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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 24, 2011 3:00 pm

Got a very good one emailed to me Spookie, send me a pm with your email addy and I will send it to you. Also, I have filled in a request on the Mokala pages for updates to be done. Maybe you could also do it to help speed up the process.
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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby WillemK » Tue May 24, 2011 8:38 pm

Hi OD

I saw the notice regarding the drives in reception and yes, there are drives available. Morning drives, afternoon drives, night drives (18H00-21H00). I am not sure about the times of the other drives. There is also a rock engraving drive.

Unfortunately I don't have the updated price but it is around R110 per person and R150 for the rock graving drive. I could be mistaken.
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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Fri May 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Here are some info about the activities on offer:

* Early Morning and Sunset drives - R120.00 per person for 3 hours
* Day and Night drives - R110.00 per person
* Bush braai is R250.00 per person
* The Rock and graving drive is R150.00 per person
* They do the drives for two persons as well.

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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:59 am

Game Drive Times (Winter):

* Early Morning Drive: 07h00-10h00
(Booking to be made the day before)

* Day Drive: 11h00-14h00
(Booking to be made at least 2 hours before the drive)

* Rock Engraving Drive: 11h00-14h00
(Booking to be made at least 2 hours before the drive)

* Sunset Drive: 16h00-19h00
(Booking to be made at least 2 hours before the drive)

* Night Drive: 18h00-21h00
(Booking to be made at least 2 hours before the drive)

* Bush braai: confirm time at reception
(Booking to be made at least 2 days before the drive for 2-6 guests and 7 days for 6 guests and more)


* Please note that no children under the age of 6 years will be allowed to go on a game drive.

* Game drives will be dependant on the weather conditions. No game drives when there is thunder or if it is raining because we drive with open vehicles.

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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby OD_1 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:11 am

Thanks for all the info guys! Sounds Great! :clap:

Does anyone know where i can find a map of Mokala that shows possible hike trails and the various roads in the park...

I've checked the SanParks website and searched Google but I haven't found much... :wall:

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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:59 pm

Send me your email addy in a PM OD_1 and I will send you the one I was sent.
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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Son godin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:05 pm

Any feedback on the opening of Motswedi campsite? Will it be opened by August an when can one book?

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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:36 pm

I have got 2 more requests for the map. Does anyone else want it. If so please PM me and I will send it later tonight.

Good news. I for an email from Admin, who said that the Mokala pages would shortly be updated and hopefully with the map that I will surreptitiously send to her as well!
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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby ice » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:10 am

not sure if this has been mentioned before (I'm too lazy to read the entire thread):

- they do hand out (very basic) maps of the park when you check in (although this basic map was more than sufficient for us)

- the one night we stayed there the night drive went out even with only one customer (me)

- on the N12 there are now signposts for Mokala NP

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Mokala National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Unread postby Dupacc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:49 am

My son is included in one of the rugby teams that will take part in the annual Craven Week. This year the Craven Week is hosted by GWK rugby and it will be held in Kimberley from 10 - 16 July 2011.

The teams he plays for, has matches on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and we are considering a visit to Mokala National Park on either Wednesday or Friday.

Are day visits allowed? If yes, any recommendations?

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Re: Mokala National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:00 pm

KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Mokala National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Hi Dupacc,

Been there as a day visitor..............just take enough food and drink no little shops at picnic sites......it's a lovely park to visit very quiet...........we were the only guests there that day!!! :shock:

Enjoy and take a lot of photos!!!
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Re: Mokala National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Unread postby Dupacc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:18 pm

Thanks Ndloti, thanks Lion Queen! :D

We are really looking forward to it now!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Mokala National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:33 pm

Lucky you! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Mokala National Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

Unread postby WillemK » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:14 am

I am sure you'll enjoy this little gem of a park. Especially if you are into birding (smaller species and photography). Try and do all the loops but I won't recommend taking the road to Lilydale for a day visitor.

Hope you'll enjoy it.
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