Letaba Rest Camp
Letaba is a main rest camp along the Letaba River in the north-central region of Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is situated at the junction of the H1-5 (the park's main north road) and the H9 road westward to Phalaborwa gate. The name comes from the Sesotho word for "river of sand", because of the wide, generally shallow river.
The character of Letaba Camp depends heavily on the tall shady trees (Sycamore Fig, Natal Mahogany, Sausage Tree and Apple Leaf), expansive lawns and indigenous gardens where tame Bushbuck wander. Visit in winter and you will find the gardens a riot of colour, with several species of Aloe and the Impala lily in full bloom at your accommodation in Kruger Park. The Aloes attract a variety of birds, including the White Bellied and Marico Sunbird, Crested Barbet, Blackheaded Oriole and Black Eyed Bulbul.
Letaba Camp offers excellent bird watching opportunities all year round. Pearl-spotted, Barred and Scops owl can be spotted in camp, while the Giant Eagle Owl is regularly recorded along the river. Green Pigeon and Brown-Headed Parrot can be found high in the tree canopies.
Letaba means 'river of sand' and the sandy riverbed makes for excellent game viewing, particularly Elephant, which abound in the area. Letaba Camp is a green oasis in the surrounding mopane veld, and remains a firm favourite with holiday visitors for accommodation Kruger Park.
ACTIVITIES AT LETABA REST CAMP
Guided Bush Walks (Morning)
Game Drives (Night and Day)
Bush Breakfast & Bush Braai (barbecue) Includes Game drive to venue
Eco-display in reception