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Re: Mokala NP: ADVICE

Unread postby Jumbo » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:02 pm

Some photos of Mosu Lodge

The only critique I can give is that they should possibly give one chairs to use outside the unit…we had to use the fancy chairs that were inside…I think they might get damaged if everybody do this.
Further I have just praise for Mosu Lodge…5 star all the way!

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lillydale in mokala

Unread postby stricks » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:58 pm

Hi Forum,

We are travelling to Mokala in November(as well as kalagadi) and I don't seem to be able to find any reviews or photo's of the camp lillydale, if anyone has any info or photo's of lillydale i would appreciate seeing them and any info anyone can give us.

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Mokala: Mofele lodge

Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:13 am

Sorry not that much / great, but might help someone to get an idea what it looks like...

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Re: lillydale in mokala

Unread postby Darwin » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:16 am

Hi Stricks,

I have no pics of Lilydale but just some info: Lilydale is lovely with chalets overlooking the Riet river! However just bear in mind, Lilydale is not connected to the bigger Mokala yet. The park is still busy expanding so if you want to do lots of game driving you have to drive all the way to Mokala. It is quite a long drive, gravel road to the main tar road and then a few kilo's to the turnoff to Mokala and then a gravel road to the park. I guess it would take about an hour... depending on your vehicle and speed on gravel roads (Lilydale is actually very close to Mokala but there is one private owned farm separating them so you have to drive around).

There is very little game on Lilydale so if you want to see buffalo, rhino, giraffe, roan then you need to go to Mokala and then it will be best to rather book at Mosu Lodge or camping at Haak en Steek.

If you just need a place to stay over and relax with views of the river and do some birding then Lilydale is very nice!

Hope this helps!

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Mokala National Park

Unread postby Deborah Martin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:39 pm

Can anybody give me any info on Mokala Park. We are planning a trip in December.

Is it too hot? or will we get caught in the rains?
Do they have self-catering?
Is there a shop to purchase stuff?
Can you drive a saloon car?
What sort of birdlife can you find?
Are there any man eating predators?

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Re: Mokala National Park

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:13 pm

Hi and welcome to the forums Deborah!

Have a look at this page: Mokala, that may tell you all you want?

A fairly recent tripreport was written by Boorgatspook, and can be found here.

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Re: Mokala National Park

Unread postby Deborah Martin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:30 pm

Thanks for that but what about the accommodaton etc?

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Re: Mokala National Park

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:46 pm

Accommodation.

Now for Haak-en-Steek rest camp you can click on the small photos here, and for Mosu Lodge here. That last link is a little less deep, there are 3 options

And just in case you are a birder: birding in Mokala by one of our Guru's.
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Mosu Lodge

Unread postby Mant » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:59 am

Hi,

Can anybody tell me if the Mosu Lodge chalet's have got a nice view

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Re: Mosu Lodge

Unread postby ursa » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:42 pm

There are two slightly more expensive self-catering chalets at the front, which have a nice view of the kalahari thornveld. I'd advise trying to book those if you can. The other rooms (which have no kitchenettes) tend to look out on the back of other chalets with only small bits of view in the distance. The camp is not a new one built by Sanparks, but an old hunting lodge that they took over on the property. Obviously hunters place less emphasis on a view than we game lovers! It's still a lovely camp, though, with friendly staff. Well worth doing the night drive too - probably your best chance ever of seeing an aardvark.

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Re: Mosu Lodge

Unread postby Bekke » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:59 pm

Where is this camp?

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Re: Mosu Lodge

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:01 pm

Hi Bekke, its one of the lodges situated in Mokala National Park , its relatively a small park but a gem and highly recommended

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Camping at Mokala

Unread postby CliveG » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:52 am

Is there a suitable camping facility for a caravan at Mokala?

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Re: Camping at Mokala

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:59 pm

Warm welcome to the forums, CliveG
Please read Mokala NP : ADVICE.
You will find info regarding the facilities there.
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Re: Camping at Mokala

Unread postby CliveG » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:56 pm

Thanks Matthys, We are on our way from Prince Albert to the Kruger in our motorhome and wanted to stay over somewhere different. We usually stay at the Big Hole in Kinberley but have chosen Mokala. I just hope that the road to the camp is okay. I ruined a previous motorhome on the poor roads around Kleinzee.


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