Once Upon A Tide, Zimbali Estate

  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms

Palatial 3 storey ocean facing villa in Zimbali Estate.

Lush and modern interior with palatable nostalgia that instantly makes you feel like home. Well planned spaces ensure this home has everything a family could dream of.

Gorgeous 180 degree sea views from the living space, kitchen, bar, upper and lower patio and 2 of the bedrooms upstairs.

Elevated splash pool on the lower patio with gas braai and outdoor dining table. Large stack doors open onto the grand open-plan living area that provides an indoor dining table, seating area, bar with TV - ideal to stream all your favourite sporting games, and granite counter kitchen with huge centre island. If you love cooking, this kitchen will be your happy place.

Adults and kids have their own separate lounge behind the kitchen so everyone gets to watch what they want ;) The kiddies lounge is equipped with a cute kids dining set that they will love. Never run out of things to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+.

Super spacious and well furnished bedrooms are on the top floor where one can retreat to peace and tranquility. The primary bedroom suite features a massive bathroom and walk-in closet. This bedroom shares a covered patio with the second bedroom which boasts revitalising views. All bedrooms are ensuite and have loads of cupboard space. You’ll love the fresh, crisp linen.

There is central air-conditioning for those hot summer days and uncapped Wi-Fi throughout.

This home is loved and cared for by all that visit. The onsite manager has an eye for detail and ensures everything is as it should be before your much anticipated arrival.

To assist with backup power during loadshedding, the property does have an inverter which powers all lights in house, wifi, bar TV and sound , bar fridge, microwave & plugs for appliance charging (cellphones/laptops), as well as the kitchen fridge & garage doors. There is also a gas stove for cooking, and  a kettle for the gas stove.

We cannot wait to host you here.

You’ll have access to all of Zimbali’s facilities (Please note that some facilities/activities come at an additional cost which must be arranged and paid once within the estate).


Cleaning is included daily, Mondays to Saturdays, excluding public holidays.

Damage Protection

This property is protected by Just Be Lekker, the travel reputation platform. Guests must either pay a R7,500 refundable security deposit or a R600 non-refundable damage waiver to secure the property and should expect contact from Just Be Lekker to verify the booking.

While the security deposit/damage waiver will be processed 1 day before check-in, we advise you to complete the Just Be Lekker verification process as soon as possible to avoid any complications with your booking.

Zimbali Booking Policy (IMPORTANT)

Please read the following information in detail before making a booking.

Zimbali Estate has uncompromising ACCESS CONTROL POLICIES which are very important to understand before making a booking:

*No VISITORS are allowed (only registered guests on the booking form that have produced IDs as per the Zimbali check-in procedure will be provided with access onto the estate).
*No last minute or same day bookings allowed.
*New bookings can be accepted by latest 12pm the day prior to check-in and are conditional on the booking form being completed and sent back to us immediately to avoid access onto the estate being delayed or denied.
*All forms must be submitted to us by latest 12pm the day prior to check-in with all the correct information along with ID copies of all guests 16 years and older in order to gain ACCESS onto the estate.

*It is mandatory to complete all details for persons / vehicles entering the estate, all drivers will be biometrically registered.
*Late form submissions, late additions and/or late changes to a booking (after 12pm the day prior to check-in) will ONLY be processed the following day and guests will need to wait at least 24 hours from this point before they are able to check-in, resulting in access being delayed.

*Any changes to the booking form will attract a late penalty of R350 per change.
*No servitors are allowed, including but not limited to chefs, masseuses, decorators and beauty technicians.
*The accommodation is for short-term residential rentals only. It is not for events, functions, parties, receptions, meetings, commercial use, or guests above the registered number.
*A late check-in fee of R750 will apply for guests arriving after 10pm.

Please understand that the Zimbali Estate Management Association (ZEMA), who are completely independent from Euphoric Leisure, govern and enforce these policies. So please adhere to them to avoid any complications with your access. We'll do our best to assist you in this process but know that we are equally governed by these policies.

Euphoric Leisure is not responsible and will not issue refunds in the event of mistakes, missing information or changes/adjustments submitted by guests which lead to access being delayed/denied. It's the guests' responsibility to ensure all guests' details are correct and submitted on time in accordance with the ZEMA policies.

By making a booking you agree to all the Zimbali booking policies and estate rules which can be found HERE.

Zimbali Uber/Taxi Rules

*Ubers/Taxis are NOT permitted to transport guests around the estate. It is therefore advised that if guests are not using their own car that they rent a car so they can access the estate facilities (guests can also rent a golf cart for the same purpose).
*Ubers/Taxis can be used for drop-off and collection ONLY.
Codes can only be requested between 8am and 4pm each day. Codes expiring due to guests arriving after midnight may result in restricted access to the estate until office hours resume the next day.
*Guests are liable for any fines incurred by their Uber/Taxi driver(s).
*Uber Eats or takeaways are to be collected outside the estate. Zimbali stipulates that no access codes will be issued for food deliveries.

Rental T&Cs

Click here to view the Booking/Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Patio area with a spectacular ocean view, 8 seater dining table and gas braai

Open plan living area with spectacular sea view

Main bedroom with smart tv, sleeper couch and impeccable sea views

Splash pool with spectacular ocean views

3 storey wonder

Open plan living area with a luxurious soft leather couch


Parking and facilities

Parking garage, Gated-Community, Parking Included , Private Porch


Housekeeper Included


Pets not allowed

Kitchen and dining

Gas BBQ, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator , Toaster

Location features

Near ocean, Ocean view , Resort

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning


DVD-Player , TV (Satellite)

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

House Rules

  • Housekeeper Included

  • Pets not allowed

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


Zimbali Drive , Dolphin Coast, South Africa


Policy and notes


November 2023


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