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Mountain Zebra National Park, situated about 12 km from Cradock, was proclaimed in 1937 to save the endangered Cape mountain zebra. Today, the national park seeks to conserve the unique biodiversity of the area and provides a haven for over 370 zebra, black rhino, buffalo and antelope such as eland, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, gemsbok and mountain reedbuck. Cheetah were introduced to the Park in 2007 and now number twelve after the birth of cubs early in 2008. About 200 bird species and many small mammal species are also found in the Park.
The Park provides self-catering accommodation in two-bedroomed family cottages or the secluded Doornhoek guesthouse – a restored Victorian-style farmhouse dating back to 1838. There is also a camping and caravan ground. Visitors can drive the Park’s tourist roads or take a guided game drive. Guided visits to San cave paintings in the Park can be arranged. Hiking trails include a 1km Imbila route, 3km route, 10km Idwala Trail and the 3-day 27km Impofu Trail. A restaurant and shop, as well as swimming pool and picnic sites are provided in the Park.