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Letaba

Unread post by Dono » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:45 pm

We will be staying in Letaba for three nights in September and we have not been there for nearly ten years, It was always one of our favorite camps, large but peaceful. Can anyone suggest which roads will be the best for sightings of animals, we don't often see sightings on "public Sightings" in that area. What can we expect to see and how far should we travel from camp. We are traveling up from the western Cape.

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Re: Letaba

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:18 am

I also haven't stayed in Letaba in many many years. But have visited a few times when staying at Olifants and doing day trips further north.

I have found the H1-6 from the camp up to the bridge over the river very productive. It's only a few km, but have had some good sightings along there.
Also if you travel a bit further along the H1-6 towards Mopane, the Tsendze Loop (I think it's the S48) is also worth doing.

And I would also not miss the S46 to the Engelhard Dam
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:04 am

S62, and all loops - a must.

S95, to bridge, time on bridge - a must.

S93 to Olifants - great drive.

We just love doing the above drives for the scenery and atmosphere - not always having the most exciting sightings. Even the H9 /S69 loop is lovely.

I agree, Letaba camp is very special. Have a safe and wonderful trip!
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Re: Letaba

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:27 am

We have had good sightings on the gravel road to Mingerhout Dam just north of Letaba - I think it might be the S47 :hmz:

Once saw 20 lions (a pride of males, females and cubs) just before the Dam.

We also used to see plenty from the riverbank in the camp. :dance:

Hoping that you have a wonderful trip. :dance:

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Re: Letaba

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:36 am

And if you need a break from driving you can also spend some time in the Matambeni Hide situated off the S62. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Letaba

Unread post by Dono » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:13 pm

Thanks for all the tips, I've made a note of all of them. I'm so looking forward to getting there. :big_eyes: can't wait. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Letaba

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:45 pm

Dono wrote:Thanks for all the tips, I've made a note of all of them. I'm so looking forward to getting there. :big_eyes: can't wait. :thumbs_up:

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