The Capital Zimbali, recently refurbished and renamed exclusive hotel at the heart of the Zimbali Coastal Resort, is open for the 2021/2022 festive season from 15 November 2021, appealing to guests seeking the idyll of the KwaZulu Natal Dolphin Coast and the serene comfort of a truly remarkable and versatile hotel.
With the summer holidays having been eagerly awaited while South Africa weathered the storms of 2021, The Capital Zimbali offers the perfect break for families and friends wanting to relax and enjoy the hotel’s diverse offerings, along with its panoramic views of the sparkling Indian Ocean.
The Capital Zimbali offers 154 luxury rooms, apartments, presidential suites, and penthouses, as well as several luxury villas, making sure that there’s an option for every guest. All rooms and suites include a tea and coffee station, large flat-screen TV, uncapped high-speed WiFi, and a desk, for those that need to attend to urgent office matters while away from their home base.
Rooms all feature comfortable king-size beds that can twin, and roller beds are available on request for younger children. However, many rooms can interlead with other rooms to meet families’ needs. Options include 91m2 family suites, one-bedroom apartments, two- and three-bedroom villa suites, one- and two-bedroom presidential suites, and a two-bedroom penthouse.
The one- and two-bedroom presidential suites offer an extraordinary experience, complete with spacious living rooms and a magnificent high vaulted ceiling. The ultra-modern kitchen is perfect for gourmet dining – especially when cooked by a guest private chef, with the private bar, 10 seater dining room, and outdoor lounges all contributing to the perfect entertainment experience.
The two-bedroom penthouse offers a real sensation of space and light in an idyllic retreat against the backdrop of sweeping ocean views. With its separate study, private bar, 10 seater dining room, and indoor and outdoor lounges, the penthouse is the perfect retreat for guests seeking the ultimate in luxury.
The resort offers myriad features and activities for guests, including a private five-star championship golf course, a spa and beauty centre, multiple restaurants and bars, and various other sporting facilities. There are other golf courses nearby, as well as various other sporting facilities and gyms.
Guests at The Capital Zimbali have access to the resort’s private beach, but can also choose to while away the days on any of the area’s lifeguarded beaches, depending on whether they seek the adrenaline rush of surfing the breakers or whether they’re looking for the safety of tidal pools for younger children to splash about in.
The hotel offers a variety of restaurants and bars, all elegantly appointed and offering menu choices to suit any palate and to celebrate any occasion… even if that occasion is just lunch alongside one of the four sparkling pools on a heavenly North Coast day.
Options include the popular FIREROOM Sushi & Grill, with its spectacular menu, and The Milkwoods Deli and Emporium. The Copper Restaurant & Bar is another new addition to the dining options available and is sure to become a firm favourite too.
The Poison Ivy Lounge offers an elegant and sophisticated alternative, with its extensive list of some of the world’s most exclusive spirits sure to round off a perfect evening.
The Zimbali Beach Club area gives guests the opportunity to enjoy refreshments alongside the pool, gently shaded from the heat of the day while being able to keep an eye on swimming children. Children can soak up all the fun at the Bush Baby Kids Club while their parents are destressing too – the Club is open seven days a week.
The Stingray Café & Pool Bar perfectly positioned in the centre of the resort boasts its large swimming pool, embraced by lush greenery on either side, truly immersing guests in all the landscape beauty that has become synonymous with this resort.
A brand new signature spa by the Mangwanani Group takes pride in place, offering a new five-star spa experience that is unique to Zimbali. It also features a unique pool bar and beauty centre.
For those seeking retail therapy, Gateway Theatre of Shopping is just a half-hour scenic coastal drive away – rated as one of the top 100 largest malls in the world. With many rooms at The Capital Zimbali featuring fully equipped kitchens, nearby Ballito offers a range of shopping choices as well, including Ballito Junction, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, and The Quarter Ballito.
There is also a wide range of specialty restaurants within easy reach of the hotel, from signature seafood restaurants to themed restaurants celebrating the food of particular nationalities. The area is well serviced by food delivery companies too, for those seeking the variety of what’s on offer in the area, with the convenience of having it delivered to their door.