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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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Sable Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Toro Yaka Bush Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A well run private lodge with exceptional friendly staff, great family service in an awesome location. The food is great, rooms are luxurious with a great infinity pool. The guides are very knowlegable and friendly. Great place to go with family or friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Toro Yaka for two nights on our first trip to South Africa. A friend of ours had stayed in a nearby lodge, but the price was much more expensive. Nevertheless, our time in the Balule game reserve exceeded expectations and then some. HOSPITALITY Toro Yaka is an incredibly friendly lodge. The staff there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TripAdvisor reviews of Toro Yaka are full of superlatives. Justifiably so. 'Life-changing'? A stay here on your 'before you die' list is not far from it. It leaves an indelible impression. Personal welcome, personable staff, superb location, superb accommodation. Relaxation, value. Great food, great thought, great imagination. Fantastic game drives, fantastic wildlife. Education, understanding, values. 4 days, should have stayed... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toro Yaka is the place that you want to go to. This feels like a home. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. It’s a great price for all that you get. The price of one day includes all meals. The rooms are very spacious and designed very well. They are complete with mosquito netting and two showers. One of... More 

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Sevenoaks, Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why is Toro Yaka SO good?: You get right up to the animals & I mean 'stroking' distance! Steve or Tom drive you completely 'Off piste', no queuing up in a stream of LandRovers to be radioed in - they Know (along with Herbert or Goodman) where to look. Food was amazing Nicole, I honestly never expected it to be... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I spent 3 days at Toro Yaka this February 2015. The lodge grounds and our room exceeded our expectations; so beautiful, so clean, and such a wonderful quiet location surrounded by elephants, monkeys, birds and warthogs from time to time. The food was AMAZING - every single meal! And the game drives were incredible. Our guide -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the very moment of our arrival to our reluctant departure some 4 days later, we were treated just like members of the family by Steve & Nicole and their wonderful staff. Tom (at the wheel) and Ridwell (in the "bait" seat) were expert guides who found us an amazing array of the local wildlife - no big cats this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Toro Yaka, between 20-24/03/2014 and we definitely wished we had stayed a couple of days more! ROOMS: The rooms are even better than the photos show. Absolutely clean, spacious and comfortable. FOOD: We can not express in words how much we liked the food! Every day a different dish and at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have visited a few lodges in South Africa - but again I must say that Toro Yaka is just the best out there! I absolutely love the privacy and whole set up of the Lodge. The rooms are beautiful with an outside shower and a terrace overlooking the waterhole. The food is divine! Thanks again for the Boma Mike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

My Husband and myself together with our son and daughter in law stayed at Toro Yaka in Dec, brilliant experience all round. We were made to feel welcome from when we drove in to driving out again . We had exceptional service, everyone gave 100%. Game drives were great, got to see Pel's Fishing Owls, right on the top of... More 

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