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– you can use a sedan but a 4x4 will be much betterGrantmissy
– our first time in Mokala but it is a very nice park for a long weekend and will be perfect as a stopover to/from KTP for us Gauties.
Mokala was created because of the successful land claim for Vaalbos and is a new park and opened on 19 June 2007. It is about 26500 hectares in size, so a small park. There were negotiations to buy the land from farmers and the task of relocationg animals from Vaalbos and oter areas. SANParks are to be commended in creating a conservation area for endangered animals
There is the main area with 3 camps and we stayed at Mosu lodge which is the main camp and has only 15 chalets
Haak en Steek is for camping and Molefe Lodge has 9 non self catering units and is 3 km from Mosu Lodge.
Lilydale has a separate entrance and is 70km from the main area. It is on the banks of the Riet River and offer water sports in addition to game viewing. We did not do the Lilydale side of the park on this trip.
Mosu loge has a restaurant so you have the option to self cater or use the restaurant. There is a swimming pool too.
The chalets are just wonderful, clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly and efficient. I enquired where we could find roan, sables and black rhino when checking in and was told the best areas for roan and sable. The receptionist told me that if I see a black rhino I can tell them where
A sedan car can be used but a 4x4 would be preferable as it does get bumpy in places and the grass is long in summer so the extra height of a 4x4 is advantageous.
Mokala is “where endangered animals roam” You will definitely see
Unusual for a gemsbok to have curved horns
and much more