Why You Should Visit Zimbali These December Holidays

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Why visit Zimbali in December

Zimbali Coastal Estate is a tranquil oceanside forest conservancy situated on the golden KwaZulu-Natal coastline that redefines the term ‘relaxation’…

You’re already interested, aren’t you?

Zimbali boasts a stunning range of self-catering holiday homes, and if you’re unsure as to what you can expect – read this article on what to expect at Zimbali.

It’s hard not to be drawn in to the estate’s unique leisurely culture, and we can almost guarantee that you won’t want to leave Zimbali once your holiday comes to an end, but what exactly CAN you do at Zimbali these December holidays?

You’re about to find out…

Get Active

Mountain Biking

Take to two wheels and explore Zimbali along both tar and dirt roads! Arrangements have been made with the nearby sugar cane farmers to award you more than 100km of mountain biking trails to enjoy should you wish to venture out of the estate.

Trail Running

Are you a fan of getting up before the sun does and taking a run? Soak up the early morning Zimbali tranquillity by taking a trail run along one of our nature trails. You might even run into one or two furry friends along the way!


Designed by golfing legend, Tom Weiskopf, the Zimbali Country Club golf course boasts 18 holes of golfing bliss promising a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Just don’t aim for the trees – our birdies live there!

Get High


Situated less than 10 minutes from the Zimbali estate, the Ballito Microlighting School offers microlight flights along the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphin Coast – offering you the best view of Zimbali and the surrounding areas available!

Zip Lining

Can you hold on? A 3rd party organisation based in nearby Ballito offers breath-taking views of the Esenembe Valley with a kilometre-long zipline adventure like no other! Choose from four unique ziplines, depending on your preference, and see the Zimbali area like never before.

Sky Adventures

This Durban-based company specialises in offering thrills to thrill seekers with helicopter rides, sky diving outings, bi-plane aerobatic flights, hot air balloon rides, and more! Planning a special announcement and looking for a unique way to announce it? Sky Adventures will make it happen just the way you want it.

Get Wet


With 11 different pools to choose from at Zimbali, and the vast Indian ocean a stone’s throw from your Zimbali accommodation, if you’re a swimmer – you’re going to LOVE it here! There are deeper adult pools, as well as shallower pools with supervision for the little ones.


We’ve got waves along our private Zimbali stretch of beach! Got a surfboard you’ve been dying to try out in warmer waters? Zimbali is the place to be (and you won’t even need to pack your wet suit).

Scuba Diving

Get up close and personal with the stunning KwaZulu-Natal North Coast coral reefs! Book a scuba diving adventure through one of our 3rd party service providers and you’ll be letting your friends and family know that you’ve found Nemo at Zimbali.

Get Pampered

Willow Stream Spa

Treat yourself to the royal treatment at the Willow Stream Spa in Zimbali! Featuring hydrotherapy, steam rooms, separate men’s and women’s relaxation areas (and a co-ed one), heated blankets, raised treatment beds and a dedicated hair salon to get your new do on point for Christmas brunch!

Mangwanani Spa

For a quick in-and-out pamper session on your way to the beach, Mangwanani Spa situated in nearby Ballito is certainly a must-try. The spa offers decadent 20-minute foot massages or head, neck and shoulder massages – as well as a range of irresistible Mangwanani pamper products to take home.

Get Connected

Nature Walks

Reconnecting with nature is almost automatic at Zimbali – especially when walking along our stunning nature walking trails! For a fun-filled day long outing, get a list of the indigenous fauna and flora found in the Zimbali estate and see how many you can spot and tick off while walking.

Bird Watching

Are you a lover of birds? You’re in for a treat at Zimbali! The coastal estate boasts over 200 species of birdlife, living comfortably alongside Zimbali residents. Just remember to bring your South African Bird Guide along!

Hiking Trails

For a challenge that is more than a walk but less than a run, why not strap some heavy stuff to your back and take a hike along one of the Zimbali hiking trails? Not only is this a great workout idea while on vacation, but you get to choose from multiple beach and forest trails – depending on what you’d prefer to see along the way!