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Date: 2014-11-14

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Media Release: Mokala National Park expands

Date: 2013-09-08

South Africa National Park’s (SANParks) newest national park, Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape, has added another property, Kameeldoorns, as part of the park expansion plan. With the inclusion of this western property Mokala is now 27571 hectares. The fence cutting ceremony was held today, 8 September 2013, at Kameeldoorns. 

40% discount at Lilydale Rest Camp in Mokala National Park

Date: 2013-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation at Lilydale Rest Camp in Mokala National Park. 

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

Mokala National Park celebrates Arid Region Achievers and its 6th birthday

Date: 2013-06-20

The South African National Parks' (SANParks) Arid Regional Achievement Awards took place on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013 in Mokala National Park. The hosting park, Mokala also celebrated its 6th birthday with all the award winners. The venue buzzed with excitement and anticipation in line with the special “Digging for Diamonds” themed event. 

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Media Release: The newest national park expands

Date: 2012-11-08

South African National Parks' (SANParks) newest national park, Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape has added two important properties, Lilydale and Valschfontein as part of its park expansion programme.

Red-billed Oxpeckers re-introduced into Mokala National Park

Date: 2012-10-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) and The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) released 21 red-billed oxpeckers into the Mokala National Park on 22 September 2012. 

Game capture operations at Mokala National Park

Date: 2009-05-18

Tourists are urged to be aware that there will be a major game capture operation taking place between Monday the 25th and Friday, the 29th of May 2009 at Mokala National Park.

Media Release: Mokala National Park cream of tourism excellence

Date: 2009-05-15

Situated approximately 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town, Mokala National Park under the management of South African National Parks (SANParks) is the cream of tourism excellence.

A ROAR from Mokala?

Date: 2008-04-01

After working in the Kruger National Park for 17 years, and moving to the Northern Cape to open the new Mokala National Park, was I absolutely amazed and thrilled to find my first ROAR, something I so dearly missed...

Managing Mokala National Park

Date: 2008-03-12

Mokala National Park is SANParks newest park, situated approximately 80km south-southwest of Kimberley. The 19th of June 2007 saw the official proclamation, naming and launch of Mokala National Park by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Mokala is a Setswana name for a Camel Thorn (Acacia erioloba) (Kameeldoring). These distinctive trees occur in dry woodland and arid, sandy areas and are one of the major tree species of the desert regions of Southern Africa.

Whatever Happened to Vaalboss

Date: 2007-01-01

In the heart of the unspoilt Northern Cape, a new South African National Park is preparing to welcome the public to a sanctuary filled with abundant game, a landscape that is as varied as it is beautiful, and a range of accommodation and activities designed to ensure that trips to the new park are unforgettable.The establishment of the new 19 611 ha national park south west of Kimberly is the result of the de-proclamation of Vaalbos National Park following a successful land claim made on a section of the original park by the Sidney on Vaal claimants.

Once in a Blue Moon...

Date: 2007-06-26

If you are heading out to a SANParks destination on the last weekend of this month, be sure to take advantage of the clean night air and enjoy the Blue Moon on Saturday 30 June.


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