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. Letaba 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. There is a range of accommodation types on offer at Letaba, including guest houses, cottages, bungalows, huts, furnished safari tents, and camping and caravan sites. Letaba boasts a variety of activities in addition to the game-viewing for the Kruger Park is famous. Visit the Masorini Ruins and the Matambeni Bird Hide nearby. Educational programmes for kids, wildlife films, and the Letaba Elephant Hall provide informative fun. Guided bush walks and bush breakfasts and barbecues are a great way to experience the wilderness.

Why we like it

River attracts abundant game, variety of activities besides game viewing, perfect for families

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Self-catering, Camping
Rates from: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Very Large
Max No of Guests: 120
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No

Location

Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Phalaborwa5570
Nearest Major City Nelspruit280270
Nearest Major Airport Kruger Mpumalanga International250315
Nearest Hospital Phalaborwa Hospital5565

Park / Reserve

Kruger National Park Please click to view

Activities

Primary

Game Drive

Secondary

Guided Game Drive
Guided Walk

Optional

Camping
Guided Bush Walks
Camp Walk
Bush Braai (Barbecue)
Bird Hide

Facilities

Room

60 x Campsites
5 x Huts
20 x Safari Tents
86 x Bungalows
10 x Guest Cottages
2 x Guest Houses

Camp

Swimming pool
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Information centre
Restaurant
Shop
Post Box
ATM
Petrol Station
Roadside Assistance
Basic First Aid Assistance
Letaba Elephant Hall

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5
Buffalo
Elephant
Lion

Malaria area

Yes

Suitable for

Couples
Children
Families
Small groups
Large groups
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