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 is really best to bring your own food or save the eating out for dinner when the gates of the camps are closed and you can't do any more driving around the park.
The campground was large and clean but it lacked any kind of privacy. It was very dusty and they do not assign campsites so you go in and find a place. This is not ideal since by the time we got there we could not find any sites with power which we paid extra for. Very dusty and as I said you get the feeling of being surrounded by people. Not the kind of camping experience we prefer, but if you have no choice this is not a bad place. The campground is a good place to see birds and some smaller animals.
If returning to this camp would definitely prefer to stay at a hut or cottage and save the camping for reserves or other parks that may have a more private and less dusty arrangement for campers.
- 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