Accommodation near Mitchell Park Zoo

The Mitchell Park Zoo (simultaneously known as Mitchell's Park Zoo) is situated in a lovely suburb near Durban's city centre. Its main, and quite legitimate claim to fame, is as the city's only zoo. As such it is a popular place to visit, especially among young families.

The zoo is situated in Morningside, one of Durban's success stories. Once being the realm of the city's wealthy and their Victorian and Edwardian mansions, the area fell into disrepair. However, after a successful gentrification drive, the suburb is once again brimming with gorgeous homes - many of which have been converted into offices - and the zoo is just one attraction among many in the area.

The zoo started out as an ostrich farm in 1910, but when the owner realised that ostriches weren't very profitable, animals were added to make the place more attractive to visitors. The accoutrement grew and at one point it was even home to an Indian elephant named Nellie. Nellie was a gift from the Maharajah of Mysore in 1928 and became famous for her abilities to crack coconuts with her feet and blow a mouth organ. These days though the largest inhabitant is a giant tortoise. There are also South American monkeys, blue duiker, racoons and a walk-through aviary.

In addition to the animals themselves, the Mitchell Park Zoo boasts a lovely tea garden and a wide lawn perfect for picnicking. For kids there is a dedicated playground, while adjacent to the zoo is Jameson Park, a rose garden with over 200 species of roses.


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Albion Manor
0.1 km

From R720 pps

Albion Manor is the perfect guesthouse for you, boasting a central location, in Morningside, Durban, with convenient access to both commercial and entertainment venues. With excellent on-site ameni... More Info

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eMakhosini Boutique Hotel
0.2 km

From R1800* unit

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Whether it's for a wedding, conference or simply a luxury break-away, eMakhosini offers an idyllic experience. It was in the village of eMahkhosini that Shaka, Dingaan and Mpande were born, raised and... More Info

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Davaar Guesthouse
0.4 km

From R510 pps

Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, Davaar Guest House is tranquil, with secure off-street parking and a large pool terrace for your enjoyment. Great care has been taken to ensure that our accommodation is spa... More Info

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Lembali Lodge
0.4 km

From R1300* unit

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Lembali Lodge is a spacious and stylish contemporary house situated in tranquil tree filled surroundings in the prestigious suburb of Morningside. Perfectly positioned for the discerning business and ... More Info

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Lindsay Avenue Guest House
0.5 km

From R400 pps

We offer Self-catering accommodation, both short and medium term for individual rooms or "full-house" specials should the whole establishment be required. A communal kitchen and dining area is availab... More Info

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St James on Venice
0.7 km

From R900 pps

Situated in Durban's leafy Morningside suburb, The Saint James on Venice luxury boutique guesthouse offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the city and surrounds. This guesthouse, origin... More Info

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Morningside Village
0.8 km


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From R1150* unit

Morningside Village is a gorgeous 2 Bedroom self-catering unit based in the upmarket suburb of Morningside Durban. The unit contains a flat screen television in the lounge so you can kick your feet ba... More Info

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Hotel Cube
0.8 km

From R499* unit

Hotel Cube is situated in the leafy, upmarket suburb of Morningside Durban, overlooking the brand new Moses Mabhida and ABSA Stadiums. We are down the road from Mitchell Park and ideally located jus... More Info

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195 on Innes Self Catering Cottage
0.9 km

From R950* unit

The unit has its own private garden, both the bedroom and lounge lead onto this area.... More Info

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195 on Innes self catering apartment
0.9 km

From R1350* unit

The self-catering apartment has 2 bedrooms with king size beds, these can be split into four single beds and we have a sleeper couch and single bed in the lounge/dining room which can sleep 2 and 1 re... More Info

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Morningside (DBN) Reviews

Morningside (DBN)
Morningside it is very clean,neighbours excellent and helpful. I really enjoy myself and including local taxis they were able to show us the way. Shops were near to us whenever we wanted food or drinks. Mitchell Park and Jameson its so clean big up's to the people who are maintaining it and including people who are cleaning the streets.
- Nolithando Motaung

Morningside (DBN)
I could rate it at 8/10
- Sophie Mogotlane

Morningside (DBN)
A very nice quiet area to relax the mind
- Fihliwe Kamteni

Morningside (DBN)
Very vibrant...Loved it...close to shops, restaurants, factory shops and the Stadiums.
- Yoland Neethling

Morningside (DBN)
Very nice area and safe holiday accommodation.
- Alton Sickles