Letaba Restcamp in the Kruger National Park

Letaba Restcamp in the Kruger Park is one of a dozen Restcamps in the Kruger National Park. "Restcamps" are larger camps with shops, restaurants and offices. They normally also have other facilities like pools etc.

Letaba Restcamp is the second largest camp after Skukuza, servicing the central areas of the park.

The famous Elephant Museum is one of the main features of Letaba Restcamp. This museum have the Tusks of the "Magnificent Seven", erstwhile big tuskers who roamed the bush in the Kruger Park, on display.

Places to visit in the vicinity are the Engelhard Dam, the Mingerhout Dam, the Matambeni Hide and several lookout points. All of these points, I will classify as must-see points. Especially the Matambeni Hide can be a good place to spend quite a long time at, watching the animals far and near, as well as the birds that frequent the Letaba River.

Quite large Conferences can be held here at Letaba, with all the paraphernalia like overhead projectors etc. available. Enquire at the reservations link below.

For game drives, walks, bush breakfast and bush braais, enquire at the Letaba reception office when you book into the Camp.

For Sanparks online reservationsClick Here

We recommend the following trip to the immediate surroundings of Letaba Camp.

Distance 150 km.

Drive Time without stop = 2 hours 45 minutes

View Map

From Letaba, turn left onto the S94 and turn again left onto the S46. For a short distance you can see the river on your left, then you get to a slight fork to the left where the trees are getting thicker. Take the left road towards the river. This is prime area for gameviewing. We almost always found this place very special with many animals, big and small and many birds populating this part of the river. The road follows the river and have many places where you can drive right to the riverside to have a look. Also look at the far side of the river with your binoculars for animal life on that side. The road ends in a cul-de-sac and you have to turn around and go back. If you do this slowly, you may even get new animals on the way back.

Upon reaching the S46 again, turn left and follow the S46 to the S94 turnoff to the right. Then near the camp, turn left into the H9-1 and further on into the S131 and a bit further right into the S47. This will take you through mopanie veldt that may be a bit boring, but soon you get to the Mingerhout Dam and from there on, the S47 runs next to the beautiful and game-rich Letaba River for a long distance. Take this part rather slow and use the little off-roads to get to the bank of the river. Use your binoculars to scan for animals and other life forms.

Upon reaching the tar (H1-6), turn left, over the bridge where you may spend some time, then on to the S62 right where you may visit the different lookout points over the Engelhard Dam as well as the Matambeni Hide, where you may find some good sightings both near and far.

Our route now take you back to Letaba Restcamp for a good afternoon and evening's campfire, meal and a good night's rest after a day in nature. If you would like to drive a bit further, it will be a good idea to get to know the possible routes and waypoints better by buying our new ebook that we tell you about below.


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