Leonard Henry Ledeboer

Another place of recent historical interest is Ranger Ledeboer's quarters. Leonard Henry Ledeboer came from Holland as a young man in 1888. He hunted elephants with such well-known characters as Frederick Courtney Selous.

In 1919, he became one of the early rangers of the future Kruger National Park, and later relieved “Ou Kat” Coetser at Satara. He retired to Letsitele, where he ran a small store.

His second wife, Anna Maria Christina Ledeboer (née Bindemann) is buried just west of the confluence between the Letaba River and the Makhadzi Spruit. Mrs Ledeboer apparently died unexpectedly of a heart attack or of malaria. The grave is at the end of the 3rd turn off on the S62.

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