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Vital Information

Day Visitors

For people staying in Cradock, Mountain Zebra offers an excellent day visitor destination. There are a couple of picnic sites in the park to cater for day and overnight visitors.

Fuel Stations: Petrol/ Diesel

Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery):

  • South African legislation stipulates that fuel stations will accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/credit/debit cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase.

Reception Hours

  • 1 October to 31 March - 07:00 to 19:00
  • 1 April to 30 September - 07:00 to 18:00

Check-in & Check-out times


  • Check-in time is from 14:00 onwards.
  • Check-out time is 10:00 on the day of departure.


  • Check-in and check-out at 12:00

Park Regulations

  • To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is strictly prohibited.

Hints & Tips

  • 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.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Warm clothes are essential for the winter months.
  • Visitors can only alight from vehicles at restcamp, picnic spots and certain marked areas.
  • Pets are not allowed in national parks.
  • Firearms must be declared at the entrance gate where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure.
  • Motorcycles or bicycles are not allowed.
  • Medical, pharmaceutical, vehicle repair and police services available in Cradock.

Contact Information

Please note:

  • The Park is experiencing problems with the general email address, Please use, until further notice.

For enquiries email Mountain Zebra National Park or phone us on the following numbers:

  • Park: Tel +27 (0) 48 881 2427 or 3434
  • Fax: +27 (0) 48 881 3943

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