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National Park Mountain Zebra

National Park Mountain Zebra (South Africa)

Practical information about National Park Mountain Zebra

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Mountain
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3 hours from Port Elizabeth by car
When to go
From November to March
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of National Park Mountain Zebra

Camille Griffoulieres Travel writer
116 travel articles

Situated in the Big Karoo very close to Cradock , this national park is known for its mountain zebra species endemic to the region, but it is hardly visited.

My suggestion:
The park can be visited in one good day of driving or horse riding, to get closer to the animals.
Summary:

Mountain Zebra National Park is a lot different from the usual reserves for it is located in a mountainous continental zone. So, you do not see the Big 5 here, but many peaceful mammals: the famous mountain zebra, of course, but also the eland, the black wildebeest, the greater kudu, the red hartebeest, the grey rhebok, the antelope, the steenbok, the springbok and the black eagle. More rare are the black rhinoceros, the cape buffalo and the caracal with pointed ears.

It is visited by four-wheel drive going along pretty scenic roads: Sonnenrust Trail (9 ml) to the north of the park, Juriesdam Trail (6 ml) on the eastern side of the park and Umngeni Trail (5 ml) on the north-western side.

I drove about freely with no guide for the 28 miles of the trail. It is open from October to April and in winter it snows here.

Mountain zebras in the Karoo