Morkel and Maharaj bagged five-wicket hauls to power the home side to a crushing innings and 120-run win.
South Africa tickled pink as Markram, Morkel make Zimbabwe toil.
Cricket enters new era with first-ever pink-ball, four-day Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Chatara is the only other addition in the side that lost the Test series against Windies in November.
The two sides play three Test matches, six ODIs and three T20I matches.