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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to visit Kruger whenever we are in South Africa. Foir animal sightings it really never disappoints. On this trip we witnessed (off a main road totally unexpectedly) a leopard kill as well as all of the other big 5. We always tell ourselves that you don't stay in the park for the accommodation but for the easy and...

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County Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 7 of us went to Kruger and one of the evenings we stayed in the Letaba Safari tents. We booked two but were close to each other so was perfect for Braai that evening. Really good value, comfortable stay. The electricity went in our one but I will admit the staff acted quickly and got a maintenance...

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

As always Letaba is a very nice camp to stay in. However, the tents could use a bit of a mending and showed clear signs of aging. On the negative surprise received upon arrival the "sarcasm" and "condescending attitude " from a young lady at reception was not called for nor needed upon check in. The brochures received from your...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We got one of the huts right on the river, and the views were great. WE could hear a hippo close by (we had just seen a tone of them a few kilometers up the road), but we couldn't see it. However, at breakfast at the Mugg and Bean, we watched one climbing in and out of the water just...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Though I prefer making use of the Private Bush Camps in Kruger. National Park .... we stayed over at Letaba a few times and I still consider it to be great value for money. I love visiting the Elephant Museum!!

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Kansas City
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this camp for the purpose of visiting the elephant museum. It was free and it was great! Very informative exhibits. It has the tusks of the seven largest elephants who've lived in Kruger. Due to time constraints we were only there for 30 minutes but could have easily spent an hour.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were self-driving through Kruger and Letaba was our northernmost stop. Not the best choice. Maybe the drought did not help, but there was little game around. The camp has very good facilities, run very badly, with no idea of service. The rest of the place should learn from the shop, which was the exception.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The staff at reception were not very welcoming. They seemed to think they were doing us a favour by checking us in and answering our questions. The camp itself is big. It is not very modern but then I am not sure any of the Kruger camps are. We stayed in a safari tent with 4 single beds, electricity and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The rest camp itself is in an excellent location, right on the Letaba river. I stayed in a tented camp for two days and was a bit disappointed with the location of the actual tents. Unlike some of the other tented camp facilities on offer from Sanparks, the tented camp at Letaba is part of bigger camp and not secluded...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I would hesitate to call Letaba a destination, more like a half way house. And it shows. The staff try very hard to create "an unforgettable experience" and that's almost always what it turns out to be - but not in a good way. The negatives. There is game here but it doesn't seem like it due to the vastness...

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  • Free Parking
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The idyllic Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. 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 is a green oasis in the surrounding mopane veld, and remains a firm favourite with visitors. 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Lethaba-Shingwedzi Road, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Number of rooms: 117
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“Love the Elephant Museum”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tented camp not very well lit - carry torch along.”
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“all great.”
 of 5 bubbles jackp939, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Were possible book a two bedroom chalet.”
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“Evidently bungalow G65 is the best, overlooking the river.”
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