Fiddlers Rest Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering in Morningside, Durban Accommodation

Fiddlers Rest

Guest House / Self Catering at 11 Havelock Crescent, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Fiddlers Rest

Fiddlers Rest is a Grand English style mansion set in lush tropical gardens with abundant bird life and tranquil surroundings. We are conveniently situated in Morningside - Durban’s most exclusive and up-market address and overlook Durban’s famous Mitchell Park. You will often find Guinea Fowl or Peacock on the property or running up and down the road.

Jameson Park, Burman Bush Nature Reserve and all the tree lined streets add extra lushness to the area. Fiddlers Rest sits adjacent to Kings House which is the State President’s residence when he visits the city.


You are invited to relax in the large tropical gardens or to have a swim in the sparkling pool and enjoy the wonderful Durban sunshine. We offer safe and secure off street under cover parking.

All rooms are elegantly and tastefully decorated and equipped with:
• TV’s
• Tea / Coffee tray
• Fridge
• Hairdryer
• Air conditioning
• Heaters in winter
• Designated smoking areas on patios
• Braai / Barbecue facilities
• Books / Magazines
• Rooms are serviced daily


Garden Suites
We offer 2 Garden Suites, both with private entrances leading onto a beautiful private garden. One room has a queen size bed and the other an option of 2 twin beds or a king size bed.

Garden Cottage
The Garden Cottage is surrounded by lush tropical gardens overlooking the swimming pool. The cottage consists of a double room with queen size bed, fully equipped kitchen, lounge / dining area with a double sleeper couch in the lounge. The cottage is also suitable for self-catering or long term accommodation.

Inside Suite
The Inside Suite consists of two adjoining rooms sharing one bathroom. One of the rooms has a queen size bed and the other a double bed. An extra bed can be added if necessary. The inside suite has a wonderful view of the amazing garden and pool and also overlooks Durban’s famous Mitchell Park.


Sumptuous full English breakfasts are served in the gracious dining room. Special dietary requirements or food preferences are offered by prior arrangement.


We are perfectly located for the business executive, tourist or sports person and are within walking distance to Florida Road - the trendiest road in Durban which boasts many cosmopolitan restaurants, pubs, clubs, art galleries, beauty salons etc.

Fiddlers Rest is within close driving distance to
• International Conference Centre (5-10 minutes)
• Major sports venues (5-10 minutes) - rugby, cricket, golf, soccer, swimming, horse racing
• Durban International airport (20 minutes)
• Durban’s famous Golden Mile beaches (10 minutes)
uShaka Marine World (15 minutes)
• Suncoast Casino (10 minutes)


We are happy to reserve tours, car hire, airport transfers and recommend and make reservations at one of the many excellent restaurants in the area. ADSL / wireless, Internet, Laundry, Phone / Fax by arrangement.

At Fiddlers Rest you will always experience warm and gracious hospitality in elegant and tranquil surroundings.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Fiddlers Rest)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

Price Range
Available on request

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.82352777711111
Longitude: 31.010533333333335

Closest airport(s)
Durban International - 20km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
October 2008 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

My husband and I stayed in the garden cottage. Rooms were very clean and cozy and the owners were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely visit...

Noki, Cape Town Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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