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About Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park and the Park’s accommodation and facilities.

Next to providing a safe haven for South Africa’s seriously endangered Cape Mountain Zebras, the Mountain Zebra National Park houses a wide variety of African wildlife.


The Park is also home to prehistoric sites with concentrations of stone artifacts along the river banks, rock paintings on the mountain slopes and historic farmsteads and cemeteries.

A showcase of thousands of years of human history, the Park is one of South Africa’s least known national parks and at the same time one of its most rewarding ones.

Find out more about about this national park with its beautiful scenery:

Three striped musketeers - about the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park
The three striped musketeers

Accommodation,...

Accommodation in the relatively small rest camp in the Park is excellent, comprising the following:
  • 19 four-bed family cottages, each with two bedrooms, bathroom and partially equipped kitchen.

  • 20 caravan and camp sites, set within the picturesque mountain panorama and all supplied with power points, communal ablution and barbecue facilities. A maximum of six persons, one caravan with a side tent and one vehicle, or one tent and one vehicle, or one auto villa or one motorized caravan will be permitted per site.
The Doornhoek guest house - about the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park
The Doornhoek guest house

  • An unforgettable experience is a stay in the Doornhoek Guest House, a restored Victorian farmstead with three bedrooms, en suite bathrooms (bath) and fully equipped kitchen, which houses 6 persons.

    Lying hidden in a secluded valley, overlooking a dam, it is now a national monument. Dating back to 1836, the farmhouse has been meticulously restored and features Yellowwood ceilings, Oregon pine floors, copper door handles and stained glass windows. Beautifully furnished with pieces dating back from that era.
Accommodation at the Mountain Zebra National Park is serviced daily and provided with bedding, towels and soap.

Chalet accommodation in the Park - about the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park
Chalet accommodation in the Park
About the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park

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Facilities,...

The rest camp in the Mountain Zebra Park is fairly rustic in a charming way and so are its facilities. These comprise the following:

  • Fully licensed a la carte restaurant, offers some interesting meals, like Springbok Carpaccio and also serving light refreshments. .


  • Shop where curios and basic commodities may be purchased. The shop keeps cool drinks, some beer and coolers, sweets, ice cream, ice (when in supply), wood (ask at the pay point as it is kept in the back), some T-shirts, hats, stuffed animals, postcards, field guides and a couple of books on Kruger.
A beautiful Zebra sunset - about the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park
A beautiful Zebra sunset
About the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National Park
Photograph by: John Haylett

  • Two picnic sites with braai facilities.
  • Swimming pool for day visitors at picnic site.
  • Barbecue and ablution facilities for day visitors.
  • Swimming pool for resident guests only.
  • Petrol and diesel are available in the Rest Camp.
  • Conference Facilities.
  • Full conference facilities for a maximum of 20 people.
  • Catering facilities available.
  • Wedding Receptions.
  • Facilities available for small wedding receptions, maximum 20 people. Venue is adjacent to the Doornhoek Guest Cottage. The venue should be booked together with the guest cottage. Final arrangements should be confirmed with the park.
The lie of the main restcamp in the Park - about the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National
The lie of the main restcamp in the Park

A few things to note and keep in mind are:
  • This Park can get very cold at night, so plan accordingly if you are going to camp.


  • If you are lucky you will be close to a power box so a 2 x 5m lead could reach your tent but rather invest in a 20m lead or maybe longer. You do not need the "blue plug" at MZNP.
The endangered black - about the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National
The endangered black Rhino
About the Cape Mountain Zebras in the Mountain Zebra National
copyright © Arno en Louise Meintjes

  • Make sure your tent is locked and foodstuffs packed away because the monkeys will take anything they can get their hands on.


  • The communal kitchen has 2 double basins for doing dishes, a microwave and a hot water urn.


  • The shop is very basic so rather bring everything you need. The town of Cradock is only 22km from camp so if need be you can drive there for provisions.





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