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South Africa :: Kruger Park
Category: Camping :: Park Camp
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Located on the bend of the Letaba River is the unspoiled Letaba Rest Camp, halfway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The meaning of the name Letaba is 'river of sand', making the sandy riverbed excellent for game viewing especially the thriving elephant population. Letaba is a favourite for many visitors, it is a green oasis in the surrounding Mopane veld. Letaba becomes alive at night with the stars in the sky and a symphony of wildlife in the background. The nights orchestra consist of owls, nightjars, frogs, fruit bats, crickets and cicadas, but when the lion roars, all are silent. The campsites have power points and hot water ablution facilities, and a kitchen area. Letaba offers many different types of accommodation like: 60 Campsites, 5 Huts, 10 Safari Tents - on stilts, 86 Bungalows - with air-conditioning, 10 Guest Cottages, 2 Guest Houses - Melville and Fish Eagle for the more luxury stay. There are communal ablution and kitchen facilities for the Campsites, Huts and Safari Tents. And the Bungalows, Guest Cottages, Guest Houses has its own ablution and kitchen facilities. The gate times for Kruger National Park is 05:30-18:30(Nov-Feb), 05:30-18:00(Mar, Oct), 06:00-17:30(May-Jul), 06:00-18:00(Apr/Aug-Sept). Kruger National park is a malaria risk area, precautions should be taken.
|Address :||L52km or 01h20min ENE of Phalaborwa, Kruger Park, South Africa|
|Tel :||+27(0)13 735 6636|
|Tel2 :||+27(0)13 735 6637|
|Cell :||+27(0)82 802 1255|
|Gate :||+27(0)13 735 3547|
|Fax :||+27(0)13 735 6662|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good|
Going By Air - Airport closest to Letaba is Gateway Airport in Phalaborwa. Gateway and Phalaborwa is 3km from each other. There are daily flights from Gateway Airport to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Going By Road - Drive on the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Turn right 40km before Polokwane onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen head for Phalaborwa and the gate. Trip to the gate will take about 6 to 7 hours. You will find Letaba Restcamp 51km from the gate. Takes about 2 hours to the rest camp.
|Best Time to Visit :||All year|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Unit|
|Base Currency :||ZAR|
|Minimum Rate :||190.00|
|Maximum Rate :||215.00|
|Updated for :||2014|
|Comments :||ZAR150 without power point/ZAR165 with powerpoints. ZAR150 for first 2 adults then ZAR54 for additional adult covered accommodation: 375-2590 (Rate info updated Apr-11).|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Credit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer|
|Nearest ATM :||Phalaborwa|
|Nearest Bank :||Phalaborwa|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Accommodation, Child Friendly, Public Telephone, Fuel Station, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Restrooms, Shop (Curio), Landing Strip Nearby|
|Other Facilities :||Basic First Aid Assistance.|
|Accessible to Disabled Persons :||Yes|
|Facilities :||Kitchen, Power Points, Hot and Cold Showers|
|Number of Sites :||60|
|Use of Lodge Facilities :||Yes|
|Game Drives, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Swimming|
|Game to View:||bushbuck. Elephant. Lala palm. Red headed weaver. Fish eagle|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Main Route :||S131|
|Closest Town :||Phalaborwa|
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