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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:05 pm

@ RobertT - Letaba campsite definitely had lovely grass cover years gone by - for eg, 2004 Have more recent pics but I will need to dig to find those.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:13 am

RobertT wrote::thumbs_up: I have never seen grass in the camping area, which area of camping part was this? Is this area close to where the CTT4 tents are as that is only area I can think of that might have had grass?

Nope, the tent pic is more 'central', look at the kitchen in the pic behind tent. The other one shows the road behind it. So far from the CTT4 tents.

Some more pics from another of the number of times we camped there when there has been grass. In all the pics (previous and here) I have tried to include 'landmarks' so those who do know the camping area well can see where the pics were taken :thumbs_up:

Note - not current pics - currently Letaba does not have grass in the camping area.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:20 am

Meandering Mouse wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: at the picture of the lost tent poles. It really is a trip down memory lane. I can so relate to that. :wink:

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:29 am

RobertT wrote::shock: Never seen it like that, some of those pics look like at the old bottom gate? I am generally down that side and never seen it like that. Are you sure you didn't photoshop some green in? :lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:

Yip, some are of there - we prefer to camp there if we can get a nice site. I also have drive by videos of the rest of the camping area all lush and green.

And no, no photoshop, scouts honour - you should maybe just visit the park more often :tongue:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by angiek » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:52 pm

Years ago Letaba always had grass. They used to block of areas to let the grass regrow, but those days are long gone. We have been camping/staying in furnished tents there since early 90's. It still remains one of my favourite camps

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Letaba Huts

Unread post by Dono » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:06 pm

Greetings. can anyone tell me if there are any utensils, pots or pans available in the EA3U huts in Letaba, and if not are they available anywhere, :( I see Lower Sabie has upgraded their huts since last we were there and they have utensils pots and pans. :clap: great for us coming up from the western Cape.

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Re: Letaba Huts

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:24 pm

Dono, until someone who has recently stayed in one of those huts and comes in to say otherwise, I would from the description on the website say there will not be utensils.

Features:

3 single beds
Air-conditioned
Basin
Communal ablutions
Communal Kitchen
Fridge
No Smoking
No utensils
Perimeter

Maybe it will be best to contact the camp directly and ask. 013 7356636

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Re: Letaba Huts

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:41 pm

Last time I stayed there a couple of months ago there were none. You could find out if the camp has utensil boxes to hire. Some do.
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Re: Letaba Huts

Unread post by Dono » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:50 pm

Thanks, i phoned Letaba and they do have boxes for R30 per day to hire. It seems to have all we need. I will see when we get there. :D

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:21 am

Dono wrote:Our stay at Letaba was great. R30 per day for a box of utensils, and it had all we needed. The pool was beautiful and clean, unlike Berg en Dal a week later, the camp was beautiful and green, and the bottomless coffee was great. Letaba is still in my opinion one of the nicest ,quietest camps in the park. It's great seeing the scorpions that live in the cracks in the trees.


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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hilda » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:41 pm

Still lots of streams of water in the Letaba river, and downstream towards the Engelhard Dam, which is full. We were there from 17 until the morning of 20 October 2016, and had lots of beautiful sightings of general game and birds. It was raining softly on the morning of the 19th, and when we left on the 20th, it was still overcast. Definitely worthwhile to visit Letaba! Enjoy! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Binkieloo » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:11 pm

We've just spent 6 nights camping at Letaba.

Sightings weren't great - as others have said around the river and dam a fair amount of general game and fairly good bird sightings. Once you are out of the green belt though, the viewing is sparse. We could see the horizon through the Mopane bush! To give an idea of how dry areas are!

Many of the trees are beginning to get leaves, but there is very little grass anywhere.

The campsite is shaded, but very dry!

It is well worth taking a UV torch with to find scorpions. Letaba has the best concentration. Especially in the palms.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hilda » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:47 pm

Quite a big Scorpion Binkieloo! Enjoy your time and Lower Sabie! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:39 pm

Going back in time ...

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Mischief » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:59 pm

SIGH SIGHThose were the days DB! A trip to the Park as a child always involved one night eating at a restaurant. Those drums....really embodies one of the sounds of Africa!
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