Accommodation near Mountain Zebra National Park

The Mountain Zebra National Park was established in 1937 as a means to save the Cape Mountain Zebra population from dying out. While starting off humbly, the 28 000-hectare park is now a conservation success story, boasting a population of 700 zebras.

Situated in Cradock in the malaria-free area of the Eastern Cape Province, visitors to the park will be greeted with a tranquil ambience and a unique African wilderness experience.

In the 1930's, following the imminent threat of their extinction, the National Parks Board of Trustees proclaimed an area of 17kmē in an attempt to preserve the animals. In the initial stages, chances of success seemed rather slim as there were only five stallions and one mare - insufficient numbers to expand on an almost depleted population. By the 1950's, the situation had worsened with only two stallions remaining. During that time, a good samaritan and neighbouring farmer expanded on the breeding pool by donating eleven zebras to the park. The numbers began to steadily increase as the years passed, and in 1975, the first herd were successfully re-introduced into the wild. Today, the park is home is home to approximately 700 zebras, where 20 are relocated to a new habitat each year.

While predominantly a haven for zebra, the park is also home to a number of mammals, including caracal, the endangered black rhino, gemsbok as well as other types of antelope. In 2007, cheetahs were brought into the area. To sate the concerns of neighbouring farmers over the protection of their livestock, predator-proof fences were built around the grounds. With further plans to expand the number and variety of animals, additional farms have been purchased to increase the size of the park.

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Nietgenaamd B&B
1 km

From R350 pps

This quaint early 19th century cottage, built in the simplistic Georgian style, offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. The whole house has a frindly and quaimt ambience. It is situated right ... More Info

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Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
1.1 km

From R500 pps

Heritage House Bed & Breakfast was established in 1999 in an 180-year-old Victorian homestead which is situated in a tranquil garden setting. We have seven en-suite bedrooms, each with private entranc... More Info

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Oude Pastorie Kothuise
1.4 km

From R265 pps

Undoubtedly one of Cradock's most gracious homesteads. The unique appeal of this historical house is the genuine shade of yesteryear - old world charm offering comfortable private and self-contained ... More Info

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Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor
1.4 km

From R415 pps

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Situated in Cradock, the frontier town at the eastern edge of the Great Karoo, more than two dozen Tuishuise ( an elegant collection of restored Victorian era Karoo guest houses )line Market Street ... More Info

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White Rose Guest House
1.4 km


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From R420 pps

Welcome to White Rose Guest House situated in the historic town of Cradock in the Karoo, Eastern Cape. White Rose Guest House is a guest house with a difference - it is totally not what you expected!... More Info

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Albert House Bed & Breakfast
1.8 km

From R410 pps

Whether you are tourist passing through the historical town of Cradock or on business needing quality overnight accommodation, Victorian style Albert House B&B is you answer. Set in a spacious histori... More Info

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Cathy's Guest house
1.9 km

From R300 pps

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Cathy's Guesthouse is situated in the quaint leafy town of Cradock, along the Great Fish River, in the Eastern Cape. The charming guest house comprises of three rooms, two three-sleepers and one t... More Info

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Amali Guest Houses
2 km

From R900* unit

Beautifully restored turn of the century Eastern Cape Homestead which offers guests luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Each room is en suite, has tea and coffee making facilities, wifi Intern... More Info

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Annies Guest House
2.2 km


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From R400 pps

Annie's House is a guest house set in Adderley Street. It enjoys proximity to the town whilst retaining the quiet of a country lane. The guest House is both authentically Victorian and comfortably Mod... More Info

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Lazy Gecko Accommodation
2.4 km

From R300 pps

Lazy Gecko is situated in Cradock East, in the Eastern Cape, a small town with vast tourist attractions. Come and rest in the peace and quietness, away from the hustle and bustle from the busy city... More Info

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Lovely old town.
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