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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

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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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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:13 pm

We were there in Jan 1996, with our kids (then aged 14 and 9). :thumbs_up:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:21 pm

Good evening

Does anybody know if there is a tv at letaba where I can watch the bokke vs france?

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by RobertT » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:31 am

There is one in TV room next to the shop.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by umtali1 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:08 am

We made quite a complicated booking at Letaba in August for three nights this year because we had the SA branch of our family joining us for various numbers of nights. Our main party was 9.

We booked Melville (which sleeps 9) for the two nights that it was available and moved on to Fish Eagle (which sleeps 8 ) for the remaining night. (Our guests were in BD3Us and had departed for our last night). This meant our party of 9 from Melville would have to split up for the final night :( , with 2 going into a BD3U.

While we were helping the younger family members move into Fish Eagle, we met the camp manager who was doing a final inspection. We commented on what spectacular guesthouse Fish Eagle is and what a pity it only slept 8 while our family was 9. Immediately, he offered to bring a mattress with bedding for the youngest child, meaning we could all enjoy the house with its own bird hide :clap: :clap:

Thank you Letaba management for being so thoughtful :gflower: :dance: :dance:

Hopefully we shall post pictures of Fish Eagle in the right place.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:53 pm

Sounds wonderful Umtali and big :clap: to the proactive camp manager. :thumbs_up:

Will be great to see some more pics, you can post them in the topic Letaba accommodation pics and we will make sure they are added to the Index.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hilda » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:43 pm

What a nice camp manager umtali1! Looking forward to see those pictures! :clap: :clap:
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