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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by gannet » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:24 pm

Mosu Lodge Mokala: never been there, but very keen to go :) - we do self-catering with possibly a meal in the restaurant.
-is anyone able to advise which units numbers (including unit codes) have the best/good views of the waterhole?
-read about porter/luggage trolley 'bags-to-unit' - not a problem.

DinkyBird - your unit #6 - photos look great - which unit type was it?
Self Catering Bungalow (SCB2S) (7 units) / Family Bungalow (FB2S) (3 units) / Luxury Bungalow (LB2D) (2 units)

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by Stoffel » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:40 am

The Luxury Bungalows (LB2D) are by far the best. There is only two of them - unfortumately I cannot remember the numbers. But if you phone, Elsa Heyns will be able to assist. The best one is the one on the far left (on the photo you attached) nearest to the water hole, and the other LB2D is right behind it. The latter also has a reasonable view on the water hole, but the front one (if I remember correctly the unit name is "Duiker") is by far the best.

Enjoy Mokala. Mosu is a wonderful place.

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Unread post by inyanga 1 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:04 pm

As Stoffel said the two with the best view are the bungalows the top two together to the left of the green patch. Since there are only two you can't fail.

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We've twice stayed in these two units LB2D with a great view of game coming down to the waterhole which is on the right.Image

However the restaurant has a number of very comfortable chairs on their stoep overlooking the waterhole. Many an hour can be spent there...

There are two small units between these and the restaurent - think they're for two but no braai etc. They do look straight over the waterhole tho !
A very short walk to restaurant/pool

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by gannet » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:20 pm

Thanks for the info, Stoffel & inyanga 1 - much appreciated, Ian
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Unread post by Flavia » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:24 pm

Staying in Mokala NP just a couple of nights in winter, in which camp it's better to sleep? Where good sightings are easier?
We'd like to see roan and sable antelopes, elands and other rarest antelopes.
Another question: there are rhinos?
Thanks in advance.

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:53 pm

Yes, there are rhino at Mokala.

I have only stayed at Mosu Camp (twice) and it is lovely. There is self-catering accommodation but there is also a very good restaurant. One day we drove through to Lilydale Camp, but did not go into any of the accommodation units.

The park is quite small, so one can drive from one end to the other quite easily., We have seen roan antelope near Lilydale Camp. There is a good variety of game and some "specials", like the copper coloured springbok.

All in all, it is a great little park with good game, nice accommodation, interesting drives and very friendly efficient staff.
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Unread post by Hugh » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:34 pm

WE have just been there and stayed at Mosu camp. I think the front bungalows are no 2 and 3 . Luxury Bungalow, Double bed and DSTV.sleeper coach, bath Shower and aircon .( no 1 is for the disabled)
The restaurant is excellent and we had a most delish venison Curry . and it was a huge helping One would have been plenty for us.
Staff most pleasant and we saw a huge amount of game even a heard of eland at the waterhole . It is lit up at night
Only down side is that road to mosu gate its about 22kms and was badly corrugated . When we asked reception if the Lilydale road was any better she said it was shorter but also in a bad way !!! roads in park were absolutely fine
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Unread post by inyanga 1 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:13 pm

Flavia wrote:Staying in Mokala NP just a couple of nights in winter, in which camp it's better to sleep? Where good sightings are easier?
We'd like to see roan and sable antelopes, elands and other rarest antelopes.
Another question: there are rhinos?
Thanks in advance.


You'll see what you see; the rarer antelopes and that grey thing are there. you just need to drive around.
Mosu Lodge is BRILLIANT to stay in in winter. There's a wood fire in the bigger chalets not that us Brits needed it :-)
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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by Flavia » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:40 pm

Thanks to everyone!
So the bad roads are the two roads going to the park (to the different two gates)? Is possible to go there with a sedan?
How are the roads inside the park? A 4x4 is needed?

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Unread post by arks » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:18 pm

It's fine to go to Mokala in a sedan. There are a few 4x4 only roads, but most of the park's road are fine for any vehicle. And while conditions can always change and the parks does close some roads at times due to weather, you'll have plenty of roads to choose from.

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by greenleader » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Hallo. I am from Bloemfontein ( Place of the Cup :lol: ). Me and my daughter visited Mokala last weekend and sleep over the night of 11 Nov at Lilydale in a 3 bed Chalet. It was all that one would expect of our National Parks, but the the friendliness of their staff was just outstanding. From the person at the main gate to the cleaner at the chalet.
We drove around in a small 2x4 sedan and the roads inside the park is very good. The access road from the N12 to the main gate on the other hand is the worst that I drove in Namibia or RSA recently. Luckily it is on about 21km's.
We saw quite some animal species and birds to. The Rhino were out on holiday watching humans somewhere. Could not find them.
It is very dry and the animals are not in a good ( fat) condition, but as the rainy season is starting, I think the veld will start to grow back soon.
I will be back soon.

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:15 am

Thanks for your report, greenleader. I'm so glad you had a good trip.

We have been to Mokala a couple of times and really enjoyed it. As you say, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and there is a good "vibe" in the Park. We have only stayed at Mosu Camp, but have driven all over the Park and the Lilydale Camp looks lovely, too.
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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by George_Brits » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi 'mites,

I am getting the opportunity again real soon to visit Mokala National Park, staying over a few nites at Mosu lodge as well as Lillydale restcamp. I have seen in social media that a 4x4 route has been opened. Do any of you have more information or have done the route? What can one expect etc etc?

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by Papadoc » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:08 pm

Dear all,

not that much of an answer (I look forward hearing about new 4x4 possibilities in Mokala). I haven another question: we were in Mokala three times before. The first two visits we had excellent game drives with the SanParks rangers. The last time the possibilities were limited, and now I seem to only see a rock engraving drive on the parks website. Are all early morning and sunset drives discontinued? If yes, is that permanent or temporarily?

Look forward to any reactions as this might influence are plan for an upcoming new visit.

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by barryels » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:50 pm

Dear Papadoc,

Your questions was forwarded to SANParks PR who will post a reply here :thumbs_up: .

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