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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:04 pm

#64 is private because it is next to the guest house fence. See my pic just above in a post of mine. Hard to say which has the best view - I always feel those other side of the restaurant are further away from the river, even if the view is more open :hmz:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by RobertT » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:50 am

ritad wrote:We planned 3 nights in Letaba, what du you think from the unit 17? How far is this from the restaurant and how loud?
We are still undecided what should we take, but what we know is, with view!

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Have never had a problem with noise from restaurant and have stayed in units right next to restaurant and over New Years. Have seen complaints about staff noise which is a chance you take if you are in 29 or 30.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Rooster1089 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:32 am

Hi All,

I am planning a 4 day camping trip for next year.
How is the camping site in Letaba, is there grass or is it more dirt and is there braai facilities at every stand?

Thank you

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:48 am

There will be braai stands at each site Rooster!

Do have a look through Campsites in Kruger where you will be able to pick up some great advice and info.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:06 pm

Here are some pics I took in May this year. There is no grass in the campsite - probably due to the drought.

There are braais for each stand :thumbs_up:

A lovely camping area!

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by RobertT » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:06 pm

Can't recall there ever being grass in Letaba camping, but it is one of my favorite camps especially when camping. Plenty space so you not on top of each other and trees for shade. Can't go wrong there. :thumbs_up:

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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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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:06 am

: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 RobertT » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:31 am

: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?

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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 RobertT » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:03 am

: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:

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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 RobertT » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:00 pm

Was there Dec/Jan, then April/May, then July, going in Oct, then again in Nov and again Dec/Jan. :whistle: :whistle: :tongue: It is putting some strain on my relationship. :lol: :lol: :wink:

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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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