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Letaba Rest Camp
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Basic room, with bed and towel. No shampoo/ soap provided. There is a kettle with free coffee and tea, Refrigerator and air condition.
It is pretty basic stay, but was okey for one night. I mostly enjoyed the night GAME drive here. It goes at 19:30, and cost 140 ZAR. We saw leopard and other interesting night animals. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank Rehber
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We enjoyed a two night stay. Very nice 2 person Rondauble, with fridge and cooking ware. Plenty of hot water. very clean unit. The elephant museum was very interesting. nice view from the restaurant overlooking the river.Saw alot of different wildlife whint traveling around the area. Hope to stay here again.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

I spent 2 nights at Letaba in a bungalow with en suite facilities. This is a great camp in a great location and fantastic value for money. Basic accommodation that is comfortable and clean, great restaurant over looking a beautiful river bed which is home to antelope and elephants as well as crocs and hippos. They offer lovely walking safaris and game drives and you can even book bush dinners. This is a great value for money property and I would happily recommend them.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

we arrived at our self catering rondavels in the nice camp near the river with lots of big shady trees, and as we were taking out our packages of food some monkies which are abundant there grabbed 3 eggs and ran away....we bought new eggs in the camp store, the camp is in an area with lots of elephants and other animals and we even saw a lion and lioness on the way...the rondavels were just across the river and were nice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

The receptionist who checked us in set the tone for our brief stay - she could not have been more charming, friendly and informative. We had 2 simple 3 sleeper bungalows with cooking facilities, and whilst they might be a bit dated they were clean and comfortable.

We had planned to prepare our own dinner but one of the waiters at the restaurant convinced us to try the restaurant. I had previously had some very disappointing experiences at the Kruger restaurants but was convinced to give it and try and very impressed. There is new company running the restaurants and whilst it is not fine dining, the menu choice, price and quality is very well positioned. We had a good meal with exceptionally friendly service.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Although I only spent one night here, there were things I noticed that should be improved. The selection of foods, etc., in the rest camp store should be improved, and the prices examined carefully. They seemed much too high as compared to Skukuza and others. The cottage I stayed in was comfortable and clean, although the decor is circa-1968. Clean but well worn. This would be perfect for a stop when heading somewhere else. The view to the river is gorgeous!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed at the Melville House, one of two large and much more expensive guest houses - accommodating up to 9. It has its own private garden, a beautiful setting overlooking the river, with a built in braai, bushbabies playing in the trees at night - could not ask for more ! The house itself is aged with 1970's decor and fittings, and the 3 larger rooms are bizarrely without external access, trapped between the smaller rooms and the corridor, but comfy enough. The lounge/dining area is large and comfortable, spilling onto the garden/braai area. Plenty of fridge and storage space, kitchen well stocked but strange layout vis a vis the rest of the house (Parks board architects from a bygone age...) .

The camp itself is also beautifully set, well treed, a nice pool, nice walk along the fence above the river, a good shop by KNP standards, and an interesting museum. A shame the movies were shown indoors rather than in the atmospheric old outdoor venue. Reception busy but good service, restaurant in a lovely setting but poor food and service. Much of the other accommodation looked small and tired. This camp could be one of the best with an upgrade to its buildings.

Room Tip: Besides the very large Melville and Fish Eagle guest house, the newer-looking family guest houses on...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Letaba Rest Camp

Address: Lethaba-Shingwedzi Road, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Kruger National Park
Price Range: £64 - £692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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