Letaba Ranch Game Reserve

The 42 000 hectare Letaba Ranch Game Reserve lies just north of Phalaborwa on the border of the Kruger National Park

Limpopo Game and Nature ReservesThe Letaba Ranch Game Reserve

The 42 000 hectare Letaba Ranch Game Reserve lies just north of Phalaborwa on the border of the Kruger National Park.

The border between Letaba and the Kruger National Park is unfenced, allowing wildlife that includes the Big 5 to wander unhindered through the African bush.

Letaba Ranch Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park conservation area, is particularly well known for sightings of elephant and buffaloes, and the mighty Letaba River that flows through the reserve provides a shelter to any number of hippos and crocodiles. Letaba, which means ‘river of sand’ in Sotho, is an apt description for the giver of life that provides an essential watering hole for animals on Letaba Ranch Game Reserve.

The best opportunities for spotting game usually exist along rivers, and Letaba is no exception, particularly as one of the river’s highlights is intermittent galleries of forest thick with sycamore figs, tambotis and sausage trees. You are more likely to spot the elusive leopard along a river bed, so keeping to the river is your best bet.

The Mtomeni Camp, based in the Letaba reserve, is part of The African Ivory Route - a particularly beautiful alternative that extends for 2 000 kilometres in an arc across the Limpopo Province, the northern reaches of South Africa. Its history lies in the paths taken by early ivory hunters and gold traders that criss-crossed those migratory routes adopted by elephants. Today 54 nature reserves combine into a wilderness that gives visitors who use the route an inspirational journey across mountain ranges, African bush and endless vistas.

Popular Activities near Letaba Ranch Game Reserve

Mtomeni Wilderness Trail


Letaba Ranch, despite sounding like a privately owned game park, is a 42 000 hectare provincial park run by the Limpopo Tourism Agency. The unfenced reserve borders the Kruger National Park and is particularly well known for sightings of...

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Malopeni 4x4 Trail


The Malopeni 4x4Trail is one of the routes offered by the Kruger National Park, which continues to be one of the top safari destinations of the world. The trail is only two kilometres from Ba-Phalaborwa; starting at the Phalaborwa Gate, continuing...

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Luvuvhu 4x4 Trail


In Phalaborwa, Limpopo, is the start of the challenging Luvuvhu 4x4 Trail, which follows the western border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and ends at Pafuri Gate. This park is one of the world’s top attractions, thanks to its natural...

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