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Experience Mokala National Park

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.

Introduction

Game Management Operations

Please be informed that there will be game management operations happening in Mokala National Park from 15 - 21 August 2016. There might be times that there will be road closures in the Park. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Road Conditions

As a result of the dry weather conditions that the area is experiencing, the access roads leading to Mokala National Park via the Mosu and Lilydale Gates are in a poor condition.

Guided Game Drives

For guided game drive, please contact Reception for more information and bookings.

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 8003

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<strong>Family Bungalow</strong> (FB2S)
Family Bungalow (FB2S)
mosu
  • 1 bathroom with WC,shower,hand basin
  • 1 x Queen bed
  • Air-conditioned bedroom
  • DSTV (Limited Channels)
<strong>Camp Site</strong> (CK6)
Camp Site (CK6)
Motswedi Camp Site
  • Additional vehicles will be charged fee per night
  • Breakfast nook overlooking watering hole
  • Built in breakfast nook
  • Kitchen with washing up area
<strong>Universal Access</strong> (UA2D)
Universal Access (UA2D)
mosu
  • 1 bathroom with WC
  • 1 bedroom with double bed
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Kettle
Mokala Concert in the bush 2017

Posted by: SHR PR & Media (13th September 2016)

Mokala Oxpecker Birding Weekend

Posted by: SHR PR & Media (27th July 2016)


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