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Mitchell Park

Address: 10 Ferndale Road | Morningside, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 23 2318
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Ranked #18 of 49 Attractions in Durban
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Durban South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Mitchell Park is not only a park, but has a zoo attached as well and a restaurant. The restaurant/coffee house is okay. Their bacon avocado burgers and pies are good. Don't ask for their cakes, they are awful. The park is geared up for large picnics and for children mainly and has a large play area. The park itself is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A place that brings back happy childhood memories. A definite afternoon tea place with homemade cheesecake and other tasty treats. Sit amidst the most colourful and a beautiful overlay of flowers, foliage and plants of different shapes and sizes entertained by an orchestra of birds and insects. Nature's therapeutic way of dissolving the woes of the modern world.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This will now be the fourth time visiting Mitchell Park, and I'm sad to say that I won't ever be going again. The birds were in a sad state, some with tumors, most with plucked feathers and some of the monkeys looked like they hadn't been fed for a few days. It was dirty and the staff seemed more interested... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful Sunday family day out venue. Lovely Fauna and Flora. Food is amazing. Games area for children (swings etc). An amazing place to be with family.

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Durban, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It's a park, same ol'. However, the attached zoo is pretty sad. Monkeys in tiny cages, birds too, unable to fly around. I'd rather not support it myself, even if it is only R10 or so

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Limerick
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

From the monkeys grabbing my camera when trying to take photos of them, to the bizarre flightless sentinel birds, and the funny meerkats I really enjoyed my visit here, I did not have as much time to spend here as I would have liked! Entry was 10rand which is very cheap, even the gardens on the way in with the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the animal section, a truly amazing place to take a toddler, loved the picnic space and swings, the walk around the park itself is great for adults, kids and the aged. The Coffee shop also adds an edge to the venue.

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