Please be informed that there will be game capture operations happening in Mokala National Park from 18 - 29 July 2016. We apologise in advance for any noise disturbance that may occur as there will be a helicopter in use for the game capture operations.
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.
- Please note that there is no restaurant facility available at Lilydale Rest Camp.
- Please view the Restaurant Operating Times information for Mosu 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
- 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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- 1 bathroom with WC
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- Ceiling Fan
- Additional vehicles will be charged fee per night
- Breakfast nook overlooking watering hole
- Built in breakfast nook
- Kitchen with washing up area
- 1 bathroom with WC,shower,hand basin
- 1 bedroom with 2 singles beds can make double bed
- Ceiling Fan
- Mosu Lodge in Mokala National Park - Winner in the 2016 Tusker Awards - 28th June 2016
- Media Release: Mokala MTB Classic - 10th June 2016
- SANParks Honorary Rangers presents Mountain Bike Classic in Mokala National Park - 23rd February 2016
- Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards - 23rd October 2015
- Media Release: Colourful contribution to Education - 11th August 2015
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