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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:16 am 
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Hi jgs,

I was in Letaba beginning of January and went to have a look at these cottages because i will be staying in 1 in August. For me no 106 has the best view. Not spectacular but has the best view between the 10 cottages. The others have trees infront of them. The only bad thing about 106 is that it's very close to the walking path so if the camp is busy i would assume a lot of people could walk directly past your cottage.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:01 pm 
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Hi Ollie,

I was at Letaba in early January and can confirm that the day visitors facility does have skottel braai's.

Just a suggestion, the parking area at the new day visitors facility doesn't have any shade so if it's a really hot day your car is bound to turn into a sauna by the time breakfast is done. What I would advise is to rather park in camp under the trees infront of the shop and walk across the wooden path that links the camp and the day visitors facility!

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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I did a morning walk with Saskia. We walked on the north side of Engelhard dam. Found lots of fresh buffalo tracks, but no buffalo close. Watched hippos while we had a snack (provided - juice, biscuits, cheese, biltong).

Take sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, binos and camera, a stick is useful for balance when climbing over logs etc, or down and up gulleys. Extra juice/water useful too. Depending on time of year a light rain jacket.

Time of departure varies, but usually much the same as the sunrise drive, or just before - the aim is to get to starting point when it is light enough to be safe walking.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Can anyone advise on which of the BD3U bungalows in Letaba would be the best to request? We'll be there during March


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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No 30 in block C is by far the best BD3U with the best view.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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Thanks - I'll try for number 30. I guess 29 is also a good one.
Failing this which of numbers 39 - 64 in D block would you recommend? I wonder whether the view of the end ones is obstructed by the Melville Guest House or the BD2VZ units at the other end.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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64 is the best. Stayed in it last year....Let me see if I have a pic for you :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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Here you go

As you can see the Guest house is to the left and completely out of the way.
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This is the view from Unit 64
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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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Yes no 29 isn't that bad but it's behind no 30 and your view is limited. If you look at block d i would suggest no 62-64. They are closer to the river and got a nice view. The only bad thing about them is that a walking path goes past them down to the fence and if the camp is busy then you will have a lot of people walking past your bungalow.

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 Post subject: Letaba bush braai
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Anyone done a bush braai? Anyone done it from Letaba. It is quite pricey (for locals). What do you get for your money? Help please.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba bush braai
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I went on one in 1999 , if I remember correctly there was a good spread of braaied items as well as a salad or 2 , the location was excellent , it included a short game drive in a Sanparks open safari vehicle to and from the location at the then largest recorded leadwood tree on the northern bank of the Letaba river .
To me it was well worth the money to participate , although it felt a bit short , but I desperately wanted to escape the growing Letaba population in early December after having walked on 5 successive wilderness trails and 4 days at Balule .
(who sent me another horn?)

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba bush braai
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Hi BB,

We did a bush braii at Letaba last May. There was my SO and one other couple from Jersey who went. Short sunset drive and food same as above. Salad/soup as starter and pudding.They had a bar (table) where you could buy pre/during and after dinner drinks (beer,wine liquors) and just pay at the end. Nice spot in a wooded clearing. Fire/food all ready for us when we arrived. Good experience especially if you are bringing first time guests. Had tried to book at reception and were told not doing it anymore. When we got speaking to restaurant manager who asked if we were enjoing our stay, we mentioned our disappointment about not getting the braii and he said it was no problem for the next night! So be persistant if you have to. (sure that won't be a problem BB :whistle: )

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Rest Camp
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We stayed in Chalet # 29 which is a 3 sleeper and is perfectedly positioned, with a great view of the river, in fact we got to see Hlanganini from the fence in front of our unit. :D
Only problem is that its a bit well worn now and definitely could do with a bit of maintenance. :?

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 Post subject: Letaba
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I have booked a Bungalow at Letaba BG3U and looking at the photo's it doesn't look as there is any outside space to sit in. Does anybody know if this is the case
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 Post subject: Re: Letaba
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It looks as though it has an "enclosed" verandah, with mesh screens to keep out insects (and monkeys?) and let the air in.
We've booked something similar-looking at Skukuza. Hope it's not too stuffy :pray:

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