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“Great Walk Around”
Review of Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park
Ranked #16 of 116 things to do in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Walk Around”
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.

Visited January 2017
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“shocking!!!”
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. This place should shut down! I had to answer to my 4 year old for two days as to why a dead animal was unattended to. Close this place down!!!

Visited January 2017
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Cape Town
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406 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Great tranquil relaxing park ”
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 expect to see the big five. Still great to have a relaxing picnic. Will always visit when in town.

Visited January 2017
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Durban, South Africa
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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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“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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