A Place of Natural Splendour
Zimbali Coastal Resort is located on the Dolphin Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, bordering the popular holiday destination of Ballito, 40 km north of the port city of Durban and 25km north of Umhlanga Rocks. The King Shaka International Airport is located 18km to the south providing convenience and ease of access. “Zimbali”, meaning flowers in isiZulu, is a multiple international award winning residential and golfing estate covering over 425 ha of pristine indigenous coastal forest. It was established in 1996 with the first sales of beachfront sites. Since then the estate has developed into an internationally recognized destination of excellence. The ethos of Zimbali is “Living in Harmony with Nature” and this has become the guiding principle on which the management runs the estate and is communicated through its environmentally sensitive development approach. Zimbali now boasts some of South Africa’s finest residential homes with lavish beachfront, lakeside, forest and golf course fronting properties. The championship 18-hole, par 72, Tom Weiskopf designed Zimbali golf course has hosted multiple high-profile golfing championships over the years including the Gary Player Invitational, the SAA South Africa Open, and the Supersport shootout. The Zimbali Country Club has a fully stocked Pro Shop, member’s bar and restaurant. The Zimbali Valley of the Pools with its daytime restaurant, swimming pools and direct access onto the 3,5km of pristine beach is a popular meeting place. The Zimbali Bushbuck Club is ideal for children and provides a superb playground with cricket nets and a kick-a-bout field. Zimbali is the ideal family holiday destination. The 100-acre Zimbali conservation area is unique within South Africa and provides nature trails, a splendour of bird life and access to view the largest fresh water lakes found within residential estates in the region. Resident Fish Eagles, majestic Crowned Eagles and over 200 species of bird life are viewed on a daily basis. Sightings of Bushbuck families and the diminutive blue duiker antelope – the world’s smallest of its kind, are guaranteed. Zimbali hosts three hotels offering a superb choice of restaurants which our guests can enquire about and use subject to availability.
Southern Africa's
premier coastal resort
Situated a mere 45km
north of the city of Durban,
Africa's busiest port, and 25km
north of Umhlanga Rocks - the commercial and entertainment hub of the province.

Zimbali is perfectly positioned as a gateway to exploring the famed Kwa-Zulu Natal tourist attractions of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Big Five Game Reserve, the world heritage sites of the St. Lucia Wetlands and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains, and the historic Anglo-Zulu Battlefields, to name a few.

Zimbali has been recognized by the UK based CNBC International Property Awards as the best in its class on a global level. The magnificent Zimbali Golf Course and Country Club has been consistently rated as one of South Africa’s finest golfing experiences and is rated by Golf Digest as a must play top 25 South African golf course.