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Mokala National Park
Mokala Rhino Classic Mountain Bike Race:
The Mokala Rhino Classic Mountain Bike Race will take place from 09:00 - 14:00 on Saturday 20 April 2013 and again from 09:00 - 13:00 on Sunday, 21 April 2013. Only parts of the tourist route will be used for the race, but will still allow for day visitor access. The park will remain open to any day visitors during the normal gate operating times of 06:30 - 18:30.
Lilydale restaurant is now open for breakfast and light lunches. Bookings are essential. Please contact Lilydale Rest Camp at (053) 204 8300 for bookings.
"Where Endangered Species Roam..."
Mokala is SANParks’ newest park. It is situated approximately 80km 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
- Roan antelope
- Black Wildebeest
- White Backed Vulture
- Indigenous plant species
Contact the Park
- Tel: (053) 204 0158
- Fax: (053) 204 0176
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