Mountain Zebra National Park

It’s not all about the zebras … there’s also beautiful mountain scenery, restful silence and an abundant array of wildlife in a relatively compact setting. If you’re travelling in a 4×4, don’t miss out on one of the 4×4 trails. If you’re without an offroader, go cheetah tracking with one of the park’s guides.

Drive the Kranskop loop just before sunset if possible, and admire the dreamy hues of dusk. The best scenery is in the east, where cloud often billows over the high dolerite ridges of Bakenkop Peak.

– Scott Ramsay, Wild 22

Main attractions

  • Cape mountain zebras
  • Bankberg Mountain, deep valleys and rolling plains


  • Picnicking
  • Morning and evening guided game drives
  • Guided morning walks, day hike and 3-day overnight hike
  • Cheetah tracking
  • 4×4 trails
  • San cave paintings

Top sightings: Cape mountain zebra, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, Stanley’s bustard

Accommodation: Caravan and campsites, cottages, mountain huts

Gate times: October – March 07:00 – 19:00, April – September 07:00 – 18:00

Nearest centre: Two hours from Port Elizabeth, about 12km from the town of Cradock.

Contact park: +27 (0)48 881 2427/3434, [email protected]

SANParks Central Reservations: +27 (0)12 428 9111, [email protected]

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