A lapa is a structure that is popular in South Africa. It usually consists of a thatched roof supported by wooden poles. Lapas are commonly used as semi-open entertainment areas. It is sometimes misspelled as lapha. Lapa can suitably be accepted as a variant of the widely known gazebo.
Lapa in Toro River Lodges is a luxury version of the traditional one. In our lapa you can take a meal or a snack, coffee or tea. Here you can hold a meeting or browse your mobile device. Lapa is the living room of Toro River Lodges, a place of meetings and stories.
In the ancient times a boma was a livestock enclosure, stockade, corral, small fort or a district government office and community. This term is incorporated into many African languages, as well as colonial varieties of English, French and German.
In our version, boma is a place of evening gatherings around the fire, a place to enjoy your dinner in a private environment that is safe and charming. Our Boma provides you with familiar warmth, intimacy, and pleasant time before you go to sleep.
From warm beverages to cold drinks with or without alcohol, our bar is always stocked with carefully chosen refreshments. Our bar is a place for meetings and small talk. Here you can make plans, go through your experiences or just take a break from your daily schedule.
It is not a breakfast, it is not a lunch. Coined in England at the end of the 19th Century, this was always more than a term. Brunch is a way of life for the people that walk, move, and enjoy something active and entertaining.
In South Africa, brunch is a favourite activity of many families. It is globally-distinctive in that the food consumed is light, buffet type but also very carefully chosen. Served with careful thought it is dedicated to provide you with the taste of Africa, and the taste of safari.
Sometimes we have to hurry in the morning to get a glimpse of the wildlife waking up. But, don’t worry! We know that you can’t do all the discoveries of the nature on an empty stomach. That is why our catering is following you everywhere.
Taking the snack break in the middle of savanna is a lovely exerience. By the way, did you know that savannas cover 46% of the territory of South Africa?