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New swimming pool for day visitors at Mountain Zebra National Park

18 December 2008

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

The swimming pool will provide cool relief for visitors touring the Park on a day visit. Previously, only overnight visitors had access to a swimming pool located at the Park’s family cottages.

The pool and its ablution block took about five months to construct. A fence around the pool provides protection for small children and prevents wild animals from falling into the water.

The grassy Fonteinkloof picnic site, which is located about 2.5 kilometres from the reception building, has 15 sites with braai stands, as well as outside showers at the ablution block.

Mountain Zebra National Park has also opened two new 4x4 routes recently. Each of the 4x4 trails stretch over about 10 kilometres. One of the trails explores the Juriesdam plateau in the eastern area of the Park while the other is situated in the north-western area of the Park near Saltpeterskop.

Visitors to the Park can look out for some of the Park’s 370 Cape mountain zebra, twelve cheetah, buffalo, black rhino and antelope such as black wildebeest, blesbok, springbok and mountain reedbuck. Three brown hyena were also recently introduced.