Fodor's Expert Review Mitchell Park

Morningside Zoo/Aquarium

The magnificent rose garden, colorful floral displays, and leafy lawns here are a real treat 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 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.

Zoo/Aquarium City Park Family

Quick Facts

Bordered by Innes, Nimmo, and Ferndale roads, and Havelock Crescent
Durban, KwaZulu Natal  4001, South Africa

031-303–2275

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Rate Includes: Gardens free, zoo R10

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