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Mokala NP: advice, etc

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by NadiaL » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Dear Papadoc and George

Off-road enthusiasts to the Mokala National Park can now enjoy two brand new 4x4 routes that opened this past December. The 4.5km Mellifera and the 3km Merakeng loops have challenging sandy sections and as a result, no sedans or 2x4 vehicles) are allowed on these routes. These loops between Mosu and Lilydale will offer visitors additional routes to take in the park in addition to the existing route network. Anyone making use of these routes are required to obtain a permit from either Mosu or Lilydale reception before commencing.

We are also very excited to announce that we have a full-time field guide at Mokala, therefor visitors can look forward to a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. :dance:


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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by barryels » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Dear NadiaL,

Thank you for the wonderful news :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by Readles » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am

Could anyone please tell me the meaning of Mosu. I assume it is a Setswana word.

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by Div » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:25 pm

It means Umbrella Thorn. Mokala- Camel Thorn trees and Umbrella Thorn trees you will find all over the park. Fantastic specimens in the camps, also at Haak e Steek and in the camp.

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Re: Mokala NP: advice, etc

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Thanks Div :) I've been searching for the meaning since Readles made the post.

Just found some info in the Dictionary of South African Place Names- Peter E Raper Readles, it states that the word is of Tswana origin and as Div has mentioned, refers to the Acacia tortilis

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