Let Mountain Zebra National Park take care of the kids these June holidays

JUNE 15, 2016

As a parent, are you already wondering about what to do with the kids over the upcoming school holidays?  If you’ll be in or around Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock, the park’s got just what you need in the form of a two-week long holiday programme running from Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 9 July.

The free programme is open to all children between the ages of six and 16 – and even those young at heart can join in the fun.  Although there is no cost involved for the daily activities, conservation fees need to be paid at the gate, and the game drive activities are offered at a reduced rate for the youngsters.

Activities for the two weeks are:

  • Tuesday 28 June from 09h00 to 10h30:  A guided, 1km walk on the Imbila hiking trail (inside the fenced area).
  • Wednesday 29 June, from 10h00 to 12h00: A guided game drive at a cost of R80 per child. 
  • Thursday 30 June from 10h00 to 12h00: Watching nature-based DVD’s and playing ecological games. 
  • Friday 1 July from 10h00 to 12h30: Signs of the wild – tracks and tracking.
  • Saturday 2 July from 11h00 to 12h00: A guided game drive to a rock painting site at a cost of R60 per child.
  • Sunday 3 July from 12h00 to 13h00: Know your birds.
  • Monday 4 July from 10h00 to 12h00:  Watching nature-based DVD’s (like African cats and the Story of an African Farm).
  • Tuesday 5 July from 09h00 to 11h30:  A guided walk on the 2.5km Black Eagle Hiking trail (inside the fenced area).
  • Wednesday 6 July from 10h00 to 12h30:  Signs of the wild – tracks and tracking.
  • Thursday 7 July from 09h00 to 10h00:  A guided, 1km walk on the Imbila hiking trail (inside the fenced area).
  • Friday 8 July from 10h00 to 12h00:  A guided game drive at a cost of R80 per child.
  • Saturday 9 July from 10h00 to 12h00 – a guided game drive at a cost of R80 per child.

Please note that the daily programmes may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.  For further information or to make bookings, please contact the park’s People and Conservation Officer, Mxolisi Fulumente, on 048 881 2427/3434 or 071 469 1050.