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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:19 am

When are you going to the park Sammuri?
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by sammuri » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:38 pm

I am looking to go during January 2017

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by RobertT » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:18 pm

Am there for a few days after x-mas, can check for you but you may have to remind me.

I have been going there for a number of years over Dec/Jan, it is never very big on sightings, you do get to see Lion, leopard and such, just not as regular as South. I go there just for the feel and ambience of the area. I do not feel I have been to Kruger if I haven't sat and had a milkshake at the restaurant overlooking the river.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by sammuri » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:46 pm

I have not neen to the Northern part of the park for at least 4 years.
But I agree the North may not give you the number sightings that you get in the South, but the atmosphere and solitude does wonders for a persons soul.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Leaping Lizards » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:07 pm

Hi

I was there in September, so things could be very different now.
The area around Letaba itself iswas not too bad, pretty similar to last few years that we have been there in September, however, we took the river road to Olifants, and from about 4kms out of Letaba and almost all the way to Olifants was very very dry, with patches of less dry areas here and there which has some dry grass.
Sightings in the very dry areas non existent, but around camp once again pretty normal.

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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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Unread post by sammuri » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:24 pm

Thanks for the feed back. Much apprec :D :D iated

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Unread post by RobertT » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:50 pm

Just remembered I am also there this Saturday and Sunday night. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hilda » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:09 pm

How could you forget RobertT??? Enjoy!!! :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by RobertT » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:59 pm

Am going to Pafuri for first time first, so all thoughts have been around that. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hilda » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:41 am

:lol: :lol: Have a great time! Looking forward to your trip report when you are back home! :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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Kruger 2016 trip BOOKED! :dance:
All Camping trip with a two and a half year old:
17-23 Oct - Satara
23-29 Oct - Letaba
29 Oct - 2 Nov - Skukuza
2-6 Nov - Lower Sabie

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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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