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Unread postby NightOwl » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:44 pm

Megan said they stand a good chance to survive, since there's no other large predators in MZNP. Can't wait till those top plains are teaming with little cheetah cubs :)

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Unread postby Addo Elephant » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:44 pm

The story should be up soon on the homepage, but here are some pictures to enjoy so long:

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These cubs are about 6 weeks old and their mother is Nixi. The photos were taken in the Kranskop area.
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Unread postby dianne » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:28 pm

Here you are!

Thanks Megan!
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Unread postby Apple » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:35 pm

May I take this opportunity to congratulate all at SANARKS on the birth of the cheetah cubs at Mountain Zebra PArk.
Wonderful news for us all.
I certainly hope that a 100% survival rate is achieved.
It certailnly will do much for conservation and tourism along with so much else.
CONGRATS :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: .

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Unread postby christo » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:10 pm

Great stuff.

Have SANparks decided what the next species to be introduced will be?
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MZNP - Accommodation Trivia Question

Unread postby Cherries » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:52 pm

Hi

Sorry to worry you with a mundane question but as the web page doesn't specify for MZNP.

Does Doornhoek Cottage have its own braai facilities? As this cottage isn't beside the other sites, I just wanted to double check before we go.

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Unread postby christo » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:13 pm

I have not been there, but yes it use to have braai facilities as well as a fully operational kitchen.
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Unread postby Cherries » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:05 pm

Hi Christo

Many thanks for the feedback. :wink:

From following conversations it would seem that MZNP guru is no more and Addo guru is covering all topics. Sure your helping out shares the workload. Will be in contact again after my visit 1-3 May. :dance:

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Unread postby christo » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:21 pm

Take firewood as well. It can be chilly in the evenings and the fireplace is a nice place to relax at night.
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Unread postby Cherries » Thu May 29, 2008 8:39 pm

Oops Christo ! I do apologise for my tardy response. :redface: Yes the cottage had a "huge" braai which was quite different from the norm. As with quite a few of the fittings some improvisation had been done. I will post a pic of the braai for fun! However, my home connection is really slow tonight so this will have to wait till office hours! :twisted:

We didn't need coal at this cottage as electric oil heaters were provided but the normal camp chalets had open jetmaster fires. Yup that would have been real cosy too.

Thanks for taking the time to help out. The forum is great for sharing.

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Visiting from California mid July

Unread postby colleencrangle » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:48 pm

Hi, I'm new to the forum and have joined in anticipation of a mid-July trip to Mountain Zebra National Park. Reading the back posts I gather that mid-July will be very cold! We are panning to stay in the Guest House. If anyone has advice for us to make the most of our trip, I would appreciate it. I lived in Port Elizabeth as a child but have never been to this park.
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Unread postby vanalder » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:37 am

We've been to MZNP two or three times over the years. Live in Florida, and first went to SAR in
'86.

Perhaps this site may help:

http://www.sa-venues.com/no/weather.htm

Have a great trip. We've been either 10 or 11 times to Africa, with many of these including SA.
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Unread postby restio » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:29 am

Welcome to the forum, colleencrangle! :D

When we were in MZNP, we drove past the Doornhoek Guesthouse, and it looks wonderful. I think you'll love it!

MZNP can very cold during winter - it very occasionally even snows there. :shock: Of course, precipitation is unusual in winter, as it's located in a summer rainfall area.

From the photos on the website, I can see that the Doornhoek has at least two fireplaces (one in the lounge, and one in a bedroom) so I'm sure you'll be able to keep warm.

It also warms up during the day - gets up to around 20 C, so I would think great weather for hiking and exploring. :D
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Mountain Zebra Park in Februrary

Unread postby robinkar » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:34 pm

We're hoping to visit Mountain Zebra in early February. I understand that it is hot at that time year, and was wondering how that will affect animal viewing. Are the zebra higher up in the hills, and farther away from the camps and roads when it is hot?

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info

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