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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:26 pm

See on the map here - map - on the right, is the guest house, and there is nothing between it and the river. I have stayed there, and it is really lovely.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby Perks. » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:50 pm

We had FQ6 number 109. Ingwe House.

Apart from the occasional walker on their way to the river / footpath past the cottage, it is magnificent. Easily the best value in the Park, with two big bedrooms and a massive central kitchen / lounge / dining area.

From our stoep we had hot and cold running francolins, squirrels, the camp bushbuck (eating out of my kids' hands, naughty naughty), water monitor, barbets, a dusky flycatcher, loeries and large game across the river. From the bench on the footpath, lots of stuff to see between the camp fence and the near bank of the river.

We had an almighty storm on Monday afternoon which left the car looking golf-ballish from the hail, and our patio covered in debris. Still better than the campers, who had broken tents and gazebos, wet linen and all-round misery. Between the two parts of the storm I still managed to do an epic T-bone steak braai.

In honour of our luxurious accommodations, we saw ingwe on our way out of Phalaborwa on Wednesday, a mafgnificent sighting.

Letaba truly is an epic camp.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:44 pm

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We haven't stayed in the tents before, but walked passed them a few times a day. It looks great and I will definitely stay in one of them sometime. You can find some photos of the tents HERE
Enjoy your stay :thumbs_up:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:34 pm

We've stayed in the safari tents quite a few times ( in both the 2 bed and 4 bed versions) The new 4 bed ones that they built near the pool is really nice. The ones closest to the pool was a little noisy at times especially when it was really hot but the people didn't stay in the pool to late. The staff at Letaba are always friendly and the ablutions very clean. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay there!
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby KirstyL » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:16 am

Hi,

Can anyone tell me what number units the BG3U are as I cannot see them on the map.

Thanks!

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:42 am

I wish they would put the type of bungalow on the maps, not just the numbers, makes it a bit confusing.
Kirsty, if those are the ones with a communal kitchen then I think they are the group either directly to the left or right of the restaurant, looking at the map.
The U indicates its a perimeter unit anyway so should be great.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby hennieg » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:48 am

Hi

Can anyone tell me if unit 64(BD3U) is a good unit to stay in? Ive booked this unit for first week in January and just wondered if there would be too much pedestrian traffic and also if there are any trees obstructing the view of the river?

I love any unit in Letaba, but just am curious.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:40 pm

hennieg, that bungalow is a great one, its at the end of the row, so not much passing foot traffic.
I requested it on our last trip but it had already been allocated and we were given # 63 which is also nice.
There are some trees but they don't in any way detract from the great view.
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These are some pics of sunset taken from in front of #63

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:44 am

Hi hennieg

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We also stayed in number 63 a few times and it is great. Try to get number 63 or 64. The traffic in front of the bungalow is not to bad, because the path is not too close to the veranda. You can find some pictures on the ACCOMMODATION THREAD here

Enjoy your stay and we would love to hear all about it on your return.
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Re: Letaba question

Unread postby roaneric » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:11 am

Hi arks

Nice choice to go to Letaba, one of my favorite camps. Number 39 to 64 are BD3U units. We always stay in number 63 or 64 units because they are the closest to the fence and the fantastic little walkway down to the fence. Our favorite number is 63 however because its view is a bit better than 64. You can see some accommodation and view photos on this Thread Look for the pics I took of number 63 here and here

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Re: Camping at Letaba First time

Unread postby wildheart » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:38 am

If we do manage to find a spot next to the fence, what is the recommended length for the extension?

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Re: Camping at Letaba First time

Unread postby Scipio » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:42 am

30 meters should do it at any spot. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Camping at Letaba First time

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:31 am

Dirt road next to fence?


WH, the dirt road, or the river road to Olifants is about 80 meters from the camping fence. :thumbs_up:

I have seen lion walking down the road from camp a few times, and had this visitor while having a braai. He just stood there for about 2 hours feeding. It is a great camp for camping. :dance:

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Re: Camping at Letaba First time

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:18 pm

The restaurant has (imho) the best camp view in the park.

There is also a 'cafe' next to the restaurant.

The shop is large and well stocked.
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Re: Camping at Letaba First time

Unread postby isinkwe » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:46 pm

Wildheart ,
One tip that might be of use to you and most camping newbies, when camping anywhere in Kruger, invest in some good strong tent pegs and a decent hammer (I keep a 2 lbs and a 4 lbs hammer in the caravan). Both have been used on many occations by fellow campers in Kruger. The ground can sometimes be as hard as rock. Maybe not too bad now after the rains.
A rubber mallet in my experience will not stand up to the task.
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