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 Post subject: Re: Letaba or Olifants?
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:28 am 
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I am going to go against the trend here......

I say Olifants.
It must be my fave camp in Kruger.

The view is fantastic. You can spend hours watching the river, and game coming down to drink.

From Olifants, you can either go visit Letaba - the Elephant Hall etc.
Or go south to the productive plains towards Satara.

Letaba is quiet. It is Elephant country, but I find general sightings a bit sparse. But from my experience kids can get bored without regular sightings.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba or Olifants?
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Hi rcrRodrigo, depending on how much time you are going to be spending in the camp, Letaba will be a great option.

Should you decide to drive around a lot, then I agree with yoda, children do get bored if there is very few sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba or Olifants?
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yoda wrote:
I say Olifants.

We had the same thoughts as rcrRodrigo regarding our upcoming Kruger trip ......Letaba or Olifants :hmz:

Only thing, we don’t have kids, yet…….

The debate between me and SO went round and round in circles.... :slap:
Lush Letaba with its local camp inhabitants, stunning bird life, river views, Elephant Hall, so-so game viewing and that sparkling cool pool......or
Olifants with its breath-taking vistas, surprisingly abundant wildlife and star gazing potential (and soon new pool) ... we eventually decided on Olifants as the better option for us (okay the fact that we’re fortunate to always see our fair share of leopards around Olifants was the deciding factor :P ).

However, that being said..... if we had kids, I wouldn’t have hesitated taking them to Letaba instead
(As a child it used to be my favourite camp) :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba or Olifants?
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Thank you everyone for all the tips. I'm gonna take it into consideration before take my decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba or Olifants?
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Lepardfan wrote:
Hi rcrRodrigo, depending on how much time you are going to be spending in the camp, Letaba will be a great option.

Should you decide to drive around a lot, then I agree with yoda, children do get bored if there is very few sightings.


That is a good point, which is why I would suggest drives towards the south of the Park.

I would always prepare very well for the period in the car. Before a certain age, my children could be bored at lion sightings.

I would still go with Letaba, as it has lots of place for little legs to run around and under a certain age, children often don't understand the concept beautiful view. They just want to have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba or Olifants?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:58 pm 
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Hi rcrRodrigo

having just visited both Letaba and Olifants with an 18-month old I have to agree on Letaba:
1) Large garden areas to play + they're flat, meaning less falling down :wink:
2) Elephant hall
3) Lots of animal visitors in camp (bushbuck, guinea fowl, vervets, bush babies and even a water monitor!)
4) Lovely swimming pool
5) Sightings wise Letaba probably edged Olifants during the last week

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