In a secluded tropical setting half an hour north of Durban on KwaZulu Natal s North Coast is a place where heaven has a name.
Magical encounters with our planet's most endearing sea-creatures, a walk in the footsteps of Africa's mightiest historic king, gourmet delights overlooking a warm, moonlit Indian Ocean ... Welcome to our idyllic lifestyle in sub-tropical, natural splendour.
The descendants of Shaka Zulu's dolphins continue to enthrall and graciously accept our sensitive, sea-borne excursions to experience their beauty and charm at closer quarters. Further, beyond the breakers, the sight of Humpbacked Whales on their way north to the breeding grounds off Mozambique guarantees even more spellbinding excitement.
Saturated with inviting ocean pleasures? Scenic golf, equestrian and even microlight adventures await within a few minutes of the seafront. There are crocodile and animal farms for the curious, and important sites for the history-and-culture buff. Hotel Izulu also makes the ideal base for day trips north into the much-photographed African bush to view, in safety and comfort, the encyclopedic birds and big game teeming in Zululand's world-renowned nature reserves. Our Nature's Playground is infused with the presence of King Shaka, his dynasty and the pioneering spirit of the early European and Indian settlers. Join us for the unforgettable holiday of a lifetime!Hotel Izulu is the perfect base for the discerning traveller looking to enjoy the warmth, wildlife, spectacular scenery and culture of the Zulu Kingdom, whist being pampered and spoilt in world-class luxury. Ideal for weddings, honeymoons or as a unique luxury retreat.
Hotel Izulu was the very first 5 star property in Ballito, still considered the Jewel of the North Coast and is the only member of the prestigious Association of Relais & Châteaux in KwaZulu Natal.
The celebrated international Chef Guy Gorrie personally selects the finest local ingredients, creating unimagined delights that encompass the big five of gastronomy – taste, aroma, texture, succulence and presentation.
Guy and his team are constantly focusing on local and international market trends and the menus are regularly updated. Diners will be treated to a variety of options including starter and main portion choices on most items along with a blend of old favorites and deliciously innovative new ideas.
Setting the scene early in 2009 will be the launch of Guy’s new Exploration of the Ocean, where health conscious diners and seafood enthusiasts will be treated to excellent choice of delicately prepared delights from the sea
Dine a la carte at the elegantly contemporary Gigi’s Restaurant , in the intimacy of your finest hotel accommodation suite in Ballito or enjoy light lunches in the pool courtyard or outdoor terrace areas.
For the very discerning diner Guy now has a specially designed and decorated chef’s table dining room in the kitchen. Seating six, patrons may now observe the culinary process through glass windows and receive welcome education from the preparation team. Tasting menus will be served with or without wine from a variety of optional choices.
Our best kept secret is the table in our charming wine cellar where sought after South African wines can be enjoyed by the bottle or the glass. Seating a maximum of 12 this exquisite room is the perfect venue for special occasions, business dinners or that gathering of friends that could be a little rowdy.Set menus may be tailored made or our a la carte menu is available.
AccommodationBoasting 19 suites and the finest accommodation in Ballito, the hotel is a stylish blend of Tuscan architecture, African features and Balinese influences. The different styles form a convivial mix, and are most often described as ‘an African heart with an Eastern spirit’. Five freestanding villas are spread out in manicured grounds. Each villa contains two executive suites and two deluxe suites, a private courtyard and an eight-seated Jacuzzi. Luxurious living. There are four deluxe suites with four poster beds and four that have been converted to optional adjoining rooms.
Luxurious living manifests itself in the Royal Suite. Sprawled across the entire top floor of Villa Ingelosi (the villa of angels), it encompasses a bar, dining area, personal deck and Jacuzzi, which incidentally, overlooks the stunning herb garden and ocean.
Suites are decked out in pure cotton bed linen, silk curtains and grand double baths flanked by huge glass encased showers make this a bathing experience par excellence.
Being pampered to perfection is a real possibility at the inspirational Impilo Beauty Spa.
Achieve both physical and soul purpose by choosing from a wish list of restorative facials and advanced skin therapies, or, plunge headlong into pure indulgence. A rose petal filled jacuzzi,an invigorating body scrub, or an outdoor body massage and health “smoothie”on the elevated private balcony are just a few of the options. The Spa menu includes specialized full and half day treatments, detox and tailor-made packages for corporates, couples, and brides ‘n grooms, as well as postoperative recovery programmes for cosmetic surgery patients in a haven of peaceful, sunny tranquillity.
Occupying an entire top floor, the Impilo Beauty Spa boasts four fully equipped spacious treatment rooms including a garden room for two, a hydro and the full range of Clarins beauty products for the ultimate in pampering and stress easing therapies. To complement the finishing touches, the Impilo Spa has just incorporated a stunning new range of products .Theravine is an organic range of treatments and products with amazing antioxidant properties at exceptionally good value .Derived from grape seed extract and supported by cape fynbos based oils Theravine has been an instant success with our regular clientele.
Why not stay the night in Ballito’s finest hotel accommodation and make that special experience just that little bit longer
DirectionsDirections to Hotel Izulu If en route from Johannesburg or Durban International airport the two main routes are the N2 north coast or the M4 motorway. When approaching Ballet Bay on the N2 South or North bound the off ramp signage reads Compensation/compensation beach. Once on the main road into Ballito you will pass a traffic circle with the lifestyle shopping center on the right hand side and approach a traffic light. Continue straight through until you reach a second traffic circle opposite the BP filling station. Turn right at this traffic circle ( ie:270 degrees ) and head up Rey?s place until you see the signage. The hotel is approximately 150 metres from this point. If approaching on the M4 motorway from Umhalanga you will arrive in Ballito at a traffic light that will form part of a T junction.Turn right at this traffic light and continue to the traffic circle. At the circle you need to turn right (ie: 270 degrees ). Proceed up Rey?s place until you see the signage. The hotel is approximately 150 metres from this point.