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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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Sable Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent value-for-money bush lodge stay. A small lodge accommodating a max of 8 guests. Nicole and Steve will warmly welcome you and make you feel like you are staying with friends. Food is excellent and of a quality comparable to the best high-end lodges. Nicole even baked delicious gluten free bread for me which was really appreciated!... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Toro Yaka for 3 days/3 nights (myself, 21 yr old son, 19 yr old daughter), travelling from New York and North Carolina for our first safari excursion and 2nd trip to South Africa. Hospitality and accomodation provided by the owners Steve and Nicole was 5 star, but price was not, so extremely good value for the money.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop on our honeymoon trip, and easily the most memorable and brilliant experience of our lives. The first thing that I want to discuss (that may come as a surprise to most) is food - Nicole claims to be a 'home cook still learning' - she needs to reconsider her introduction as the food we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. Just a nice size place, great food great staff. Saw some amazing things on the game drive, really knowledgable guide and spotter putting us right on the animals every time. Thanks Nicole, Steve and Mike - so awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toro Yaka exceeded all expectations on all fronts. The accommodation is in a tranquil bush setting with a beautiful pool and deck. So peaceful that if you are lucky...the sound of lions can be heard in the early mornings! Food and wine is the best we have experienced in Africa so far and we couldn't wait to see what each... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

An amazing experience from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The hosts, Steve and Nicole are passionate about the animals and this makes staying at toro yaka so special. The game drives and bush walks are brilliant and very informative. Nicole's cooking is far too good! All the staff are welcoming and friendly. I am planning a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Toro Yaka is an incredible place. We stayed for three nights based on the great tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The game drives were amazing. We saw elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and many more animals. Steve and Michael both do an incredible job with the game drives. Steve has such an intricate knowledge of the bush and his love... More

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Kent, England
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had 3 nights at Toro Yaka and wish we could have stayed longer! The bush lodge is in an incredible private game reserve with spacious luxury rooms that are hard to leave at 6am to go out on a drive! The team headed by owners Steve & Nicole are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble and they... More

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Union, New Jersey
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16 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived at Toro Yaka in early July. From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly by the owner, Nicole. After a rundown of the place, we were taken to our home for the next 5 days. Couldn't have asked for more. This place was great. Rustic looking, yet extremely comfortable. Don't let looks fool you. The bed was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked a last minute holiday at Toro Yaka as I have always wanted to see big game and the trip didn't disappoint. Toro Yaka offers luxury accommodation in the middle of the bush so you get all the excitement of being in the middle of the action with the luxury. Heaven! I can't recommend highly enough. Everything was pretty... 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): $
Also Known As:
Toro Yaka Bush Lodge South Africa/Balule Private Game Reserve

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