Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park

Park/Recreation Area


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Mitchell Park is one of the most popular urban parks in Durban, with large shady lawns for picnicking. The park also has a small zoo which is home to a number of indigenous and exotic animals, including crocodiles, buck, monkeys, raccoons, wallabies, and tortoises. There is also a walk-through aviary.

Managing Agency: eThekwini Municipality
Type: Botanical Garden (and Zoological Garden)
Facilities: Zoological gardens; Picnic areas; Playground; Tea garden
Opening Hours: 08h00 - 16h00
Dogs: No

Driving Directions: Travelling west on the N3 from the Durban CBD towards Westville, take the Berea Road south off-ramp. Take a right at the next intersection into Musgrave Road. Travel on this road for approximately 3.5km and turn left into Nimmo Road, which later becomes Ferndale Road. The entrance to the park is located on the right.

Travel time (from central Durban): 15 minutes

031-303 2275


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