The Capital Zimbali

Durban, South Africa

The Capital Zimbali overview

Located on the stunning South African coastline, perfectly placed between the forest reserve and the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, offering an idyllic retreat alongside a luxury feel and service that is second to none, the 5-star Capital Zimbali offers the perfect getaway.

Golf Courses

The five-star Capital Zimbali has the luxury of being within 10-minutes of Zimbali Country Club - one of South Africa’s best golf courses. The Tom Weiskopf design offers a perfect mixture of rolling fairways and scenic changes in elevation, winding itself through the Zimbali indigenous forest. Just 45-minutes away is the Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, with an excellent course and facilities.


The five-star Capital Zimbali is located within the private Zimbali Coastal Estate set perfectly on the South African coastline, with the Indian Ocean on your doorstep. With 154 guest rooms and suites to choose from, alongside both the Penthouse and Presidential Suites, there is a huge variety.

Or stay in one of the 18 Fairmont Heritage Place Villas available for a more private experience.

Restaurant & Bars

Guests can dine and drink in any of the 10 restaurants and bars available onsite, offering a variety of cuisine and atmosphere.

Spa & Leisure

The Willow Stream Spa at The Capital Zimbali guarantees relaxation and revitalisation. Whether you enjoy the picturesque spa terrace or relax with your loved one in the tranquil couples’ lounges, you are sure to feel rejuvenated.

The Willow Steam Spa contains nine treatment rooms, three outdoor cabanas, steam rooms, as well as a wide range of health and beauty services all delivered by trained experts.


Located within 20-minutes of the hustle and bustle of tourist town Ballito, and just 30- minutes from Durban. The resort is also just 20-minutes from the King Shaka International Airport.


Alongside enjoying the luxury of the Capital Zimbali and the many high-quality golf courses located nearby, there are plenty of other activities to indulge in. The Port Natal Maritime Museum offers a unique and insightful experience.

If you are looking for a more extreme outing, the ‘Wild 5 Adventures’ offers the ultimate rush - jumping off the edge of Lehr’s Waterfall onto the world’s highest gorge swing is bound to get your heart racing.

Forest walks allow guests to experience the calm of the sub-tropical forest, alongside a glimpse of South African wildlife. The ‘Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide’ also allows guests to experience close up views of the magnificent vulture, from easily accessible cliff vantage points.

Zimbali Country Club

Style: Parkland

Golfers at Zimbali Country Club will experience amazing wildlife and a combination of enjoyment and difficulty; true to the Tom Weiskopf philosophy. Interesting and tricky tee placements provide a true challenge to any golfer. From holes 1 to 11 you will enjoy majestic viewing points from which you can take in this magnificent piece of land, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. From 12 onwards, the course engrosses itself in Zimbali’s indigenous forest.

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The Capital Zimbali 5 Corkwood Drive Zimbali Coastal Estate Dolphin Coast South Africa 4420