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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

Mitchell Park

  • Park/Playground

Fodor's Review

The magnificent rose garden, colorful floral displays, and leafy lawns here are real treats on a hot summer day. Attached to the park is a small zoo, named after Sir Charles Mitchell, an early governor of Natal. It was opened at the turn of the 19th century, and the Aldabra tortoises that were donated to the park in the early 1900s, now massive, are still in residence. There are also a number of small mammals, reptiles, tropical fish, and birds in large aviaries. The park

has a popular playground, and the leafy terrace of the park's Blue Zoo Restaurant is a great place for breakfast or a light lunch.

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Sight Information


Bordered by Innes Rd., Nimmo Rd., Ferndale Rd., and Havelock Crescent, Durban, 4001, South Africa



Sight Details:

  • Gardens free, zoo R3
  • Gardens daily 7:30am–8pm, zoo daily 8–5.


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