Take a step back in time into the16th century Ottoman Empire and journey through a truly authentic and exotic Turkish delight.

Set on the Koppie across the R21 in the majestic Yadah Castle, that was initially designed as a Moroccan Castle, you will find this treasure trove, owned by Ghokan and Vanessa Hacisuleyman, he is Turkish and she is South African with Lebanese roots they make a formidable team. They met while working on luxury cruise ships, got married and the rest is history. They have been hard at work every since building their own empire. Ala Turka started off as a humble 80 seater restaurant in Garsfontein , they then moved to Irene Mall where they stayed for 6 years and finally found happiness in their castle where dreams are constantly becoming a reality.

This themed restaurant offers a unique dining experience. The delectable Turkish dishes are made from only the finest and often imported ingredients. The interior is as exotic as the food. With priceless antiques and art adorning the walls, beautiful Moroccan and Turkish lamps hanging from the ceilings and your choice of table and chairs or the traditional ottomans where you can kick off your shoes and relax and enjoy your platters of food, surrounded by rich colours that remind you of far off and exotic destinations, the odd drape gentle blowing in a breeze and emotive Eastern music adding to the ambience.

You can be forgiven for thinking you are inside Topkapi Palace as your eyes wonder past magnificent belly dancers to the hammam on the other side of the terraced gardens, inviting you to embark on a magical exploration in a serene and tranquil environment.


This is the type of spot where you book with your friends for a day to enjoy all the spoils and pampering . Four years in the making this hammam takes you on an unforgettable journey. Turkish baths are a must visit in Turkey so to have our very own one makes it extra special for us. During the time of the Ottoman Empire they were frequented by Sultans , they are now used by everyone. The kese is used to removed dead skin cells and you receive a massage afterwards. You have the choice of 7 different spa journeys here, touching on experiences from all 7 continents.

One of the five sensory lounges overlooks the beautiful indoor pool with its mosaic tiled walls or you can sit in the private garden and enjoy a cocktail while relaxing in the jacuzzi.

Yadah Castle and its hammam spa have captured the true essence of Ottoman hospitality, creating an unforgettable experience with the friendly service and scrumptious menu. You will leave with memories that will last forever

(012) 662 – 4314