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The Mokala National Park

Mokala is a malaria-free national park off the N12 near Kimberley, and a perfect stopover between Cape Town and Joburg. Although Mokala is the Setswana word for a camel thorn tree, the park is best known for its endangered species like roan, sable and tsessebe, not to mention aardvark and aardwolf. Turn your stopover into a two-night stay and enjoy these activities.

The park has a lot of opportunities for outdoor adventure.

A number of activities at Mosu Lodge such as guided morning, day, sunset and night drives are available for guests to partake in. Bush braai (minimum of 5 guests) which is a combination of a guided game drive and a bush dining experience. Bookings for the bush braais need to be made 2 weeks in advance. Guided Rock art engraving drives to explore our cultural heritage are also available to our guests.

Other recreational facilities include, a swimming pool at Mosu Lodge and Lilydale Rest Camp for the use of overnight visitors only, including guest that overnight at Motswedi camping site, Haak en Steek Cottage and the Tree Top Cottages

Matopi Picnic Area

Matopi picnic area, although not fenced off, will give the day visitor the opportunity to bring along a picnic basket or have a braai, surrounded by the unspoilt natural area, with the comfort of an ablution facility near the braai area.

Kameeldoring Picnic Area

The new day visitors picnic area was opened in December 2012. It is set amongst Kameeldoring trees, with the comfort of ablution facilities near the braai area.

Birders delight is the Stofdam bird hide overlooking Stofdam. Catch the crimson breasted shrike or kingfishers in action.


Lilydale Rest Camp is situated 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. The fishing spots of De Krans and Kleinbek are not accessible by normal sedan vehicle. Only 4x4 or high clearance vehicles can travel on these roads.


Please note that there is no ATM facility available in the park