Welcome to Mountain Zebra National Park
Don't miss this largely underrated national park, 20km west of Cradock on the northern slopes of the Bankberg range (2000m), which encompasses 280 sq km with some superb Karoo vistas. The park was established to protect one of the world's rarest mammals: the Cape mountain zebra. There are now almost 800 in the park; they’re distinguished from other zebra species by their small stature, reddish-brown nose, darker stripes and dewlap (a loose fold of skin hanging beneath the throat). It also offers the opportunity to approach cheetahs. The scenery is another draw. Among the silence and wide-open spaces, thick patches of sweet thorn and wild olive are interspersed with rolling grasslands and succulents.