Motswedi Camp Site| safari.com

Overview

Where the dusty amber plains and rocky hills of the Northern Cape are criss-crossed by intersecting tributaries, Mokala National Park is a sanctuary for the herds of graceful grazers that roam South Africa’s bush. The meeting point of two distinctive ecological systems; the area is characterised by striking contrasts in landscape and vegetation and provides a habitat for a diverse array of life. Motswedi Restcamp is an idyllic spot for enjoying a tranquil and immersive experience in the wild. 

Accommodation

Motswedi Camp Site's six camping spots are located with a view of the waterhole, where animals come to drink and bath. Each demarcated camping area has its own bathroom with a toilet, solar-heated shower and hand basin. Campsites also have individual kitchens, with a washing up area, built in breakfast and food-preparation nook and two-plate gas burner. In keeping with Mokala’s ‘touch-the-earth-lightly’ conservation principles, campsites are not electrified and have no power points. 

Activities & Facilities

Aside from the relished opportunity to relax and soak in the stunning surroundings, sunset and night time game drives around the 19600 hectare park affords guests the opportunity to see some 900 animals in their natural habitat, including Black, and White, Rhino, Buffalo, Blue, and Black, Wildebeest, giraffe, and zebra. Bush braais, walks, guided horse trails and excursions around Motswedi are on also on offer. 

Important Information

• All accommodation and activity reservations will be subject to an additional 1% community levy.
• The nearest fuel station on the N12 from Kimberley is in Modderiver or, from Cape Town, 60km from the park at Hopetown.
Mokala National Park gate times vary. 16 October - 31 March: 06:00 - 19:00; 1 April - 31 May: 06:30- 18:30; 1 June - 31 August: 07:00 - 18:00; 1 September - 15 October: 06:30- 18:30

Wildlife

The Mokala National Park's focus is on the conservation and breeding of antelope, and species such as Roan Antelope, Mountain Reedbuck, Gemsbok, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Steenbok, Duiker and Springbok are readily seen. Other animals that thrive here are large grazers like buffalo, giraffe, zebra, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Black, and White, Rhino, as well as a prolific warthog population. Animals graze on the open plains of the Savanna, rocky shrubland or Kalahari thornveld, surrounded by the rocky hills of Dolerite and Shale. 

Directions

Take the N12 route to Cape Town (or past Hopetown, if traveling from Cape Town). Turn right on the Hayfield / Heuningneskloof Crossing’s gravel road, 57km from Kimberley (turn left, if approaching from Cape Town), just past the Wintershoek entrance. The Mokala National Park gate is 21km further, on your right hand side. Travel 6km into the park to the main reception. Distance from Kimberley to Mokala Mosu main lodge is 84km and from Hopetown to Mokala is 92km. 

Reviews


The Park and Campsite are brilliant. But our gas in the kitchen was cut off WITHOUT NOTIFYING US, causing the fridge to defrost with consequent damage to our food inside. Several trips to Reception were necessary before the problem was resolved.

Daan Van Wyk

Where the dusty amber plains and rocky hills of the Northern Cape are criss-crossed by intersecting tributaries, Mokala National Park is a sanctuary for the herds of graceful grazers that roam South Africa’s bush. The meeting point of two distinctive ecological systems; the area is characterised by striking contrasts in landscape and vegetation and provides a habitat for a diverse array of life. Motswedi Restcamp is an idyllic spot for enjoying a tranquil and immersive experience in the wild. 

Motswedi Camp Site's six camping spots are located with a view of the waterhole, where animals come to drink and bath. Each demarcated camping area has its own bathroom with a toilet, solar-heated shower and hand basin. Campsites also have individual kitchens, with a washing up area, built in breakfast and food-preparation nook and two-plate gas burner. In keeping with Mokala’s ‘touch-the-earth-lightly’ conservation principles, campsites are not electrified and have no power points. 

Aside from the relished opportunity to relax and soak in the stunning surroundings, sunset and night time game drives around the 19600 hectare park affords guests the opportunity to see some 900 animals in their natural habitat, including Black, and White, Rhino, Buffalo, Blue, and Black, Wildebeest, giraffe, and zebra. Bush braais, walks, guided horse trails and excursions around Motswedi are on also on offer. 

• All accommodation and activity reservations will be subject to an additional 1% community levy.
• The nearest fuel station on the N12 from Kimberley is in Modderiver or, from Cape Town, 60km from the park at Hopetown.
Mokala National Park gate times vary. 16 October - 31 March: 06:00 - 19:00; 1 April - 31 May: 06:30- 18:30; 1 June - 31 August: 07:00 - 18:00; 1 September - 15 October: 06:30- 18:30

The Mokala National Park's focus is on the conservation and breeding of antelope, and species such as Roan Antelope, Mountain Reedbuck, Gemsbok, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Steenbok, Duiker and Springbok are readily seen. Other animals that thrive here are large grazers like buffalo, giraffe, zebra, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Black, and White, Rhino, as well as a prolific warthog population. Animals graze on the open plains of the Savanna, rocky shrubland or Kalahari thornveld, surrounded by the rocky hills of Dolerite and Shale. 

Take the N12 route to Cape Town (or past Hopetown, if traveling from Cape Town). Turn right on the Hayfield / Heuningneskloof Crossing’s gravel road, 57km from Kimberley (turn left, if approaching from Cape Town), just past the Wintershoek entrance. The Mokala National Park gate is 21km further, on your right hand side. Travel 6km into the park to the main reception. Distance from Kimberley to Mokala Mosu main lodge is 84km and from Hopetown to Mokala is 92km. 

The Park and Campsite are brilliant. But our gas in the kitchen was cut off WITHOUT NOTIFYING US, causing the fridge to defrost with consequent damage to our food inside. Several trips to Reception were necessary before the problem was resolved.

Daan Van Wyk

Accommodation options

Camp Site (CK6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2020 — 31 Oct 2021 $ 35 $ 11 $ 5 6 people
01 Nov 2021 — 31 Oct 2022 $ 35 $ 11 $ 5 6 people
From $ 35

For 2 people

- Breakfast nook overlooking watering hole - Built in breakfast nook - Extra vehicles pay additional rate - Kitchen with washing up area - No power point - Private Wc & shower (solar geyser)