Zimbali is Zulu for Valley of Flowers and this vast estate, north of Durban, is as verdant Arcadian as the name suggests. The estate comprises a golf course and upmarket housing, as well as the exclusive Zimbali Lodge. As you’d expect from a group of Fairmont’s international reputation, Zimbali is an opulent and refined place to stay, with design and décor firmly rooted in Africa, but interpreted with a contemporary twist and an eye on maximum comfort. The facilities are superb, with several restaurants, a spa, a golf course, tennis courts and miles of conservation area to explore, all without leaving the estate. Zimbali is a country retreat, ideal for indulging yourself at the beginning or end of a visit to KwaZulu-Natal.