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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I stayed one night at Letaba during my recent trip, which was the first time I headed north of Satara. It's not my favourite camp but I would stay again. Good points: 1. Love the tame Nyala in camp! They are so cute, and we also saw a genet outside our room in the evening. 2. Camp has Mugg &...

5Thank Cara P
Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Reception staff were friendly, efficient and helpful in changing our booking (in fact all staff we had contact with were friendly and helpful) The accommodation is clean and well maintained. It is a great bonus that the units are serviced everyday. (Do leave a tip for the ladies) The wildlife roaming the camp makes this a pleasant tranquil experience.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a good spot to stay to see elephants and other big game. The rooms are adequate and some rooms have game viewing from the porch. We were there during a very slow season for them so we could sit at the restaurant and have excellent bird watching opportunities and some decent game viewing as well. The elephant museum...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Letaba was perhaps my favourite of all the camps we have stayed at in Kruger over the course of 4 visits spread out over 20 years. Great and v interesting elephant museum. Touching to see bios/photos of the great tuskers - less so the part on "how to kill an elephant" ... but all very well done and informative. The...

1Thank peternyc2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Many of the rondavels are being upgraded with a paint job and new mattresses. The mostly have working air con which is important most of the year. Letaba is distinctive from other camps because it has a nice herd of antelope living within the camp as well as plenty of vervent monkeys that will raid your car if you leave...

1Thank Moss092014
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Spent a night here on a 4 day trip in the park. Rooms were clean and spacious although a bit dated, but no one is really there to spent time in the rooms. Ate at Mugg and Bean and highlight at Letaba were the bats daily routine of leaving their roost on the side of the restaurant. You got a...

1Thank mun1984
Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The camp is great, rather a quitter camp, but great with the elephant museum. The great veranda overlooking the Letaba river has an inviting Mugg&Bean. We ordered breakfast for 7 people , had coffees. 5 out of 7 mugs were very dirty, with lipstick on....terrible...we called management. Apologi, but what can you do. No control of the retardant from Mugg&Bean...

Thank Thomas S
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Large good facility with reception being very efficient and friendly. nice accomodation with a well stocked grocery shop, braai facility with each accommodation, petrol pump and a decent restaurant. We could manage veg food also Impalas roam around freely and check out is as easy as dropping the keys in a box. Accommodation is business like basic. We saw all...

Thank InstinctiveTraveller
South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2016

One of my favourite 3 camps to visit, but the first time I am rating it. The huts are clean, neat and well maintained. The landscaping of doringbome, shrubs and grass creates such a beautiful setting. Just to sit on your verandah and appreciating the beauty around you. Do take the time and visit the elephant display with real life...

1Thank Holidayjunkie2015
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Letaba for two nights. Unfortunately there was not a lot of river to look at because of the drought. The problem came however when we went to the Mugg & Bean for dinner. My sister ordered yogurt with fruit. The yogurt was seriously off and when we called the manager over she argued with us explaining that...

1Thank Dani T

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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
Price Range: $119 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 117
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