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Mountain Zebra National Park

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 prohibited, unless these are used for research or official purposes and with the prior written approval of the Park Management.

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

For enquiries e-mail 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
Please note:

Mountain Zebra National Park's fax machine (048 8813943) is not working at present. Faxes can be sent to 0866245949 (fax to email) until further notice.

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