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Mokala National Park

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South Africa
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Lilydale Rest Camp needs attention

This camp is in real need of a makeover, the chalets have lovely views but they need an overhaul... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Paradise found

Three days on a research visit to Mokala, ostensibly to see and document rock art, turned into a... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This camp is in real need of a makeover, the chalets have lovely views but they need an overhaul and a good scrub down. A Camp with a lot of potential but needs some TLC. The loft area is hot and not ideal for smaller...More

Thank KimKinsella
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Three days on a research visit to Mokala, ostensibly to see and document rock art, turned into a newly found love affair. Mokala is just left of paradise, and offers an incredible bush experience for those of you who prefer the bush to the sea....More

1  Thank Quixote1950
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was our fourth visit to the park and because Mosu was fully booked we stayed at Lilydale Camp, surely the Cinderella of the park. It felt rather forlorn with few visitors and yet it has lovely bungalows well appointed and overlooking the Riet River....More

1  Thank Christine180250
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stayed at Mosu Lodge. The chalet looks nice at first, newly done, so new we had to keep all windows open due to smell of finishing oil on woodwork. Once settled, I am a wood worker by trade, I could see certain little things...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The ecosystems vary a lot over a small area (45 minute drive from the northern gate to the southern gate). Lots of threatened species particularly antelope) and most quite easy to see. The park is not crowded so you never get the Kruger style scrums...More

Thank AdamLeaves
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stunni g to see the variety of buck.... impala, springok, nyala, eland, gemsbok, tssesebe, roan...... alsp buffalo, rhino and noisy jackals. The birding was even better. Caroline topped 300 birds on pur visit. Chalets comfortable and made for happy evenings.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Camped for 3 nights -what a lovely reserve off the beaten track. Good bird life and nice to see different antelope from the usual suspects like gemsbok and springbok and roan. The lack of big predators makes for a calmer game experience and we enjoyed...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We spent the weekend at Mokala for the annual mountain bike race and found a gem just outside Kimberley, The topography is unique and the park has endangered herbivores. It's lovely to drive around and watch gemsbok, red hartebeest and more around the park. There's...More

1  Thank Rya-Mari M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As frequent visitors to SANParks, we were very excited about our weekend getaway to Mokala with friends - what a pleasant experience! The Motswedi Bush Camp is small with only six campsites but absolutely beautiful with plenty of Camel Thorn trees for shade and all...More

Thank llouw90
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This Park is very pleasant and we saw an incredible amount of animal species in only 24h spent there: roan, sable, waterbuck, oryx, black springboks, giraffe, zebra, tsesseb, blesbok, buffalo, wildebeast, hartebeast and other antelopes. Another great thing about it is that even though it...More

Thank Bruno I
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1 January 2017|
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Response from djza | Reviewed this property |
Just saw on another forum that there was quite a bit of rain, perhaps check with the park if you plan a visit within the next couple of days