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Re: shopping en route to mokala

Unread postby okie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:07 pm

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Re: shopping en route to mokala

Unread postby arks » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:26 pm

Thanks all for the additional advice and suggestions. Much appreciated! :thumbs_up:
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Re: shopping en route to mokala

Unread postby nellkell » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:36 pm

Arks, just be very carefull if you are going to use the Bfn - Jacobsdal road. Between Bfn and Petrusburg there are major roadworks in progress with about three stops (travelled that road about 4 weeks ago) and it can take up to 20min. waiting at each one. They are still going to be busy there for a long, long time! Many people from Kimberley come back with broken windscreens !

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Re: shopping en route to mokala

Unread postby arks » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:05 pm

Thanks for that 'local knowledge' heads up, nell kell, and as it appears that you're a (relative) newbie, Welcome! Looks like the N12 will be my better option.
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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread postby Obelix » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Hi all. Does anybody perhaps know whether the BD5's (Lilydale) have microwave ovens?

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread postby avon vosloo » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:20 pm

Yip, they do - enjoy your visit.

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread postby Obelix » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:18 pm

Thanks Avon!

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Mokala National Park expands

Unread postby Lesego » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:45 pm

South African National Parks' (SANParks) newest national park, Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape has added two important properties, Lilydale and Valschfontein as part of its park expansion programme.

SANParks' Managing Executive of Parks, Paul Daphne, said that with the inclusion of the two properties, Mokala is now 28 151 hectares. This achievement was marked with a fence cutting ceremony held today (Thursday 8 November 2012) at the Valschfontein section of the park.

Speaking at the fence cutting ceremony, Daphne said, Mokala National Park was established in 2007 as an alternative to the Vaalbos National Park, which was the subject of a land claim. Today’s event marks the realization of a commitment that SANParks made to the Northern Cape Government at the time of the land claim and subsequent loss of the Vaalbos National Park.

He said Mokala National Park has immediate plans to focus on rectifying the park’s inefficient shape and the separation of the park into two sections.

According to Daphne, since the year 2000, SANParks has added a total of 558 897 hectares to the national parks system. The Government and SANParks accounted for 54% through direct acquisition, donors acquired 21%, contractual inclusions of private land a further 11%, and the transfer of other government land 15%.

“In order to achieve its national mandate of conserving representative samples of South Africa’s different ecological landscapes, the establishment of ecologically sustainable parks remains a priority for SANParks. In this regard, the expanded park offers a diversity of vegetation types characteristic of this area of the Northern Cape, ranging from rocky koppie vegetation through Acacia lowlands,” said Daphne.

“The expansion will allow the animals to roam freely between the East and West of the park and visitors will also be exposed to more animal movement. This can only lead to increased visitor numbers and make the park more sustainable and we are very excited about the dropping of this fence as it signifies the seriousness with regards to our mandate as SANParks of increasing the national conservation estate.”


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Enquiries:
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Ike Phaahla
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Tel: 012 426 5315 cell: 083 673 6974
email: Isaac.phaahla@sanparks.org
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Re: Mokala National Park expands

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:13 pm

Lesego thank you for sharing good and important news that is for the protection and interest of the nature and the animals :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Mokala National Park expands

Unread postby avon vosloo » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:11 pm

Very good news - Lilydale is a relatively little known gem IMHO - get rid of that fence along the river at the same time :wink:

And the cherry on the cake - it's prime sable and roan habitat :thumbs_up:

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More land added to Mokala

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:20 am

The original size of Mokala was 19 611 ha, but since 1997, an additional 8580 ha were added. This was celebrated yesterday with the cutting of the fence which separated Mokala from one of the farms that were acquired by SANParks.

Since the year 2000, 558 697 ha were added to our National Parks.

Well done SANParks. :clap: :clap:
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Re: More land added to Mokala

Unread postby picnic » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:47 am

:D :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: More land added to Mokala

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:53 am

The official post about this is here I will merge these posts there very soon
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Re: More land added to Mokala

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:18 pm

Dotty wrote:The official post about this is here I will merge these posts there very soon


Thanks Dotty. But I have again beaten Lesego with some good news.
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Mokala .... electricity

Unread postby ilonaharris » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:13 pm

Good morning .... I recently met a fellow caravanner who told me that the camping sites at Mokala have got electricity, however, I see no reference to power points on the site. Was this person one over the eight when he told me, or has power been installed at the caravan and camping sites? Thank you!!!


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