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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Toddelelfe » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:07 pm

Porridge wrote:4 weeks for us (+/-) to Letaba. Bushbuck grazing around us in camp, squirrels hurtling about on there urgent missions, vervet monkeys destroying the peace, ahhhhhhhhhhhh bring it on!!

Letaba also has the Engelhard Dam just across the river which is huge and always guaranteed to produce excellent water orientated sightings (ducks, hippos, crocs, terrapins, you name it). Our best sightings of klipspringers ever were literally JUST outside the hide.

I'm not selling Olifants short as it has the most astonishing view, but I just prefer further north even if it is only by a little bit :)

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp Accessible Accommodation

Unread post by JimS » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:52 am

The best place to research the Accessible Accommodation is on the website www.disabledtravel.co.za.

This website shows only Accessible Accommodation with photographs and measurements of both bathroom and bedroom. To search for Kruger National Park click on either Mpumalanga for the south of the park as far north as Satara, to search of accessible accommodation north of Satara click on Limpopo. Not all Accessible units are shown on the site but very many are shown.

The website is run by a volunteer who receives photographs and measurement from other volunteers. There is no charge for the use of the website and it is approved by SanParks.

Other National Parks are also on the website, again search by Province to find a National Park in the area you are visiting.

Unfortunately SanParks do not have any "standard" for Accessible Accommodation. Each Camp in Kruger have their own interpretation of universal access. This where the website is so valuable.

SanParks designates the "Z" suffix to Accessible Accommodation but this does not ensure that the unit allocated are suitable for wheelchair users. Most "Z" units have a roll-in shower, but many still have a bath which is not suitable for most wheelchair users.

Accessible Units cannot be booked via the SanParks website. So reservations must be made at SanParks central reservations.

Hope this helps to clarify the situation regarding Accessible Accommodation at SanParks.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by GlenD » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:10 pm

Hi All

Hopefully some of the Letaba campers can answer this.

I am sure that at one stage the camping sites at Letaba were split into electrified and non-electrified sites. I only see electrified camp sites at Letaba now in the availability page, do all the campsites now have electricity?

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:35 am

GlenD, it seems that is the case. From the Letaba camp page on the website:

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60 x tent or caravan sites, with power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities. (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities) Maximum of 6 persons per site.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by MKoch » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:35 pm

Hallo everyone.

My sister is at Letaba at the moment, and was wondering about the steel shed that's just north of Letaba on the left side.

Does anyone know what it's for?

Have a good day..
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:46 pm

There is an incineration site near Letaba, so that could what she is describing, though without knowing exactly where she is looking, I can't be sure. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by MKoch » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:23 pm

Hi Crested Val.

She said is close to the turn off where the soccer field is. On the left hand side if you are driving to the Letaba bridge.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:09 pm

Sounds like the hangar for the microlight.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:53 pm

Hi Everyone,

Could someone advise me with this one:

We have a CTT4 Tent No.5, along the fence booked for December. Is there anyone that knows if this tent has shade. I was under the impression that all those along the fence had shade, but my SO seems to think that No.5 is the only one along that section that does not .

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:55 am

Two pics from 2004 - and the pic of unit #64, 2015:

Not sure which I prefer, camping or the unit!

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LetabaView0404.jpg


Letaba0404.jpg


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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:53 am

Beautiful views, camping as well as unit! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by ritad » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:13 pm

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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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:38 pm

Never stayed in that one before Rita, Here is a pic of it and you will see how close it is to the restaurant.
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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 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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