We had such an amazing stay at Toro Yaka that I actually cried when we left! Staying at Toro Yaka was such an amazing experience for us - we could not have asked for any better anywhere else in the world! The staff are fantastic and it is run by two of the most passionate people one could hope to find. This holiday had everything - amazing animals, FANTASTIC food (still raving about it) and absolute peace and tranquility.
Steve is so passionate about the bush that it is almost impossible not to get excited about your surroundings and each game drive brought something new - which is not an easy thing to do over a 6 day stay!
Nicole is an amazing cook and each meal was fantastic - we haven't eaten this well anywhere in the world! I also had a massage which was brilliant.
We cannot rave about Toro Yaka, Nicole, Steve and the staff enough - we spent the remainder of our holiday planning the next visit!
This is one of the frontrunners in SA hospitality and an amazing example of what SA has to offer - all we can say is go and visit - you will be so glad you did!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Toro Yaka Bush Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve