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Mitchell Park

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

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Beautiful park entertaining the whole family

We spent some time in durban recently and discovered this gem. It's been here for years and still does Durban proud. This is one beautiful park that caters for the whole family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vimtha R
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent some time in durban recently and discovered this gem. It's been here for years and still does Durban proud. This is one beautiful park that caters for the whole family not just the children. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at the Blue Zoo cafe while the kids where busy with art and crafts, cutting away play dough and... More 

Thank Vimtha R
Centurion, South Africa
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo was a hit with my child. Loved walking around and seeing the animals and birds. Entry to the gardens is free but the zoo has a minimal fee. For adults it is R11. For kids below 12 it is R8 and pensioners it is R5. Lots of benches and well maintained grass if you wish to pack a... More 

Thank Vishanth S
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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179 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A relaxing place to walk especially with babies & toddlers who can run around in a safe place - there are also good play areas - one next to the excellent Blue Zoo restaurant often has a friendly Child Minder on hand ...

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Mitchell Park is as its always been a bit run down I suppose its due to lack of funding. I was a bit disappointed today to see that the flamingos are now gone. Its fine for small children but once you have been you don't need to go back for a long time.

Thank Traceydup
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This amazing venue has it all, for the tiny entrance fee they ask the kids have a ball, animals, wide open spaces, play park and we have attended many birthday parties here- we go at least once every 2 months - it is a must

Thank RobynBrussow
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

For a small fee you get entrance into what is a mini zoo. They have some really interesting and rare animals. There are lots of different birds, monkeys and various other types of animals as well. Kids would love this place. It is also a nice park where you can spend the day having a picnic and just relaxing with... More 

Thank Theran P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Going back to the park after 20 years and you are taken back to the 80s. not much has change expect the trees that I used to climb as a child are now taller.

Thank shaneybux
Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our entrance took us pass the Blue Zoo Restaurant and we were thrilled to see how busy it was. The entrance price to the animal section is so affordable, the lawns are clean and well worth it to pack your own picnic basket, blanket and chairs to sit under the huge green trees providing lovely shade. A good walk around... More 

Thank paul2607199
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68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fun day out with a lovely range of animals, birds and reptiles to see. Lots of shade and you can even picnic inside. Some areas need maintenance and the monkeys can be a real pain, so watch out for their stealing ways! But at less than R10 to get in, this place is a great 2-4 hour trip for families.... More 

Thank karen w
Durban, South Africa
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went to Mitchell Park after a long time and found it to still be beautiful, restful and lovely. There is a nice busy restaurant, Blue Zoo that serves delicious snacks and light meals. the grounds are beautifully kept, but did notice that the little pond did not have water in it. There is a small zoo which will delight little... More 

Thank Lucyg444

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