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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra restcamp advice needed
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:26 pm 
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in november 09 we spend four nights at unit 20 and it was definitively a quiet unit with a great view, no hikers and no cars etc.


I suppose it depends on how lucky you are. We had some noisy hikers passing # 20, but then that could be the exception to the rule.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Has anyone noticed if there is now Vodacom reception at MZNP? I was there last about a year ago, and there was none, only MTN.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Hi Dinkybird

We had Vodacom coverage in our chalet as well as around the park. Some areas such as near the second windmill on the link road there was no coverage but definately in the rest camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Thanks for the reply Ross! I know we go to the parks to get away from 'Life' ... but if not forewarned one can end up there and not be able to let anyone know you have arrived safely for eg. (Last time the public phones were out of order.)

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 Post subject: Mountain Zebra NP
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Hope somebody can help me.

We camped at the Mountain Zebra NP about three years ago. Brilliant park with its routes and walks. The campsite was very enjoyable but the ablusions were not op to standard.

I saw an article in the Weg (a few months ago) that advertised the park and would like to know if the ablusions were upgrade yet?

We really enjoyed the park en would like to visit it again.
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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra NP
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Hi Joseph Barry,

I have just returned from Mountain Zebra - we camped there for 3 nights last week.

I have nothing but the highest praise for the Park. The camping area is wonderful, with some new sites added; and the ablutions have recently been redone, as the laundry and kitchen. All were spotless and in good condition.

The staff were amazing and so professional and friendly. The infrastructure of the park is super with roads well maintained and signposted, the picnic areas are lovely - just everything is tops.

We found it very cold at night though - so go prepared.

I will post some pics just now.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra NP
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The new camp sites:
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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Just to report back that we had good Vodacom signal at the camping area too.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Hi Dinkybird

Did you have any good sightings of cheetah at MZNP? :hmz:


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Bartman wrote:
Did you have any good sightings of cheetah at MZNP? :hmz:

None at all :( but we did try. It seems some were sighted at the same place every few days, but I was not that lucky. Nor rhino, nor buffalo like lucky you had. But we still had an awesome time and the park is really special 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Thanks for the reply Dinkybird. Sorry to hear you did not see the big 3 :( We might be heading back there over the weekend AGAIN!! :mrgreen:

We seem to have been bitten by this strange bug.... just can't stay away from these beautiful animals and scenery.


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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I can understand that! Just prepare for cold. Last Friday the early morn temp was 2 degrees and on Saturday morning we had frost on the grass and ice on all the windows etc (we camped).

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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Just got back from another fantastic weekend trip to MZNP. We found mom cheetah with her 4 cubs. They had just killed a baby kudu and were eating close to the road. :clap: :clap:

A vet is down from KNP. We had to inform rest camp about the sighting as she has the task of finding and collaring all 29 cheetah in the park. Apparently the cheetah are doing so well in MZNP that they may need to relocate some as the park should only have 7!!

This was the first sighting of the weekend and the first one the vet had seen. They proceeded to try and dart all 5 and fit collars.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice
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So here we have the 4 cubs with blood dripping from their mouths.. mmm tasty kudu for lunch. The vet said they are about 5/6 months old.

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and here is mom.

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and from our previous trip a blackie and baby blackie

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