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Letaba Rest Camp

51 km from Phalaborwa Gate | Letaba River, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Letaba Rest Camp
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rand burg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have been going to Kruger for 28 year's and have seen the deterioration. R1000.00 a night for a filthy dump. Phoned the number on the wall for housekeeping and was told that this was her private number. Was told that there was nothing that could do ad they were fully booked. Shocking service. Spent 9 days in a slum.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed here for one night on a recent trip to the Kruger. It allowed us to visit areas further north in the park that we couldn't reach from where we stayed at Hazyview. We stayed in a large thatched cottage with 2 bedrooms as there were 4 of us staying. Both bedrooms were a good size with single beds... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The best experience of my entire life. You drive 2 hours into the bush to a bushveld camp on the banks of a river full of hippo. Daily you take hikes out of the camp with armed guides who get you up and close with nature. We tracked and saw a leopard which is not easy to do. Highly qualified... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have stayed here often over the years in a bungalow and it is one of the better camps in the Kruger. It is peaceful and the shop is well stocked for daily essentials such as milk, bread, ice, charcoal, cooldrinks etc. We always self cater and take our own provisions, meat and drinks with us. The kitchen has limited... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The bungalow was basic but everything worked, including air con as was very hot and humid. Nice setting with Bushbucks wandering about. The room was clean although basic but really just needed somewhere to sleep. The staff were helpful and shop reasonably stocked, good game viewing in surrounding area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just average campsites. The plus was that they had a few picnic tables at the camping area, which was useful for those who didn't carry their own gear (read - us). However the camping sites are not private at all, braai facilities are made from old car wheels and some of them have holes from rust thus cannot be used.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in one of the rondavels. The accommodation is excellent, the kitchen is well equipped and the braai well illuminated. The setting is lovely with bushbuck grazing on the lawns under the shade of the magnificent old trees. We had good sightings of lion and leopard and watched a a couple of spotted hyena who were keeping... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Enjoyed a night in one of the tents, which was very well equipped and spacious; even had towels. Bathroom and showers were nice and clean. There was virtually no one on the site when we were there, we even had the whole terrace of the restaurant to ourselves. Food was good, but service is quite slow, even when you're the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Due to a change of plans we stayed one night at Letaba, the rooms are basic but there is normally aircon. Outside there is a smal kitchen area with a Fridge. The check in staff were extremely friendly and efficient, the restaurant offers a smallish menu but the food is cooked well, the personell are friendly and have a good... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We camped at this location so I will only comment about the campground. The bathrooms and cooking facilities are fine. The restaurant was ok and we thought the meals were reasonably priced. We noticed that the service at all the restaurants we visited in Kruger National park was curteous but very very slow. If you are in a rush it... More 

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