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“Campground not the most private, the rest is ok”
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Letaba Rest Camp
Norman, Oklahoma
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827 reviews
210 hotel reviews
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“Campground not the most private, the rest is ok”
Reviewed October 15, 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 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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Basic room, with bed and towel. No shampoo/ soap provided. There is a kettle with free coffee and tea, Refrigerator and air condition.
It is pretty basic stay, but was okey for one night. I mostly enjoyed the night GAME drive here. It goes at 19:30, and cost 140 ZAR. We saw leopard and other interesting night animals. Definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Ruckersville, Virginia
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We enjoyed a two night stay. Very nice 2 person Rondauble, with fridge and cooking ware. Plenty of hot water. very clean unit. The elephant museum was very interesting. nice view from the restaurant overlooking the river.Saw alot of different wildlife whint traveling around the area. Hope to stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I spent 2 nights at Letaba in a bungalow with en suite facilities. This is a great camp in a great location and fantastic value for money. Basic accommodation that is comfortable and clean, great restaurant over looking a beautiful river bed which is home to antelope and elephants as well as crocs and hippos. They offer lovely walking safaris and game drives and you can even book bush dinners. This is a great value for money property and I would happily recommend them.

  • Stayed September 2013
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timrat
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

we arrived at our self catering rondavels in the nice camp near the river with lots of big shady trees, and as we were taking out our packages of food some monkies which are abundant there grabbed 3 eggs and ran away....we bought new eggs in the camp store, the camp is in an area with lots of elephants and other animals and we even saw a lion and lioness on the way...the rondavels were just across the river and were nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The receptionist who checked us in set the tone for our brief stay - she could not have been more charming, friendly and informative. We had 2 simple 3 sleeper bungalows with cooking facilities, and whilst they might be a bit dated they were clean and comfortable.

We had planned to prepare our own dinner but one of the waiters at the restaurant convinced us to try the restaurant. I had previously had some very disappointing experiences at the Kruger restaurants but was convinced to give it and try and very impressed. There is new company running the restaurants and whilst it is not fine dining, the menu choice, price and quality is very well positioned. We had a good meal with exceptionally friendly service.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Although I only spent one night here, there were things I noticed that should be improved. The selection of foods, etc., in the rest camp store should be improved, and the prices examined carefully. They seemed much too high as compared to Skukuza and others. The cottage I stayed in was comfortable and clean, although the decor is circa-1968. Clean but well worn. This would be perfect for a stop when heading somewhere else. The view to the river is gorgeous!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Letaba Rest Camp
Address: Lethaba-Shingwedzi Road, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 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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