Learning more about the Kruger National Park’s big tuskers has just become much more interesting. The famous Letaba Elephant Hall recently re-opened with a bunch of new and refreshed features.
If you’re travelling in the Kruger National Park and passing Letaba Rest Camp, a visit to the iconic Letaba Elephant Hall is simply a must. Here several exhibits, including the real-life skulls and tusks of some of Kruger’s most well-known grey giants, will captivate your mind. Yearly, some 100,000 visitors add this educational activity to their must-do list.
What can you expect?
- Display panels have been redesigned to better visitors’ visual experience.
- The ivories of each of the park’s legendary Magnificent Seven tuskers are on show. SANParks aptly describes these as priceless treasures.
- A new lighting system makes it easier for visitors to read detailed displays and, of course, to take great pictures.
- Informative panels explain how elephants evolved as a species.
- Various colourful displays will answer some of your burning questions: What’s so special about elephants’ humongous feet? How long do they live? How big are they really in comparison to us humans? What do their teeth look like?
- The exhibition highlights the work of conservationists to protect the world’s largest mammal against poachers.
- Other renovations and refurbishments include new flooring, cabinets and landscaping.
After nine weeks of hard work, the Letaba Elephant Hall has been converted into an international icon, says SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni. “Our gratitude goes to our sponsors, the University of the Sunshine Coast and the SANParks Honorary Rangers for their determination, financial contribution and man hours.”
Good to know
- Entrance to the Letaba Elephant Hall is free of charge, but daily conservation fees apply when entering the Kruger National Park; Wild members free.
- Contact Letaba Rest Camp for more information: +27 (0)13 735 6636/7