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Mountain Zebra National Park


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

Situated near Cradock in  Cape, this national park was originally proclaimed in 1937 to save the dwindling Cape mountain zebra population. Now, at over 28 000 hectares, the park boasts a conservation success story, protecting over 700 zebra as well as wildlife such as endangered black rhino and cheetah.

Animals found here include buffalo, cheetah, brown hyena, lion, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, blesbok, kudu and springbok. Mountain reedbuck and grey rhebuck prefer the high mountain slopes along the Kranskop loop.

The Mountain Zebra - Camdeboo Corridor Project is a joint partnership between SANParks and the Wilderness Foundation with funding from the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund. It aims to improve the status of protection of biodiversity in valuable grasslands between the Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo National Parks.


Five things to see and do

  • Track a cheetah – 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.
  • View rock paintings - visitors can view rock paintings in one of the shelters by hiring a Park guide to show them the way.
  • Find the Drakensberg rockjumper and ground woodpecker - walk the 3-day guided trail or stay overnight in the mountain cottages.
  • Take a guided night drive – and search for aardwolf, bat-eared fox, caracal, black-footed cat, aardvark, porcupine, genet and polecat.
  • Hit the road – there are three 4 x 4 tracks in the Park – no bookings necessary.



Mountain Zebra National Park's Rest Camp is located about 12 kilometres from the entrance gate and offers comfortable family cottages, a campsite with communal facilities, a restaurant and a shop. The Guesthouse and two Mountain Cottages are located further into the Park. CLICK HERE to view accommodation options.

Information from the SANParks website.