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Invigorating crystal clear air, beautiful scenery, tranquil ambience and an abundance of wildlife offer you a special and personal African wilderness experience at Mountain Zebra National Park.

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The 4x2 Mountain Cottage (MC)

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The mountain cottages (4x2 MC) provided a secluded rustic experience for visitors with high clearance vehicles. Umthombo (meaning "Fountain") is located near the Weltevrede picnic site and Bakana (meaning: "Beacon") in Berghofkloof. These huts can only be accessed with 4x4 or 2x4 (with diff lock) vehicles. Read more...

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Featured Activity

Cheetah Tracking

Cheetah tracking

Game viewing as never before. An opportunity to track the elusive Mountain Zebra National Park cheetahs on foot. Drive out with your guide to search for them. When signal from a collared cheetah is found, you will have the opportunity to get closer on foot. An unforgettable experience that will bring you up closer to nature than ever before.

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Visitor Tips

  1. Park restaurant and Shop email address: and Telephone: (048) 881 2427 / 3434
  2. Remember to bring along a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and bird and mammal reference books. Hikers on both nature trails and overnight trail must carry sufficient water.
  3. As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  4. Warm clothes are essential for the winter months.
  5. Visitors can only alight from vehicles at restcamp, picnic spots and certain marked areas.
  6. Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure.
  7. Motorcycles or bicycles are not allowed.
  8. Medical, pharmaceutical, vehicle repair and police services available in Cradock.

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Organising a conference or event?

SANParks can cater for all conferencing needs, from arranging the venue, to the logistical arrangements, to organizing tailored pre and post conference activities.

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The Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival takes place in Cradock from 27 to 30 July

Part of the festival includes a talk by Honorary Ranger, David Smeda, entitled “How the Park Earned its Stripes” on the history of the Park, which celebrates 80 years of conservation success this year. This takes place on Sunday 30 July in the Park’s boardroom at 11:30AM. The talk is free but Park entry fees apply.

Park picnic site closure: 22 - 23 March 2017

Please note that the Park’s second picnic site will be closed on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March due to the hosting and start of the Roof de Karoo mountain bike challenge kicking off from here on Friday 24 March.

Change of Mountain Zebra Park Restaurant Operating Times

Please note that due to operational reasons, the Mountain Zebra Park Restaurant trading hours have changed to the following from 06 March 2017:

  • Open from 11h00 till 21h00 (daily)
  • Take-away coffee, tea and light breakfast snacks are available at our shop from 07h15 daily. The shop trading hours are from 07h00 to 19h00.

    Certain breakfast menu items will be available for brunch from 11h00.

    Groups of 10 or more who require a breakfast can book in advance up to 48 hours before their visit and discuss breakfast options with the restaurant manager. Bookings can be made on or Tel: 048 801 5712.

    Guests who require early departures can order a take-away breakfast pack up to 24 hours in advance from the restaurant.

    For more information and bookings:
    Tel: 048 8015712 (restaurant manager)
    048 801 5700 (switchboard)
    060 478 2406 (duty manager cell)

Park Shop and Restaurant

The Park’s Shop and Restaurant are currently not stocking liquor. Guests are requested to bring along their own alcoholic beverages. Soft drinks, juice and waters are still readily available.

Activity bookings

The Park will not be taking any activity bookings on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please arrange your guided game drives and/or guided walks around these days.

New units being constructed

Due to MZNP’s gaining popularity, more units are being built to allow more visitors to enjoy the Park. Please bear with us as there will be some construction noise in the rest camp between 09:00 and 17:00. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Construction is estimated to be finalised by end of May 2017.

6 Things To Seek

  1. Aardwolf
  2. Cape buffalo
  3. Cheetah
  4. Cape mountain zebra
  5. Blue crane
  6. Denham's bustard
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Early departure from Mountain Zebra

Posted by: Kelfkie (17th April 2017)

Mountain Zebra National Park!

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