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Mokala National Park

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Address: South Africa
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Many spectacular antelope

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... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2016
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
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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 and asked the rancher to look specially for the parks famous Black Wildebeest, Roan Antelope,... More 

Thank maurice351
Benoni, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

It's sad to report Mokala seems to be on the decline as far as several key aspects are concerned. So much so that we cut short our intended stay there in December and virtually fled from Mosu Lodge. Mosu eems to lack any management and control. The main gate was unmanned when we arrived so we could not provide the... More 

3 Thank debeer209
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Mokala is a well managed reserve specialising in endangered species - the game is accessible and safe. Many of the roads have recently been upgraded making virtually the whole reserve accessible to person in a 'city' car. Management of the restaurant has changed but the quality of the food is good at a fair price

2 Thank Uwe P
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We should have stayed longer. The facilities are great. The birding and game viewing were refreshing. should have stayed longer.

1 Thank Snakes45
south africa
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

This was our 4th visit to the little gem of Mokala. Sanparks proclaimed the park to breed with rare endangered species, so there are no lion or cheetah. However, the abundance of antelope and birds more than compensates for this. It poses beautiful landscapes, amongst lovely Camelthorn trees and Umbrella thorns. At the moment it is extremely dry and a... More 

1 Thank ritaSouthAfrica
Keetmanshoop, Namibia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

On a recent visit I wad horrified to find that the access roads to both Mosu lodge side and Lillydale camp were in absolutely appalling condition. We passed a vehicle with a trailer with a broken axle on the way into Mosu. With the exception of a few km of road around Mosu lodge the roads in the park were... More 

3 Thank Glen N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

This lovely, smaller national park is a fantastic place to spot antelope as well as giraffe and zebra. The park spans two vegetation zones with the grassy plains of the Vaalbos loop best for Buffalo, Roan antelope and Black Wildebeest. The Camelthorn scrublands provided the best sightings of Giraffe. Don't miss the interpretive centre and the Stofdam bird hide. Allow... More 

1 Thank louisageary
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Arrived at Mokala just outside Kimberley. What a great park. Got a chalet with a view of a waterhole. No need to drive around. Which is great after being behind the wheel for eight hours! The park is clean and well managed. The restaurant is good, but not great. Normal SANPARKS fare. The service at reception is great, apart from... More 

2 Thank John K
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Beautiful setting although very dry during our visit - in serious need of rain. Vast grasslands and open spaces with easy viewing of all the major buck species including the gracious Sable. Had an awesome, excellent value for money breakfast in the Lillydale Restaurant.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

We ate at the Mosu lodge restaurant a few years ago. I was surprised to see dishes like ox tail and bobootie in the menus. They still have them and they are very good. The lamb shank was also excellent. Very nice service and the setting is very nice as well. Prices are reasonable as well. I would return to... More 

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