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Media Release: Three day hike re-opens in MZNP

Date: 2011-09-19

The popular three-day Impofu hiking trail re-opens in Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) today, following its prior closure in July last year.

Media Release: MZNP tops again at awards

Date: 2011-07-20

Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) once again shot to the top of the ranks, scooping four major awards during SANParks’ Frontier Region Awards, held in Graaff-Reinet at the end of last week.

Media Release: Cheetah tracking & guided walks open in MZNP

Date: 2011-04-11

In an exciting new development, cheetah tracking and guided walk activities have now opened to visitors in Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP).

MZNP tops again in SANParks Regional Awards

Date: 2010-10-14

For the third year in a row, Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) took the honours for both Best Performing Park and Best Performing Camp at the recent South African National Parks (SANParks) Achievement Awards for the National Parks in the Frontier Region held in Graaff-Reinet.

Media Release: MZNP Short Hiking Trails re-open

Date: 2010-10-07

Short hiking trails in the Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) have re-opened to visitors following their closure in mid July after a fatal incident between a hiker and a buffalo bull.

Media Release: MZNP to offer free entry during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2010-09-07

To celebrate Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering you the chance to experience your natural heritage for free during SA National Parks Week.

MZNP telephone lines working again

Date: 2010-08-23

Telephone lines have been restored at Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) and are working again.

Media Release: Red-billed oxpeckers fly into MZNP

Date: 2010-08-18

A group of 40 red-billed oxpeckers will be flown into the Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) near Cradock this week.

Media Release: Hikers in stable condition after buffalo attack at MZNP

Date: 2010-07-13

The three hikers who survived the attack by a buffalo bull on a hiking trail in Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) yesterday are in a stable condition in a Port Elizabeth hospital.

Media Release: Man killed by buffalo on hiking trail in MZNP

Date: 2010-07-13

A man has been killed and another two women and a man injured by a buffalo bull on a hiking trail in Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP).

MZNP hiking trails closed

Date: 2010-07-13

All Hiking Trails in the Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) have been closed with immediate effect until further notice.

Escape to Cradock during the World Cup

Date: 2010-06-25

Mountain Zebra National Park has joined forces with guesthouses, restaurants and shops in Cradock to provide a wealth of entertainment for those who want a quiet and quaint getaway from the World Cup crowds.

MZNP hiking trail cottages now open to off-road enthusiasts

Date: 2010-03-30

Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) has recently renovated the two overnight cottages on the Impofu three-day hiking trail. This now serves a dual purpose where tourists can now book a cottage for hiking purposes or off-road enthusiasts can book a cottage without doing the hike.

Media Release: New entrance gate, upgraded roads opened at MZNP

Date: 2009-10-29

Yesterday Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP), situated near Cradock in the Eastern Cape, celebrated the official opening of a newly upgraded entrance gate and the complete renovation of its tourist roads.

Mountain Zebra National Park lends a helping hand

Date: 2009-05-13

The Mountain Zebra National Park, in collaboration with the Working for Water Project, donated some much needed manpower to help at the Cradock Hospice during April and May this year.

New swimming pool for day visitors at Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2008-12-18

The Mountain Zebra National Park opened a new swimming pool for day visitors today at the Fonteinkloof Picnic Site.

Media Release: Brown Hyena introduced to Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2008-12-12

Three brown hyena were introduced into Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock this week, becoming the first of their kind to be released in the area.

Media Release: Woman injured by buffalo on Mountain Zebra National Park Hiking Trail

Date: 2008-10-20

In an unusual incident, a woman was injured by a buffalo on the unguided Idwala Hiking Trail in Mountain Zebra National Park on Saturday morning, 18 October 2008.

Media Release: First Cheetah Cubs Born in MZNP

Date: 2008-01-25

The first cheetah cubs ever have been sighted in Mountain Zebra National Park after cheetah were introduced to the Park in May 2007.

Media release: Mountain Zebra National Park Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Date: 2007-09-20

Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock in the Eastern Cape, celebrates its 70th anniversary today as part of South African National Parks Week...

Black Rhino Calves Born In Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2007-06-05

The black rhino population of the Mountain Zebra National Park has grown with the recent birth of two new calves. The Park, situated near Cradock in the Eastern Cape, now has a population of six of the critically endangered black rhino...

Cheetah Released in Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2007-05-29

Two female cheetah were released in Mountain Zebra National Park today, becoming the first large predators to freely roam the Park area in over 100 years.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

First Cheetah Released In Mountain Zebra National Park

Date: 2007-02-21

Yesterday saw the release of cheetah in Mountain Zebra National Park, situated near Cradock in the Eastern Cape, marking the culmination of over ten years of a joint public-private conservation initiative.

A Cold Day at Mountain Zebra

Date: 2006-08-16

The craggy heights of the Mountain Zebra National Park's Bankberg that embrace the park's rolling plains and deep valleys, were blanketed in unseasonable snow, and buffeted by chilly winds yesterday.

Draft Park Management Plan

Date: 2006-07-24

Here is the draft management plan for Mountain Zebra National. The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit : http://www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/


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