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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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Sable Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Toro Yaka! Such a lovely setting in the bush with a very simple but attractive layout. Lovely infinity pool with views down to the waterhole and some game sitings, and lots of different and comfortable places to sit & relax. The rooms are very luxurious and stylish - we especially loved the outdoor showers! Nicole's cooking was superb,... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! I've been on five other safaris in Africa (in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa -- another lodge near Kruger), and this was by far the nicest, most intimate game lodge I've ever stayed in. What a wonderful way for my husband to experience his first safari! Toro Yaka is absolutely lovely, with enough space for chatting with... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to look no further for your next safari destination. Toro Yaka is a special place…very special…dare I say magical. Nicole and Steve run the lodge flawlessly with the precision and attention to detail of a surgeon. Nicole handles all of the hospitality matters and Steve takes care of the bush activities…they both make you feel comfortable and at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed two nights at Toro Yaka ( you need to stay longer!) Steve, Nicole, Tom, Ridwell, Goodman, Kira and the girls made us feel like we were part of their extended family. They were extremely helpful & friendly. We were in the 'Rhino Room', it was spacious, clean and had everything you needed for a short stay. The food... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In a recent trip to South Africa we stayed for 4 days at Toro Yaka which is a private concession adjacent to Kruger National Park. Toro Yaka is a small private residence taking approximately 8-10 guests which is run by a husband and wife team of Steve & Nicole Baillie. Steve takes all of the game drives himself with Mike... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Im going to start the review with my last memory of the lodge. It was about 10:30 and we had just finished breakfast after a stunning bush drive where we were tracking a large male Lion which was an amazing experience in its self, but then the reality that we were at the end of our time with Nicole, Steve,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the 7th time we have been with Steve and Nicole and the staff. It is a dream to stay their. Everything is perfect and special. the Bush is beautiful and peaceful. When you have ones been at TOROYAKA you will come back. 👍😍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What an amazing bush experience! The game drives were amazing, the ranger was knowledgeable and experienced and the drives were very informative. We came very close to the animals, an exciting experience that you will not likely get anywhere else. The staff is very competent and friendly, and the food was also absolutely delicious!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed at Toro Yaka for a very short break and were smitten. Not only is it superb value, the intimate feel and wonderful staff make it a place truly worth visiting again. Rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean while meals are delicious. In our case, even the wildlife was highly cooperative. We didn't get to see a leopard to... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Three nights was not nearly enough! From the moment we arrived I knew that we were in for a treat. Nicole and Shinga (sweet pup) greeted us warmly with lemon iced tea, cool wash cloths and puppy kisses. Nicole gave us a thorough orientation and tour that made us feel immediately at home. We stayed in the Lion room and... More 

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Address: Sable Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Toro Yaka Bush Lodge South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve

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