Letaba Rest Camp is a green oasis in the surrounding mopane veld- when you drive in the entrance gate the foliage tends to envelope you, making it a very shady and welcoming camp.
Letaba Rest Camp is strategically placed in the central region of the Kruger Park and is situated on the southern bank of the Letaba River only 50 km from the Phalaborwa Gate.
The name means “river of sand” and the sandy riverbed is an excellent location for game viewing, particularly elephant, which thrive in the area.
Letaba rest camp has some great facilities on offer; like a petrol station and workshop, an ATM, a fully stocked shop...
a swimming pool that looks like an oasis....
An Elephant Museum with a magnificent Elephant statue that stands guard outside...
The museum is well worth a visit, you can see first hand just how large the tusks are of the Kruger's 'magnificent-seven' elephants.
If you would like to read more about the Kruger Park's big tuskers please download the PDF document here. It describes all the known elephants that carried big ivory tusks, including the famous Magnificent Seven who all died in the 1980's.
The document contains detailed descriptions of the elephants, their territories and photographs of these impressive animals.
A lovely licenced restaurant with a great view that overlooks the Letaba river...
Letaba rest camp has a wide range of accommodation: from Guest houses, cottages, bungalows, huts, safari tents to camping sites.
The two luxury guest houses are in prime positions with riverside views. Melville: Sleeps 9, with 3 bedrooms with 3 single beds in each room.
Fish Eagle: Sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room.
Each Guest house has a fully equipped kitchen, with microwave oven, stove, fridge/freezer and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms; the lounge provides large seating area, a televisions with limited channel DSTV and a large veranda with outdoor braai area....
Fish Eagle Guest House also has a great hide that overlooks the Letaba River.....
The 6-bed family cottages have 2 single beds in each bedroom, with two bathrooms (one en-suite), air-conditioning (only in the bedrooms), lounge/dining area with ceiling fan. The open plan kitchen has a four plate gas stove with oven, fridge/freezer, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
There is a large veranda with a dining room table and chairs and braai area...
Safari Tents have 2-bed or 4-bed permanent furnished tents, each with a fridge, standing fan inside tent and small wooden deck with table and chairs.
You have the use of communal ablutions and communal kitchens.
Some Safari tents are on the fence overlooking the bush....
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The rustic 3 bed huts, with communal ablution facilities, are equipped with a fridge, fan, air conditioner and a small veranda.
These huts must be the best value accommodation in the whole Kruger Park. You're getting air-conditioning with a river view for the price of a tent with no view or aircon! The only thing you don't get is an en-suite bathroom but the communal bathrooms are right behind the huts.
There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen (located nearby) with sink and electric stoves and a cylinder that provides 24 hour boiling water.
The bungalows each have en suite bathroom (most with showers, but some with baths), air conditioning, most of the bungalows have kitchens but not all, you can make use of the communal kitchens. Bungalows with kitchenettes are fully equipped with, hotplates, sinks, fridges, cutlery and crockery.
The camping area is set between young Mopane trees and palms, it has a great feel about the camp; each campsite has power point; you will find some sites on the perimeter...
There are clean communal ablutions and communal kitchen with a cylinder that provides boiling water 24-hour a day, hotplates and washing up facilities.
At night the stars overlook a symphony of sounds. Owls, nightjars, frogs, fruit bats, crickets and cicadas all vie to be heard, until the lion roars, then all are silent. Take a walk round camp and see what you can find to photograph.....
Letaba rest camp offers a range of activities: guided game drive, guided walks and bush braais, just find out when you check in.
The area is good for elephants, waterbuck, buffalo, leopard and lion.
Bird-life is prolific both in camp and outside, due to the river and dense bush.
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The S44 and S46 gravel road that links Letaba rest camp to Olifants rest camp runs along the Letaba River, it provides a beautiful scenic drive on which plentiful game could be sighted.
There are also a few viewpoints that are worth visiting, Engelhard dam to the east, the many loops off the main road provide good spots to stop and view the river or the High Level bridge over the Letaba River for sunrise, sunset, plus birds and animals.
This page has been created to allow visitors to post their special stories and pictures for others to see.
The photographs should be taken from the camp or close to the camp area.
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