Walking on a stretch of unspoilt beach, the warm blue Indian Ocean in front of me, and lush green forest behind me, I could easily believe I was in my own little piece of paradise. And I was. Zimbali Lodge has one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations I have been to in a long time. A tropical coastal residential and lodge estate, it incorporates luxurious units, all decorated with the natural forest surroundings in mind.
I also loved the Victorian style bathtubs and a Butler was even on hand to attend to my every need. But the outside world constantly beckoned me. Its not just forest and ocean, but butterflies, birds, animals, indigenous plants and stunning natural springwater lakes which awaited me. And for something a little tamer but no less exhilarating, the area also has some of the best golf courses in South Africa. I've definitely found paradise!