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The Capital Zimbali

South Africa’s most iconic coastal resort.

Premier live/play/work destination. Located in a luxury eco estate with insanely beautiful Indian Ocean views, less than fifteen minutes from King Shaka International Airport, The Capital Zimbali Resort is easily accessible and feels like you have arrived at a utopian paradise! Set in a tropical forest that unfurls into the ocean, the resort blends organically into a lush natural landscape.

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A magnet for fun seekers, families, couples, solo explorers and business travellers; the resort is far enough removed to allow you to step back and take time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. A plethora of exciting activities and sensational cuisine boosts your sense of complete wellbeing. Once you have checked in, you never want to leave

Facilities
  • Variety of restaurants and bars – you will be spoilt for choice and the only difficulty is what to indulge in first. Whatever your mood there is a dining option that will suit your palate and occasion
  • Mangwanani Signature Spa – with luxury couples suites, therapy rooms, nail bar, African natural oils scent bar, Himalayan Salt Room, His & Hers rasul, mineral indoor and outdoor pool, relaxation room, exclusive private luxury cabanas (with cocktail bar) with poolside treatments
  • +700 capacity Conference Centre
  • Professional Golf Course – The designer of our course is former South African PGA and British Open champion Tom Weiskopf
  • Zimbali Country Club
  • Bush Baby Kids Club – For kids aged between 4 and 14 years, the Kids Club will entertain and care for your children, under adult supervision 7 days a week. Facilities include jungle gyms and a kiddies restaurant
  • Zimbali Beach Club – The iconic Zimbali Beach Club and Atrium restaurant provides an al fresco dining experience in a family friendly setting
  • Milkwoods Deli & Emporium – A quick stop shop for essential food and beverage requirements – including an artisanal bakery and Wine Emporium 
  • 4 Swimming Pools
  • Complimentary parking for hotel Guests only
  • Forest walks
  • Tennis, Squash and Children’s Playground
  • Bird and butterfly watching – encounter over 200 bird species
  • Zimbali Private Beach (not swimming beach)
        Dining
        • The Copper Restaurant & Bar – Our main restaurant with something on the menu for everyone

        Breakfast 06h30 – 10h30
        Lunch 12h00 – 15h00
        Dinner 18h30 – until close

        • FIREROOM SUSHI & GRILL – With its rave review success in Joburg and Pretoria, we are fortunate to have secured FIREROOM as our tenant and partner in their first KZN restaurant.
        • Stingray Café & Pool Bar – Easy eating by the pool, quench that thirst with our intere-sting bar menu
        • The Club Lounge – work stations, ZOOM rooms, lounge around. The very definition of work & play
        • Poison Ivy Lounge – A great place for a quiet drink (or two) before you head over to dinner
        • Room Service
        Services
        • Complimentary Laundry in Apartments
        • Complimentary high speed uncapped Wi-Fi
        • 24-hour controlled security access ensuring guest safety & privacy
        • Luxury guest amenities and robes
        • Work desks
        • Secure parking is available at discounted rates
        • DSTV with 40 channels
        • 24-hour reception
        • In-room dining
        • Luggage storage
        • Travel desk and Concierge
        Gym & Spa

        Mangwanani Signature Spa

        This brand new Signature spa, unique to Zimbali is 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 & 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 cabana’s 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 tranquillity & 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.

        Zimbali residents are welcome.
        Reservations required.

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        Gym

        A contemporary gym with modern equipment will keep you in shape during your stay.
        Open daily from 5am – 11pm.

        Conference and Events

        Looking to run a conference or an event? Click to find out more!

        Tying the knot

        Explore our weddings page

        Zimbali offers a wide selection of rooms

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        Rooms

        SORT ROOMS

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        LUXURY ROOM

        1 Bedroom . 2 Guests . 55m2

        Drawing inspiration from the beautiful surroundings, our luxury rooms have a muted and calming colour palette featuring balconies or bay windows with gorgeous views, comfy king beds that can twin, spacious bath and shower, mini bar fridge, tea/coffee station, large flat screen tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and a work desk. Many of our Luxury Rooms inter-connect to make family rooms.

        LUXURY GARDEN ROOM

        1 Bedroom . 2 Guests . 49m2

        These stunning rooms, found on the Ground and Second Floor are set in luscious surrounds leading directly into the main leisure areas of the resort with a tranquil view of the local gardens from the bay window or patio. Luxury garden rooms feature king-size beds, that can twin, spacious bath and shower, mini bar fridge, tea/coffee station, large flat screen tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and a work desk. Most rooms inter-lead to create family rooms and have a sleeper couch (for younger children).

        FAMILY SUITE

        1 Bedroom . 2 Guests . 91m2

        Offering the ideal vacation base, each with its own comforts and perks like a kitchenette, king beds that can twin, bath and shower, dining and lounge area, 55-inch tv, uncapped complimentary Wi-Fi and work station with a small kitchenette with the option of a roll away bed upon request. With 91 sqm of freedom, our Family Rooms allow you to bring the entire crew with you.

        GARDEN SUITE

        1 Bedroom . 2 Guests . 43m2

        Offering a magnificent open plan space, capturing the height of contemporary living these suites offer the perfect respite. Garden Suites feature kitchenettes and a large patio, the perfect setting for the views of the gardens and main pool. Roll away beds available on request. Complimentary laundry available for long stays.

        INTERCONNECTING LUXURY ROOMS

        2 Bedroom . 4 Guests . m2

        A luxurious, serene retreat. Thoughtfully designed and meticulously appointed, these rooms are ideal for families or a small group travelling together. With rooms that feature comfy king beds that can twin, spacious bath and shower, mini bar fridge, tea/coffee station, large flat screen tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and a work desk. Rooms have balconies or bay windows with stunning views.

        1 BEDROOM APARTMENT

        1 Bedroom . 2 Guests . 88m2

        Settle into our luxury apartments and prepare to relax completely. All with breathtaking garden views, these large and airy apartments come with a private balcony, king beds that can twin, bath and shower, dining and lounge area, 55-inch tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and work station. All apartments accommodate young children on roll away bed which are available on request. Apartments have full kitchens with oven, stove and microwave.

        1 BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENT

        1 Bedroom . 2 Guests . 86m2

        Escape into our luxury apartments and enjoy a holiday home experience. All with direct access to the stunning garden, these large and airy apartments come with a private patio, fully equipped kitchen, king beds that can twin, bath and shower, dining and lounge area, 55-inch tv, uncapped Wi-Fi and work station. All apartments can accommodate young children and roll away beds are available on request. Complimentary laundry available 3 times a week.

        3 BEDROOM VILLA

        3 Bedroom . 6 Guests . 316m2

        Elevate your resort holiday experience with a Villa stay. Enjoy use of a complimentary golf cart during your stay. Blending soothing, calm, neutral shades the Villas have been superbly finished to a very high standard. Enjoy high quality furniture, hand-made works of art, sumptuous king-sized beds, uncapped high speed Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, complimentary laundry available 3 times a week, spacious lounge and dining room and spectacular views from everywhere you gaze. Most villas have private plunge pools.

        PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

        2 or 5 Bedroom . 6 Plus Guests . +200m2

        Entering the presidential suite, you immediately realise you have arrived to a very special experience. From the entryway, you transition beautifully into the light and airy living room, which is the centrepiece of the suite. With a magnificent high vaulted ceiling, and full-width sliding glass doors, step on to the stunning patio and rest your gaze at sweeping panoramic ocean views. Truly spectacular, designed to inspire and connect you with the surrounding landscape, whilst making you feel at home. Ultra-modern kitchen, perfect for family breakfasts, or for a private chef cooking you a feast! Bedrooms are large and luxurious, with 55-inch tv, private lounges, separate dressing room, luxurious bath and oversized shower, plus complimentary laundry is available 3 times a week. Presidential Suites are perfect for entertaining with private bar, 10-seater dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges.

        PENTHOUSE

        2 or 3 Bedroom . 6 Guests . 340m2

        Step into the extraordinary, striking contemporary design in this two-bedroom penthouse. Carefully curated furnishings give you a real sensation of space and light. Connoisseurs of fine living revel in meticulously crafted spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen, plus complimentary laundry available 3 times a week. The Master bedroom is an idyllic retreat, the spectacular bath featuring deep soaking tub delight guests as well as a rain shower, the penthouse comes with all impeccable comforts of home including a separate study. The real showstopper is the epic sweeping ocean views. The Penthouse is perfect for entertaining with private bar, 10-seater dining room, indoor and outdoor lounges. The Penthouse inter leads to a one-bedroom apartment to make up a 3 Bedroom Penthouse of 340 sqm.


        Are you tying the knot?

        What could be more spectacular than a wedding set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean.

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        Conferencing At Zimbali?

        The Capital Zimbali Conference Centre can host upwards of 700 attendees.