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  Toro Yaka Bush Lodge - Activities

Photographing a Leopard Tortoise
Watching Rhino
Watching Elephant
Watching Lion
Bird Watching
Bush walk
Afternoon game
Bush walk (Steve showing bones)
On game drive


  Safari Activities

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 4x4 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.
  Massage Treatments
  Spoil yourself with a relaxing massage to round the day off.  Nicole is a qualified therapist and has been doing massage work for over 10 years.
Toroyaka Bush Lodge

Massage treatments on offer include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish massage
  • Indian Head massage

Nicole is also qualified in Kinesiology and The Reconnection (level 3).

  Other Activities within the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere include
  1. The Kruger National Park
  2. Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  3. Khamai Reptile Park
  4. Hot Air Balloon flights.
  5. The Panorama Route.
  6. Horse Riding.
  7. White Water Rafting
  8. Boat trips on the Blyde Dam or the Olifants River
  9. Mafunyane Tribal Village
South African Birding
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