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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I join the chorus of praise. Steve and Nicole are wonderful hosts and provide a personal thoughtful pampering environment. The rooms are beautifully appointment, the beds are are comfortable. The food is amazing and healthful. The game drives allow you to see animals up close. The guide, Tom, was very knowledgable and made the drives an exciting yet relaxing experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A totaly unique place with excellent food ,accomodation and game viewing. All thanks to the fantastic hosts(Steve and Nicole) and their personel. The food was prepared to perfection everyday and made our stay a very special experience.

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Lincoln UK
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing to add to the other reviews. Everything is superb from the greeting on arrival by all the staff, to the rooms and the food and the pool, and the bar and, and, and. The game drives and walks were incredible, the big 5 seen in 2 days and the highlight was over a dozen elephants having a... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed at Toro Yaka for 8 nights at the end of June/early July. Our stay was fabulous. We had two rooms; one with a king size bed and the other with two singles. Toro Yaka is an owner-operated lodge and owners Steve and Nicole, along with their staff, do an excellent job. The lodge is a small lodge,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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