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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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Great Walk Around

For only R11 a person, it is really cheap for what you get. A variety of small mammals and birds that look well taken care of. Its a great park to visit when you have an hour or... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

For only R11 a person, it is really cheap for what you get. A variety of small mammals and birds that look well taken care of. Its a great park to visit when you have an hour or so free. The highlight for me was seeing the alpaca.

Thank zbrentano
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The Zoo area was piled with rubbish everywhere. Birds dropping all over. Sick animals unattended to.There was a dead Blue Duiker decomposing with hundreds of flies around it whilst disturbed kids watched helplessly. The eating area at the park had filth all over with thousands of flies, not a cleaner in sight. The park grass was long and not maintained.... More 

1 Thank Nithesh_1
Cape Town
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406 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this park for just under 50 years, basically my whole life. From as long as I can remember this park has should the test of time. Now as an out of towner this park brings back good memories, the zoo is great value for money and the intention is for small kids so adults don't... More 

Thank TravelFeetZA
Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Mitchell Park complex, set in the leafy suburb of Morningside, is always a hit with the littlies. Comprised of a grassy park (with benches, tables and a play area) and a zoo, it is rightly one of Durban's most popular attractions. The entry fee to the zoo is negligible (currently ZAR7 for kids and ZAR10 for adults) and there... More 

1 Thank ShannonAnnaPK
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The food at the restaurant in the park was awesome and affordable. The Zoo is very affordable and is a great attraction for a half day excursion.

Thank Ludwig K
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The park is beautiful and peaceful with a little café to the one side. The animal park has some really interesting creatures as well as some super cute, more interactive creatures :) good with friends, family, or your partner.

Thank Yadah K
Redditch, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I really enjoyed this little zoo, cheap to get in and bigger than I anticipated for a park zoo. Lots of birds, fish, monkeys and other small animals too, all seem to be well looked after, well fed and happy too. It took us a good 90 mins to walk around the whole zoo, it wasn't very busy. Unfortunately the... More 

1 Thank RichardEllis70
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of birds and a few mammals. But the problem is that some of the pathways sand and branches. The dark house was empty. Door open no sign visable to inform what was taking place. There was a dead rat that no one removed even when the cashier was informed. The park however is pleasant.

Thank njc112
Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A great place where you can take your family or partner.Lots of fun for kids and space for them to run around.Very safe place except for the monkeys who keeps stealing your food:) There's also a zoo there with lots of birds etc and educational .

Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

For family outings, this place ia a winner for sure. Lot's to keep the kids enjoying the slides, swings etc in the play area. For a small fee one can go into the Zoo area and what a fantastic collection of birds, monkeys, other reptiles and mammals. For birthday parties there is a covered gazebo structure which can be hired... More 

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