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Address: 10 Ferndale Road | Morningside, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 23 2318

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The Wild in the City

Actually went to Blue Zoo for lunch which was excellent and then went on a stroll down memory lane. My wife celebrated her first 7 birthdays there with rides on Nellie the ellie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Actually went to Blue Zoo for lunch which was excellent and then went on a stroll down memory lane. My wife celebrated her first 7 birthdays there with rides on Nellie the ellie. The park is still well maintained, but they desperately need sponsors for the feed and upkeep of the birds and animals. A lovely spot to unwind for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The park and fauna were great and were enjoyed to a degree, but I was very disappointed to find some of the animals in cages that obstructed viewing and didn't allow even for the lens of any camera to take clear photographs. The painted coating on the wires was chipped, faded and disintegrated as well, making frustratingly terrible photos, so... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

beautiful park and very nice restaurant. Perfect place to meet with friends and family and enjoy together

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South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went to Blue Zoo for coffee when in the area and was amazed that the park is still so beautifully maintained. Went back with the family for Sunday lunch and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We do tend to come here more for the setting than the food, but it is always pleasant. The staff are helpful, and the food is fair, but sipping a champagne breakfast in amongst the flowers as kids laugh and run about is what makes it quite lovely.

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Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Maintained and run by the DURBAN Metro Council the gardens always look fantastic. In the gardens are a kids playground, picnic area and a restaurant. There is a small fee payable if you enter the small zoo and aiveries. Kids love looking at the mainly birds on display but there are also tortoises, Raccoons, Marmosets, Duiker and other small mammals.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Mitchell is an awesome attraction. For a minimal fee , you get value. Beautiful gardens and a lovely zoo which children and adults can enjoy and learn a lot. it also a nice restaurant. Great place and another jewel for Durban.

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Durban South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I took my autistic grandaughter who loves to look at the flowers which are beautiful. We then paid to go into Avery area which was always a delight but the Monkey's all over was a bit daunting for a small child - not sure what the solution is!

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I just had some tea here but the people I was with ordered toasted sandwiches. Unfortunately we sat outside and the fending off of flies, bees and monkeys became too much. Beautiful setting though.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This small but well maintained park is worth a visit to relax when you've grown tired of the busy beach. Always filled with colourful beds of flowers its an ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon just reading or catching up on conversation. The zoo is a nice attraction for the kids.

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