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“Gorgeous Letaba” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Letaba Rest Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Letaba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Wow - my favourite restcamp in Kruger thus far!!! Saw 3 different sighting of Leopard in one day, 2 of which was on a Sanparks night drive and one of which was a mother and 2 cubs!!!
We heard a lion kill one morning, and everyone in the camp jumped into their cars to try and find it. The accommodation was, as with the other Sanparks accommodation, clean and adequate for our purposes. Pictures on the internet are accurate. The "proximity" to the Phalaborwa gate afforded us the opportunity to stock up on supplies at Woolworths and Spar. The camp shop was very well stocked, but we decided to make the trip anyway - prices in the park quite high compared to outside. Plus the drive meant we could see game en route. We saw a Leopard!!!!!
A good vibe and atmosphere!! Hoping to go back...

Room Tip: Sleep quality is disturbed by the sounds of the bush - lion roaring, hippo grunting and hyena kacker...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank loren1972
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

As all the restcamps have, the atmosphere is pleasant and the park feels safe. The 2p bungalow was clean and we were overlooking the river and the garden while building a campfire on our Braai. Don't go to the Mugg&bean restaurant, service just isnt there yet since its been open for only 1 month. Next time we definitly will buynour own food in the very complete campstore and have a nice bbq. The beds and shower were good. The refrigarator worked well and the little kitchen was complete.

Stayed August 2014
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Cape Town
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Management are definitely getting it right at this camp. ALL the staff are friendly, efficient and motivated! Attention is being paid to the small details. There was even a staff member who came around to each chalet in the evening to check that everything was fine. The camp is looking really good and the kids loved exploring the trees and gardens set amongst the chalets. An extremely child friendly camp with daily activities organised for the kids. The elephant hall museum is very impressive and informative. Mugg and Bean restaurant has a beautiful view over the river, and serves lovely meals! Mopani rest camp is a morning game drive away and is definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PorterCapeTown
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dallas texas usa
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41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here for one night with teen son on month tour of Southern Africa. We liked this camp and stayed in one of the bungalows which was spacious, comfortable and clean. Enjoyed the Elephant Museum and a terrific and quite long night drive seeing leopard, hyena, elephant. Beautiful views of Letaba River as you walk around the camp with lots of game all along the river. During our stay, the main restaurant was being remodeled so they had set up an outdoor restaurant where we had several very good meals with good service.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank prissyhorse
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Johannesburg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Letaba itself was a pleasant, scenic camp. One would thoroughly enjoy their stay there. Enter the Mugg & Bean though, and prepare for hell.

Dirty, waiters took 20 minutes to come take our order. Then, during the 50 minute wait for the food, the tables around us left, but their leftovers were left on the table for 15 minutes. Oh, and half of the menu was "out of stock".

I would love to see if any of the sluggish, nonchalant employees will make any effort at all to reply to this.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

stayed one night at Letaba in tent site. Very comfortable. common kitchen and ablutions were well placed. Also laundry facilities were available and worked very well.
Letaba Elephant Hall is a special treat.
Bushbucks and Bushbabies in the camp.
there was also a very loud bird offering wake up call at 5:15 just as my alarm didnt work.. All perfect.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rob K
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Johannesburg
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63 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Lethaba pretty north So road around alot quieter, much better then Skukuza or Satara.
Monkeys a problem, but listen to the guidelines, and turn you firdge around, we had not issue.
Rooms cleans daily, simple, but sifficient.

Did the mornign walk, didnt see much, but nice to wander in the bush.

Shopw well stocked, and staff friendly.

Elephant museum a must

Perimeter walk was spooky at night, not sure if we should be doing it.

Overall pleasant and comfortable. WIll definitely come back

Room Tip: Try get close to the fence, so you can see the amazing sunsets from your stoep.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MOandAYE
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Property: 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 14 Hotels in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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