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Beach & Forest Resort


On the North Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - only 80 km from Durban - is the beautiful Dolphin Coast, Jewel of the Zulu Kingdom and heart of the historical King Shaka Route. In this sub-tropical paradise, Gateway to Zululand, lies the magnificent Nature Conservancy of Zinkwazi - a unique coastal eco-experience of endless golden beaches and tropical palms, lush indigenous forests with spectacular bird life, and 7 kilometers of untouched lagoon. The Zulus called it Zinkwazi, the home of Fish Eagles, and their haunting cry is still part of the magic.


At the Lodge, serves refreshments and deliciously spicy a la carte meals. The elevated Isifonya Pub & Sundeck in the forest canopy invites to al fresco sundowners and the unique Boma provides a perfect setting for balmy tropical nights around the campfire. Free WiFi Hotspot so you can stay in touch.

Free WiFi Hotspot at the Raffia for your convenience. Choose your favourite activity or pastime for that perfect holiday experience. A sunset cruise on our ferry is a great way to end the day, book with reception to reserve your spot. Indulge in some breathtaking Bird spotting or simply relax under the tropical palms. There are plenty of activities and attractions on site and in the vicinity. For Golf enthusiasts there are a host of courses to choose from. Birdwatchers can explore numerous hotspots and for the energetic there are Eco Trails on foot, by canoe or off-road and Boating. Zinkwazi is close to a wealth of splendid Game Reserves, Cultural Attractions and Historical Sites, as well as all that metropolitan Durban has to offer.


At Zinkwazi we try to let you experience the magic of our unique environment as closely as possible. You are constantly surrounded by the amazing bird song of the tropical forest, the tranquility of a great variety of palms along the calm waters of the magnificent lagoon, the constant roar of the Indian Ocean surf in the background. Our balmy, subtropical climate encourages an open air, 'alfresco' lifestyle.


At Zinkwazi Lagoon we have a host of facilities on site including top class ablutions, pools and our very own Raffia Resturant. For kids we have Puffin Billy train rides around the park as well as a movie theature.


Hiking, fishing, spectacular bird life, indigenous forests, water sports and endless beaches. Zinkwazi's 8 km lagoon, as well as the multitude of opportunities of fun and activities, also make it a family paradise.


Zinkwazi is the ideal venue for team building. We specialize in hosting workshops, seminars and conferences.


Zinkwazi is situated close to the estuary of the mighty Tugela river, which over eons has dramatically shaped this ancient landscape of majestic mountains, gorges, fossilised dunes and shifting coastlines. This subtropical, natural paradise is free of Malaria, enabling everyone to fully enjoy all the beautiful natural attractions.


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