We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mitchell Park

Features Animals
Review Highlights

Great park beautifully kept great garden with some interesting plants. Well kept zoo with animals... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Durban, South Africa
Had an excellent afternoon tea

Service was very good and the food delicious. Had the best scones I have ever tasted and the coffee... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Durban, South Africa
Read all 228 reviews
All photos (116)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“zoo cafe”(6 reviews)
“flower beds”(5 reviews)
“small fee”(7 reviews)
10 Ferndale Road | Morningside, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 23 2318
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Durban
from US$ 64.70
More Info
from US$ 158.20
More Info
from US$ 184.80
More Info
from US$ 71.20
More Info
Reviews (228)
Filter reviews
219 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews zoo cafe flower beds small fee florida road pack a picnic basket beautiful flowers tea garden worth a visit scones bird life tortoises playground mitchells trees outing municipality tranquil
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 219 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great park beautifully kept great garden with some interesting plants. Well kept zoo with animals in good condition . Great place for family outing or some alone time to wander through the garden and zoo or just relax under the trees and watch the wild...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank frikkiebuys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember coming to the Mitchell Park Zoo with my grandmother about 60 years ago. At that time it was a proper zoo with large animals - Nelie the elephant was no longer there, but her presence was still remembered. The Zoo today has many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vernonv435
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service was very good and the food delicious. Had the best scones I have ever tasted and the coffee was excellent. It's a lovely setting in the pretty gardens and has a play area for kids too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MargieLoudon
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Mitchell Park has always somewhere we went as kids and it has changed over the years but a good place for families and especially families with small kids, the they will enjoy the swings and the animal park.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nikitab89
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The flower beds was just beautiful in the park, I stopped to take in all the colours.i noticed a restaurant on the grounds of the park..The animals are in great condition,the kids simply love the outing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marisa b
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We took our two toddlers to Mitchell Park Zoo so they could see the few animals there. They had a really lovely time as they saw lots of birds, monkeys, tortoises and other cute little creatures. It was really suitable for kids under 4. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Farha_ib
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Was going to visit Jameson rose park when I found myself by Mitchell Park. Have not visited in twenty years or so. Visit today with daughter and grand daughter. Felt the negative comments on here were a bit harsh. Compared to a lot of Durban...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank davidfM5255XT
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I was very hesitant to go having read many negative comments of the bird/animal park. But i have to say i was pleasantly surprised all the bird and monkey enclosures were clean with fresh food and water for all the animal. Gardens are well kept...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ursula L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I have been going to this park for the past 50 years and that’s how old I am, so basically all my life. Always and still have fond memories of this park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 942ravin
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It is sad to see these poor animals in cages. There is not much to see basically birds in cages and peacocks out in the open. It cost 40ZAR for a family of 4 with (2 adults + 2 children) and took approx. an hour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank saban736
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 nearby hotels
eMakhosini Boutique Hotel
51 reviews
.27 km away
Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
180 reviews
.80 km away
The Saint James on Venice Guest House
148 reviews
.84 km away
Emakhosini Hotel On East
12 reviews
1.09 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 731 nearby restaurants
Pizza Hut
5 reviews
.87 km away
Starbucks Florida Road
13 reviews
.87 km away
RJ's Famous Rib Steakhouse
45 reviews
.63 km away
House of Curries on Florida
117 reviews
.71 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 269 nearby attractions
The Campbell Collections
18 reviews
1.37 km away
Artisan Contemporary Gallery
6 reviews
.44 km away
Wild Routes Africa
10 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mitchell Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines