Letaba Rest Camp

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Letaba Rest Camp falls under the shady gaze of the tall Sycamore Fig, Natal Mahogany, Apple Leaf, and Sausage Trees that surround the banks of the sweeping Letaba River. It owes much of its character to the arresting setting of the riverine oasis in which it is set. Situated centrally, at the junction of the three main roads of the Kruger Park, the camp is a prime location from which to explore the park. Aloe and Impala Lilly attract a range of indigenous birds and fleck the campgrounds with colour. The abundance of greenery at the camp means it does anything but live up to the meaning of its name - the "river of sand", which is an excellent location for game viewing.

Accommodation

  • Campsites have an electricity point, communal ablutions and communal kitchens(electric hotplates and washing-up facilities). Maximum of 6 people per site. Provide your own tent and camping equipment, caravan or motor home.
  • Three-bed rustic Huts, each with 3 single beds, fridge, wash basin and air conditioning. Communal ablutions and communal kitchen facilities(hot water urn, hotplate and washing up facilities) are provided.
  • Two-bed and four bed permanent Safari Tents with a verandah, are furnished with their own fridges and standing fans. Communal ablutions and communal kitchen facilities are available.
  • Two-bed Bungalows and three-bed Bungalows have en–suite bathrooms, of which some have a kitchen, while others do not. All bungalows have either air conditioning or fans. Those with kitchenettes range from fully equipped (with hotplates and sinks) to just having sinks, to having no kitchen equipment at all. Cutlery and crockery hampers are available for hire from reception, at an additional cost. Guests have a choice of perimeter or riverside view bungalows or neither, and should confirm when making a booking.·       
  • Six-bed Guest Cottages have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, each with single beds and bathrooms.  Fully equipped kitchen, dining area, verandah and outside braai(barbecue) area.  
  • The Guest Houses, namely Fish Eagle(8-sleeper) and Melville(9-sleeper), are located at prime positions within the camp. These are river-facing with a well-equipped kitchens, multiple bathrooms, lounge/dining area and own braai(barbecue) area.

Activities and Facilities

Letaba Camp offers adventure in the form of guided bushwalks and safari game drives, all under the supervision of well informed andkeen professional field guides. Important to note : children under the age of six years old are not permitted on the safari game vehicle and children under the age of twelve years old are restricted from guided bushwalks.


The Letaba Elephant Hall museum houses the enormous tusks of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ – the seven greatest elephants ever to roam the Kruger National Park, and much more.

Facilities at the camp include:  Information at the reception area, public telephones, post box, restaurant, shop, laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, basic on-site first-aid assistance, public swimming pool, day-visitor picnic area, cutlery and plate hampers for hire at reception(additional cost), cellphone reception.

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Rates & Pricing

Campsite (CK6P)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Safari Tent (CTT2, CTT2Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Safari Tent (CTT4)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
198
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
99
ZAR
Safari Tent (CTT4U, CTT4UZ)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
198
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
99
ZAR
Hut (EA3U)(perimeter, communal facilities)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
198
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
99
ZAR
Bungalow (BG2)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BD3, BD3Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Bungalow (BG2U)(perimeter, communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BG3U)(perimeter, communal kitchen)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Bungalow (BD2)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BD2U, BD2UZ)(perimeter)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Bungalow (BD3U) (perimeter)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Guest Cottage (FQ6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
540
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
270
ZAR
Guest Cottage (FF6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
6
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Melville Guest House (MEL)
Num. people incl in base rate:
8
Max. number of people in the unit:
9
Rate per extra adult:
860
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
430
ZAR
Fish Eagle Guest House (FGL)
Num. people incl in base rate:
8
Max. number of people in the unit:
8
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

Auriol Langen
After an absence of 20 years, Letaba Camp is still as wonderful as ever. So calm and peaceful with all the wonderful huge trees, and welcoming little bushbucks, squirrels and vervets. The beds/mattresses have been upgraded (5*). It is still beautifully kept. For me the one slight blur is Mugg and Bean - they are excellent for breakfast, but I miss the more traditional South African dinner menu.
Elvene C
Amazing
tracy tillett
Letaba rest camp is great value for money. The camp is neat and clean, but the whole place could do with a revamp. Still looks the same as it did 30 years ago. The museum and the restaurant are lovely
Elizabeth Caselton
Best of the main camps
Frederick COOK
Our cottage was spacious and comfortable. The maid service was very good. The microwave unit worked but we never found out how to operate it easily and never managed to operate the oven, some instructions are needed.
PETER MCGINLEY
First time staying at Letaba and it was wonderful.Situated overlooking a bend in the Letaba River the view is amazing.On arrival we had lunch at the M&B there which was a very nice experience (like all M&Bs;) - more memorable because there were elephants grazing in the mostly dry river bed.The camp is very well run and check in was fast and efficient. The accommodation was very nice and clean with an amazing view over the river bed. From here you could see all sorts of game from elephant to hyena coming and going. There are bushbuck living inside the camp which is nice to wake up to.There is also a very interesting Elephant Museum in the park.Overall: Letaba should be on everyone's itinerary.
Jana Niemann
'n Aangename ervaring. Geriewe en staanplekke skoon en gerieflik. Dit was net teleurstellend dat daar nie plek vir nog 'n nag was nie, terwyl daar duidelik nog plak was.
Malcolm Orchard
We were welcomed warmly at Phalaborwa gate and were processed in less than 10 minutes. At Letaba rest camp the experience was the same. The camp site was just what we wanted and fulfilled all of our requirements. The whole holiday was most enjoyable for all of us we will go again when we can.
GERHARD BOSHOFF
very good I will return in 2016.
GERHARD BOSHOFF
I had a very good time and plan to return in 2016.
Frieder Du Toit
Very good, clean, had a lovely stay. Thank you very much.
Brilliant Mnisi
It was a fantastic stay.
Mark Lockwood
Bungalow was a little cramped but adequate for our needs. Letaba Camp made up for the extreme heat by being one of the leafiest camps with ample shade.
Nicky Chapman
Very clean, shop staff extremely friendly, one of the better camps I have stayed at. The duty manager also did his rounds to find out if we were happy. This camp offers so much for the children.
Carolyne Staniland
Wonderful time, could have stayed for weeks!!!
Manda Rabie
Comfortable house. Well equipped. Love to stay longer.
Nic Grobbelaar
My first stay in the caravan Park, The best of the stays we had, Would suggest it to anyone. Staff very friendly and helpful. The ablution blocks were very well kept and clean.
DI NOSWORTHY
All round absolutely excellent. Reception / Shop / cleaning services / accommodation / restaurant / the camp and the walks - we could not fault anything. Well done Letaba - you are absolutely the best!!!
Joany Jansen van Rensburg
As always Letaba was a real haven. The staff throughout the park were very friendly, helpful and professional.Thank you. I took my grandson of 3yrs 8mths to the park for the first time in his life. It was only the two of us and I truly believe that this is an experience he will remember for ever.
Gigi Bussey
We enjoyed our stay, and enjoyed the room facilities.
MADELEIN ACKERMANN
Had a really lovely time in the tent accommodation.
Jargen Grüneberg
All was perfect for us.
ARTHUR MESSARIS
We loved our stay at Letaba. The rondavel bungalow was comfortable and well-equipped. The two-bedroomed cottage that our guests stayed in was to be recommended, they loved it - an excellent view, spacious and comfortable rooms. Perfect for a full week's holiday!
Peter Best
Clean and well maintained.
Pat Redman
Very good campsites, but many do not have good shade, so suggest early check in to secure good sites. Ablutions excellent.
bostwick david
My Wife enjoys very much the tented accommodation. We enjoyed the one that we had right by the fence all was good for our two days stay.
Gerhardus Jacobus Rudolph Landsberg
It was a life time experience.
Roger Le Guern
We always love Letaba which is the Park's most scenic / beautiful camp. We found all up to the normal standards and, even though we changed our booking at the last minute, were pleased that all the admin was handled very efficiently.
brendon gevers
The trip was very good the camping facilities were good and clean the staff that we dealt with were very good.
Karien Winter
Good.
Frank Taylor
Very nice camp, we stayed in the caravan park, very nice, shops was also in good condition.good experience all round - just very hot?!
RODERICK CAIRNS
Great experience.
LOUIS BOTHMA
Soos altyd is die ontvangs vriendelik en vekies om in wildtuin te slaap.
Michael Strydom
We really enjoyed staying at this camp.
MR KLAW MO150907
Lovely.
Gys du Toit
Excellent camp, great game sightings, wonderful time had.
Mr Frans Venter
This camp was also very comfortable, staff friendly and extremely helpful. The ablution facilities were spotless and the camp sites clean with enough electrical power points. The camp shop was also very well stocked and staff helpful. We also had wonderful game viewings from this camp.
EDMOND ROWLEY
Great camp.
Johan
Pleasant and obliging staff.
Roland van Leeuwen
great
Yolande Wallace
Love Letaba will go back there anytime, keep up the good work.
CORRIE BOTHA
We enjoyed our stay in Letaba and Skukuza.
Joanne
We love the ambiance of Letaba, the trees, the river walk, that you can braai or eat at Mugg & Bean it was great, it is clean and safe!
w vd westhuizen
Excellent stay - clean and friendly.
Neil Lane
Satisfactory.
Kerneels Eloff
Best holiday of the year. Just a pity the time went by so fast. KNP will surely see us again.
Gerhard Swart
Was very impressed. Great view. Comfortable accommodations. First time staying at the camp, but certainly not the last...
DAPHNE RAATH
No complaints beautiful camp and staff unfortunately we had to cut short due to burst pipe at home + was being flooded.
Terry O Kelly
Facilities including the rondawel clean and well kept. Restaurant run by Mugg and Bean excellent.
JOHAN ROELOFSE
Best camp in Park. Best M&B (atmosphere) in Park.
Bill Harling
It was wonderful....Great value for money....The service outstanding. Unfortunately had to leave a day early to get back to Hermanus.
Linkie Staegemann
Great camp.
Jan Fourie
Water The campsites This is a very nice camp.
Johan van Rensburg
The service throughout was excellent and very friendly.
STEVE THOMAS
I travel through Kruger twice a year and this was my first stay in Letaba. We entered Kruger through the Giryondu gate and managed to get a full days searching for a animals done. The accommodation and park experience never disappoint and I'll be back in October when I bring another team from the uk to work on our projects in Mozambique.
Priscilla Hofmeyr
We enjoyed our stay at Letaba very much. The camp is well run, the restaurant good and the game viewing was great. It is also one of the prettier camps in the Kruger being on the Letaba River.
Priscilla Hofmeyr
We spent 4 nights at Letaba rest camp in Kruger Park and loved it. The camp is very well run and the facilities are good. It is beautifully situated above the Letaba River which enables one to see game and wonderful birds without leaving the camp. The restaurant was good too.
Michael Schwartz
Unit 101, excellent & good value for money. The only problem was that there was no hot water in one of the en suite showers.
Grobler Leon
Everything was very neat and clean. Staff very friendly and helpfull and professional. First time stayover in the Kruger. NOT the last time.
Heidi Diedericks
Fantastic holiday - all went very well. Will definitely do it again - very soon.
Hannatjie Doorduin
Firstly thanks for all your trouble with a perfect booking. Letaba was a wonderful experience.
Andre Zoutendyk
Will be back again. That says it all!!!!
Hester De Bruyn
5 Star ACCOMMODATION excellent meals served at M & B with friendly Staff Cottage well equipped and clean. Best views to the River. QUIET surrounded by trees and plenty of feathered friends. Evening braai's with the sound of Lions and Hyenas . From our cottage we spotted Elephant, Hippo, Crocodiles, Kudu, Lions, Baboons , Waterbuck, (Bushbuck roaming among us) Giraffe, African Fish Eagle. Highlight was a drive towards Satara and spotting a Leopard with cubs and Rhino. Well done to the Management and Staff for sustaining and maintaining the KNPark 5 STAR!!!
Hester De bruyn
5 Star accommodation, quiet, best views of Olifants River, where we could spot Lions, Hippos, Elephants, Crocodiles, Kudus, Buffalo's,Waterbuck, Fish Eagles and plenty of birds. If you sit at the river with patience long enough you will spot most K N P Game. Delicious meals at Mugg and Bean with exellent views of the river! Highlight was driving towards Satara and seeing couple of Rhinos and most exciting was seeing a Leopard with her cubs. We are capable of having breaks to any part of the world, however, the Kruger National Park, is still the number one destination for all our family. Well done to the Management and Staff for their endeavours to keep the KNPark 5 Star!!!
Coenraad De Bod
Very Happy to see that the park in itself is well maintained. Good child hood memories of the Kruger Park all came back on our visit. We love the Krugerpark.Booking system is very good and was very easy to make the booking.Not to Happy about Mugg & Bean Restaurants at most camps. Looks beautiful but takes a bit away the authenticity of the Kruger Park - in the middle of the bush, seeing a M&B feels almost feels like you at the Zoo or Melville or so.We miss the famous buffalo pie & gravy which was always a hit.Never the less, we will return to the park soon.Well done!!
anna-marie
It is always nice to stay at Letaba camp - the changes made to the tents are great.
Kobus van Eeden
We were happy with the clean safari tent and the ablution block / bathrooms. The camp overall was also clean and in good condition
Fritz Peens
Very good and enjoyed very much - would like totry the equipped tent
lindy solomon
Well once again KP didn't disappoint, as usual the camp staff were friendly as ever, clean and neat at all times. We have stayed at Shingwezi,Letaba,Punda our next visit will be to Satara or even maybe back to Letaba as it is nice and central. There is nothing bad to say at all our experiences we have are always good from the time we get there to the time we leave, just wish we could have stayed longer. We had family with us from Dubai and they have never been to the Park and were really amazed at the park. Thanks again and cant wait to be back.
ATHENA
Lovely camp site, clean ablutions, shop fully stocked & Restuarant with a stunning view over Letaba river.
Elmarie Lubbe
Thank you for an excellent visit to the Kruger Park and Letaba camp is one of the best campsites.
George Tait
Dankie Kruger.com dat julle vir ons daai spesifieke rondawel gekry het. Reg op die wal van die rivier. Wat n ondervinding!
Johan de Haan
Very nice to stay
Russ Stroud
Not bad accommodation, bit small and not much workspace, extra towels were provided efficiently but we also needed an extra chair. My kids complained of too many thorns, but that's the bush! Excellent swimming pool and the accommodation was very well serviced
Diane Robertson
Most enjoyable!
MARIIUS PIETERSEN
This was the best camp we thought. Everyone was very friendly and was just amazing experience
Lelanie Prinsloo
It is a great camp. personnel very professional & friendly. We will be back.Regards Lelanie
KEVIN BERGH
Good experience.
Peter Smal
Good friendly service. Thanks.
Ingo Plucinski
Waren zu dritt 2 Tage dort - und haben beim sunrise drive Löwen gesehen = super Erlebnis. Olifants war ein wenig besser. Das Elefantenmuseum ist unbedingt einen Besuch wert - kostenlos aber Spenden sind willkommen.
Hilda De La Rose
The camp was amazing and we had a wonderful stay. The safari was minimal but just what we needed. I want to stay in this camp again.
Stella Petersen
/We enjoyed a comfortable night at Letaba and all facilities were adequate although not really luxurious. We loved seeing the antelope around the camp and found the economy of the restaurant very agreeable.
AC de Klerk
Good - see you next year.
Noeline Bonner
Loved our stay at Letaba. Guest Cottage was lovely. I have only compliments.
M Field
Good amenities nice people.
Eirik Nordheim
Coveninent location and goog facilities. Make sure you get one of the upgraded bungalows
Magane SIDNEY
Museum is informative,thank you.
mashudu
I had a good stay and we enjoyed ourselves with my family. We will be visiting Kruger camps soon.
Charmaine
Bungalow was lovely, clean and in a quiet area at Letaba Restcamp. With Mugg and Bean restaurants now in all the camps has been absolutely devine, lovely to sit in the restaurant overlooking the beautiful view of the rivers, especially after a long game drive- a huge improvement. You do South Africa proud, thank you.
Ettienne
Basic but neat, very helpful staff at reception.
Annelene Joubert
We really had an awesome time in the Kruger National Park. We were lucky to see the a lot of animals including the big five. The tuck shop's staff were helpful and friendly at all the camps. The restrooms at all the camps were also neat and clean. The stay at Letaba camp was also very nice. Room service was great - the only thing we really would have appreciated was for the room service to wash the dishes and put it back in the cupboards - they only washed it and then left it on the dry rack. We also completed the "quick fix" note indicating that the stove is tripping the electricity. The note was taken by room service but no one attended to the complaint - so we could only use one stove plate during our stay. Nevertheless - we enjoyed our stay and will visit the Park again.
Sello Setagane
It was the 1st night my son and I were sleeping over in kruger park. We (my family, friends and I) usually do a day visit, and since our other home is in phalaborwa, 15 minutes drive to phalaborwa gate. From now on I want to sleep over since it was such a memorable experience. My room was clean with all the necessary utensils. My son enjoyed the breakfast at the Mug&Bean; restaurant and lunch at Debonairs pizza.
MICHAEL ALTMANN
Locks for outside cupboards would be better.(monkeys)
Clynton
Very Peaceful and Good facility Maintenance
LYN DELISSEN
We had a wonderful time. the service and restaurant was good. the bungalow, while really nice could do with a bit of fixing and better cleaning. the fridge has not been cleaned out in a while and the crockery etc not that clean. the curtains were coming off the rails.
MARINA ENGELBRECHT
Cannot fault the service or the accommodation.
Mike Kilner
Enjoyed the stay, as usual.
R Janse Van Rensburg
Very nice and clean, enjoyed it very much.
Lizette
The camp and room was exceptional. We enjoyed every moment. Very comfortable and quiet.
Jennifer Lewis
Our stay at Letaba was memorable. My overseas guests will return with positive comments, about the staff, cleanliness, and service. Thanks so much Jennifer lewis.
4.9
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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to Safari.com (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
,
ES
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
,
US
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
,
EG
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
,
US
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
Hope
,
ZA
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
,
AG
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
,
ZA
May 23, 2024
Great service from Jayson at Safari.com
Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
,
US
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
Food, staff members from the restaurant to the tour guides. Lastly, seeing 4 out of 5 of The Big 5
Gilbert
,
ZA
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