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Letaba accommodation

Unread post by dk105001 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:34 pm

I am booking online and have a decision to make between type BD3U (which it says clearly is on the perimeter) and FQ6 (which doesn't say anything about being on the perimeter).

There are 3 of us (one child) so FQ6 is clearly more spacious. How different are the views? Can I request any particular cottage while booking online? (on the map 101, 105, 106 and 110 seem closer to the perimeter - but it's not clear that all of these are FQ6 (apart from messages on this forum) or that I will get any of these.

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Re: Letaba accommodation

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:43 pm

Hi dk105001,

A warm welcome to the forum.

Have a look here and here for photos on some of the FQ6 chalets. The view photos there do show the river.

You can look on the index of Accommodation photos for more accommodation info.

On the online booking system it is not possible to ask for a specific number. You need to contact the camp a few weeks before you will arrive to ask if you could possibly have a specific unit, but it is not guaranteed.

Enjoy your stay......... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Fri May 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi there and welcome to the forum. :D

The BD3U units are numbers 39-64. Here you can see it on the map.

Have a look at some pictures of the units. We always stay in the BD3U units and number 63 here and here is our favourite. This year we will stay in 64 and that one is very private and at the end.
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Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread post by Simon A » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:37 pm

Evening all, off to Kruger in a couple of weeks and was wondering, can anyone tell me which of these furnished tents at Letaba have a perimeter view ??? I know the ones at Thamboti (staying there as well) pretty much all have perimeter views but not sure about Letaba :?

PLEASE HELP :D

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Re: Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread post by bert » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:13 pm

No perimeter view
The are opposite the camp ground
On the map number 12-30
http://www.sanparks.org/assets/docs/par ... ba-map.pdf

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Re: Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread post by RobertT » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:05 am

8,9,10 are on perimeter and imo the best. I stayed in 8 in Dec and was a bit concerned in that it is close to pool, but the guys put chemicals in pool at about 8pm every night in Dec and there were not many people willing to swim after that.
Only drawback is Dec is hot and the fan just doesn't cut it and is noisy.

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Re: Furnished tents at Letaba

Unread post by RobertT » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:37 am

Number one is an internal tent, if you start at the road the tents are in a circle of sorts. Going clockwise around 1 is first up, 8 is the corner one by fence and closest pool, then I think 9 and 10 could be inside on pool side.

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread post by dellac » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:26 am

Hi .. We stayed in number 109 for 2nights 14/15th October and were not disappointed :thumbs_up:
The bungalow has just been refurbished to a really good standard :clap: Made a change from some
of the older dated ones we stayed at in Berg-en-dal & Satara which I think could benefit
from some TLC :roll: ..

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:52 am

We stayed bungalow 109 earlier this month.
It too had recently been refurbished to a high standard that tourists would appreciate. Bring your own fish if you want to use the fish knives and forks !!!!

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Re: Family Bungalows at Letaba

Unread post by Weltenman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:23 pm

I am sure I can be corrected but I believe the Family Bungalows are now listed as the Guest Cottages on the list on the website.

The name is Guest Cottage but the code is actually FQ6.


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Re: Letaba advice on bungalows needed

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:48 am

Fozzis wrote:Please can someone advise on the following bungalows at Letaba.
BG2U No. 17, C circle next to restaurant. Are there plug points, sink in kitchen area of enclosed verandah, and what crocker/cutlery is supplied, or must one use communal kitchen facilities.
BG3U No. 22-24, do these bungalows have normal kitchen facilities ie hotplate etc.
Would really appreciate info.

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Seasons greetings to you Fozzis!!!! :thumbs_up:

As far as I know, both those unit types have utensils, but no kitchen, so you will need to use the communal ones.

The units usually have one plug point (plus the aircon plug point if you're desperate!!!)

Hope that helps. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Letaba advice on bungalows needed

Unread post by hilda » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:09 am

Fozzis, just my one cent's worth of information - If you go to Parks (A-Z) on top of the page, go to Kruger National Park, select Letaba, click on accommodation, and you will find a clear description of what you can expect in every type of accommodation. Furthermore, go to reservations, then you get a list of accommodation types. Hover your mouse on the type of accommodation, and it tells you exactly what you will find in each and every type of accommodation. I really think their information is very complete, correct and clear. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Letaba advice on bungalows needed

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:31 pm

Hi Fozzis,

Here are some photos of BG2U number 17

And here are photos of BG3U number 23

Both use communal kitchens, but the units have a fridge and utensils. So you"ll have to use the hot plates and sinks at the communal kitchens.

Features:

2 single beds
Aircon
Communal Kitchen
Fridge
No Smoking
Perimeter
Utensils
Wc and shower
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:34 pm

tent dweller wrote:Letaba, what a wonderful camp to stay in, we were in tent number 4, on the fence, close to the abultions, close to the pool, wonderful, wonderful drives around Letaba, so wonderful that we have made a booking again for December 2014. :gflower: :k I also need to add that my hubby forgot his wallet and cellphone( with a credit card, a petrol card and R1000.00 in cash) on the bed one morning, we left camp at 4.30 and only returned much later, the cleaning lady had changed the bedding and cleaned the tent and when we returned we found the wallet (nothing missing) and the cellphone still on the bed. We tracked her down and gave her a "reward", she couldn't understand why we were making such a big fuss over a wallet and a cellphone.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Wonderful!

lemonbalm wrote:Had a really wonderful week long stay at Letaba the week before last (3rd-9th March). As said before, what wonderful staff they have in reception and the shop! The only warning I would like to put out there, is mainly for parents to avoid unhappy kids (and for adults like me who live in slops!) - the lawns appear to be overtaken by paperthorns! - I don't know if this a seasonal occurrence though.

That is true! In Aug I rushed out after a water monitor and was sorely sorry I didn't have shoes on :lol:
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:02 pm

Moira, did you have a look at some pics of the CCT2Z tents Here
I am sure someone will advise re the bathroom set up as well.


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