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 R800 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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Lembali Lodge
0.4 km

From R1100* 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

 
Sommersby Bed & Breakfast
1.2 km

From R550 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

 
Royal Ushaka Hotel  Morningside
1.4 km

From R495* Unit


Royal Ushaka Hotel Morningside, is an exquisite hotel in the heart of Morningside, overlooking the city and the Indian Ocean. We offer spacious well-decorated rooms offering both luxury and style a... More Info

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Hartley Mews
1.6 km

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

 
Heaven On Earth Guesthouse and spa
2.1 km

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Self catering apartments in Musgrave Durban. Modern fiited kitchen, bar fridge, stove , microwave, oven, hob. En-suite bathroom with shower. Pool facilities available. A day spa wellness centre on pre... More Info

 
Riverside de Charmoy
2.1 km

From R900* Unit


Based on the success of de Charmoy Estate Guest House in Canelands, Bernard and Cathy now offer guests all the comforts of home in the middle of the city. Both catered and self-catering options are av... More Info

 

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North Beach Durban Apartment
2.7 km

From R800* Unit


Durban Beachfront is the ultimate holiday destination for tourists who come to enjoy the wonderful sub-tropical Durban weather, swimming and surfing beaches, fishing piers, paddling pools, colorful ri... More Info

 

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North Beach Durban Holiday Apartment
2.7 km

From R800* Unit


Durban beachfront is known as a 'fun-seeker's paradise', where a sub-tropical carnival atmosphere prevails. Offering excellent bathing, surfing and a world-class pedestrian promenade, Durban beachfron... More Info

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Morningside (DBN) Reviews

Morningside (DBN)
Beautiful
- Vm Hlongwane

Morningside (DBN)
Morningside is a quiet place and the environment is relaxing
- Nontsikelelo Letsosa

Morningside (DBN)
Quiet, peace of mind
- Esther Mampuru

Morningside (DBN)
There are plenty of shops around and it was near plenty of places to visit.
- Daleen Botes

Morningside (DBN)
The place is okay
- Ntombifikile Sibosana

Morningside (DBN)
Its a nice place very close to all entertainment areas and the beach.
- Nkululeko Ndlovu

Morningside (DBN)
Not a bad place at all.
- Motheo Rhenoster

Morningside (DBN)
Very busy
- Jeanette Coetzer

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