Mtomeni Safari Camp

Letaba Ranch

Price from R710 pnpps
Capacity: 24 beds / 12 units. 

On the banks of the Great Letaba River, inside the provincial reserve of Letaba Ranch, is a jewel called Mtomeni Safari Camp. Named after the Jackleberry trees that shade the safari tents, this is the perfect place to sit and watch the game accessing the water below the camp.

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About the Camp

Visitors to Mtomeni Safari Camp have access to game drives, or guided walks in the morning and the evening. The reserve’s “No self-drive” policy means that guided game drives give guests an opportunity to see both the river areas along the Great Letaba, as well as into the Mopani veld of Letaba Ranch.

Unfenced from Kruger, Letaba Ranch is well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as giraffe sightings. The reserve is also a hotspot for African Wild Dog sightings. Given that the camp is unfenced from the reserve, and on the banks of the Great Letaba River, there is frequent animal activity in the camp at night. For this reason guests are escorted to and from their tents when coming to the communal dining and camp-fire area.

Rates

1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018

(Single Supplement: 30%)

Original Tents – Fully catered & all activities:
R2,090 per person, per night sharing

Original Tents – Self-catering:
Rack rate: R710 per person, per night sharing

New Tents – Fully catered & all activities:
R2,240 per person, per night sharing

New Tents – Self-catering:
Rack rate: R770 per person, per night sharing

Inclusions & Exclusions

Full-service Inclusions: Accommodation with linen & towels, all meals, 2 activities
Full-service Exclusions: Reserve entry fees into Letaba Ranch, Makuya, Masebe or Modjadji Reserves; gratuities
Self-catering Inclusions: Accommodation, self-catering facilities with gas cooker, fridge & freezer, cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery; a few LED solar lights in rooms and USB-solar charging facilities.
Self-catering Exclusions: Meals, Activities (no self-drive permitted from Manyeleti or Letaba Ranch Camps), gratuities.
Linen: Linen, including towels, is currently available and included in the rates at all the camps.
Excluded: Reserve entry fees.

Please note: optional meals or activities must be pre-ordered & paid when booking accommodation. We do not carry any stock of alcohol, soft drinks or bottled water in the camps, and guests are advised to bring their own. Should this not be suitable, please advise us at the time of booking and we will quote for your specific requirements.

Children & Activity Rates

Children under 12: 50% of the adult rate
Activity rates:  Game drives or game walks: R460 per person, per activity. Discount available if booked and paid for at the time of booking accommodation.

Accommodation

Mtomeni Safari Camp have recently opened 7 brand new safari tents on wooden decks. Situated to the west of the communal dining area, the tents have 2 x ¾ beds. Linen and towels are provided as part of the tariff. The new tents boast 12V lighting, as well as a charger for cell phones. The en-suite has a walk-in shower, flush loo and vanity with basin. The water is solar heated.   In addition, the camp still has its original 5 safari tents to the east of the dining area.  These older units are next in line for upgrade.  They also have 2 x ¾ beds with linen and towels provided.  The basic en-suite includes an old fashioned bucket shower, and a gas burner to heat the water.  Their lighting is from paraffin lanterns, and guests who use these units charge their cell phones in the communal dining area.

The kitchen, dining and camp-fire facilities are communal, and give adventure travelers an ideal opportunity to get to meet and interact with other like-minded travelers. You will share a gas hob and camp fire for cooking, as well as fridge and freezer for storage of food. The necessary pots, crockery & cutlery are also supplied.

There is no electricity, and paraffin or solar lanterns are provided for light at night. If self-catering, don’t forget to bring firewood. While it is safe to drink, some people don’t like the taste of the local water, so you are advised to bring your own bottled drinking water. This is a malaria area, and precautions are advised.

Directions

Directions from Phalaborwa

Drive 16 km on the road to Gravelotte R71 and turn right on Road D3260 to Selwane (S23°54.719’ E30°58.916’). Drive 26 km and turn right on a gravel road with a sign for Letaba Ranch (S23°40.958’ E30°59.604’) Pass through the gate and follow the road for 5km to the Reserve main entrance (S23°40.258’ E31°02.187’). Follow the Ivory Route signposting to the camp. Keep right (S23°40.230’ E31°02.466’) Keep left (S23°39.452’ E31°03.310’) The camp (S23°38.805’ E31°03.602’) is 5 km from the main entrance.

Total distance from Phalaborwa is 52 km and approximate driving time is 1 hour.

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Directions from Gravelotte

Drive 39 km on the road to Phalaborwa R71 and turn left on Road D3260 to Selwane (S23°54.719’ E30°58.916’). Drive 26 km and turn right on a gravel road with a sign for Letaba Ranch (S23°40.958’ E30°59.604’) Pass through the gate and follow the road for 5km to the Reserve main entrance (S23°40.258’ E31°02.187’). Follow the Ivory Route signposting to the camp. Keep right (S23°40.230’ E31°02.466’) Keep left (S23°39.452’ E31°03.310’) The camp (S23°38.805’ E31°03.602’) is 5 km from the main entrance.

Total distance from Gravelotte is 75 km and approximate driving time is 1 hour.

Directions from Giyani

Leave Giyani on road to Tzaneen R81. 1.5 km after crossing the bridge over the Little Letaba River turn left (S23°54.719’ E30°58.916’) No signpost. Drive 48 km and turn right at four way stop to Phalaborwa. Drive 12 km and turn left on a gravel road with a sign for Letaba Ranch (S23°40.958’ E30°59.604’) Pass through the gate and follow the road for 5km to the Reserve main entrance (S23°40.258’ E31°02.187’). Follow the Ivory Route signposting to the camp. Keep right (S23°40.230’ E31°02.466’) Keep left (S23°39.452’ E31°03.310’) The camp (S23°38.805’ E31°03.602’) is 5 km from the main entrance.

Total distance from Giyani is 75 km and approximate driving time is 1 hour.