Mokala National Park

Mosu Lodge, Mokala

Mokala is the Setswana name for the Camelthorn tree and you’ll find these magnificent gnarled and twisted trees dotted throughout the park. The picturesque landscape varies, with its thornveld savannah, dolerite outcrops and riverine vegetation, it’s home to an abundance of wildlife and attracts a prolific number of bird species.

Accommodation options vary too. There’s the luxurious Mosu Lodge, set in the heart of the park with its thatched buildings and bushveld charm. These self-catering chalets offer all the extras, including air-con, an indoor fireplace, a braai area and DStv. The Mofele Lodge caters for larger groups for environmental education tours. The Lilydale rest camp overlooks the Riet River and offers lofty views where catch-and-release fly fishing is the major attraction. Then there’s Motswedi’s luxury campsite that is snuggled under the canopy of umbrella thorn trees. For something totally private, Haak and Steek is a small, isolated rustic cottage that sleeps four and overlooks a waterhole 10 kilometres from the main lodge. Whatever you choose, you can’t lose.

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