Zimbali a place where you belong
Foresthouse ... luxury tranquility comfort warmth happiness security regeneration.

Zimbali is a 700 hectare coastal exclusive resort that offers residents and guests an exceptional quality of life situated on a spectacular stretch of KwaZulu Natal dolphin coast. With more than 260 species of birdlife, bush buck, blue duiker, wild pig, mongoose, bushbabies and guinea fowl that wonder around the entire estate living in harmony with nature.

No need to drive to the golf course, hotel, beach, restaurants or tennis courts just hop on the golf cart, pack away the car keys and enjoy the many activities offered by Zimbali.

Zimbali features a Tom Weiskopf championship golf course, with a second eighteen hole Gary Player course almost completed. Utilising every contour of the landscape, enjoy the striking views of the ocean from the fairways. Zimbali is one of Southern Africa's premier golfing destinations. For non golfers utilise the golf cart to explore this magnificient estate, have sundowners at the lodge, indulge in a relaxation massage, go to the beach, play some tennis or feast on the magnificient food or enjoy a cocktail on the patio of a beautiful deck surrounded by nature.

Ideally situated providing a tranquil quality of life in harmony with nature, foresthouse has extensive wooden sundecks that integrate the outdoors with the indoors combining with the African soil and sunsets, flora and fauna. State of the art security ensures that your family are safe and secure at all times.

About Foresthouse
Foresthouse is seductively and privately nestled amongst the finest and oldest indigenous trees on the Zimbali Coastal Forest estate. The only intruders are the woodpeckers that live in the trees outside the bedroom windows and patio entertainment areas and the bushbuck, duiker mongoose and guinea fowl that roam freely around the suspended wooden deck which features a heated jacuzzi and designer swimming pool with loungers alongside the patio. Forethouse is a 4 bedroom, 3 lounges home with tasteful and immaculate furniture flowing throughout the house and onto the patio.

Total privacy and one minute golf drive away from the beach, lodge and country club Foresthouse is a FREESTANDING home and NOT in a complex, therefore you have total privacy and a private swimming pool. There is absolutely no building in the coastal Forest Estate - this section is totally completed. Owner run and maintained so there is no agent fees - dealing direct with owner. Excellent security - no need to worry about your children whilst in the estate. Direct access to Ballito promenade via the golf cart route. Varios activities for all are available on peak weekends and holidays.

All the facilities of Zimbali, Zimbali lodge and country club are available to you throughout your stay. Foresthouse is situated in the original Zimbali coastal estate metres away from the hotel and country club. Excellent security and a world class international recognized destination.

Zimbali Lodge Offers

Monday evening - curry night buffet at the lodge - R95.00 per head (the dining experience is amazing). Please ask us to book for you to avoid disappointment. (HINT - take your own wine and pay the R20.00 corkage) prices are subject to change as per Zimbali Lodge High tea - every day at the lodge Sun downers - every afternoon at the lodge Sunday lunch and carvery Other dining events are advised prior to arrival.

On Arrival At Foresthouse

Welcomed by the housekeeper to assist you with your unpacking (not after hours arrival).
Flowers chocolates on pillows tea, coffee, sparking water, wine local newspapers and magazines.

Foresthouse offers all guests that special pampering ...

Hair dryers in all bedrooms.
Televisions in all bedrooms.
Bath robes and slippers in all bedrooms.
Exclusive linen and bath towels.
Exclusive range of soaps and moisturizers.

Special Features in Foresthouse

Tranquility full time house keeper taking charge of indoor and outdoor chores, (public holidays by prior arrangements).
Designer pool off patio heated Jacuzzi on the covered deck - optional extra Indoor / outdoor living. Total privacy, nobody can see into the entertainment area.
Animals roam freely around the house and patio.
Well furnished, 
Big Screen television Mnet/ DStv/ PVR/ DVD player.
Ipod docking station.
Selection of books, board games swimming towels.
Golf cart included to play golf or manoeuvre around estate.
Excellent security thoughout the entire Zimbali estate.
Pool cover if required.
Camp cot if required feeding chair if required.
Gas braai.
Well furnished and equipped home sports equipment / tennis rackets / golf cart / swimming towels provided.
Amazing birdlife, flora and fauna.
Water purifyer, stainless steel kitchen, built in safe.

We go the extra mile ...
Prior arrangements necessary

Home treatments - masseur and relaxation therapies - booking essential. Well qualified. 10 years sports mzimbasseur. Pedicures and hand treatments.
Chef - all your meals done for you.
Shopping deliveries prior to arrival bookings can be done for restaurants, Zimbali spa and all other activities.

Zimbali offers all Foresthouse guests

Walking trails, golf, tennis, garden chapel.
Golf driving range and lessons.
Horse riding on the beach.
Bird trails / walking trails.
Close to all shops.
Dolphin viewing.
Quad bike trails.
Secure and safe day trips offered to game parks, Durban, Ushaka world, dolphin viewing in Umhlanga, restaurants at Zimbali lodge restaurants at Zimbali country club, restaurants at the valley of waves pool area alongside the beach within the estate health spa.
On site gift shop kiosk.
Shopping - private shopping assistant can be arranged to ensure your excellent purchases in the right places-please book in advance.
Airport transfers can be arranged.

Foresthouse Accolades

Front cover of Garden and Home Sept 2006 issue. Lodge utilizes home for their confidential guests and honeymooners which have included, Will Smith, Ludichris, Brandan Bays, Prince of Arabia, CEO of various international companies, ministers, local celebrities Guest comments - references available.

This is a non smoking home, smoking is permitted on the deck. Environmental friendly home, we recycle and only use natural environmental friendly products for cleaning purposes. No pesticides and chemicals are used at any time.

Zimbali has been rated amongst the world's top resorts and international safety standards. Assuring you of a wonderful stay at Foresthouse. Many guests comments are...rather change their dates for when we can accommodate them rather than find alternate accommodation. The pictures do not describe the beauty and tranquility of Foresthouse. "If we can't stay at Foresthouse ...we'd rather stay home!!"

Further information

45 kilometres from Durban international airport, safe easy toll road to Zimbali Ballito, a vibrant holiday town adjacent to Zimbali has a new state of the art private hospital (24 hours emergency) as well as medical practitioners and pharmacies Gateway, the largest single phase centre of its kind in the southern hemisphere offers world class shopping.
Within two hours one can be at two world heritage sites, the greater st lucia Wetland Park, Umfolozi Several game parks consisting of the big five - further info on request for other attractions or see brochures at Foresthouse for your attention We can assist you with any further bookings info etc.

  • airport (less than 15km)
  • airport transfers
  • babysitting service
  • beach (less than 500m)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • horse riding onsite
  • lake onsite
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • on golf estate
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tennis court onsite
  • tumble dryer in unit
  • washing machine in unit
  • washing machine onsite