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“Fun Times”
Review of Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park
Ranked #16 of 122 things to do in Durban
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Durban, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun Times”
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 is an impressive array of animals that includes flamingo, kookaburra, wallabies, Aldabra tortoises, raccoons, and blue duiker. Peacocks and Egyptian geese roam freely and there are always (to the delight of the kids) wild vervet monkeys that visit the zoo, park and surrounds.
The Park and play area is great for a picnic and for the kids to run off their plentiful energy.
The Blue Zoo restaurant in the park complex has an affordable and tasty menu. Charlie's Cafe and Bistro, Mark Gold's coffee shop (and fabulous Jewellery) and Vida é Caffe are across the road and feature great coffee and yummy light menus.

Visited December 2016
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
“Great Day at the Blue Zoo”
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.

Visited December 2015
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Thank Ludwig K
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“So cute! ”
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.

Visited December 2015
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Redditch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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“A nice little zoo in an attractive park”
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 reptile house wasn't open when we went but there was plenty of other attractions.

I liked that there was also some non captive wildlife at the zoo, some birds a type of goose, clearly free but had nested, some had chicks, one even sat on her eggs in a nest she had made on a wall. Wild monkeys too, they get in and steal the food, looks like they are mostly chased away but we saw a couple of cheeky ones!

Visited November 2016
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Zoo needs improving ”
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.

Visited November 2016
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Thank njc112
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