Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

Zimbali Estate, PO Box 404, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, 4390, South Africa | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ballito

Hluhluwe Game Park - pronounced Shu-shloo-wee

A travel blog entry by larrylyn


... in shorter and more grazers were there and they were more visible. He left at 2:30 and was back by 6:20 with a 45 minute drive on gravel roads each way. Dinner was a braai (BBQ) consisting of lamb, sausage and chicken as well as chicken livers and beef curry set at the poolside/patio where we had lunch. A full moon and starry sky made it magical. The Southern Cross, visible only in the Southern Hemisphere was also visible. ...


A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica


... their is so many other Volunteers and friends and company. It's been so nice spending time with friends, getting my head out of work for a little while and having the kids play together. It is certainly making our time here so much more enjoyable. we have been spending a lot of time Cam and Vanessa Law who have 3 kids the same age as ours and the friendship has already changed our time here so much.
I have included a some pics taken from the last few weeks in Durban ...

The start of our journey

A travel blog entry by africaadventure


Day 1
The day started early with much excitement, a nice change to the rather stressful last while. We got the final things packed and headed to the airport where we enjoyed a R20 breakfast with my mom and Pet. Waving goodbye brought tears to my eyes - the sadness of saying goodbye (even if only for a few months), the excitement of the journey ahead and the relief of having successfully pried our hands off our ...

Return to Africa

A travel blog entry by robspackman


... Although, it was already a very different to the West Africa we left behind us.

Back then a night of persistent harrying by mosquitoes in the sweltering lofty airport departure hall of Duala airport and the confiscation of our motor bike taxi man's vehicle by the military had added to our confusion. This time the only confusion we felt was our own making.

I could see the bush through the windows of our pristine hire car. It was very clean and very ...

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief

A travel blog entry by jesshill


... too, from what looked to be a street seller's merchandise being taken by another guy. But this sight was a rarity though, from what we witnessed in the Falls. The town is so tourism driven, from the craft market with chess sets, Shona art and Big 5 figures to the endless activity companies. I would be interested to see how it has changed in 20 years time- whether street sellers will still be trying to flog 50 billion dollar notes, for one.


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This 5 star hotel is located on Zimbali Estate, PO Box 404, Ballito.
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