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Mokala National Park

Address: South Africa
Phone Number: (053) 2040 158 / 164 / 168
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

BE SURE TO TAKE TIME OUT TO STOP OVER AT THIS LOVELY NATIONAL PARK. MOKALA. It is a Parks Board site. The little "cottages" are basic and simple, but more than adequate. We stayed at the Lillydaleside of the Park. The "cottages" overlook the river and the Park. It stocks wild life like Roan, Sable, Oryx and Eland Antelope that... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Mokala National Park near Kimberley is definitely worth a visit! Reception staff are friendly and helpful. We saw a variety of animals. This was our fourth visit to the park and this time we spotted a rhino as well! Enjoyed a lovely picnic under the thorn tree. The museum is definitely worth a visit as well. The park is well... More

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a beautiful reserve. Every staff member was helpful and friendly and we felt welcome from the time we entered the gate. Our chalet was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had breakfast in the restaurant which was great and good value for money. The greatest thing however is the park itself. We saw so much and such a variety... More

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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I recommend to book both Rest Camps (Mosu Lodge and Lilydale Camp) because wildlife is differs from north to south. Mosu has an illuminated waterhole where we saw Kudu, Waterbuck, Eland, Red Hartebeest and Springbok. The chalets at Lilydale have spectacular views over the Riet River, but the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch only. Dinner at the Mosu... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Although the road from the highway to the lodge is in a terrible state for an ordinary vehicle, the accomodation and restaurant more than compensated for the drive of 27 kilometers. On our overnight stay we were very lucky to see a lot of animals at the water whole in front of the lodge. The food and service at the... More

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Postmasburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Spent a wonderful weekend at the Mokala Treehouse 15-17 August 2014. The treehouse is brilliant and secluded (halfway between Mosu and Lillydale and 1.0km from the nearest park road). The treehouse offers basic necessities including gas powered fridge, showers, stove and solar lights. (leave the hairdryer at home, no electricity). The tree house is not fenced off like the lodges... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Now it says you don't need a 4x4 however which is true if you stay in the south part of the camp however we were completely bottoming out in the north and had to turn around. Mosu Lodge is AMAZING! Excellent value, the restaurant is wonderful. Everything was super clean and well looked after. The waterhole was lite up and... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Mokala NP is relatively new, being a combination of some smaller parks and some adjacent farms that were purchased and consolidated. It is used as a breeding location for Buffalo, Sable & other animals. Although there are no predators it has a wealth of life. Not being high profile is a benefit as it keeps the visitor levels down improving... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoy going to Mokala National Park. It doesn't have any scenery to speak off but the wildlife is very good and easy to spot. There are no predators but plenty of everything else including the rare tsessbe. The only down side to Mokala is that there is no shop, not even for basics such as bread and milk... More

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East London, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A trip to this little San Park is a great way to spend a day. Plenty of buck to see. The park is well kept, and ablutions are clean. Good picnic spot with braai facilities, picnic tables and nice shade. Park roads are generally good. Road around Lillyvale (fly fishing area) are 4x4 only. No notice of this given until... More

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