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Mountain Zebra National Park rest camp expands

Apr 28, 2016
Mountain Zebra National Park rest camp expands

The combination of a high occupancy rate and the desire to offer guests more accommodation options to choose from has led to the start of construction of eight new accommodation units in Mountain Zebra National Park.

Six one-bedroom (two-sleeper) cottages and two more luxurious “rock chalets” are being built in the rest camp in the park just outside Cradock.  The six new units are aimed at two people sharing or a couple, for whom a family unit is too big.  Each unit will comprise of one bedroom, kitchen, lounge with fireplace and a bathroom (shower).

One of the one-bedroom cottages will be built to cater for guests with mobility impairment, in line with SANParks’ Universal Access in Tourism policy.

The two “rock chalets” will be built at a higher elevation than the rest of the units and clad with rock so as to blend into their natural surroundings.  These units will be built to cater for the four-star market and will offer two bedrooms, both en-suite (bath and shower), kitchen, lounge with fireplace, as well as an outside deck with built-in braai and outside showers. 

The new units will complement the 20 two-bedroom (four-sleeper) family cottages, as well as the camping site, already on offer in the rest camp.

The work is being carried out by Tewo Construction & Civil Contractors from East London.  The company arrived on site on Monday 25 April, with construction expected to last ten months, to be finalised by March next year.  Their work will also include the upgrade of the rest camp’s ageing bulk services (water, electricity and sewerage) in order to cater for the additional units.

Image caption:  Artist impressions of what Mountain Zebra National Park’s new “rock chalets” will look like.