Motswedi Campsite Review – Mokala National Park

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GPS Coordinates: -29.1658502,24.3174742


Mokala National Park is located in the Nothern Cape around 7 hours’ drive form Johannesburg and 9 hours from Cape Town. The closest town is modderrivier around an hours’ drive.

Mokala is SANParks’ newest park. Nestled in the hills, it’s landscape boasts a variety of koppies and large open plains. The park is best known for its endangered species like roan, sable, tsessebe, aardvark and aardwolf.

The Modswedi camp features 6 campsites with private ablutions in a semi-circle around a waterhole. The sites are generously sized but are right next to each other. Sites 1 and 6 are the most private as you only have one neighbour. Sites don’t have electricity. All sites have a braai (bbq), picnic table and chairs and a fire pit.

The private ablutions feature a bathroom with solar heated shower, flushing toilet and kitchen. The kitchen has a basin, cupboards, a propane powered fridge and cooker.

Most of the sites have at least half day shade except for site 2. Sites 1 and two have an unobstructed view of the waterhole but you can still go and sit right in front at all the sites.

You can expect animal sightings at the waterhole throughout the day however best is dusk or down.

All the roads in Mokala are gravel and I would recommend a high-clearance vehicle. Some sections require a 4×4.

Modswedi is a good stopover camp however I’d say stay at least two nights to take in the scenery and wildlife.


Bookings can be made through the SANParks webstie or telephone;


Tel: +27 12 428 9111

No wood available to purchase, only charcoal. The shop only sells the very basics.