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Mitchell Park

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Address: 10 Ferndale Road | Morningside, Durban, South Africa
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Very enjoyable day out with my boy !! Lots of animals to see, mostly all in pretty good condition. Cages/enclosures are fairly well maintained and the overall cleanliness not bad... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
SharkeyUSA
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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The park is beautiful and well maintained with colorful bedding, shrubs and trees. There is a playground and a very good cafe. The adjacent zoo has beautifully made aviaries. The cages and enclosures are large enough for the birds and small mammals. They are designed with plants and stumps to give the wildlife a more natural environment. Good place to... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Durban, South Africa
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33 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Could seriously use a revamp. Very dirty, has a little zoo, that has little to none animals. Needs serious attention.

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Thank Mala P
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very enjoyable day out with my boy !! Lots of animals to see, mostly all in pretty good condition. Cages/enclosures are fairly well maintained and the overall cleanliness not bad at all. Zoo forms part of the Mitchell Park experience, with a nice park setting with trees and kids play area with a lake/pond to feed various bird types. Makes... More 

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Thank SharkeyUSA
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Nice big park with a playground with swings and slides for kids. also a small zoo inside the park with some sort of monkeys and lots of birds.

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Kenilworth, England
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you have any respect for or love of animals - don't go! I am surprised Mitchell Park hasn't been shut down by Animal Welfare. Have just been to visit with my brother and sister-in-law and was nearly in tears. The animals are mostly in terrible condition as are the pens they are living in! Dirty enclosures, filthy water, rusting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I took my niece here - she loved looking at the animals. Some of the giant tortoises were probably the same ones I used to be in awe over when I was a child. Hasn't lost its appeal.

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Thank Keith C
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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
Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 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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