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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:13 am

Does Letaba not mean sand? I think it is called the "river of sand" - can anyone confirm this?
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Bush braais at Letaba are the best

Unread postby gwendolen » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:24 pm

Bushbraai report:
When we arrived at Letaba, I informed about a bush braai and was very happy to hear we could join one the same evening.
It turned out to be a Dutch family with 3 teenagers.
We had a great time together.
On the way to the braai we had a little sunset drive, but all we saw were scrub hare, scrub hare and more scrub hare.
The guide was starting to get a bit depressed.
We were starting to get hungry.
At last we saw the lights of the lanterns and the flickering of fire.
The braai spot is set under a huge Leadwood tree, estimated to be nearly 3000 years old!
The chef and the guard were already there and we were welcomed with a glass of brown sherry.
We sat around the fire for a while until dinner was ready.
The chef had prepared boerewors, lamb chops, steak and sosaties.
Next to the fire were potjies with mieliepap, different kinds of potjiekos, vegetables and a sauce with an exotic name which I seemed to have forgotten.
The table was beautifully set with candles.
We had a delicious meal and some nice wine to accompany it.
Halfway the meal a tree near us started to rustle and then another one rustled and shook violently.
You should have seen our faces!
It was a white faced scops owl that had dropped in to see what we were up too.
We had a lovely time and I can highly recommend the Letaba bushbraai to everyone.
There is a minimum of 4 people.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:11 pm

The camping area - October 2005
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:13 pm

The new pool at Letaba being built - between the TV room and the shop.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:46 pm

It was extremely hot in Letaba over the past weekend and even the resident bushbuck hid in the shade. This little one was really cute.
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Matambeni Hide off the S46

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:20 pm

Matambeni bird hide (on Letaba River) taken from a loop off the S46.
A really productive spot. Lots of waterbirds, hippos, crocs and other game that come to drink along the river as well as a really beautiful setting.
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The overcast sky in the pic did not bring any rain with it......
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:30 pm

Guys - I think craigsa is correct...dug this pic out. Not the best pic but I took it on the bridge facing east......

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Letaba Riverbank

Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:09 am

Letaba Riverbank, between camp and the bridge
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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:51 am

Was taken a week ago...
Here is another one

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and also one from the bridge (amazing to see so much water there 8) )

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Unread postby CurtisDillon » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:59 am

Amazing! This is what the river looked like in November 2004.
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Unread postby Foxy » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:19 pm

Believe that the elephant museum is going to look super with all the new improvements. The elephant which was terrorizing so many people near Croc Bridge and was taken out, his skeleton is going to be mounted in the meseum as well as Mandleve's tusks. Should make for some interesting viewing in the new museum.

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Unread postby Katja » Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:12 pm

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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:17 am

A view around in letaba's F-ring, you can see the shop between the cottages:
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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:53 pm

A close-up:

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