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Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:28 am 
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Best kept secret of Letaba is the Mantambeni hide north of the river on the way to Engelhard lookout point.
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Hi Bush Baptist,

Can you direct me a bit closer to Mantambeni? Is it up the tar road, before Plains View, or Wader Bird, or Malopenyana, or further? I am trying to load all of these into the GPS before we go next week.

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When exiting Letaba, turn right at the 4 way crossing (direction Mopani) After 7km turn right on dirt road S62 (you will cross the Letaba river first, turn of ± 500m further on). After ± 5km on the S62 you will see a signposted turn off on the right that will lead to Matambeni bird hide.

When leaving the bird hide you will travel on the same dirt road back to the S62. At junction turn right towards Engelhard dam lookout. After turning right take the next turn off to the right. This road runs next to the Makhadzi river and ends at Engelhard dam. We normally have some good elephant sightings on this road and also found leopard before.

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

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 Post subject: Bush braais at Letaba are the best
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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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The camping area - October 2005
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The new pool at Letaba being built - between the TV room and the shop.
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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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 Post subject: Matambeni Hide off the S46
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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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 Post subject: Letaba River
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I took this pic last year in Kruger and can't remember where :redface:
Who can tell me with absolute certainty where it is and which one it is?

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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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 Post subject: Letaba Riverbank
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Letaba Riverbank, between camp and the bridge
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Was taken a week ago...
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and also one from the bridge (amazing to see so much water there 8) )

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Amazing! This is what the river looked like in November 2004.
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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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Hi Katja

I won’t be able to help with your specific request but we normally stay in the D-group of units. We book for 2, with kitchen and perimeter view. In Letaba most of the bungalows are not real close to the fence and the only once where you will be able to actually see the river bank is maybe the group next to the restaurant (32-37) although 59-64 seems close to the fence on the map there are a lot of trees in the way blocking the view to the river but with lots of birds and squirrels

I have not yet found a bungalow in the D-group with 3 beds maybe they are the ones in C-group. In C-group only no 17 will have some sort of view of the river as the other looks towards a little side channel and are set some way from the fence. BUt then again 17-22 are close to the restuarant and movie arena with lots of movement

We prefer D-group

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