Mokala National Park in South Africa
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Open plains and the Koppieveld hills make up this park, near Kimberley in the dry Karoo transitional zone to the Kalahari. The rainfall is not high and the temperatures in summer are sweltering, but that makes this another special environment for nature lovers and wildlife to thrive. With the Camel Thorn tree found in the area and after which the park is named, it is South Africa’s newest national park – Mokala National Park.
After Vaalbos National Park was closed a new area was sought and Mokala National Park is that place. It features a rich diversity of culture with the San rock engravings and Anglo Boer War battlefields. The animals were relocated to the park and today a variety of animals can be seen here. It is also an important regeneration area for certain species too, and since 2006, when SANParks took ownership, they have worked tirelessly to create a great National Park.
The Mokala National Park boasts exceptional facilities, with well situated camp sites and relaxing restcamps.
Be aware – not all roads are suitable for sedan vehicles and calling ahead may be appropriate.
You can download the official SANParks Brochure here.
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| Telephone Number
+27 (0)53 204 8000 (Mosu Lodge – Main Camp)
+27 (0)53 204 8300 (Lilydale Rest Camp)
Mokala National Park
Main Gate: S 29° 12 46.5 E 24° 19 34.1
|Kimberley International, FAKM (79km away)
|Size of Park
|28 414 ha
|SANParks Mokala Map
|Common Animal Species
|Buffalo, Giraffe, Eland
|Wildebeest, Kudu, Duiker, Springbok
SANParks Mokala Animal List
|Hornbill, Cuckoo, Nightjar
SANParks Mokala Bird List
|Unesco World Heritage Site
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