Mountain Zebra National Park

Mountain Zebra National Park

Off R61 Graaff - Reinet/Cradock Road, Cradock 5880 South Africa
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
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Free parking
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Kardoesie wrote a review Jan 2023
South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We applaud SANPARKS on this game reserve. The roads, signage, maintenance, roads, picnic spots and facilities - well maintained managed and kept. We overnighted at the main rest camp and two-bedroom chalet was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Next time we will stay two nights. The restaurant at the rest camp served very good dishes – generous portions, quality ingredients and at excellent prices. The drinks were ice cold too. Ideal as the perfect base to explore the game reserve for a few nights.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Stay more than one night.
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Peter F wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The chalet was clean, well appointed with an external patio and braai area. It had two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. For those that wanted same, there was aTV with a wide range of channels. The main bedroom had sliding doors opening onto the patio but during the day one must be aware of baboons that might enter.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The higher numbered chalets have better views
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Amanda S wrote a review Sept 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night only in a well equipped chalet and was very fortunate to see almost every animal on the pamphlet provided . The cherry on top must be the two lionessess lazing in the sun just outside the camp, a shy rhino and upon our departure the magnificent cheetah with 3 cubs!
Friendly staff, neat facilities.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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flafla_06 wrote a review Jun 2024
Europe
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed three nights in a family cottage (FA4): it was very nice and in better conditions than the old ones in Kruger NP and Kgalagadi TP. Bathroom have recently been renowed.
Our bedroom was nice and we enjoyed wine and quick snacks on the verandah.
We had all dinners and one breakfast at the restaurant and we were always satisfied.
We had both the cheetah tracking and the night drive and we were very happy with both: we saw the cheetah quite close and we saw some porcupines, owls and an aardvark on night drive.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DayaFamily wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at the Rock chalet. It was clean, neat and well maintained. There is a beautiful outside shower that overlooks the camp. We enjoyed our meals on the patio. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. There is a small shop to purchase basics. We also did the hike behind the chalet.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rock chalet is great.
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Meryl B wrote a review May 2015
Howick, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent four days caravanning at Mountain Zebra National Park and enjoyed it immensely. Stands are pretty level, some grassy, some more sandy. Facilities are excellent - ablutions clean and we'll appointed, laundrette ( tokens fro washing machine and tumble drier available at reception) and kitchenette with washup, microwave.
Drives in the park are amazing - scenery is simply stunning on good roads. The park was originally proclaimed to protect the very endangered mountain zebra - we loved seeing them. Apart from the zebras we say many species of buck, monkeys (keep food very well protected, they are sadly, a bit of a pest - one friend had a pie taken by a monkey as she lifted it to her mouth! ) baboons and many beautiful birds. There are only two lions in the park.
There are two picnic spots in the park both of which are beautifully appointed, beautifully maintained. Both have swimming pools - one a traditional pool, one a rock, natural pool.
The town of Craddock is very nearby, very interesting and we'll worth a visit. Whilst in Craddock do visit Biltong & Braai for delicious pork bangers and wors - braai essentials! Good grocery shopping at the very good Shoprite Checkers in Craddock.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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zaguy wrote a review Sept 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is probably one of the most underrated game reserves in South Africa. It is not really on major tourist routes and I suspect only people who know about Mountain Zebra will go there, and keep going back.
It is difficult to describe the experience - the reserve is located high in the mountains, you feel as if you have reached somewhere very special when you get there. Up on the plateau there are amazing animal sightings, in some respects better even than Kruger. The plateau consists of grassland, and you see herds and herds of many different antelope, zebra, buffalo and wildebeest. Kind of what I think a place like Serengeti might be like.
Apart from the animals, the views are spectacular.
The rest camp is lovely, large and spacious chalets, two separate bedrooms, lounge area with fireplace, which is necessary even in autumn, when we went. Also a nice kitchen, lovely terrace, and beautiful views. The chalets have double glazing on the windows, quite unusual in South Africa but and indication of the cold weather you should expect at Mountain Zebra.
The park does not have the Big Five, but now does have cheetahs and lions. We saw one of the cheetahs, which is quite special as these creatures are very hard to spot.
All in all really an amazing park if you are travelling from the northern parts of South Africa to the coast around Port Elizabeth.
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melda303 wrote a review Jan 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 4 nights at the beginning of our holiday in one of the two mountain huts. They are very basic but so remote with no-one around for miles. At night the stars are so bright and all you can hear is your own noise and natures noise. It was a real time of relaxation for us. We saw a lot of birds.

This accommodation won't be for everyone as you need a 4x4 (or high clearance vehicle) to get there. There is no connectivity and the electricity is solar so a little unreliable. The toilet and shower is in a separate building about 30 m from the main building so exciting at night. There are 3 bedrooms (sleeps 10) and a living/kitchen area with a braai place. Because of the wind we braai'd indoors all 4 nights. There is a gas cooker. The accommodation is fenced off from the wild. The solar fridge was not really working at all but Sanparks reception let us keep our car fridge with them. On our last day a new gas fridge was delivered so no future problems.

The park itself is beautiful and we saw most of the buck, lots of mountain zebras and birds galore. We did the 4x4 game drives which were not at all bad.

So a lovely experience and the Sanparks staff were all very helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pierre J wrote a review Aug 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I phoned this Park at number 99 for a booking and the friendly Nataly accommodated me in unit 17, well this place is stunning, a two bedroom house with a lounge and kitchen. Very nice unit and the park has a pool aswell. We had supper there and it was a plain one page menu and it was delicious, we also had breakfast there in the morning and just as nice. All the staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HurvajzVonManicka wrote a review Mar 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After visiting Addo and being a bit disappointed with our stay, this was like coming to a totaly new world. The landscapes were fantastic with many animals around. Including two lions who got a game close by the road so you could see them feasting for couple of days from couple of meters.
I also took the Cheetah tracking tour with Dan. He was a great guide and did not give up even after several hours tracking. We got to see her real close in the end.
The staff at the park was very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Angel3585
East London, South Africa104 contributions17 helpful votes
A 4X4 isn't required but there are routes that do require a 4X4... Most of the park can be seen from a standard car. Roads are well taken care of - gravel but well maintained.
lulutshoko asked a question Oct 2014
Cradock, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you have available tenders
Kardoesie wrote a tip Jan 2023
South Africa4,310 contributions710 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay more than one night."
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DayaFamily wrote a tip May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa270 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rock chalet is great."
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Peter F wrote a tip Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa177 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The higher numbered chalets have better views"
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Shadbolt13 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Cape Town, South Africa103 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hut 1 has better fencing"
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Kobus69 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Western Cape, South Africa137 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The two-bedroom cottages have unobstructed view (better). One bedroom cottages are behind the two-beds."
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MOUNTAIN ZEBRA NATIONAL PARK - Campground Reviews (Cradock, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain Zebra National Park
Which popular attractions are close to Mountain Zebra National Park?
Nearby attractions include Schreiner House Museum (3.2 km), Dutch Reformed Mother Church (3.3 km), and Egg Rock (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mountain Zebra National Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mountain Zebra National Park?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mountain Zebra National Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mountain Zebra National Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include True Living Old Karoo Deli & Restaurant, Albert Room at The Manor House, and KarooBrew.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mountain Zebra National Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Mountain Zebra National Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Schreiner House Museum (3.2 km).
Does Mountain Zebra National Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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