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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
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 1 week ago

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

From the second you arrive you feel welcome, met at the entrance by owners Steve and Nichole and their staff .THe accommodation is of a very high standard with an added bonus of an outside shower.despite my specific food requirements Nichole ensured I had plenty to eat of a very high quality.The facilities at the camp are quiet and relaxing... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Husband and I stayed in April 2015 for three days. This was the second time we had stayed at Toro Yaka and – even though we knew what to expect – it was still beyond our wildest dreams. One week after getting back to the UK – even after the overnight flight – I feel restored and uplifted. The mix... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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Hong Kong
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
65 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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53 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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