Discovering Letaba, Satara and Olifants Area


Discover the Mopaniveld area of Kruger Park. With detailed descriptions and maps of game viewing routes between Letaba, Satara, Olifants and Phalaborwa Gate as well as the types of wildlife in the area.
  • Jackals on the run. G Cooke

    Engelhard Dam

    The best way to experience Engelhard Dam is along the S62, which runs east off the Letaba-Mopani Road just after Letaba River Bridge and along

  • Letaba Area

    The area around Letaba has long been a site of human habitation. Archaeologists believe that some of the first Bantu-speaking people moving into southern

  • Elephant calf

    Elephant calf getting nudged along by mom

    Letaba to Mopani

    There is a single main road linking Letaba and Mopani camps, but there are a number of detours off this road including the Tsendze Loop and the Nshawu

  • Hyena and Pup

    Hyena and Pup. G Cooke

    Letaba to Mozambique

    The route between Letaba Camp and the Mozambique border post of Giriyondo includes the main Mopani Camp road (H1-6) and the Giriyondo Road (H15)

  • Letaba to Olifants

    There are two main choices travelling between Letaba and Olifants. These are the main Letaba-Olifants tar road (H1-5) and the slightly longer Letaba

  • Elephant and calf at river. G Cooke

    Elephant and Calf at River at Sun-down. G Cooke

    Olifants Area

    The landscape south of Olifants is unique to this part of Kruger, Olifants rugged veld is a rocky, wooded habitat that is a combination of knob-thorn

  • Letaba River. Hilton Barber

    Phalaborwa to Letaba

    The main route between Phalaborwa Gate and Letaba is the H-9 past Masorini. Alternatively one can take the S131 dust road, a road of featureless

  • Mopani Worm.

    Mopani Worm. Brett Hilton-Barber

    Phalaborwa to Mopani

    The most direct route between Phalaborwa and Mopani is the H14, which is also the main access road to Shimuwini and Boulders Camps. The longer route

  • Sable Ram

    Sable Ram. G Cooke

    Phlaborwa Gate Area

    The character of northern Kruger is entirely different from that of the south. This is because of the drier climate and the dominance of one main

  • Bat-earred Fox Pup

    Bat-earred Fox Pup. G Cooke

    Tshokwane to Satara

    The earth-shaking roar of a lion can be heard over five kilometres away; the lion's roar is the loudest vocal sound created by any felid

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