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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful and exciting stay! Interesting safari rides with a very professional and skilled guide! He will make sure to make the most out of the safari trips and show you the animals in their natural habitat. They are also very respectful to the animals living in the reserve. The staff are wonderful and will give you excellent...

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1Thank monicazetter
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew that going on Safari in the Greater Kruger National Park was going to be exciting and fun. What I didn't expect was how much I was going to fall in love with the experience. We spent 4 nights here in early December for the first part of our honeymoon on what we thought would be a 'once in...

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1Thank Kate7198
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We spent 10 nights at Toro Yaka In November 16 and had a experience of a lifetime. A very friendly welcome from Nicole on arrival she made us feel very much at home. Our stay at Toro Yaka was everything we could have hoped for from the very comfortable rooms to the fabulous food on offer . The lodge is...

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1Thank Nerys J
Perth, Australia
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is as good as the previous reviews suggested The staff are all very attentive and the food was outstanding . Not only good food but healthy as well. The value fur money here is without doubt and the drives led by Michael were very interesting and informative. We were lucky enough to see 4 of the big 5...

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1Thank june11660
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Our stay at ToroYaka surpassed all our expectations The quality of the accommodation,the cleanliness,the crispness of the bed linen , the attention to detail was exceptional The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. The two BOMA evenings will be forever etched in our memories as will eating in such a romantic location Nicole was a truly great host...

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1Thank Graciethecat
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed November 20, 2016

My husband and I went to Toro Yaka for 3 nights, and frankly we both wished we would have stayed longer. Everything about it is just wonderful. Nicole is kind, friendly, attentive and warm. Qualities that immediately make you feel comfortable and at ease around her. She is there to welcome you when you arrive, along with other members of...

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2Thank sarita1312016
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Perfection is the word to define a stay at this lovely lodge. Besides the charming place itself, full of details that make you feel in the heart of Africa, everything there is about spoiling the guests. From details like Nicole being at the entrance every time one comes back from a game drive to the fact that they wash your...

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2Thank Nora2012_12
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This was our second stay at he lodge and that says a lot because I rarely go back to the same place. This time we came as a family of 5. What a wonderful place. From the welcome to the final goodbye everything was just perfect. Nicole and her staff are so warm and friendly, nothing is too much trouble...

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UK
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Love this place! All the positive reviews speak for themselves. The lodge, the hosts, the food & the ambience are perfection. If you are planning a trip to Balule, this is definitely the place to stay.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

How you get welcomed to Nicole and her crew is already really good. First a little welcome drink and some information. The rooms are amazing. A shower in and outside :) The swimming pool is not really big but perfect for by this accommodation. Great to see the sunset when you are in the swimming pool. The game drives are...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owner/Manager team Steve & Nicole Baillie would like to invite you to visit Toro Yaka Bush Lodge. This special lodge is nestled in the heart of the Balule Nature Reserve, a 38 000 hectare conservancy, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. ToroYaka means “My Dream” in Northern Sotho, one of South Africa’s local languages, and the creation of Toro Yaka Bush Lodge has fulfilled the dreams of Steve and Nicole, by establishing a haven of peace and tranquility from which to share their passion for nature. The lodge has been designed in a modern elegant style, with a relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to sit back, relax and feel at home. The six en-suite double rooms ensure tranquility and comfort at all times. Steve has spent more than a decade sharing his knowledge and love for the bush with clients from all over the world at luxury game lodges throughout South Africa. Nicole is a qualified holistic massage therapist and takes care of all the tiny details. Together with the Toro Yaka Staff, they will ensure your stay to be a memorable one. Balule is home to a large variety of plants and animals. From the smallest spider to the largest elephant, from the tiniest flower to a 1000 year old Leadwood tree, owls at night and eagles by day, every aspect of the ecosystem is explored. The Olifants River, which flows year round through the Balule, is home to hippos and crocodiles, and the whole area is one of scenic splendor, with the northern tip of the Drakensberg mountain range being visible from many points. Together with all of this, Toro Yaka Bush Lodge offers you good home cooked food, friendly service, warm South African Hospitality and loads of enthusiasm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

Address: Sable Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: $248 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Toro Yaka Bush Lodge South Africa/Balule Nature Reserve
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