We needed a short one day/night stay before heading to Sabi Sands Game Reserve so due to Tora Yaka having such good TA reviews we decided to give it ago.
Location: Situated approx. 1 hour drive from Hoedspruit Airport in the heart of Balule Nature Reserve.
Room: We were allocated the Leopard room which was very spacious & comfortable. The room had air-conditioning, mosquito nets , robes, & spacious bathroom with indoor & outdoor showers.
Facilities: A fab outdoor swimming pool overlooking the nature reserve, bar , indoor & outdoor communal areas for dining & relaxing.
Game Drive: Having only a short stay we opted for the late afternoon game drive in the 4X4 landrover. Unfortunately; we didn't see many animals (nature !) but did have excellent sighting of Giraffe's when we drove along Sable Road when departing.
We also really enjoyed Balule Reserve landscape & terrain. The beautiful river plains were a highlight & the wooded savannah delightful. Watching the bird life was also rewarding.
Food - Fabulous delicious home cooked food.
Staff: All very friendly & happy.
Overall: We were very thankful Nicole organized our laundry to be washed due to a bottle of wine spilling over my hubby's clothes.
Tora Yaka Lodge is extremely welcoming, boutique style, privately owned, small & intimate offering first class food & service.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included