We spent in Toro Yaka five days in August 2012. It was really the most delightful moment of our holidays through South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The location is perfect to taste the environment of Kruger National Park biosphere: we had zebras, giraffes, impalas and kudus in Toro yaka garden. It was like being on a documentary set!
Nicole and Steve, the owners and managers, made us really feeling at home, the accomodation was very clean and comfortable, the staff at Toro Yaka is incredibly warm and professional and everything was perfect.
Nicole is an excellent chef and Steve a great and skilled guide to lead you through the park, looking for wild animals.
And in the end, last but not least, I was travelling with my daughter, who suffers from coeliac disease and the cuisine was perfect for her as Nicole was able to prepare everything, even the gluten free bread, muffins and wonderful desserts.
I would recommend this place to everyone travveling to Kruger National Park, also if you have special dietary requirements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owner/Manager team Steve & Nicole Baillie would like to invite you to visit Toro Yaka Bush Lodge. This special lodge is nestled in the heart of the Balule Nature Reserve, a 38 000 hectare conservancy, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. ToroYaka means “My Dream” in Northern Sotho, one of South Africa’s local languages, and the creation of Toro Yaka Bush Lodge has fulfilled the dreams of Steve and Nicole, by establishing a haven of peace and tranquility from which to share their passion for nature. The lodge has been designed in a modern elegant style, with a relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to sit back, relax and feel at home. The six en-suite double rooms ensure tranquility and comfort at all times. Steve has spent more than a decade sharing his knowledge and love for the bush with clients from all over the world at luxury game lodges throughout South Africa. Nicole is a qualified holistic massage therapist and takes care of all the tiny details. Together with the Toro Yaka Staff, they will ensure your stay to be a memorable one. Balule is home to a large variety of plants and animals. From the smallest spider to the largest elephant, from the tiniest flower to a 1000 year old Leadwood tree, owls at night and eagles by day, every aspect of the ecosystem is explored. The Olifants River, which flows year round through the Balule, is home to hippos and crocodiles, and the whole area is one of scenic splendor, with the northern tip of the Drakensberg mountain range being visible from many points. Together with all of this, Toro Yaka Bush Lodge offers you good home cooked food, friendly service, warm South African Hospitality and loads of enthusiasm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Toro Yaka Bush Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park