The Durban North Coast welcomes a new chapter in the Zimbali legacy. Developed by IFA Hotels & Resorts, the world leader in mixed-use hotel and residential resorts, Zimbali Lakes Resort will offer the best of estate living. And if you’re quick, you can get in on the ground floor.
As we go to press, plans are afoot to turn the first sod in a glittering launch on 29 November. When completed, the estate will measure 300 hectares, and consist of between 2,500 and 3,000 homes and nine different nodes, each of which will be specifically designed to make the most of the fabulous surroundings.
Having it all
Consisting of undulating green hills, pockets of mysterious forest, extensive lakes, and some lovely coastal scenery, there is something for everyone. Zimbali Lakes Resort is close to the shops, hospitals and schools of Ballito, uMhlanga and La Lucia, it’s a mere 40 kilometres to the centre of Durban on the M4 or N2, and a quick 15-minute drive to King Shaka International Airport, and the business and industrial hub of the Dube Tradeport. The spectacular game reserves and national parks of Zululand are just to the north, as are the popular subtropical dive resorts of Maputaland.
Something for everyone
A life right-based retirement resort managed by the renowned Evergreen Lifestyle. As well as stylish homes in beautiful surroundings, Evergreen Village Zimbali Lakes will have dedicated on-site healthcare facilities, assisted living units, and all the usual social and sports facilities that are standard in top-of-the-range retirement facilities.
A high-density mixed-use precinct that – while being part of the estate – is open to the general public. The Boulevard will host retail, commercial, hotel and medical offerings. Boulevard Pads (residential apartments) is part of a new and exciting investment programme.
As the name suggests – right on the beach, where residents and visitors can have a fabulous meal, an exotic cocktail, or just a quick cup of coffee, overlooking the ocean. Storage facilities for ocean toys make it so easy for residents from anywhere in Zimbali Lakes to zip down to the beach on a golf cart, and head off for a paddle, SUP, sail or surf.
Consisting of freehold plots, The Ridge provides the opportunity to build your dream home. The development offers a new minimalist approach to the traditional Zimbali look, and the architectural guidelines support green practices, and complement alfresco living.
Overlooking the Zimbali Lakes Sports and Leisure Club and in an elevated position, Ocean Club offers homeowners extensive ocean views. Easy direct access to the Academy, clubhouse and Boulevards, while it’s a quick ride down to the Beach Club, makes Ocean Club an ideal location for a family home.
The Water Club
The development includes several natural and constructed lakes. On the water’s edge is The Water Club Zimbali Lakes. The Water Club retail piazza offers every retail therapy option imaginable, as well as business, office and meeting facilities, along with a selection of freshwater water sports. Residents can paddle, sail or SUP all day, every day if they like.
Rounding off the resort’s estate living, The Zimbali Sports Club offers a range of facilities for everything from a hard-core gym workout to a leisurely game of golf, and loads in between – tennis, archery, rugby, cricket, bowls, mountain biking, you name it. The clubhouse’s organic design includes some unusual workstations and meeting pods, so residents can seamlessly segue from work to play to family and back again.
Positioned as a purposely pet-friendly development, the Zimbali Fauna Centre is planned as a dedicated on-site pet ‘hotel’, so your furry family members will be well looked after while you are away.
Zimbali Lakes is an adventure waiting to happen – with miles and miles of trails through wetlands and forest, and across the beach, it offers hours of great hiking, trail running, mountain biking or just general strolling. With its wide variety of residential units and investment opportunities, Zimbali Lakes offers investors both value for money and a valuable lifestyle.