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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Fiddlers Rest
0.1 km

From R660 pps

Fiddlers Rest Bed and Breakfast is set in a grand English style mansion with lush tropical gardens and abundant bird life. We are situated in upper Morningside - Durban's most prestigious address. We ... More Info

Albion Manor
0.1 km

From R750 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

Lembali Lodge
0.4 km

From R1200* 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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Daisy Lodge
0.8 km

From R275 pps

We offer comfortable, spacious and finely equipped guest rooms ideal for business trips, vacation and weekend getaways. We are conveniently located in the heart of Morningside, Durban. Visit Daisy ... More Info

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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Bon Ami
1.1 km

From R700 pps

Situated in the heart of trendy Florida Road, Durban with its array of designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Bon Ami On Ninth is a guest house with a difference. We offer a... More Info

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Sommersby Bed & Breakfast
1.2 km

From R475 pps

Sommersby is a charming Edwardian house, lovingly converted into a bed & breakfast in 1995. Many of the original features remain: wooden floors, high ceilings and fireplace, which help create a 'home ... More Info

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Soul House
1.4 km

From R1250* unit

Soul House is an upmarket self-catering surf lodge with 7 spacious, modern rooms, sleeps 18 guests in comfortable home from home style facilities. As well as a café with a trendy surf shop, a large ou... More Info

Hartley Mews
1.6 km


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From R1000* unit

Hartley Mews are 2 modern, elegant, 6 sleeper , self catering units, situated in the heart of Overport, bordering on Ridge Road. ... More Info

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