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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at Toro Yaka for 4 nights at the end of my trip. Was Excellent. Was greeted personally & very warmly on arrival. Steve & Nicole the owners treat you like a family member. Nicole is an EXCELLENT Cook, her home made meals were Better than any restaurant I ate in South Africa. Its a very quite place to relax.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at Toro Yaka in May of this year for 4 wonderful days and nights. It was a perfect way to cap off our SA trip. From the moment you arrive at Toro Yaka Nicole, Steve and the team make you feel so welcome and at home. The lodge itself is luxurious without being pretentious with... More 

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UK
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at ToroYaka Steve and Nicole made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, the individual attention and care is outstanding. Nicole is an excellent chef her meals were all delicious and well presented. Steve is very knowledgeable in flora, fauna, and the environment and we enjoyed... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to fly in from Johannesburg to Hoetspruit. The driver was on time and had us at the Lodge in 40mins. We where warmly greeted by Steve and the check in was hassle free. Tom and Ridwell our guiding gurus had us staring at a male leopard a mere hour after check-in. That set the bar and we had... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toro Yaka is a true gem and if you are reading this review, I highly recommend you stay here. Nicole and Steve are wonderful hosts and provide an amazing experience. The lodge has 6 rooms and the smaller size makes this place more enjoyable. The meals are healthy, delicious, and homemade. The homemade rusks (biscuits) were yummy. It was very... More 

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Atlanta, Ga Usa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most impressive part of Toro Yaka is their attention to detail and personal service, from the moment you are greeted at the lodge until you take your leave. Steve and Nicole are excellent hosts and Nicole's food is equal in quality to the game drives. This feels very intimate and yet, it clearly took a lot of planning, forethought... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Toro Yaka! We were greeted warmly and cared for kindly throughout the whole stay. Nicole is a gourmet cook and really spoiled us. Steve is quite knowlegeable and interesting to listen to. The staff went out of their way to ensure every need was met in a most friendly manner. The atmosphere was so... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have visited this fabulous establishment with family and friends four times during the past six months. In each case, we and our guests have been incredibly impressed with Steve and Nicole's warm hospitality and love for the African bush. The unique combination of a small lodge in a private reserve that has such attentive hosting is one that you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

From the moment you arrive you just know you will be pampered. The setting is relaxing, calm and unpretentious. Nicole will do whatever to prepare your food to the finest detail and according to your specific requirements. The staff was attentive and friendly. Setting perfect for a bush experience, the waterhole attracts wildlife often during the day. Rooms are comfortable... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We spent wonderful relaxing and impressive hours at this friendly and personal lodge. We planned to go on the sunset safari and were so impressed that we had to go on the morning safari as well. So we saw 4 of the Big Five on two game drives!

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