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Mokala Mountain Bike Classic

The annual Mokala Mountain Bike Classic race will be taking place from 3 - 5 June 2016. Day visitors are cautioned to please be on the lookout for the mountain bike racers and to please adhere to the race marshals on the route for instructions and time delays when doing a day drive in the Park over these two days.

Construction at Mosu Lodge

Please be informed that the Park will be commencing with storm water drainage at Mosu Lodge. This will take place in the parking area in front of the Mosu Lodge reception. Construction will be from 17 – 20 May 2016. Guest will be shown and given alternate parking areas close to the current parking area.

We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause you during your stay with us.

Game Capture

Please be informed that there will be game capture operations happening in Mokala National Park from 11 - 29 April 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.

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.

Road Resurfacing

The upgrading of the roads inside the Mokala National Park is still ongoing and we will inform you via the website when it is completed. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Restaurant Operating Times

"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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