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Letaba Rest Camp

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Unread post by Bennievis » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:21 pm

Letaba Camp..
Ive been there so many times and the excitement of the first sight of the camp is still the same now as what it was many years ago. Coming from Phalaborwa Gate, you 1st see the blue hills in the distance.. then carry on straight at the 4 way stop.. by then you can already see the rooftops and radio masts through the trees.. and then the gate, the trees in the camp giving plenty shade. The campsite used to be just on the right from the gate. There was a resident ellie on the camp site fence for a long time. Taking the gravel road to Olifants, those huge trees and makalani palms (i think).. been there since I can remember.

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Pics of Letaba River in Flood 1 Jan 07

Unread post by warrenstevenson » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:03 pm

Letaba River 31 December as the rain Started.

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Unread post by warrenstevenson » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:57 pm

Heres a couple more from that day.

Letaba River from the main Road

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Olifants River Taken from the Bridge
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The Low Water Bridge round the back of Skukuza,
Over the Sand River if I'm not mistaken...

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Unread post by Bennievis » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:36 am

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Unread post by p@m » Mon May 12, 2008 10:08 pm

Letaba has the Elephant Hall
It is not as busy as Skukuza
Beautiful camp on the river
Roads up north not as busy as the south
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Not as much variety of game as around Skukuza but Satara is an easy day drive
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Unread post by naomi c » Tue May 13, 2008 9:15 am

My two cents worth:

I would never choose Skukuza over Letaba - purely because it is too busy.

As to Satara - gamewise a better option than Letaba, but as you are going in summer I think Letaba is a much better choice. Satara's campground has very little shade and can be very dusty. And believe me, in December/January a shady campsite is much nicer than one without.

Letaba is a beautifull camp with prolific birdlife - in my opinion the nicest camp in Kruger for camping. (Berg-en-Dal a very close second).

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Re: Letaba safari tent

Unread post by francoisd » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:08 am

Leopards4all wrote:My wife and I have managed to get a CTT2 (safari tent) for one night in Letaba in late July, coming from Satara and going on to Shingwedzi.

Does anyone know where those are located on the map?

Letaba used to have 2 and 4 bed safari tents. From the code I will assume that CTT2 is a two bed tent.

When you look at the Letaba map (it is very small and I've asked Admin if they can load larger maps and it is now on there work list). You will notice at the bottom of the map is a green area that depict the camping area. Just above the first green area you will see a little triangle shape and that is where the 2 bed tents are.

Close to the shop, swimming pool and an ablution block. We stayed in those ones and it should be fine for a 1 night stop over. Inside is two single beds, a small bedside table and cupboard. Outside on the "veranda" a table, 2 chairs and a small fridge.

As said it is fine for a 1 night stop over but personally I will not stay in them again for longer than that and definitely not in Junaury when the tents are VERY hot
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:43 pm

The reception area at Letaba is presently undergoing a major facelift.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by jgs » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:15 pm

Have any forumites stayed at the Guest cottages (FQ6) at Letaba? Any comments/advice would be apprreciated eg proximity to perimeter/view/ best located numbers.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by alf » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:16 am

Hi jgs,

I was in Letaba beginning of January and went to have a look at these cottages because i will be staying in 1 in August. For me no 106 has the best view. Not spectacular but has the best view between the 10 cottages. The others have trees infront of them. The only bad thing about 106 is that it's very close to the walking path so if the camp is busy i would assume a lot of people could walk directly past your cottage.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Die Groot Krokodil » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi Ollie,

I was at Letaba in early January and can confirm that the day visitors facility does have skottel braai's.

Just a suggestion, the parking area at the new day visitors facility doesn't have any shade so if it's a really hot day your car is bound to turn into a sauna by the time breakfast is done. What I would advise is to rather park in camp under the trees infront of the shop and walk across the wooden path that links the camp and the day visitors facility!

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:44 pm

I did a morning walk with Saskia. We walked on the north side of Engelhard dam. Found lots of fresh buffalo tracks, but no buffalo close. Watched hippos while we had a snack (provided - juice, biscuits, cheese, biltong).

Take sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, binos and camera, a stick is useful for balance when climbing over logs etc, or down and up gulleys. Extra juice/water useful too. Depending on time of year a light rain jacket.

Time of departure varies, but usually much the same as the sunrise drive, or just before - the aim is to get to starting point when it is light enough to be safe walking.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Cymraes » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:04 pm

Can anyone advise on which of the BD3U bungalows in Letaba would be the best to request? We'll be there during March

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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by alf » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:15 pm

No 30 in block C is by far the best BD3U with the best view.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Unread post by Cymraes » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:22 pm

Thanks - I'll try for number 30. I guess 29 is also a good one.
Failing this which of numbers 39 - 64 in D block would you recommend? I wonder whether the view of the end ones is obstructed by the Melville Guest House or the BD2VZ units at the other end.


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