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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:03 pm

The SANParks Honorary Rangers assisted by sponsoring the repair of the elephant statue. The good news is that the statue will be returned shortly. The official welcoming will take place during the annual SANParks Honorary Rangers Indaba in May.
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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by michellev » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:32 am

Good morning,

You will be happy to know that the Letaba Elephant will be making its return today. We are all anxiously waiting for the arrival this afternoon!

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:54 am

We look forward to seeing it in its rightful place again in May. :D

Sincere thanks to the SANparks Honorary Rangers and all concerned. :clap:

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Sprocky » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:00 pm

Well I was there today, and I must say the statue looks great!!! :thumbs_up:

It will still take a couple of days work before the hesian border is removed and the resin is dry. Here is the statue...

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Well done to all that had a part to play! :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by DeeSmith » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:27 pm

We were at Letaba on Tuesday last week, I almost fell over backwards when I saw that the Elephant was back in pride of place outside the Elephant Hall.

We always stop at Letaba for breakfast while at the Park and I felt like I had come home seeing the statue back in place. He sure was missed! :D

Well done for getting him back! :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

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Re: Best roads around letaba in winter

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:06 pm

We have spent some great hours at the Mntambeni (called Engelhard by ch2111) hide. Seen leopard on the approach road. Hippos & crocs perform while eles & buffs often cross the river.
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Re: Best roads around letaba in winter

Unread post by oddesy » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:34 pm

Mntambeni Hide is a must visit, last visit had a pair of fish eagles flying repeatedly within metres of the hide. A steenbok directly next to the walkway that was more than happy to be observed with you behind the fence. their coats are very impressive up close.

Otherwise everyone else has mentioned great roads, especially those along the river at that time of year will be more productive.
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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

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Re: Elephant statue at Letaba

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:42 pm

Can also agree the Ellie statue is looking great. One of the most photographed in Kruger currently. :D

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:26 pm

See on the map here - map - on the right, is the guest house, and there is nothing between it and the river. I have stayed there, and it is really lovely.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Perks. » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:50 pm

We had FQ6 number 109. Ingwe House.

Apart from the occasional walker on their way to the river / footpath past the cottage, it is magnificent. Easily the best value in the Park, with two big bedrooms and a massive central kitchen / lounge / dining area.

From our stoep we had hot and cold running francolins, squirrels, the camp bushbuck (eating out of my kids' hands, naughty naughty), water monitor, barbets, a dusky flycatcher, loeries and large game across the river. From the bench on the footpath, lots of stuff to see between the camp fence and the near bank of the river.

We had an almighty storm on Monday afternoon which left the car looking golf-ballish from the hail, and our patio covered in debris. Still better than the campers, who had broken tents and gazebos, wet linen and all-round misery. Between the two parts of the storm I still managed to do an epic T-bone steak braai.

In honour of our luxurious accommodations, we saw ingwe on our way out of Phalaborwa on Wednesday, a mafgnificent sighting.

Letaba truly is an epic camp.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:44 pm

Hello RonelR

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We haven't stayed in the tents before, but walked passed them a few times a day. It looks great and I will definitely stay in one of them sometime. You can find some photos of the tents HERE
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Bushbaby30 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:34 pm

We've stayed in the safari tents quite a few times ( in both the 2 bed and 4 bed versions) The new 4 bed ones that they built near the pool is really nice. The ones closest to the pool was a little noisy at times especially when it was really hot but the people didn't stay in the pool to late. The staff at Letaba are always friendly and the ablutions very clean. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay there!
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by hennieg » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:48 am

Hi

Can anyone tell me if unit 64(BD3U) is a good unit to stay in? Ive booked this unit for first week in January and just wondered if there would be too much pedestrian traffic and also if there are any trees obstructing the view of the river?

I love any unit in Letaba, but just am curious.


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