The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Mitchell Park, Durban

Afrikaans name: Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park, Durban

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Mitchell Park is situated in the suburb of Morningside in Durban.

The park is a popular venue on the weekend and you will need to get there early if you are looking for a good picnic spot!

Mitchell Park has a small 'zoo'. It is very cheap to visit the zoo area and is a must for the kids. A wide variety of smaller mammals, reptiles and birds are on display. The zoo was established around 100 years ago and at one stage was even home to an Indian Elephant.

The rest of the park consists of expansive lawns, beautiful gardens and shady trees. There is a playground for the kids.

Another popular feature of Mitchell Park is the restaurant where a variety of meals are served.

If you have been to Mitchell Park let us know if you enjoyed your visit.

A tortoise pauses to pose for the camera

Photo © Steven Herbert

Above and below - Mitchell Park has a small zoo with some cute mammals, birds, reptiles and more. There is a small entrance fee and it is a great place for kids (and photographers). The Meerkats are very entertaining

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A beautiful Black Swan

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References and further reading

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 161

A Visitors Guide to Gardens in South Africa - Author: Nancy Gardiner - Published: 1988 - Page: 63

For more info: Durban Tourism


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