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Introduction

Important Notice:
  • The Bird Hide at Mokala National Park is closed until further notice.
  • Lilydale will be having a private function on 19 July 2014 at 18:00. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Stofdam Bird Hide
    The Stofdam bird hide had flood damage and some parts of it has washed away. We are busy rebuilding the hide and as such have to close it for any bookings until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Electrical upgrade of Lilydale Rest Camp:
    Please note that Lilydale Rest Camp will be undergoing an electrical upgrade to its facilities and accommodation, from the 20th of January 2014 until the end of May 2014. The Project will include reticulation and electrical installation, repairs and upgrades. This will mean that there will be contractors on site for the duration of the project, who will be working on the bungalows and the facilities surrounding the camp. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause you during your stay within the Park.
  • Restaurant operating times:
    Please view the Restaurant Operating Times information for Mosu Restaurant and Lilydale Rest Camp Restaurant.

"Where Endangered Species Roam..."

Mokala is SANParks’ newest park. It is situated approximately 70km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town. Nestled in the hills, Mokala's landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) and large open plains.

The isolated dolerite hills give the place a calming feeling of seclusion. A big surprise awaits you when you pass through the hills and are confronted by the large open sandy plains towards the north and west of the Park. Drainage lines from the hills form little tributaries that run into the plains and drain into the Riet River.

Mokala is a Setswana name for a Camel Thorn (Kameeldoring) These trees occur in dry woodland and arid, sandy areas and are one of the major tree species of the semi-desert regions of Southern Africa. This immensely important species has a great range over the Northern Cape and varies from a small, spiny shrub barely 2m high, to a tree up to 16m tall with a wide, spreading crown.

The Camel Thorn is an incredible resource to both wildlife and humans who survive in often harsh conditions characteristic of this area. Traditionally, the gum and bark have been used by local tribes to treat coughs, colds and nosebleeds. Some even use the roasted seeds as a coffee substitute.

Things to Seek

  • Tsessebe
  • Roan antelope
  • Black Wildebeest
  • White Backed Vulture
  • Indigenous plant species

Contact the Park

  • Tel: (053) 204 8000 - Mosu Lodge (Mokala's Main Camp)
  • Tel: (053) 204 8300 - Lilydale Rest Camp
  • Fax: (053) 204 0176

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Accommodation

Important Notice:
  • Stofdam Bird Hide
    The Stofdam bird hide had flood damage and some parts of it has washed away. We are busy rebuilding the hide and as such have to close it for any bookings until the end of June 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The park currently offers a range of different accommodation types from luxury bungalows to camping.

Mosu Lodge

Mosu Lodge has 15 units. Accommodation at Mosu Lodge hosts:

  • Two air-conditioned luxury bungalows;
  • Three family bungalows, all air-conditioned;
  • Seven self-catering two bed en-suite units with ceiling fans;
  • Two non self-catering two bed en-suite units with ceiling fans;
  • One universal access non self-catering unit with double bed, en-suite.

All units have quality wooden furniture.

Mosu Lodge boasts a cool sparkling swimming pool for the warmer months, restaurant with bar facilities, outside lapa, lounge and entertainment area with built in fireplace, a state of the art conference facility. Guided game drive activities complete an unforgettable experience. Due to the layout of the camp at Mosu Lodge, we regret that guest can’t park their vehicles next to their chalets. The parking is in front of the reception and baggage trollies are provided to load and off load guest luggage.

Accommodation descriptions:

Luxury Executive Suites (LB2D)

  • Two units.
  • Self-catering.
  • Open plan room with double bed, electric blanket and fully equipped kitchen (Microwave, 4 plate stove, fridge/freezer, utensils, cutlery & crockery).
  • WC, shower, bath, hand basin.
  • Indoor fire place and air conditioner.
  • DSTV - Hotel bouquet.
  • Sleeper couch in the room that can accommodate 2 extra persons.
  • Outdoor braai and grass gazebo.
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Luxury Family Suites (FB2S)

  • Three units.
  • Self-catering.
  • Max 4 persons
  • One bedroom with 2 single beds that can be pushed together to make a double bed.
  • Sleeper couch or removable stackable beds in the open kitchen area (can accommodate 2 additional persons).
  • Fully equipped open plan kitchen (microwave, 3 plate stove, fridge/freezer, utensils, cutlery & crockery).
  • WC, shower, bath, hand basin.
  • Indoor fire place and air conditioner.
  • DSTV - Hotel bouquet.
  • Sleeper couch in the room that can accommodate 2 extra persons.
  • Outdoor braai and grass gazebo.
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Self-catering Bungalow (SCB2S)

  • Seven units.
  • Self-catering.
  • One Bedroom with two single beds.
  • Fully equipped open plan kitchen (Microwave, 3 plate stove, fridge/freezer, utensils, cutlery & crockery).
  • WC, shower and hand basin.
  • Air conditioner
  • Outdoor braai and grass gazebo.
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Semi Luxury Units (LB2S)

  • Two units.
  • Non self-catering.
  • Only electric kettle, no braai, no fridge.
  • One Bedroom with two single beds.
  • WC and shower, hand basin.
  • Air conditioner
  • Outdoor grass gazebo.
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Universal Access, Non Self-catering Unit

  • One unit.
  • Only electric kettle, no braai, no fridge.
  • One Bedroom with double bed.
  • WC and shower, hand basin.
  • Air conditioner
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Lilydale Rest Camp

Lilydale Rest Camp offers 12 self-catering, air conditioned units overlooking the Riet River. Warm exhilarating summers can be spent by the swimming pool. Breathtaking sunsets and glittering diamonds in the sky, are all added by nature to compliment an unforgettable visit.

The restaurant at Lilydale Rest Camp offers guest breakfast and light lunch. Please book this upon arrival at reception.

Accommodation description:

Bungalow (BD3)

  • Three single beds.
  • Aircon.
  • Hotplate and fridge.
  • No smoking.
  • Wc and shower.

*Units number 9, 10 and 11 are furnished with a stove and oven and not hotplates.

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Bungalow (BD5)

  • Five single beds.
  • Aircon.
  • Hotplate and fridge.
  • No smoking.
  • Wc and shower.
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Chalet (CH3)

  • One double bed.
  • One single bed.
  • Aircon.
  • Hotplate and fridge.
  • No smoking.
  • Wc and shower.

*Unit number 12 is furnished with a stove and oven and not hotplates.

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Mofele Environmental Centre

Mofele Environmental Centre is more rustic and in a farm style setting. This is ideal for big family get togethers, weddings, school groups and reunions. There are nine en-suite rooms, newly converted to accommodate 60 guests in total.

Rooms vary from three double bunk beds (accommodating six guests per room) to five double bunk beds (accommodating ten guest per room), with ceiling fans. It has a kitchen, dining room, bar, lounge and entertainment area with a built-in fireplace for the cooler months. This lodge also has an excellent conference facility that can host up to 60 delegates. A sparkling pool near the outdoor lapa and braai area offers undisturbed workshop or family fun time.

Mosu, Mofele and Lilydale have superb facilities for conferences, weddings, events or workshops. Each conference room has digital projectors, wall mounted screens, white boards and sound systems. There are no breakaway rooms but both Mosu and Mofele facilities have a big fireplace in each lodge with air conditioning.

Accommodation description:

Semi Luxury Rooms

  • Nine en-suite rooms, newly converted to accommodate 60 guests in total.
  • Rooms vary from three double bunk beds (accommodating six guests per room) to five double bunk beds (accommodating ten guest per room).
  • Ceiling fans.
  • WC and shower, hand basin.
  • Use of Kitchen included in price.
  • It has a kitchen, dining, bar, lounge and entertainment areas with a built-in fireplace for the cooler months.

Haak en Steek Camp

Haak en Steek Camp with its rustic cottage tucked away in the bush offers unspoilt views over the nearby watering hole. The cottage can accommodate four guests and has a gas stove and geyser, outside braai area with lapa and lights that are solar powered. Due to the close proximity of the cottage to the camping site at Haak en Steek this site is for the exclusive use of the cottage guest that may (for a big family or friends gathering) hire the camping sites as well.

Accommodation description:

Rustic Cottage

  • One unit.
  • Self catering (outside braai facility in lapa, gas stove & oven, gas fridge / freezer, kitchen, utensils, cutlery & crockery).
  • One bedroom with double bed and an en-suite bathroom.
  • Two single beds in the room.
  • WC, shower and hand basin.
  • No electricity, no air conditioner.
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Rustic Camping

  • Five sites.
  • Braai facilities, no electricity, gas geysers, no kitchen or cooking facilities.
  • Communal ablution facilities.
  • Can only be booked with rustic cottage NOT available on its own.

Motswedi Camp Site

The Motswedi Camping site is a one of a kind camping experience in our beautiful park. Opened on the 15th of September 2011 each camping site boasts its own ablution and cooking facilities, outside braai areas under shaded trees. All camping sites are in a semi circle around the nearby watering hole. For your safety it has an electrified fence surrounding the perimeter.

Accommodation description:

Camping Sites

  • Six camping sites.
  • No Electricity.
  • An electrified fence (knee height), solar powered to keep the buffalo out, surrounds the camping site.
  • Sites are arranged in a half moon, around the watering hole.
  • Each camping site has its own:
    • Solar geyser for the bathroom with shower and hand basin(lockable door).
    • Toilet (lockable door).
    • Kitchen with washing up area, built in breakfast/preparation nook, two plate gas burner, gas fridge/ freezer (open to the front of the camping site overlooking watering hole - no doors).
    • Demarcated camping area.
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Accommodation images may differ from the actual units as refurbishment of various accommodation types occur on an on-going basis.

Stofdam Bird Hide

The new Stofdam Bird Hide can only be booked directly through via the park on (053) 204 0158. The hide will be an exclusive one night bookable unit.

Accommodation description:

Stofdam Bird Hide

  • Accommodate 1 to 4 persons.
  • Max of 1 night per booking Available 1 hour before gate closing and return of keys 1 hour after gate opening.(the gate operating times varies from winter to summer therefore we will give the keys to the guest from the Mosu Reception only).
  • Solar geyser for shower.
  • Toilet facilities.
  • Outside braai is the only cooking facility available.
  • NO linen.
  • No cutlery or utensils.
  • Guest to bring all their own bedding, linen, and cooking utensils.
  • Price is R440 (base 1 - 4).

Kameeldoorn Tree House

The Kameeldoorn Tree House can only be booked directly via the park on (053) 204 0158.

Accommodation description:

Kameeldoorn Tree Housee

  • Accommodate 1 to 2 persons max (NO ADDITIONAL ADULTS OR CHILDREN).
  • Min of 2 Nights, Max of 4 nights per booking (Keys obtained only from Mosu Reception).
  • Bathroom with W/C and Gas Geyser for shower.
  • Kitchen has a 2 plate gas burner with cutlery and crockery.
  • Gas Fridge freezer for food.
  • Outside braai.
  • Linen is provided.
  • Price is R1100 per night (base 1 - 2).

Activities & Facilities

Please note:

Restaurant operating times:
Please view the Restaurant Operating Times information for Mosu Restaurant and Lilydale Rest Camp Restaurant.

The park has a lot of opportunities for outdoor adventure.

A number of activities at Mosu Lodge such as guided morning, day, sunset and night drives are available for guests to partake in. Bush braais (minimum of 5 guests) and breakfasts under a 400 year old camel thorn tree are a combination of a guided game drive and a bush dining experience. Bookings for the bush braais and breakfast need to be made 2 weeks in advance. Guided Rock art engraving drives to explore our cultural heritage are also available to our guests.

Other recreational facilities include, a swimming pool, DSTV Hotel boquet in bars, a lounge and fire places.

Mosu Restaurant

This restaurant is situated at the Mosu Lodge, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mouth-watering meals can be selected from the a-la-carte menu that includes our very famous homemade venison pies (secret recipe), curries, venison fillets, veggie stir- fries and even kiddies meals. All are specially prepared for our guests with true Northern Cape hospitality and friendly service. Special menu requests for functions and events like weddings, gala dinners, buffets or even an intimate candle lit engagement or honeymoon meal can be requested. It is requested that visitors pre book for restaurant meals with reception. Guest who overnight at the Haak en Steek and Motswedi camping sites will need to make arrangements for an inclusive game and dinner reservation if they wish to dine at the Mosu restaurant after 18:00 p.m. A minimum of four and maximum of ten people per special request. Arrangements and bookings are to be done by 12:00 on the day that the dinner will be requested.

Matopi Picnic Area

Matopi picnic area, although not fenced off, will give the day visitor the opportunity to bring along a picnic basket or have a braai, surrounded by the unspoilt natural area, with the comfort of an ablution facility near the braai area.

Kameeldoring Picnic Area

The new day visitors picnic area was opened in December 2012. It is set amongst Kameeldoring trees, with the comfort of ablution facilities near the braai area.

Birders delight is the Stofdam bird hide overlooking Stofdam. Catch the crimson breasted shrike or kingfishers in action.

Flyfishing

Lilydale Rest Camp is situated on the Riet River and is said to have some of the best fly-fishing spots in the area. Catch and release fly fishing offers an exciting experience for visitors. The fishing spots of De Krans and Kleinbek are not accessible by normal sedan vehicle. Only 4x4 or high clearance vehicles can travel on these roads.

Please note that there is no ATM facility available in the park.

 

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How to get there

Note to travellers:
  • Sedan vehicles might not be suitable for all roads within the park when there has been rain in the area. Please contact the park for up to date information with regards to the accessibility of the roads both internal and external.
  • Please note that during the rainy season we have to close some of the internal roads of the park for the safety of the guests. This will have a direct impact on the road leading from Mosu Lodge to Lilydale Rest camp. The alternative route/detour will be along the N12 to either of the camps.
  • Late arrivals (after the official gate closing times) will be charged a R300 escort fee to be guided to the accommodation. This service needs to be pre-arranged with the park.

How to get there from Kimberley

Mokala - Lilydale Rest Camp

  • Take the N12 route to Cape Town from Kimberley.
  • Travel for 37km from Kimberley until just past Modderriver and Ritchie
  • Turn right at the Lilydale signboard onto a gravel road.
  • Travel 16km until you get to the gate of Lilydale on your right hand side.
  • The main Administration and Reception Building is a further 6km inside the park.
  • Allow about 40 minutes’ drive from Kimberley to the Lilydale Rest Camp reception.

Distance from Kimberley to Lilydale Gate is 59km.

Mokala - Mosu Lodge

  • Take the N12 route to Cape Town from Kimberley.
  • Travel for 57km from Kimberley, until just past Wintershoek entrance
  • (Pass the Lilydale Signboard)
  • Turn right at Hayfield / Heuningneskloof Crossing, onto a gravel road.
  • Travel 21km until you get to the gate of Mokala National Park on your right hand side.
  • The main Administration and Reception Building is a further 6km inside the park.
  • Allow about 70 minutes’ drive from Kimberley to the main lodge.

Distance from Kimberley to Mokala main Gate is 74km.

How to get there from Hopetown

Mokala - Mosu Lodge

  • From Cape Town, follow the N12 north, past Hopetown.
  • Travel for 65km from Hopetown,
  • Turn left on the Hayfield / Heuningneskloof Crossing, onto a gravel road
  • Travel 21km until you reach the gate of Mokala National Park.
  • The main Administration and Reception Building is a further 6km inside the park.

Distance from Hopetown to Mokala is 92km.

Mokala - Lilydale Rest Camp

  • From Cape Town, follow the N12 north, past Hopetown.
  • Pass the Mokala Mosu signboard on the N12 and carry on towards Kimberley.
  • Travel on the N12 for 20km from the Mokala Mosu sign board
  • Turn left at the Lilydale signboard, onto the dirt road
  • The Jacobsdal flyover will be to your right, opposite your turn off to Lilydale to your left
  • Follow the dirt road for 16 km until you find the Lilydale gate on your right.
  • The Lilydale reception and lodge is a further 6km inside the park
  • Optionally you may enter at the Mokala main gate, check in there and drive through the park, towards Lilydale rest camp.

Distance from Hopetown to Lilydale gate is 107km.

GPS Coordinates

Main gate S 29° 12 46.5 E 24° 19 34.1
Mosu Office S 29° 10 20.7 E 24° 21 00.5
Mofele S 29° 10.081 E 24° 22.137
Lilydale Gate S 29° 04 23.6 E 24° 27 59.3

  • Air – closest airport is Kimberly International. There is also a private landing strip in the park.
  • Car rental services at airport

Gate Times

Months Times

16 October - 31 March

06:00 - 19:00

1 April - 30 April

06:30- 18:30

1 May - 31 August

07:00 - 18:00

1 September - 15 October

06:30- 18:00


At gate of entry: All guest need to report to the closest reception from the gate to obtain a gate permit number, before they travel to other camps or drive in the park. Each reception is situated 6km from the gate.


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Vital Information

Note to travellers:
  • Sedan vehicles might not be suitable for all roads within the park when there has been rain in the area. Please contact the park for up to date information with regards to the accessibility of the roads both internal and external.
  • Please note that during the rainy season we have to close some of the internal roads of the park for the safety of the guests. This will have a direct impact on the road leading from Mosu Lodge to Lilydale Rest camp. The alternative route/detour will be along the N12 to either of the camps.
  • Late arrivals (after the official gate closing times) will be charged a R300 escort fee to be guided to the accommodation. This service needs to be pre-arranged with the park.

Climate

The rainfall, mainly during summer, is erratic and can be as high as 700 mm per year (June to May), but also as low as 300 mm per year (June to May). The average annual rainfall for the park is just over 400 mm per annum.

The temperature is less erratic than the rainfall with cold winters (coldest months June - July) as low as -4 °C, while the summer (warmest months December - January) is as high as 44 °C. Frost occurs, with the earliest date recorded being 27 April and the latest date 23 September.

Fuel Stations: Petrol/ Diesel

There is no fuel station or groceries shop in the park. The closest fuel station is at Modderrivier.

Handy Hints

  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.

Contact Information

If you have any enquiries, please contact the park:

  • Tel: (053) 204 8000 - Mosu Lodge (Mokala's Main Camp)
  • Tel: (053) 204 8300 - Lilydale Rest Camp
  • Fax: (053) 204 0176 or
  • e-mail: elizabeth.renoster@sanparks.org

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Fact Sheet

The journey from Vaalbos National Park to Mokala National Park

November 1997 & December 1998

Reports were received regarding the land claim lodged against Vaalbos National Park by the Sidney on Vaal claimants.

July 1998

SANParks decided to investigate five (5) alternative areas to replace Vaalbos, and reports indicated a piece of land in Wintershoek in the Plooyburg area, south west of Kimberley, as the best option.

May 1999

The University of Pretoria also did a similar exercise and their report indicated the same area.

November 2002

The land claim was officially gazetted and SANParks accepted the validity of the claim.

November 2004

Negotiations with the Wintershoek land owners were officially launched.

November 2005

The Wintershoek land owners accepted the offer to purchase and the plans for the exit strategy and wildlife translocation started.

March 2006

15 March 2006 - Phase I of the animal translocation started and the first 33 animals (19 Zebra; 8 Gemsbok and 6 Red Haartebeest) were translocated to Addo Elephant- and Tankwa Karoo National Parks.
17 March 2006 - The first animals were born at the new park (2 giraffe).

May 2006

29 May 2006 - SANParks took over management of the Wintershoek property.
30 May 2006 - The submission report for the purchase of the Wintershoek property was approved by the minister of Land Affairs, Thoko Didiza

June 2006

15 June 2006 - The sale agreement between SANParks and the Wintershoek land owners was signed.
22 June 2006 - The first animals (5 giraffe) were offloaded at Wintershoek from Vaalbos.

July 2006

10 July 2006 - Announcement for stakeholder participation in the naming of the new park was launched.

October 2006

26 October 2006 - The final phase (Phase III) of the translocation saw the last animals from Vaalbos offloaded at iNyathi-AENP (14 Plains Zebra).

December 2006

The name “Mokala”- which is a Tswana name for the Camel Thorn tree (Acacia Erioloba) which grows in the area - was accepted by the SANParks Board and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism as the official name of the new park.

June 2007

19 June 2007 - The official proclamation, naming and launch of Mokala National Park by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

Mokala - Camel Thorn Acacia erioloba (Cameeldoring)

Occurring in dry woodland and arid stony or sandy areas, this is one of the major tree species of the desert regions of Southern Africa. This immensely important species has a great range over the Northern Cape and North-East province. It varies from a small, spiny shrub barely 2m high to a tree up to 16m tall with a wide, spreading crown. The seed pods are characteristic in shape and colour. This tree provides valuable shade and an essential micro-habitat, e.g. the home of sociable weavers, in the thirst-lands of the far north.
The Camel Thorn is an incredible resource to both wildlife and humans who survive in often harsh conditions. Traditionally, the gum and bark have been used by local tribes to treat coughs, colds, nosebleeds and even tuberculosis. The roasted seeds are used as a coffee substitute.

The Topnaar of Namibia made a powder from the inner bark that was used to perfume the body and the home. Local farmers say the pods are an excellent fodder source and its use as a good firewood is widely renowned.

Source: Van Wyk, B. & Gericke, N., “People’s Plants: a guide to useful plants in Southern Africa”, Briza Publications.
Source: Palgrave, K.C., “Trees of Southern Africa”, Struik Publishers.


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Park Map

National Map

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Regional Map

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National Park Map

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Tariffs

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID): R30 per adult, per day
R15 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport): R60 per adult, per day
R30 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors): R120 per adult, per day
R60 per child, per day


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Vegetation & Geology

Mokala National Park is home to seven indigenous plant species namely:

  • Acacia erioloba - Acacia tortilis open Woodland
  • Acacia mellifera - Rhigozum obovatum open Shrubland
  • Acacia mellifera - Acacia tortilis open Woodland
  • Schmidtia pappophroides - Acacia erioloba sparse Woodland
  • Acacia mellifera - Acacia erioloba open to closed Woodland
  • Eragrostis lehmanniana - Schmidtia pappophroides open Grassland
  • Cynodon dactylon - Ziziphus mucronata open Woodland.

The panoramic landscape is underlain by various geological types such as:

  • Outcrops of the andesitic lavas of the Ventersdorp Supergroup, which is mostly overlain by calcrete and occurs in isolated patches as rocky hills.
  • Dolerite intrusions mostly occurring as dykes found in the rocky hills.
  • Outcrops of tillite of the Dwyka formation
  • Shale of the Prince Albert Formation (Karoo Sequence)

The largest part of park is mainly underlain by aeolian sand of tertiary to recent age covering the Dwyka tillite. The soil type varies from deep red and yellow sands (Hutton- and Clovelly soil forms) to shallow and stony (Mispah- and Kimberley soil forms); while the pans are very clayey (> 30% clay content) with the dominant soil forms Arcadia and Oakleaf.

In terms of Acocks' classification (1953) the vegetation of the park consists of Kalahari Thornveld Proper (Veld Type 16). According to the new vegetation map by Mucina et al. (2005) two vegetation units occur in the park namely Kimberley Thornveld (Svk4) and Vaalbos Rocky Shrubland (Svk5) of which both are part of the Savanna Biome.

Bordering towards the north is a very important unit called the Northern Upper Karoo (Nku 3) which forms part of the Nama Karoo Biome.

One of conservation objectives of the park is to conserve the interface of two biomes, (Savanna Biome and the Nama-Karoo Biome). Being a national park, it should serve as a permanent reference area for wider exploration surveys in the Northern Cape region.


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Mammals

A total of 863 animals were moved from the old Vaalbos to Mokala.

The Park is currently 19611ha in size and the following species occur in the park:

  • Black Rhino, White Rhino, Disease-free Buffalo, Tsessebe, Roan Antelope, Mountain Reedbuck, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Eland, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Kudu, Ostrich, Steenbok, Duiker and Springbok.
  • List of Mokala National Park's mammals

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People with disabilities

Wheelchair Access

Accommodation

Mosu Lodge:

Universal Access (UA2D)

The unit is accessible to the mobility challenged. The cottage features one bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with universal access shower and basin. It also includes a wall heater, ceiling fan, kettle and boasts a perimeter view of the waterhole.

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Accessible Activities & Facilities

  • Mosu Lodge is equipped with a network of pathways that allow ease of movement for wheelchair using guests. The accessible unit has a permanent ramp, while the camp's restaurant has a mobile ramp that they put down when guests require it.
  • Lilydale Camp's reception block is also equipped with a wheelchair friendly pathway.
  • The game/bird viewing hide at Stofdam has a section of the hide adapted to cater for viewers in wheelchairs.
  • One of the park's game drive vehicles has a removable seat that can accommodate a guest in a wheelchair.

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Conferencing

Introduction

Mokala National Park lies in the heart of one of the safest and least developed parts of our beautiful country, the Northern Cape. This park will become a “must visit” to all nature lovers, outdoor fanatics and everyone else who enjoy fresh air and tranquillity. In contrast to some of the more basic accommodation on offer at most of our national parks, Mokala offers up-market accommodation facilities, state of the art conference venues, first class catering and warm hospitality. Future developments will also include a day visitor’s area and more rustic wilderness self-catering camps.

Conference Facilities

Both the lodges (Mosu & Mofele) have superb facilities for conferences or workshop and teambuilding events. Each conference room can seat 30 delegates in boardroom style or up to 40 delegates in theatre style. There are no breakaway rooms, but both facilities have a big fireplace in each, with air conditioning at Mosu Lodge Conference Room.

Conference E-Brochure

Mokala National Park Conference brochure

Conference Equipment

Tables, Chairs, Flip charts & pens, White board & pens, Overhead Projector, Data Projectors, PA System, Podium, VHS Recorder and TV, CD Player, Mints, Water & Cordials.

Accommodation

Meeting Rooms

Name: Mosu Lodge Conference

  • Seating: 30 delegates – U-shape; 40 delegates – Theatre
  • Floor Dimensions:
  • Length (m): 13.600m
  • Width (m): 9.100m
  • Height (m): 6.800m (thatch roof)
  • Area (m2): 124m2
  • Day Venue: Yes (as well as night)
  • Number of Bedrooms: 15

Name: Mofele Lodge Conference

  • Seating: 30 delegates – U-shape; 40 delegates – Theatre
  • Floor Dimensions:
  • Length (m): 10.700m
  • Width (m): 8.800m
  • Height (m): 2.900m
  • Area (m2): 94m2
  • Day Venue: Yes (as well as night)
  • Number of Bedrooms: 9

Recreation/Activities

Location

Tariffs

Accommodation:

Please see accommodation tariffs

Conference Facilities

The conferencing facilities includes an overhead projector, data projector, white boards, flip charts etc.

Catering

Above tariffs does not include any meals, drinks or beverages. Please request separate quote for all catering.

Contact Information


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