The 5-star Hotel Izulu, situated in Ballito on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, is renowned for luxury boutique hotel Ballito accommodation, outstanding cuisine at Gigi’s restaurant and its award winning Impilo Spa as well as its extraordinary wedding venue and banqueting facilities. Hotel Izulu’s warm friendly atmosphere and attentive staff contribute to an unforgettable experience of relaxation, peace and tranquility.Hotel Izulu lounge

With the personal ambiance Hotel Izulu has to offer, it is the perfect place to commence and or conclude any KwaZulu-Natal holiday adventure. This boutique hotel is a short drive from Durban and ideally situated near to the new King Shaka International Airport -ideal for leisure or business guests.

Hotel Izulu is the perfect base to enjoy the warmth of the Indian Ocean and the incredible nearby beaches, Big 5 game reserves, spectacular scenery and the history and culture of the Zulu Kingdom, whilst being pampered and spoilt in world-class luxury. Ideal for weddings, honeymoons or as a unique luxury retreat.

Perfectly positioned close to all the amenities and attractions of Ballito, the hotel has been built on what was the home of South Africa’s iconic first Miss World, Penny Rey Coelen.

Hotel Izulu is a 5 star Ballito hotel which boasts 19 luxurious suites within a contemporary blend of Tuscan architecture, African features and Balinese influences. Different styles of architecture form a convivial mix, and are most often described as “an African heart with an eastern spirit”.

Five luxurious freestanding villas are spread out in manicured grounds and each villa offers two Executive Suites, two Deluxe Suites, a private courtyard and an 8-seater Jacuzzi.

All suites are decked out in pure cotton bed linen, silk curtains and grand double baths flanked by huge glass encased showers making this a bathing experience par excellence.

Executive and deluxe suites

Our Executive suites are situated on the ground floor of each villa with direct access onto the garden.

The deluxe suites which are situated on the upper level of each and offer elevated views of the property and manicured gardens all overlooking the pool.

Bathrooms all have separate baths and showers, twin basins, heated towel rails and luxury amenities from Earthbound.

President suite
The President’s Suite pays tribute to former President, Nelson Mandela and affords guests the opportunity to learn about a significant part of South African history through the rare collectors items showcased in the Suite.

Royal suite

The Royal Suite. Luxurious living manifests itself in the Royal Suite – the preferred choice of VIP’s and Hollywood celebrities. Sprawled across the entire top floor of Villa Ingelosi, it encompasses a bar, dining area, personal deck and Jacuzzi, which incidentally overlooks the Indian Ocean.

The Royal Suite is perfect for honeymooners or boutique, private meetings.

Romance suite

The Romance Suite has been created to evoke a sense of romance, tranquillity and total relaxation with calming blue hues, plush throws on the bed and candlelight setting the mood. An oversized bath and deluxe double volume shower completes the setting.

Zebra Suite

The Zebra Suite adds a touch of wildlife to one of four ‘mood Suites’ at the Hotel. Carefully selected décor pieces and artwork add a sense of African wildlife, which is prolific in some of the finest bush lodges in KwaZulu-Natal.


Crowning this unique property is Gigi’s Brasserie a superb Ballito Restaurant, an elegant a-la-carte restaurant headed up by renowned Executive Chef Guy Gorrie. Building on its world-class Ballito cuisine, South African flavour orientations have been added to broaden the palate appeal of the menu for the enjoyment of guests alike. His diverse menu recreates classical dishes in a more modern and health orientated fashion.

Guests can also opt to dine in the intimacy of their suite, in the charming wine cellar or the newly launched ‘Chef’s Table’ in the kitchen reserved for only 6 guests so they may interact with the Chefs and learn more about the ballito cuisine preparation.

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