The LETABA Trail

Rustic Tented Fly Camp or Safari Camp

North-Western Kruger National Park

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 1The Trail

Return to nature on this true bushveld experience.  Awake at dawn, you set out on foot shortly after sunrise in the company of your armed guide and armed ranger following the river course or exploring the river area of the Great Letaba River close to the unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park. Located in an area that is renowned for elephant and hippo sightings, you are almost certain to see the spoor of a variety of predators and have every prospect of encountering a wide array of wildlife. An interesting feature of the area is the opportunity to see how nature – and game – is reclaiming spaces previously used by holiday makers.

Brunch is back at camp before a siesta and late afternoon walk in search of fresh signs of activity.


Evenings are spent gathered around the camp fire, ears attuned to the sounds of the bush, whilst your guide prepares the evening meal. You may even hear the distant sounds of game rangers patrolling because strict anti-poaching measures are in place.



The accommodation is in unfenced camps in the western part of the Greater Kruger National Park, just north of Phalaborwa. On this trail you have two options. You can stay at the unfenced rustic safari camp, consisting of 5 walk-in safari tents with en-suite bathroom. The bathrooms have a flush toilet, basin with hot and cold water and a bucket shower. The camp has a dining room, open kitchen and lovely terrace with fire place overlooking the Letaba River.


Alternatively you can book the trail in the tented fly-camp Le Hlaba. The camp has two-man dome tents, camping mattresses and bush ablutions. The campsite is unfenced and located in a clearing in the bush, overlooking the Great Letaba River.  Basic ablution facilities (bush shower and short-drop toilet) are available. Water for cooking and washing as well as firewood is provided.


What’s provided?

  • Two bed safari tent with en-suite bathroom and use of safari camp.OR
  • Two person dome tents with camping mattresses are supplied. Basic cutlery & crockery is provided.
  • Experienced guide and armed ranger remain with the guests in camp, and are equipped with two-way radio communication and hand-held GPS for emergencies.
  • Meals (morning and afternoon tea & coffee, trails snacks, brunch, bush dinner)
  • When opting for the fly-camp: Transfer from the Letaba Ranch gate to La Hlaba camp
  • Entry fees into Letaba Ranch

Trails exclude

  • Snacks, drinks, soft drinks and drinking water (except as specified).
  • Fly-camp: Bedding, sleeping bag etc (these can be arranged on special request)
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. curios, gratuities, etc.
  • Personal insurance: medical, baggage, cancellation, etc

Pack List

The items below are suggested as a check list:

  • Fly-camp: Sleeping bag, towel and pillow
  • Fly-camp: Sleeping mat (if you would like an additional one to the one we supply)
  • Powerful torch and spare batteries
  • Beverages
  • Additional snacks
  • Additional drinking water (and/or purification tablets)
  • Camera, binoculars and reference books (mammals/trees/birds)
  • Appropriate clothing, hat or cap and an all-weather jacket/raincoat
  • Personal toiletries, medication, malaria tablets, sun-screen, mosquito repellant
  • Antihistamine ointment, tablets, eye drops, paracetamol, stingose etc
  • Cottonwool/gauze/plasters, scissors and tweezers
  • Toilet paper (just in case!)


Clothing and Footwear

For trailists planning to participate on our guided trail, clothing should be comfortable and durable. Neutral colours such as khaki are preferable. Light coloured garments such as whites and creams should be avoided.

T-shirts are not ideal as they provide little protection against the sun on the neck.

A hat or cap and an all-weather jacket are important items.

A tracksuit, either woollen or lightweight, depending on the season, is useful.

Footwear should be worn-in if possible, have thick soles and provide good ankle support. It is preferable not to wear white shoes.


1 litre of drinking water per person per day is supplied. We recommend that trailists have water purification tablets or an additional supply of water to meet their individual needs. Trail participants need to cater for their own beverage requirements. Given the unfenced nature of the camp, and the importance of adhering to safety, trailists are advised not to get drunk in the evenings.

Logistics checklist

Any special dietary requirements (e.g vegetarian, wheat intolerance etc).

Any medical problems we should be aware of (e.g. asthmatic)