The Ultimate Family Sport at Zimbali Lakes

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), the exhilarating sport that has been setting global watersport trends alight, has found a new haven at Zimbali Lakes. With our sprawling 20-hectare lake as your playground, get ready to experience the sheer joy, numerous benefits, and family-friendly appeal of this fast-growing sport. SUP is making waves, especially along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, and Zimbali Lakes is proud to offer its residents the very best of this recreational gem.

Stand-up paddleboarding is a relatively new watersport that combines aspects of surfing and paddling. It’s fun, easy to learn, and offers an immersive experience with nature, setting it apart from other water activities. It’s no surprise that it’s growing rapidly in South Africa, particularly on the North Coast of KZN.

One of the key reasons behind the soaring popularity of SUP is its universal appeal. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for your next thrill or a parent seeking a fun activity for the entire family, SUP fits the bill. It’s a sport that transcends age, skill levels, and physical abilities.

SUP: Workout on the lake at Zimbali Lakes Resort

What makes SUP so popular? Here are the ten benefits of Stand Up Paddleboarding that has propelled this activity into the spotlight.

Full body workout

Unlike many sports that only target certain areas, SUP is a total body workout. Every stroke you make on your board engages your core, your arms, and even your leg muscles, making SUP a great all-around exercise. The calm, expansive waters of Zimbali Lakes offer the perfect environment to engage in this total body workout while soaking in the scenic beauty around you.

Improve balance

Balancing on the SUP board, especially when navigating the gentle waves of Zimbali Lakes, not only strengthens your core but also enhances your body’s overall balance. Regular practice in such a calm and safe environment can help improve coordination and body control, skills that extend beyond the water.

Stress relief

Stand Up Paddleboarding is like a moving meditation. Gliding through the serene waters of Zimbali Lakes, surrounded by its lush greenery and rhythmic sound of your paddle in the water, can help to calm your mind, easing the stresses of everyday life.

Family friendly

SUP is a fantastic family activity. It’s easy to learn and doesn’t require high levels of physical fitness, making it perfect for kids and adults alike. The safety and controlled environment of Zimbali Lakes make it an ideal location for family SUP adventures, ensuring shared fun and memories.

Enjoy nature

Paddleboarding in 20-Hectare Zimbali Lake brings you closer to nature. As you navigate the peaceful lake, you’ll encounter diverse bird species, appreciate the lush vegetation, and bask in the warm South African sun, all adding to a truly rejuvenating experience.

Low impact exercise

SUP is gentle on the joints, making it an ideal activity for those seeking a low-impact exercise or rehabilitating from an injury. The calm waters of Zimbali Lakes provide a safe and serene environment for enjoying this health-boosting activity.

Improve cardio fitness

Regular SUP sessions can help improve cardio fitness. With Zimbali Lakes’ exclusive access, you can make this healthy activity a part of your daily routine.


SUP at Zimbali Lakes offers the opportunity to meet and bond with other water sports enthusiasts within the community. It’s a fun, social, and engaging way to enjoy an active lifestyle within this prestigious estate.

Adventure & exploration

Each SUP session is an adventure. The expansive 20-hectare Zimbali Lake offer plenty of exploration opportunities, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature’s wonders from a unique vantage point.

Boost vitamin D levels

Paddleboarding at Zimbali Lakes allows you to bask in the generous South African sun, aiding your body’s vitamin D production, essential for bone health and immune system function.

The KZN North Coast SUP lifestyle

Enthusiasts on the North Coast of KZN are taking to the tranquil waters for leisure, sport, and even yoga classes on paddleboards! The combination of warm Indian Ocean waters and the beautiful landscape provides a perfect environment for SUP to thrive.

As a top-tier residential estate we will be offering a range of outdoor activities, we’re proud to say that we will be part of the region’s SUP revolution. Our 20-hectare lake offers residents an unmatched SUP experience that’s safe, family-friendly, and in harmony with our commitment to eco-conscious living.

We offer the opportunity to try out this outdoor family activity At Zimbali Lakes, providing a setting that enhances every aspect of the sport. Intertwining physical activity with mental relaxation, providing a much-needed retreat from the bustle of daily life. So, grab a paddleboard, connect with nature and re-energise your spirit with the many benefits of Stand Up Paddleboarding at Zimbali Lakes.

Engaging with the sport of SUP at Zimbali Lakes is not merely about trying out a new activity; it’s about immersing yourself in an enriching experience shaped by the breathtaking environment we provide. Picture yourself gliding effortlessly across a serene, expansive 20-hectare lake. The waters, still and tranquil, mirror the vibrant hues of the sunrise or sunset, adding a mesmerising touch to your adventure.

Stand-up paddleboarding at Zimbali Lakes, goes beyond being a physical endeavour; it becomes a spiritual connection with the natural world around you and that world is Zimbali Lakes Resort. It’s a rejuvenating experience that leaves you invigorated, ready to tackle life’s challenges.

The beauty of our environment doesn’t merely add an extra layer of enjoyment to the sport. Instead, it intertwines with the very essence of paddleboarding, making each SUP session at Zimbali Lakes an absolute delight.

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Within Zimbali Lakes Resort, you will find a dynamic selection of offerings that allows all residents the ultimate lifestyle. Curate an extraordinary home with internationally acclaimed architects that will uphold a legacy.
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