Summertide Diary: Arriving at Mountain Zebra

31 December 2020

It’s a 210km drive from Addo‘s Main Rest Camp to the gates of the Mountain Zebra National park, and we arrive just after 13:00. The rest camp lies about 12km into the Park, but it’s hot and most animals are hiding from the midday summer sun and we don’t see much of them before reaching the camp.

After checking in we make our way to our allotted unit, cottage 20, and while Marilize and I unpack the car and settle into our accommodation Joubert is already out exploring and enjoying the birdlife in camp.

Time to go exploring as a family, and off we go to the Rooiplaat and Ubejane Loops before returning to camp three hours later.

2020 draws to a close with a beautiful sunset over the hills of the Mountain Zebra National Park

The last sighting of the year: a Raucous Toad next to the swimming pool in camp.

We posted a special feature about Mountain Zebra National Park following a previous visit, if you’d like to learn more about this special destination.

Map of Mountain Zebra National Park from the SANParks website (


20 thoughts on “Summertide Diary: Arriving at Mountain Zebra

  1. H.J. for avian101

    Fist thing I noticed…the difference on the terrain, with large open areas, it must have a large amount of running animals. and not much water. Thank you, D. 🙂

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Mountain Zebra National Park’s right at the convergence between the dry Karoo and wetter grasslands that cover most of the eastern high plateau of central South Africa, H.J. This varied landscape makes it well suited to host a wide variety of animals and birds.

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