The original idea for our bush lodge began when Nicole decided to create a place where nature could take centre stage. As a bush paradise, the lodge has everything you’d expect from a 5-star retreat: great food, exceptional hospitality, plenty of time spent in untouched nature, and a home away from home style of accommodation, where guests can truly relax and rejuvenate.
Nicole set foot in Toro Yaka for the very first time in 2006.
Now welcoming you, our guests, to a breathtaking bush lodge, nestled in the heart of the Greater Kruger region, where untamed wilderness meets luxurious yet homestyle comfort. Imagine waking up to the symphony of nature, with the sun’s first rays filtering through the ancient trees that surround our lodge. Our stunning accommodation is designed to immerse you in the beauty of the African bushveld while providing all the modern amenities you need for a truly unforgettable experience.
As you step outside, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild. The lodge’s location offers you a front-row seat to the remarkable wildlife that calls this vast expanse home. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, a passionate photographer, or simply seeking a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, our lodge offers something for everyone.
At our bush lodge, you’ll discover a unique blend of serenity, adventure, and luxury, creating the perfect setting for an unforgettable African safari experience. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of the wild or the tranquility of the bush, our lodge is your gateway to the magic of the Greater Kruger.
The staff at Toro Yaka are one of the reasons why time spent here is so rewarding. They spoil guests and ensure that they are always well taken care of. The staff are friendly and helpful, as well as tremendously skilled. From general maintenance and cleaning to running the lodge and preparing exquisite meals, our staff excel at customer service.
Conservation and care for the environment are always at the forefront of our minds. We only use eco-friendly products and we are committed to recycling everything we can. We also take care of the land on which the lodge has been built. Alien plants are removed and we practice mattress packing to prevent soil erosion.
About Nicole and the Team
Nicole is the driving force behind Toroyaka, along with her tight-knit team.
Nicole was born and raised in a city she loves; Pretoria. There she qualified as a reflexologist, massage therapist, and kinesiologist. When the opportunity to work at a game lodge came her way, she started a life that couldn’t be more different from the one she knew! It didn’t take long for Nicole to fall head over heels in love with the bush and she has never looked back.