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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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A tranquill spot in the city

Mitchell Park is a beautifull shady spot to relax, picknic or visit the animal park / zoo, a tranquell green space within the city of Durban in the suburb of Morningside, the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2012
Jonathan M
Seattle, Washington
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Only R7 for each person to enter and a huge array of birds and other small mammals to look at, very clean and very well looked after, another perk is seeing the wild monkeys running around (although locals think of them as pests).

Thank Tony6297
Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Not enough entertainment for the kids, food restaurant very basic. So much potential to attract tourists.

London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2012

I spent an afternoon in Mitchell park. It's in a really nice area and the park is really well kept, there is a lovely little restaurant and a zoo which is about £1 to enter and there are monkeys and other animals. I have been a few times and it's a really nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank DMA_86
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Mitchell Park is a beautifull shady spot to relax, picknic or visit the animal park / zoo, a tranquell green space within the city of Durban in the suburb of Morningside, the gardens are well kept and always impressive with retuarnts and ake aways in close proximity it's a great place to chill out or take the kids to see... More 

Thank Jonathan M
Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

This is a pleasant, small city park that one should keep in mind when in need for a short, relaxing stroll. It offers a small zoo and a good restaurant which also offers a garden menu. The place becomes too busy with pick-nicking families during week ends.

1 Thank gian12_11
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Not the best tea garden. Too overpriced for the quality and quantity of food provided. The service is shocking too. I do not feel safe visiting Mitchells Park. The zoo is a ok, not bad, but not great. I chose the Botanical Gardens anyday.

Thank LM_Louw
Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Great park and perfect for the little ones to play on the playground. There is also a restaurant that has lovely light lunches and great place to enjoy a sundowner.

Thank Dawn W
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172 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Lovely zoo area and play area for children. Gardens are always stunning. cool place to be on a humid Durban day. Lovely to eat at restaurant under the trees

Thank dacabs
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Wish someone would pump some money into the park. It's very cute... really close to the animals... but their areas need upgrade. The park for picnics and parties is popular.

Thank LordUlli
Doonside, South Africa
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94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is a nice park, but can be overcrowded at times. A great restaurant there though.

Thank Linda F

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