Wildlife & Animals – Mokala NP
Mokala is not a prime wildlife destination. There is a good variety of animals, but numbers are still increasing, and wildlife is still settling into the new environment since they have been relocated from Vaalbos National Park. Some of the species you might encounter are both rhino species, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and black wildebeest.
Mokala is home to some of South Africa's most unusual antelope species, such as tsessebe, sable and roan antelope. The sandy environment is prime habitat for brown hyena, suricate, bat-eared fox, aardwolf and the very elusive aardvark.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
Although wildlife viewing is good at any time, the dry winter months of May through September are best. The drought forces animals to congregate around water sources, making them easier to spot.