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“Average Craft Fair;Dirty Park” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park
Alongside the Umzinduzi River, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
033 3451348
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Beijing
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Average Craft Fair;Dirty Park”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Disappointing...parks covered with litter and areas around the river unsafe for walking.The craft fair was okay;but i suspect many locals stay away because the area has become run down.

Visited December 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“please do not walk through alone”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

this is no longer park and a rubbish dump, and please do not walk through it alone. I live in PMB and this is certainly not a tourist attraction.

Visited November 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Dont Go There; Stay Away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

30 Years ago i would have said "If you Visit Pietermaritzburg you must visit Alexandra park and Mayoral gardens" Now it should be on one of those bulletins warning all visitors dont go there. It is filthy Dirty full of litter. No one cares the grass hasnt been watered in years let alone the Flowers. at the Cricket Pavillion there was a Band stand which was over 100 years old. Unfortunately it was damaged during a storm but our so called Municipality doesnt have the inclination in repairing it. So it was torn down and forgotten. Such a shame that our History and our past means so much that it can be put into the Rubbish so easily. This is now a place for Drunken brawls, Prostitution, Drugs and Crime. So stay away at all cost. Such a shame that another Gem has been allowed to die.

Visited September 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Scary Park”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

As the other reviewers have said, this used to be a very nice Park to go to, It boasted many beautiful gardens, but like the rest of Pietermariztburg, it has been allowed to become run down, unkept, dirty, and comes with an air of "What's hiding in the bushes?" Not recommended at all.

Visited May 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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“Poor State”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

unfortunately what used to be a beautiful family park has now deteriorated to a poor unsafe park. There has been many robberies, alchohol is consumed and the entire park is littered with bottles and food wrappings creating an eyesore.

Visited June 2013
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