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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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Cheap and Lots to see

The tickets for entrance are cheap and affordable but there's quite a lot see inside the park. Many birds and a few primates which I always enjoy seeing. There was also Galapagos... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The tickets for entrance are cheap and affordable but there's quite a lot see inside the park. Many birds and a few primates which I always enjoy seeing. There was also Galapagos Tortoises which I'd never seen before! There's lots of other animals as well to see especially if you're an animal lover - It's an old park but don't... More 

Thank TGatehouse
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Mitchell Park has a little zoo with quite a range of small animals. There is playground equipment and a restaurant. Great family vibes over the weekend.

Thank Byron B
Durban, South Africa
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340 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a nice park although over weekends as it is small it gets a little crowded. The lower section is mostly open grass with a nice seating area under a huge tree – suitable for families with children there is a quite large swings and roundabouts area which is fenced off. Although it is changing seasons the upper section... More 

Thank GDay1044
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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147 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We often go to Mitchell Park on family outings. It has a lovely tea garden, park with slides, swings and much more. The big attraction for us though is that we have a big animal.lover in our family and they have a lovely mini-zoo which has an array of different animals to see. The 100-plus tortoise in this park is... More 

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The best way to spend the last few hours in Durban.The park has a very nice café and the park itself is well maintained,with colourful borders. The zoo has a nice range of animal and birds, a must for any family. Mitchell park is a nice place to sit and relax and enjoy a coffee in the beautiful area of... More 

Thank Rico1974
1 review
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 

Thank Andrew H
Durban, South Africa
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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

Thank Mala P
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank SharkeyUSA
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank mjlamotte
Kenilworth, England
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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