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 Post subject: Camping at Mokala
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:49 am 
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Anyone with experience of camping at Motswadi camp site?


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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aapparently its really nice and you have your own ablution and little kitchen area

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Please see DinkyBirds photos of Motswedi Camp here and also Angiek's post here, Marten :
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We returned home from Mokala on Sunday after spending 8 nigths at Motswedi Camping site. This was our first visit and definitely worth a visit. We enjoyed our stay and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful :dance: What we really enjoyed was the venison pie (which is a rare find in Kruger lately) and which was reasonably priced. We could even purchase some frozen pies to bring home with us :D In general all the meals were reasonable price and were of a high standard.
We travelled on all the roads in the park and eventually managed to see the local rhino Friday afternoon and again Saturday morning, even though they were a distance from the road.
We saw various wildlife at the camps water hole and even had a rather close visit from the local dagga boys.
We will definitely visit this park again in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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We camped at Motswedi end of March and found it to be the best camp sites of all the parks. You will require you own power supply for the caravan, because there is no power points at the camp. This however is not much of a problem because you get your own fridge to store your food in and bath room.

Generators are not allowed and as usual there will be some campers not obeying the rules. The Motswedi campsite is not close to the offices, but if you do drive out to complain they will come out to resolve the problem. We found a leaking pipeline that was damaged by the previous group, which was sorted out as soon as it was reported.

What I like about camping there is the fact that there are very few sites (only 6) and a lovely water hole that you can view while sitting at your tent. Even at night we had animals visiting our camp.

Kitchen area at site 1 next to site 2:

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Campsite 1 and the water hole:

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Campsite 3 and 4:

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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LOVED Mokala - Here is how much I loved the park and camping at Motswedi

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Thanx for the pics and info! :D

We have 3 nights booked at Motswedi, can't wait! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Thanks for the pics Son godin and info, hope to visit Mokala in September


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Hi
We stayed at Mokala in October and enjoyed every minute.
We stayed at Mosu Lodge which has a very small shop selling souvenir and religious items, but no food.
There is mention of Venison pies being bought in the park - where - wish we had known.
Hopefully we will visit again this September so Venison Pie would be great.
We promise to keep it a secret.
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 Post subject: Canoeing / Kayaking at Mokala
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Hi,

I recently found a website that stated that you are able to do Kayyaking/Canoeing at the Mokale park... There is no info on the SANpark website regarding this and I havent been there myself.... Is it indeed the case or is the information incorrect?

Thanx.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Hi and welcome to the forums, Riaanfnel.

Please see here :
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INFLATABLE CANOES (rubber ducks) can be
hired for a self-guided 1- or 3- hour trip down the river at
very reasonable rates. We take you and the rubber ducks
down to the river and then fetch you at the end of your
river adventure.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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It is possible that the canoeing refers to the Riet river which is outside the park boundary and down a very steep track only passable in 4x4 close to Lilydale camp.

We had a fab. time in Mokala last October although we didn't camp. We stayed at Mosu lodge which has a superb restaurant. However if you wanted to braai we had to pick up supplies from Kimberley. People spoke very highly of the campsites.

Hope this is of some use.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Thank you, Umtali1 :gflower:
I only partially quoted, sorry about that. Herewith the whole paragraph :
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For those staying at Lilydale you have the added
attraction of the Riet River. The river is very popular with
fly fishermen (on a catch-and-release basis only) and
is a favourable habitat for the large- and small-mouth
yellowfish. INFLATABLE CANOES (rubber ducks) can be
hired for a self-guided 1- or 3- hour trip down the river at
very reasonable rates. We take you and the rubber ducks
down to the river and then fetch you at the end of your
river adventure.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Never mind the kayyaking and canoeing
Where do you get the Venison Pies!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Did you self cater or eat in the restaurant at Mosu Lodge, JDW ?

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Mokala
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Hi Matthys
We did both.
The restaurant was superb.
We were there when the wind was at gale force strength in mid October.
Unit 13 has no wind break to shield the braai!!
Looking to visit again this year and the venison pies sound great.
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