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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.
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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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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:53 pm

Definitely asked for a BD3U, I think its just the map that is incorrect.

I would say #64 had been upgraded altho we didn't want to snoop too much as it was occupied at the time.

Not sure if the others around #29 had or not, possibly was done with the enclosure.
Possibly # 29 and 30 are just too popular and they don't have time when they are not booked.
But as I said previously we felt the fridge was far too tiny for 3 people, with a minuscule ice box, and as we were going up North, had to have enough frozen meat for around 6 days plus the days we were there.
I know they are gradually replacing all the fridges for larger modern ones currently.
but that bungalow will have to have the brick work on top and the sides knocked out as it's sort of built in if you know what I mean.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:36 am

If you have a look at This Map you will see the top left bungalows # 17 to 21 are in fact the BD2U's even tho the map doesn't state this.

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Letaba Safari Tents

Unread post by UKWAZI » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:09 am

Hey everybody...

Just wondered if somebody can help me out...what is the numbers of the 4-bed safari tents next to the fence at Letaba? :huh:
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Re: Letaba Safari Tents

Unread post by RobertT » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:26 am

Think the numbers for those went from 1 - 10, which one is 4 and which is 2 am not sure. If I recall correctly 7,8,9 are the best, but am going by memory so could be out a bit.

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Re: Letaba Safari Tents

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:54 pm

The tents next to the fence are 4-8.

Email the camp. There is an excellent duty manager there called David. He allocates them about 2 week before the time.
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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:26 am

Hi guys,

Here is some up to date facts on the status of the ellie statue:

Hi Dalene,

With regards to the statue the foot structures that secured the elephant to the ground rusted and the elephant started falling over. Our technical services took the decision to remove the statue until such time as we could get a suitable person to repair the internal steel structures as well as maintain the external casing which would enable us to put the statue back.

We have since then been trying to find an artist who can assist us with the repairs, quoted costs have been extreme to date and linked to the logistical issues of transport have not been feasible. We are not giving up and are continuing to source quotes and will hopefully have our statue back soon as we are well aware of how much he is missed but staff and guests.

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Re: Letaba

Unread post by Dabchick » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:35 am

I've stayed in 32 for 3 nights in December last year. Although it is close to the restaurant it feels quite secluded as it is right at the end away from the road that the cars use. The restaurant is also out of view from the front of the hut if I remember correctly. One has a fairly decent view of the river from 32 and 33 - the other huts are behind bushes. Wasn't once aware of noise from the restaurant - some chatting from walkers while we were outside braaiing is all (and this only for about 20 minutes after gates closing time - thereafter it's too dark and the walkers seems to have gone away). Granted we only spent evenings and nights in the hut, days were out driving from gates opening to gates closing time, so it may be more noisy during the day... Huts 32 and 33 is also closest to the ablutions (if that's a consideration).

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Re: Letaba

Unread post by UKWAZI » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:10 pm

Hi Herman

We often stay in those huts when visiting Letaba, and prefer hut no.33. It is a bit further away from the restaurant, has a nice view, shady parking etc. There is a problem with parking next to Hut 36 because 4 vehicles uses the same little entry road and the parking for this particular unit is just about in everybodies way.

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:03 pm

The SANParks Honorary Rangers assisted by sponsoring the repair of the elephant statue. The good news is that the statue will be returned shortly. The official welcoming will take place during the annual SANParks Honorary Rangers Indaba in May.
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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by michellev » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:32 am

Good morning,

You will be happy to know that the Letaba Elephant will be making its return today. We are all anxiously waiting for the arrival this afternoon!

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:54 am

We look forward to seeing it in its rightful place again in May. :D

Sincere thanks to the SANparks Honorary Rangers and all concerned. :clap:


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