening forest light, after a great (or gruelling!) game of golf. It is the perfect spot for all Zimbali Country Club members and their families to spend time cooling down or catching up.
The interiors have been designed with wellbeing and touches of luxury in mind. Modern techniques blend seamlessly with classic finish, evident in the carefully-selected décor and fittings in the cloakrooms, through to the colour palette, furnishings and layout of the restaurant areas – both of which offer wonderful service and a variety of appealing menu options. The well-appointed Pro Shop conveniently situated at the clubhouse caters to every golfer’s needs. Zimbali Country Club is an entertaining and vibrant leisure and dining destination that echoes almost 25 years of tradition, while sparking joy through celebrations and human connections.
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The Valley of the Pools is the perfect place for all seasons, swimmers, nature seekers, and sun lovers. It’s where families find their spot – whether it is taking in the beautiful sea view while immersed in the cool water of the rim flow pool, sun worshipping from the relaxed comfort of the poolside recliners, whale watching from the top deck of the VOP restaurant or enjoying a delicious daily special under the trees below.
This happy, sometimes tranquil spot has amazing panoramic views overlooking the Indian Ocean, where residents and visitors can watch the waves rolling in or dolphins swim by, and their children play in the heated pool – some with hesitant pleasure, others with abandon. All year round the Valley of the Pools invites you to come down, to hang out, to have fun, to make memories, to train hard, to play hard, and to explore. The greater VOP area is a natural wonderland that is worth discovering and rediscovering. Whether you spend time wandering along the water’s edge looking for catfish, grey herons or a fish eagle nest, or just get lost in your own thoughts as you reflect on the flowing waterfall, the VOP Lakes area is an incredible place of rejuvenation. A place to tread lightly. A place to reflect on how incredible life here is. All year round.
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The Bushbuck Club (BBC) is a fun entertainment centre for children and adults, and the location of many of Zimbali Estate’s sporting facilities – including a fully equipped and state-of-the-art resident’s gym, floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, cricket nets, and an AstroTurf soccer pitch. The facility offers a jungle gym playground for the kids, holiday programmes, markets, and a function venue for birthday parties and special events. The Bushbuck Pool area close by is another perfect place to host kids pool parties and catered summer events.
The BBC Café serves a menu of diverse and delicious food items that will suit every member of the family.
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This brand new Signature spa is unique to Zimbali Estate and the latest resort style offering from the Mangwanani group. A first of it’s kind with a majorly renovated spa and pool facility. A fusion of African wellness, ultimate relaxation and exclusive indulgence. Featuring luxury therapy rooms, couples suites, customized packages, African natural oil scents bar, tailormade treatments, Himalayan salt room, His & Hers steam room, mineral indoor & outdoor pool, relaxation room, poolside treatments, exclusive private cabanas, and VIP pavilions and sunscreen butlers.
The Spa treatment menu includes a selection of beauty enhancing, anti-aging and relaxation facial therapies, full body treatments for tranquility and relaxation, slimming, detox or hydrating African rituals customised to suite your individual requirements. Their team is on hand to ensure that your spa journey is a memorable and magical experience.
For more information or to make a booking call +27 (0)32 5385000
Our fully functional and fully equipped gym is a world-class fitness facility there to help our residents reach their ultimate fitness goals. With a wide range of Technogym cardio and weight-bearing equipment, as well as a separate studio that can be used for yoga, aerobics or stretching, the Zimbali Estate Gym is available for those wanting to get in shape or stay healthy.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5:00 to 20:00
Saturday: 7:00 to 18:00
Sunday: 7:00 to 16:30/17:00
Public Holidays: 7:00 to 16:00 (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, when it is closed.)
Telephone: +27 (0)32 538-4229
Elegantly set within the serene, natural beauty of the Zimbali Estate, The Capital Zimbali is a premier work, play, stay destination. Recently revamped, the resort’s aesthetic is luxurious, modern and incorporates lots of natural elements and tones, drawing inspiration from its beautiful surroundings. Well-appointed rooms and suites offer gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean, beautiful hotel gardens or the main swimming pool.
Eight food and beverage establishments – inspired by both international and local cuisines – tantalize the palate, while the tranquil Mangwanani Signature Spa nourishes the spirit and soul. The Capital Zimbali promises legendary hospitality, superb attention to detail and an atmosphere of pure paradise.
With leaning palms, subtropical gardens and a classy resort-style, Zimbali Lodge is the place to sit back and let nature soothe your soul. Here, the atmosphere is warm and soulful. Accommodation is beautifully balanced between classic elegance and modernity, and the architecture is accentuated by warm wood and autumn tones. Private decks offer a front-row seat to the glorious surroundings — an indigenous forest brimming with butterflies and birdlife, and a beautiful seascape on the horizon beyond.
Zimbali Lodge is the perfect venue for small conferences or for tying the knot, and the attentive valets and knowledgeable concierges will take care of all your needs – whether you arrive with a loved one, as a family or as a solo business traveller. So, if you’re looking to play a few relaxing rounds on the 18-hole championship golf course or just want to discover the peace and tranquillity of the 1000 year-old natural coastal sand forest, Zimbali Lodge is the perfect place from which to experience the treasure trove of activities and amenities that Zimbali Estate has to offer.