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Mountain Zebra National Park ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES

Facilities:

  • Fully licensed a la carte restaurant, also serving light refreshments.
  • Shop where curios and basic commodities may be purchased.
  • Swimming pool in Restcamp for overnight visitors.
  • Fonteinkloof and Weltevrede picnic sites with braai faciltiies, picnic table and ablutions.
  • There is a swimming pool for day visitors at Fonteinkloof picnic site.
  • Unleaded petrol and diesel fuel is available in the Rest Camp from 07h00 - 17h00.
  • No ATM facility available in the park.
  • The closest bank facilities are available in the town of Cradock (24km from the park).
4x4 Trails
  • Sonnenrust 4x4 Trail: this Grade Two 14.2km trail starts on the Ubejane Loop and ends on the Link Road (which joins Ubejane to Rooiplaat Loops). It is situated in the north-western area of the Park, skirting the base of Saltpeterskop and ending on a plateau with scenic views.
  • Juriesdam 4x4 Trail: this Grade Two10km trail starts and ends on the main entrance road into the Park. It explores the eastern plateau area of the Park.
  • Umngeni 4x4 Trail: this Grade Four 8km trail takes about 1 hour to complete and starts on the Parks main entrance road just north-west of the restcamp area.
  • No booking necessary as the trail is open during the normal operating hours of the Park. Only 4x4 vehicles may be used on the trails.
  • Guided walks, cheetah tracking and guided drives are led by fully qualified, knowledgeable guides.
Evening Game Drive

One will experience the best of both the late afternoon and the early evening. Animals to be on the lookout for are Black Rhino, Cheetah, Buffalo, Bat-eared Fox, Aardwolf, Aardvark and Caracal. Night birds like the Spotted Eagle Owl and Fiery-necked Nightjar are also to be seen.

  • Time: Summer: 18h30 20h30; Winter: 18h00 20h00
  • Minimum 2 guests and a maximum 9 guests. Minimum age of 6 years old
  • Dress warmly on cool evenings
Morning Game Drive

One will experience the early karoo mornings with potential of seeing Black Rhino, Cheetah, Buffalo and other antelope. The bird life in the mornings is good with viewing of Eastern Clapper Lark, Blue Korhaan, Blue crane and many other species.

  • Time: Summer: 05h00 07h00; Winter: 06h00 08h00
  • Minimum 2 guests and a maximum 9 guests. Minimum age of 6 years old
  • Dress warmly during winter
Cheetah Tracking

Drive out with your guide to search for the elusive Mountain Zebra National Park cheetahs. When signal from a collared cheetah is found, you will have the opportunity to get closer on foot.

  • Ranging between 1-3 hours. Advance bookings are essential. Departure time to be confirmed by reception.
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 people. Minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Neutral clothing (not white or black) and walking shoes required; bring own water and a small snack; * binoculars optional