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Letaba accommodation

Unread postby dk105001 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:34 pm

I am booking online and have a decision to make between type BD3U (which it says clearly is on the perimeter) and FQ6 (which doesn't say anything about being on the perimeter).

There are 3 of us (one child) so FQ6 is clearly more spacious. How different are the views? Can I request any particular cottage while booking online? (on the map 101, 105, 106 and 110 seem closer to the perimeter - but it's not clear that all of these are FQ6 (apart from messages on this forum) or that I will get any of these.

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Re: Letaba accommodation

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:43 pm

Hi dk105001,

A warm welcome to the forum.

Have a look here and here for photos on some of the FQ6 chalets. The view photos there do show the river.

You can look on the index of Accommodation photos for more accommodation info.

On the online booking system it is not possible to ask for a specific number. You need to contact the camp a few weeks before you will arrive to ask if you could possibly have a specific unit, but it is not guaranteed.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Fri May 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi there and welcome to the forum. :D

The BD3U units are numbers 39-64. Here you can see it on the map.

Have a look at some pictures of the units. We always stay in the BD3U units and number 63 here and here is our favourite. This year we will stay in 64 and that one is very private and at the end.
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Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread postby Simon A » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:37 pm

Evening all, off to Kruger in a couple of weeks and was wondering, can anyone tell me which of these furnished tents at Letaba have a perimeter view ??? I know the ones at Thamboti (staying there as well) pretty much all have perimeter views but not sure about Letaba :?


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Re: Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread postby bert » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:13 pm

No perimeter view
The are opposite the camp ground
On the map number 12-30 ... ba-map.pdf

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Re: Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread postby RobertT » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:05 am

8,9,10 are on perimeter and imo the best. I stayed in 8 in Dec and was a bit concerned in that it is close to pool, but the guys put chemicals in pool at about 8pm every night in Dec and there were not many people willing to swim after that.
Only drawback is Dec is hot and the fan just doesn't cut it and is noisy.

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Re: Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread postby RobertT » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:37 am

Number one is an internal tent, if you start at the road the tents are in a circle of sorts. Going clockwise around 1 is first up, 8 is the corner one by fence and closest pool, then I think 9 and 10 could be inside on pool side.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby MKoch » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:43 am

We spent 5 night at Letaba on our trip to Kruger. We usually spend our time up north. I would like to make special notice of the Letaba staff. They were excellent. Especially the lady's at reception, you would have to travel far to find such good, friendly and helpful service anywhere. Also the staff at the shop made the experience even beter than it already was.

Thank you to everyone there and keep up the great work.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby tent dweller » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:24 pm

MKoch wrote:Hi tent dweller. The fridge is on the veranda, but is secure and can be closed so that the monkeys and baboons cant get to the fridge. You don't need to take anything extra with on your trip.

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread postby Stephens.L » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:06 am

Talltales wrote:Are the Family Bungalows (numbers 101 to 110) still available at Letaba? I cannot find them on the accommodation reservation section for Letaba. These were available the last time we visited but this was 2008.

Would appreciate an update if possible

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Please note that family bungalows (101 - 110) at Letaba are available. This bungalows are always fully booked. We have removed only one bungalow from the system for renovations but the rest are operational.

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread postby dellac » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:26 am

Hi .. We stayed in number 109 for 2nights 14/15th October and were not disappointed :thumbs_up:
The bungalow has just been refurbished to a really good standard :clap: Made a change from some
of the older dated ones we stayed at in Berg-en-dal & Satara which I think could benefit
from some TLC :roll: ..

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:52 am

We stayed bungalow 109 earlier this month.
It too had recently been refurbished to a high standard that tourists would appreciate. Bring your own fish if you want to use the fish knives and forks !!!!

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread postby Weltenman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:23 pm

I am sure I can be corrected but I believe the Family Bungalows are now listed as the Guest Cottages on the list on the website.

The name is Guest Cottage but the code is actually FQ6.

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Re: Letaba advice on bungalows needed

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:48 am

Fozzis wrote:Please can someone advise on the following bungalows at Letaba.
BG2U No. 17, C circle next to restaurant. Are there plug points, sink in kitchen area of enclosed verandah, and what crocker/cutlery is supplied, or must one use communal kitchen facilities.
BG3U No. 22-24, do these bungalows have normal kitchen facilities ie hotplate etc.
Would really appreciate info.

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As far as I know, both those unit types have utensils, but no kitchen, so you will need to use the communal ones.

The units usually have one plug point (plus the aircon plug point if you're desperate!!!)

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Re: Letaba advice on bungalows needed

Unread postby hilda » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:09 am

Fozzis, just my one cent's worth of information - If you go to Parks (A-Z) on top of the page, go to Kruger National Park, select Letaba, click on accommodation, and you will find a clear description of what you can expect in every type of accommodation. Furthermore, go to reservations, then you get a list of accommodation types. Hover your mouse on the type of accommodation, and it tells you exactly what you will find in each and every type of accommodation. I really think their information is very complete, correct and clear. :thumbs_up:
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