We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Letaba Rest Camp

51 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Letaba River, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Letaba Rest Camp
Add Your Review

170 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    24
    83
    50
    11
    2
See reviews for
50
81
5
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (170)
  • Mar-May only
    (44)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (50)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (47)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (29)
All months
There are newer reviews for Letaba Rest Camp
See the most recent reviews
Randburg
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Staying in Kruger is always a magical experience. As a South African it's soul food! The staff at the book- in were warm and friendly and knowledgeable we felt very welcome. The accommodation is typically Kruger, clean and comfortable. The kitchen utensils were almost non-existent and we had to fry eggs in a cooking pot! No frying pan available, an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Letaba rest camp is situated about 2 hours from Phalaborwa gate in Limpopo, the area has plenty of wildlife if you take your time and look hard. When we entered the park we found 3 of the Big five; lion, leopard ( within less than a metre from our vehicle) as well as elephant all around and by the sable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SAINT PETERSBURG
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights in the permanent safari tents with communal toilets as part of an Exodus trip to Kruger National Park. The toilets were very inconvenient and unappealing and I would not recommend the tents. However, there are numerous individual bungalows and rondavels on site that looked wonderful, so with a proper tour company this rest camp is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Uk
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lodges same as 25 years ago. Restaurant run by mugg and bean ..food ok but half the light bulbs needed replacing and the waiter had to borrow our torch to write our order! What a pity that Kruger doesn't do itself any favours...why won't it employ a proper managing director who is accountable for everything, Eco and tourism and raise... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of shade and space on this very clean and well-kept campsite. Ablution/kitchen facilites were good. Much, much better than Berg-en-dal, Lower Sabie and Satara. Did a superb morning walk from here, led by John: encountered elephant, buffalo and lots more that you wouldn't see from a car.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent two nights in a chalet. 2 triple toons with bathrooms in suite. We were lucky to get a really new one. All clean, new and nice. The shop is a bit smaller than others we visited but it is fine. We didn't use the pool or restaurant. So can't comment

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The bungalows are pretty basic but clean. The overall camp was clean compared to over a year ago when we last there. The restaurant service was dreadful at dinner, but excellent service for breakfast the next day. You don't have much of a choice if you want to go eat elsewhere. We had an excellent view of the river and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornwall
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed in one of the huts. It had ensuite facilities, fridge, utensils but no cooking facilities...you have to use the communal area. There is a (currently) unlicensed Mugg and Bean restaurant on site, serving a good variety of meals, including a decent vegetarian selection. The shop is well stocked. There is a swimming pool on site, but it isn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cumbria
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Letaba has a great setting and is an attractive camp. The standard huts are basic but adequate, if a little tired. The shop is very good and there were building works underway suggesting further improvements are in hand. Mugg and Bean may be an improvement on what was there before but service was slow, food cold and the restaurant grubby.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Iasi, Romania
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed here for only one night on our 5 days self driven trip through Kruger National Park. We stayed in a chalet pretty close to the river, equipped with a small kitchenette, fridge and a braai (SA barbecue) and also utensils for using all this. The camp is the newest in the park and it is the most organised... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

113 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (113)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (70)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question