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Mokala National Park

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Address: South Africa
Phone Number: (053) 2040 158 / 164 / 168
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Road trip stop off

While on a road trip to the western cape, we decided to stay at Mokala National Park, at the Lilydale Chalets rather than stay in town in Kimberely. It was a great stop. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

While on a road trip to the western cape, we decided to stay at Mokala National Park, at the Lilydale Chalets rather than stay in town in Kimberely. It was a great stop. The chalets are your normal Sans Park fare. Basic but comfortable with a view across the Richie river. They can sleep 5, so the 4 of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a fantastic park. At times I thought I was the only person in the park. Game was plentiful, the staff friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Camelthorn tree house. Clean and comfortable and away from everyone else. With its own waterhole the animals come to you. My one criticism is that a boom gate is needed. It became... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stayed at the Mosu Lodge. The staff were extremely friendly, at the gate and reception. The Lodge area was very clean. The accommodation was clean, tidy and comfortable. We ate supper at the restaurant and it was superb! From the starters (spicy chicken wings), to the main course (fillet streak and vegetables) and then the desert (apple tart and cream)... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was a difficult review as I don't want to put people off going to this beautiful part of South Africa. The fauna, flora and scenery were breathtaking. I absolutely loved being in my car and driving around. The problems unfortunately come from higher up the management chain. We arrived at Lilydale Rest Camp in the heat of the day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed at the small Lilydale rest camp for two nights. Check-in and gate procedures were smooth. The three-bedded chalet was nicely designed, with a deck looking out over the river. The birding was excellent for a very dry area on the edge of the Kalahari; 96 species were observed. Special mammal sightings included rhino, roan antelope and many red... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our second visit to this park did not disappoint. It is important to be aware of the large distances to this park from either Cape Town or Pretoria/Johannesburg. Our #15 chalet was very large and had a nice kitchen fully equipped. A very large shaded patio was a nice feature. This chalet is next to the perimeter fence so you... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Between the 29th and 2nd Jan 6 of us stayed at the Mosu Lodge , the chalets are filthy , they don't wash the floors so we were told when we questioned the state of the floors, the bathrooms smell of urine and poo, you cant walk on the floors barefoot if you like clean feet. very disappointing. Chalets not... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Such a hard place to review as the natural beauty and animals leads you to say excellent (it really is an awesome park to drive around in - the roads are well designed and the scenery is stunning) but the management lets it down a bit. We stayed in chalets at Lilydale. The chalets are beautifully sited above the river.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very nice and wonderful experience visited the restaurant and nothing was to much for the staff which helped us in a very professional and friendly manner. Thumbs up for Mokala.

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Centurion, South Africa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed at Lilydale restcamp Friendly staff and saw plenty game during an afternoon drive Thatchroof bungalow was clean, well equiped with fridge and cooking utensils for self catering Shop sell's fire wood and that is it. Breakfast is sold at the restauarant - did not make use of it. According to staff, supper has been abondoned due to lack of... More 

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