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Mokala National Park


Tel: (053) 204 8000 - Mosu Lodge (Mokala's Main Camp)
Fax: (053) 204 8003

Mokala, proclaimed in 2007, is SANParks’ newest park. Measuring 19611 ha, the park is situated near Kimberly in the Northern Cape.

Mokala is a Setswana name for a Camel Thorn (Kameeldoring) tree. 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.

Species found here include black and white rhino, disease-free buffalo, tsessebe, roan antelope, mountain reedbuck, giraffe, gemsbok, eland, zebra, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, kudu, ostrich, steenbok, duiker and springbok.


Five things to see and do

  • Book a bush braai under a 400-year-old camel thorn tree - pre-booking is essential – this guided experience includes a game drive, visit to rock art engravings an Guided Rock art engraving drives to explore our cultural heritage are also available to our guests.
  • Take your colleagues on a team-building adventure – conference facilities in two lodges can seat up to 40 people. Weddings, gala dinners and other functions can also be organised here.
  • Overnight in a Tree House – the Kameeldorn Tree House provides an intimate bush experience for individuals or couples.
  • Go flyfishing – the Lilydale Rest Camp on the Riet River and is said to have some of the best fly-fishing spots in the area. Catch and release fly fishing offers an exciting experience for visitors
  • See the nightlife – book a guided night drive to see some wondrous nocturnal creatures in action.



Stay at the Mosu Lodge, the Lilydale Rest Camp Haak en Steek Camp Motswedi Camp Site, Mofele Environmental Centre, the Kameeldorn Tree House or the Stofdam Bird Hide. CLICK HERE for accommodation options.


Information from the SANParks Website