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Mokala National Park

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Wildlife without the crowds

We visited Mokala during the July winter holiday, when the Kruger Park is usually a bit... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
djza
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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Sanparks experience

What a gem. Charming Lilydale cottage (unit with 5 single beds) overlooking river. Air con... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Renee B
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited Mokala during the July winter holiday, when the Kruger Park is usually a bit overcrowded. At Mokala, which has none of the large predators, the experience is much more peaceful and relaxed. (The park is also much smaller). The Motswedi campsite has six...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

What a gem. Charming Lilydale cottage (unit with 5 single beds) overlooking river. Air con. Sanparks style but best of breed. Abundant breeding herds -sightings at every corner. Well maintained. Incredible bush landscapes with camelthorn, scrub, koppie and open plain mix. 2 nights was not...More

1  Thank Renee B
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Traveling from Durban on route to the Kgalagadi, we decided to spend 3 nights at Mokala Game Reserve. It's relatively new (2007), but wow what an experience. First night at Haak en Steek, a thatched unit all to ourselves. Animals galore came down to the...More

5  Thank Roland C
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This cottage was a real discovery. A secluded spot with a waterhole right in front of it. No need go anywhere but just to enjoy the birdlife and to watch the passing parade. There's no electricity but gas and solar panels are adequate for your...More

3  Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 08:15 at the gate. Staff were extremely friendly staff were very helpful. After visiting reception, we had breakfast in the restaurant. The food was well prepared and very tasty. We them drove around the park. Saw, Hartebees, Kudu, Warthog, etc. This time, the...More

1  Thank Mike_de_Meyer
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in April and had a super stay despite the bad weather. The campsite has 6 sites all overlooking a small watering hole and each site has its own private kitchen facilities and bathroom. We enjoyed driving around the park although...More

Thank winter28
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Motala is truely a hidden germ to explore and to be visited. We stayed at Lillydale for five nights and had a wonderful time, seeing so much game on the Vaalbos loop, the Kameeldoring loop plus the rest on offer. The restaurant at Mosu is...More

Thank Heinrich Z
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Spent first two nights at "Haak and Steek" amazing experience and highly recommend. Two bedrooms on suite, with main bedroom facing directly onto water hole. Large "enclosed boma. Entirely on your own with no fencing etc. No access to other guests allowed. Spent two glorious...More

3  Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Best stay of my life!!! Friendly staff, staff coming in every day cleaning your cottage and the braai (BBQ) I asked at the restaurant if they have a potjie pot I could borrow , they cleaned it a brought it to the cottage for us...More

4  Thank ChristineDeBeer
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

We visited this relatively new National Park on a day trip from Marrick Safari Camp. Mokala is a large reserve with incredibly beautiful savanna grassland in its corners and rocky terrain in the center. We took the affordable private safari from the most southern camp...More

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janetvr2015
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
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