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Mokala National Park


Important Notice:
  • Road resurfacing will be taking place on the main tourist road that starts at Lilydale Lodge and ends at Mosu gate, from 23 March 2015 to March 2016. The road will be open for guests to drive on throughout the construction period but possible stop-and-go waiting periods will be enforced while construction is ongoing.
  • The Bird Hide at Mokala National Park is closed until further notice.
  • Stofdam Bird Hide
    The Stofdam bird hide had flood damage and some parts of it has washed away. We are busy rebuilding the hide and as such have to close it for any bookings until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Restaurant operating times:
    Please view the Restaurant Operating Times information for Mosu Restaurant and Lilydale Rest Camp Restaurant.

"Where Endangered Species Roam..."

Mokala is SANParks’ newest park. It is situated approximately 70km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town. Nestled in the hills, Mokala's landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) and large open plains.

The isolated dolerite hills give the place a calming feeling of seclusion. A big surprise awaits you when you pass through the hills and are confronted by the large open sandy plains towards the north and west of the Park. Drainage lines from the hills form little tributaries that run into the plains and drain into the Riet River.

Mokala is a Setswana name for a Camel Thorn (Kameeldoring) These trees occur in dry woodland and arid, sandy areas and are one of the major tree species of the semi-desert regions of Southern Africa. This immensely important species has a great range over the Northern Cape and varies from a small, spiny shrub barely 2m high, to a tree up to 16m tall with a wide, spreading crown.

The Camel Thorn is an incredible resource to both wildlife and humans who survive in often harsh conditions characteristic of this area. Traditionally, the gum and bark have been used by local tribes to treat coughs, colds and nosebleeds. Some even use the roasted seeds as a coffee substitute.

Things to Seek

  • Tsessebe
  • Roan antelope
  • Black Wildebeest
  • White Backed Vulture
  • Indigenous plant species

Contact the Park

  • Tel: (053) 204 8000 - Mosu Lodge (Mokala's Main Camp)
  • Tel: (053) 204 8300 - Lilydale Rest Camp
  • Fax: (053) 204 0176

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