Mokala Scenery

We’ve already shown you so many of the animals and birds that call Mokala home that you must by now be convinced of the fact that this National Park is one of South Africa’s conservation gems. That sensational faunal diversity however would not have existed had it not been for the wide range of vegetation, habitats and landscapes that Mokala comprises, and now in this final post about our April 2018 visit it is fitting that we showcase that aspect.

One of our highlights from this trip was having a front row seat to one of the most awe-inspiring experiences one could hope to have in Africa: a powerful thunderstorm rolling over the parched plains, smelling the red dust rise into the air as big drops of cool rainwater smacks into the dry soil. Soul stirring stuff.

And finally a few shots of our favourite place to stay while visiting Mokala: the rustic Haak-en-Steek Cottage.

If you’d like to learn more about Mokala National Park, why not have a read through the detailed post we did about the Park in 2016.

27 thoughts on “Mokala Scenery

  1. Joanne Sisco

    It looks like a gem of a place. You weren’t kidding about the red soil!! It provides a striking contrast to the greenery around it.
    I love thunderstorms and this one gave you some dramatic skies to work with 🙂

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  2. John

    Amazing nature photos! You show the real of Africa with the green nature where the animal thrives and have it good. No dry Savannah as the most of us think it is!

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          1. John

            Yes of course I love the nature with theirs tree, but we don´t have such an iconic tree as yours beautiful acacia tree! My favorite tree is the common birch which is in many different variants. Sweden is quite famous for ours European beech, but I have grown up with it, was many where I lived, so I, unfortunately, not appreciate it what I really should do.

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          2. de Wets Wild Post author

            That’s very true, John. We don’t always notice the beauty in the things we are familiar with – but we’ll miss it terribly if suddenly they weren’t there anymore!

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