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 Post subject: Re: Mokala .... electricity
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:55 pm 
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The campsites have solar powered lights in the kitchen,toilet and shower. The geyser is also solar powered.

But there are no electrical powerpoints.

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 Post subject: Mokala campsites .....
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:01 am 
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Thank you re electricity at the campsites at Mokala. Are there freezer/refridgerator facilities at the campsites in Mokala?


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 Post subject: Re: Mokala campsites .....
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The private ablutions have solar power lighting, albeit very dim. The kitchenettes are kitted out with a 2 plate gas stove and a gas fridge/freezer.


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 Post subject: Re: Mokala campsites .....
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No freezer facilities at the campsites at Haak en Steek .


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 Post subject: Re: Mokala campsites .....
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Ilona

There is a large fridge freezer in your private kitchen at Motswedi. I do not know how to post pictures but visit my website www.wildeboer.co.za and look under MOKALA SPRING, I posted detailed pictures of the kitchen, bathroom and toilet at Motswedi.

The pictures will give a good idea. The lights were also upgraded and are now bright.

A very nice place camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Mokala campsites .....
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Guys, thank you so much for your information.... have a beautiful, blessed 2013.


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 Post subject: Re: More land added to Mokala
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:02 am 
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Rooies wrote:
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.


I did read this a while back but since we will be visiting Mokala later this year we became more interested in the park. It is not clear from press releases where the new land has been added. As we don't know the area could someone tell us where the additional land is in relationship to the Mokala map on the Sanparks website.


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 Post subject: Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:48 pm 
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The Lilydale section is part of the new land.


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 Post subject: Re: More land added to Mokala
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:09 am 
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umtali1 wrote:
I did read this a while back but since we will be visiting Mokala later this year we became more interested in the park. It is not clear from press releases where the new land has been added. As we don't know the area could someone tell us where the additional land is in relationship to the Mokala map on the Sanparks website.


In my opinon the press release is somehow misleading. Lilydale was already part of Mokala before. They just put down the fence between the eastern and western part, which was - regarding this map -
http://www.sanparks.co.za/images/parks/ ... rk_map.JPG
approximately at the 10.7 km between Kameeldoring Loop and the Lilydale pin.
Taking down the fence in November has already led to more animals in the Lilydale section as we could see during or stay in December.

New is Valschfontein, which should - AFAIK - be between Stofdam Bird Hide and the Lilydale pin. Valschfontein extendeds the park to the north. I interpret Daphne's quotation "rectifying the park’s inefficient shape" that SANParks tries to fill up the corners in the map, especially those with acute angles, as they lead to longer fences.


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 Post subject: Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc
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Thank you mh_baer and Div for the explanations. We are looking forward to our visit.


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 Post subject: Mokala NP - 3 day visit
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[/b]Mokala NP
Have booked three night in the park in October.
Would appreciate tips on what to see inside and outside the park

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 Post subject: Re: Mokala NP - 3 day visit
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Hi JDW,

The park is surrounded by game lodges. Advice on these I can't give you as we have not stayed there.

Mokala is a small park, but a gem if you want peace and quietness. Mostly known for their antelope species. If you're lucky you will see black rhino.

The road network is very good for sedan (weather permitting) and can be done in one day. But as I said it is rather a park to enjoy the scenery than animals.

Stefan, one of the guides, are very knowledgeable and it is worthwhile to go on any of the drives that's on offer with him. You will also see a bit more of the park than from normal tourist roads.

Stofdam hide is a great place to relax and the picnic site on Matopi loop road you can have brunch with braai grids available with plenty of shade if you wish.

Importantly it is a park where you can relax and enjoy beautiful landscapes sunrises and sunsets. If you stay at Mosu lodge, don't forget to watch the floodlite waterhole, plenty of animals come and go after sunset and during the day. Warthogs and antelope also frequently visit the green grass within camp boundaries.

Mosu lodge also have a well run restaurant, good value in price and excellent service and the food are very tasty.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Mokala NP - 3 day visit
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Hi JDW,
There are a few topics here in the Index :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mokala NP - 3 day visit
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Many Thanks Markus and Dotty

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 Post subject: Re: Mokala NP - 3 day visit
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Hi JDW

You can also read my trip reports - I am a frequent visitor to the park:

http://willemkruger.wordpress.com/2012/ ... ober-2012/

http://willemkruger.wordpress.com/2012/ ... mber-2012/

http://willemkruger.wordpress.com/2012/ ... -aug-2012/

Enjoy it

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