Toro Yaka Bush Lodge welcomes you to a family experience of a lifetime beyond expectations!
Toro Yaka Bush 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 biosphere. 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 tranquillity 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 tranquillity and comfort at all times.
The Main lodge has been designed to maximize interaction with nature. During winter the warthogs are regular visitors and most nights the bush babies can be seen. The communal area includes indoor and outdoor dining areas, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, and an honesty bar. The Boma offers an African dining experience around an open fire under a starlit sky whilst the 9m swimming pool is a refreshing relief from the summer heat. The gardens’ indigenous trees and flowers attract an abundance of bird species, and animals gathering at the waterhole can be viewed from the communal lodge area and pool deck.
All the rooms are air-conditioned, with ceiling fans, mosquito nets and private decks. The en-suite bathrooms have both inside and outside showers, double basins and separate toilets. They are spacious and comfortable and the insect screens ensure closeness with nature, whilst keeping the insects out.
All our bush activities are done by Steve, who is a professional SKS trails guide, qualified through FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) and has been guiding for the last 14 years at lodges all over South Africa.
Morning bush walks offer a wonderful opportunity to see nature from a different perspective. Steve believes the only way to truly experience the pulse of the African bush is through your feet. Observe how mammals, insects, birds and reptiles, live and inter-act their roles, within the savannah ecosystem. The game drives, in an open 4×4 land rover, give you a good chance to see big game of all varieties. Balule has a very high number of Giraffe. These are exquisite animals to see and form a large part of the diet of our local lion pride. The games drives can be conducted either in the morning or late afternoon. Birding in the Balule Nature Reserve is very rewarding and Steve’s Balule Bird List to date is >250 species long. A large variety of birds are found in Toro Yaka’s garden, including sunbirds, kingfishers, owls, francolins, cuckoo’s and many more. The Region, with its diverse habitat of mountainous forest, riverine forest and bushveld savannah, hosts 80% of the country’s raptor species. All of the birding “Big 6” (Kori Bustard, Ground Hornbill, Lappet faced Vulture, Pels Fishing Owl, Martial Eagle and Saddle billed Stork) have been recorded here.
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