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Zimbali Coastal Resort Activities


The existing 18 hole par 72 championship Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, rated as one of South Africa’s finest golfing experiences is supported by a well stocked Pro shop, driving range, half-way house and putting greens. Soon to be joined by the Gary Player designed 18 hole championship course, country club, golf academy and driving range within the Zimbali Lakes Resort, Zimbali is set to become one of the must see and play destinations within South Africa on any avid golfers’ itinerary.

Valley of the pools

The Zimbali Valley of the Pools is an idyllic setting embraced by lush indigenous coastal forest and with its spectacular beachfront location is a prime day time venue for Zimbali residents and visitors. The main access to the Zimbali beach is positioned next to the pools. A day time kiosk serves light meals and drinks.

Mountain Biking

Apart from the extensive network of roads within Zimbali, the endless sugarcane farms surrounding Zimbali provide perfect undulating terrain for avid mountain bikers. Rides are only limited by your own endurance and a friendly crew of dedicated male and female riders are regularly seen within the area.


The Camelot Salon at the Zimbali Lodge offers a welcome reprieve to weary travellers and stressed executives with a range of treatments to cleanse and rejuvenate.

Beach Activities

Zimbali is perfect for spending lazy days on a pristine beach as the soft light of a late afternoon makes the golden sand, dark green forest and azure ocean glow. For the actively inclined the Zimbali beach is perfect for surfing and kite-surfing, offers great shore fishing or sea kayaking. Playful schools of dolphin are often spotted just off the breakers.

Game Walks

The joy of being surrounded by nature and watching bush buck within yards of your patio, monkeys at play in your front garden, rare butterflies flutter by, a myriad of small colourful birds actively chirping in the forest canopy overhead, is a memorable quality that draws visitors to Zimbali. The opportunity to walk freely around the various areas of the estate and to literally touch nature seems to rejuvenate the mind and soul.

Tennis and Squash

Two floodlit tennis courts are currently available and are located opposite the Zimbali Country Club. The new Zimbali Residents Facility, currently being developed adjacent to the Fairmont Zimbali hotel, will include two new tennis courts, two squash courts and a bowling green.

Running Trails

The opportunity to enjoy lengthy runs within a safe and pristine environment is a special treat for those typically confined to an urban environment. The many different nature trails and extensive internal road network allow for runners to create their own trails and set their own limits. The undulating terrain allows for interesting routes with testing climbs.