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Letaba

Unread post by skylinelinda » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:57 pm

I have booked the Fish Eagle Guest House for 6 people and wondered if anyone has stayed there. The question I have is this: Is there only one bathroom? It looks from the listing that is all they have in this four bedroom house, but then when I look at the pictures, there are definately two different bathrooms pictured! Would appreciate it if anyone can help me out on this!

There are 12 of us coming from the United States. I am in charge for booking everything and want this to be a pleasant experience for everyone. Six sharing one bathroom probably would be a little much.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Re: Fish Eagle House Letaba

Unread post by skylinelinda » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:04 pm

Lindacd wrote:You lucky person! I have stayed there three times and it is my idea of heaven. The four LARGE bedrooms are all en suite with lovely bathrooms. There are communal rooms and an enormous kitchen (but watch out for the squirrel in the roof. All food must be secure or it will be stolen.
Outside there is a private garden and even better, a private hide for watching the animals and birds in the Letaba river. Please, please, please can I come with you>
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Sure, you can come - we have an extra bedroom right now! There are 12 of us right now . I have the Fish Eagle and the Melville for our group. That leaves room for two more couples who might sign up. Both look marvelous.
Thanks for clarifying.... Glad to hear of the bathrooms!
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Re: Camping at Letaba

Unread post by Hugh » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:14 pm

Letaba does not allocate camp sites but we managed to get the best in August . On the fence the one thats the last one on the far left if you are facing the fence . next to a gate( not in use} I think it was 54. On the one side are trees and behind trees and in front bush and on the left side another caravan site but quite far away .You will need a very long electric cord though.Oh and it has plenty of shade
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by WildThing » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:52 pm

While recently staying at Letaba I went to have a look at the four-bed tents which have been relocated from the main camping area. They are between the camping and the swimming pool, and there is plenty of shade. They also have their own ablution block and a communal braai area. Tents 4 - 8 are on the fence with No 4 being on the camping side and No 8 next to the pool - No 7 & 8 could be very noisy in summer with the swimming pool so close. Also noted that the "front door" of the tents is now a glass sliding door.

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Re: Camping at Letaba

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:48 pm

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by alf » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:50 am

We visited Letaba during august and a forum member requested a few pics of guest cottage 105. Sorry for taking so long to post. I only have pictures of the outside and the view.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by camken » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:12 pm

I have just returned from a 10 night holiday to the park. We stayed two nights in each camp, BnD, Skukuza, Letaba, Satara, Biyamiti.

We stayed in #105- how amazing!!
Letaba was BY FAR the best camp, accomodation wise! it is a huge unit with two bedrooms, and two bathrooms each with a bath and shower. The kitchen is a proper kitchen, with everything except a microwave.
In my opinion, its the only guest cottage that i saw that could actually accomodate 6 ppl without there being a huge squash.

When we arrived, i found the reception staff to be wonderful.
Everyone was very friendly, and we were greeted by every staff member with a warm smile- even the gardeners. it was wonderful.

When we arrived there was even a jug of cold water waiting for us in the big fridge!!

Our cottage had BY FAR the best air con compared to the other camps- what a dream.

The view was lovely, even though the river was almost dry.

Unfortunately for us, we had very poor game viewing (we were only there for 2 days out of the year, so it was probably just bad luck).

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp Restaurant

Unread post by G@mespotter » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:53 pm

sandiem wrote:Hello Carol,

We always stay at letaba...... I love it there, especially sitting in those chairs by the restaurant with sundowners then a nice meal in the restaurant


Might just be one of my favorites places on earth. A cold one, sitting in the chair, still a bit lazy from the afternoon nap.... Slowly an ellie passed in front of the fence, while the silhouettes of a few giraffe appear in the distant riverbed. This all happens when a woodland kingfisher makes himself known. We realize how we miss this place..

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp Restaurant

Unread post by G@mespotter » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:02 pm

Just imagine the soft guitar played by 'the Eagles'....

Welcom' to the rest-camp Le-he ta ba, what a lovely place, what a love-ly place♪ ♪any-time of the year, any-time of the year ♪♪

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I will visit Letaba in December, and upload some pictures of the ongoing buildings. I heared a rumour the Olifants retaurant has been (nearly?) completed.... :dance:
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Re: Letaba vs Skukuza

Unread post by G@mespotter » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:22 pm

There is absolute no possibility of a good comparison between the 2 camps. Validly stated by MM, never compare south of the Olifants with north of the Olifants river. There are such markable differences.

Animal sightings, road options, human and traffic wise, stay around Skukuza. If you have no direct desire to spot cats or dont mind longish drives, and refuse any traffic jams, definitely head towards Letaba.

Camp wise etc, I'll vote Letaba. Nothing beats the view from the restaurant, and the shady lala palms. Skukuza is the town of entertainment, if you're looking for human interaction etc, stay at Skuks.

Matter of personal choice, personal preferences. Sightings - Skukuza. Relaxing - Letaba. My choice, definately Letaba. Ellie museum, restaurant, and the Matambeni hide all close by 8)
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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Shutterbug » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:46 pm

I loved that guy.....
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:01 pm

roaneric wrote:I also booked a BD3 at letaba, when I booked it said perimeter.
Hi roaneric, if you look at This Map
you will see that the ones in the top left hand corner state BD3's but are in actual fact BD3U's #30 to 22 which means they are perimeter, as can be seen.

We stayed in them the past 2 years running and had # 29 both times, not a bad unit but could do with some upgrading and upon walking around the camp have decided that in future we would opt for #64 in future which looked the better option and still had a good view of the river.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:26 am

A couple of pics, taken from directly in front of the chalet where you can see the fence and if you know Letaba, then the river just below altho there is not much water in it lately, even in Summer.

and then we arrived at Letaba and were given the keys to my prior requested bungalow, #29 :D

After quickly unpacking, getting the cold food packed into the freezer which is rather a challenge, really too small for a bungalow sleeping 3 but anyway, as soon as one sees the view, that is a trivial matter. 8)

View we had to put up with!

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:35 pm

Wow, this is great Elsa. Thanks. The view looks beautiful and peaceful. I have one last question if you don't mind. Number 29, is it the closed veranda bungalows like these pics they show online?
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Roaneric, funny enough #'s 29 & 30 are the only 2 in that group with open verandas, all the others had them closed in.

I am presuming they are leaving them like that, or for the time being anyway or until they are upgraded maybe?

But as said previously, it could really do with a bit of sprucing up, which is why we looked at # 64 which had a much bigger new type fridge and also an open veranda.


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