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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by fooble » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:52 am

Hi Andre,

I didn't no. But we did find some good stuff, plenty of game smaller mammals like Ground Squirrels, Yellow Mongoose, Secretary birds , Genet's and so on which was great.

Enjoy your stay the park is one of the nicest i've been to of late the facilitys are fantastic.

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Addo Elephant » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:16 am

Hi Andre,
Apologies :redface: for not having seen your post in time for your visit!
I do have a reptile list for the Park and can send it to anyone who sends me their email address (@Andre).
I will also get it onto the website soon.
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Jen » Sun May 05, 2013 1:38 pm

If I book the 4x2 mountain cottage at Mt Zebra are you guaranteed to have it exclusively . We are two adults. What rate would we be charged?
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by lion queen » Mon May 06, 2013 3:12 pm

Jen,

Rate charged will be the base rate.

Base Rate * R650.00
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Mountain zebra » Wed May 08, 2013 10:29 am

Yes Jen, if you book the mountain cottage you won't share it with any other guests. The mountain cottages can be booked for either the 3day hike or for those who don't want to hike but want a more secluded experience and have high clearance vehicles (you have to drive over some bumpy rocks to get there).

Two of the bedrooms have bedding provided (2 single beds plus a double bed) while the 3rd bedroom has bunk beds (6) with mattresses for which you need to bring your own bedding.
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Jen » Wed May 08, 2013 10:33 am

Great. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Koru » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:31 pm

Hello all!

I'll be visiting Mountain Zebra for the first time this month all on my lonesome :shock:

I'm camping for two nights and I'm fully prepared for it to be FREEZING! Two quick questions:

-Is there a boiling water urn/zip in the camp kitchen for filling thermos flasks and hot water bottles (!) or should I plan to pack an electric kettle?

-I'm hiring a little sedan car, are there any sections of road I should avoid right now? Because it's just me I don't want to risk getting stuck!

Any other thoughts you have would be awesome. I'm hoping to book on an evening drive with fingers crossed for an aardwolf, although the SO would probably kill me for seeing one without him... :whistle:

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by FrontierPR » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:56 am

Hello Koru

A kettle in Mountain Zebra's camp site kitchen, so you needn't worry about packing one.

You can drive with your normal vehicle on the Park's tourist roads. 4x4's required for the 4x4 loops, though.

Enjoy your stay.

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:51 pm

Hi Koru and welcome to the forum......... :gflower:

We had stunning Aardwolf sightings last year July, late afternoon, quarter past three to be exact.

Enjoy your visit, it's a stunning park!!
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Koru » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:03 pm

Hi Fayroush and lion queen,

Thanks very much! I'm really looking forward to the trip. I hope I can be as lucky as you with the mid-afternoon aardwolf, lion queen! What a wonderful experience.
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Jen » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:25 am

I have not visited Mt Zebra since 2000.
I would like to know if the regular visitors would recommend a night drive to see nocturnal animals. I am a regular Kruger visitor but look forward to see some different nocturnal creatures.
Any advice?
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:45 am

Jen a night drive in MZNP is always a treat....... :dance: :dance:

Have a look at this topic......MZNP activity sightings
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri May 30, 2014 7:12 am

:yaya: Are there any news regarding the progress of the restoration of the Doornhoek house that was damaged by a fire some time ago?
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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by FrontierPR » Fri May 30, 2014 10:17 am

Regarding the Doornhoek Guest House, Park Management had to follow the process of claiming from the insurance and then appointing a suitably qualified architect, which has taken some time.

An architect with heritage experience has since been appointed and has drawn up plans for the rebuilding of the guest house in the same original style. Plans have been submitted to the SA Heritage Resources Association for approval before rebuilding can commence.

I trust this answers your query.

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Re: Mountain Zebra: Info/Advice

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri May 30, 2014 3:45 pm

Thank you for the feedback FrontierPR. Best wishes with the restoration of the Doornhoek house.
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