Toeka se Dae, Limpopo
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The name Bela Bela means 'water that boils' in the local Tswana language.
The R516 to Bela Bela won’t be the same since Toeka se Dae opened some 6km from the town in the foothills of the Waterberg.
Toeka se Dae is an inviting and eccentric roadside attraction – there’s a bar and restaurant, a deli and gift shop, a bakery and biltong bar. Take your pick from a light lunch and large dinner menu, or browse the deli for delicious treats like pickles and preserves, freshly baked bread, wine, cheese and homemade fare.
The décor at Toeka se Dae is wonderfully wacky – corrugated iron walls, road signs turned into tables, tatty but comfy couches. There's a bright orange Shooter Bar, a dance floor, pool tables and a stage for live performances. Outside is a petting zoo for children, featuring pigs, donkeys and rabbits.
Toeka se Dae is a great place to stop for a coffee or meal en route Bela Bela, an historic town and gateway to Limpopo's beautiful Waterberg region. This region has grown rapidly as an eco-tourism destination in the past decade, and is an easy drive from Gauteng. The town is surrounded by game lodges and reserves, conservancies and wilderness areas. This is Big Five country – rugged but gorgeous. The town also serves as an agricultural centre for the surrounding farmlands.
Bela-Bela is named after the healing waters that give the town its name. The hot mineral springs bubble out of the earth at a rate of about 22 000l per hour. Rich in sodium chloride, calcium carbonate and other mineral salts, these waters have healing properties that have long attracted visitors and locals.
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Toeka se Dae
Tel: +27 (0)82 570 7923