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Mitchell Park

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

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Lovely visit

Great place to visit. We visited with a 4 year old who loved seeing the various small animals, birds etc. The gardens are lovely and very peaceful, only unfortunate thing were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
kari20158
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Dundee, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It good for the children, they enjoy seeing live all the animals that they never thought they will see and to know what kinds of animals and how the animals surviving and live

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Thank lungilepatienceg
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mitchell Park has always been a favourite with families for some outdoor fun with a lovely park area where you can picnic and a small zoo area with a variety of animals, kids love walking around and experiencing the flora and fauna. And the best part about Mitchell Park is Blue Zoo. An old classic restaurant in Durban, not fancy... More 

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Thank Bhauna H
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the park after a very, very long time, it is sad that the park doesn't look as nice as it could. The park needs serious revamp and attention. Can definitely be cleaned better. As for the zoo that is attached, really pathetic. The animals/bird life aren't in great condition.

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Thank Mala P
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please stay away if you love animals, and rather donate the entrance fee to animal welfare. Lovely flora but the animals..... There is kids kicking balls that landed up in enclosures, scaring the animals. No map of the "zoo", no signs and wrong signs at enclosures, cages way too small, animals generally in bad condition. A definite stay-away.

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1 Thank PierreJordaan
Edinburgh
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot of construction going on in the zoo, but we weren't told about this before going in. Lots of areas were roped off. Quite a lot of the cages were empty, and others had no information about the animals inside or had the wrong information. No maps to show you where anything is. A bit disappointing all... More 

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Thank Grayscale02
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised by the super cheap entrance ticket (for a family of 3 it was under R50!) however we did see dead birds in one of the cages, and not very many staff walking around (there were kids throwing balls onto the cages and scaring the animals, kids picking up the baby ducks and chasing away mom/dad) - I... More 

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Thank AngelaClarkZA
Dundee, South Africa
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Great place to visit. We visited with a 4 year old who loved seeing the various small animals, birds etc. The gardens are lovely and very peaceful, only unfortunate thing were the few bits of litter we saw and the ponds were a bit murky. There is a small cost, R10/adult, R7/child to see the animals, birds etc and well... More 

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Thank kari20158
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Mitchell park is very popular with the locals including myself. I go often and take the grandchild as well. Lovely location to set up a picnic and let the children have a ball. Plenty of birds and other animals to see. Very relaxed atmosphere and very cheap entrance fee. Lovely restaurant in the park and the food is delish.

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Thank Lorraine C
Knysna, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Well planted gardens with gorgeous trees. The disrespect for the environment is pathetic. Could be such a pleasant green city space.

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Thank Sue B
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Met friends at the park on a Sunday afternoon. Decent enough place to spend half a day, with a picnic of braai. Certain areas of the park though could be better maintained (grass length) There is a play area for kids, as well as a small zoo. Also places for functions. We had to keep away from some stray monkeys... More 

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