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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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Corwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

This was my second trip to Toro Yaka and my partners first.  This lodge does not dissapoint, when we arrived we was warmly greeted by Nicole, Tom and Clara, it felt like we were being welcomed home.  When we arrived we were shown around our gorgeous room (Elephant room) by Tom who explained everything we needed to know.  Steve and...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Worth every hour's travel, worth every penny. Our second visit this year and like a windfall you just have to spend, the memories of our first visit were burning a hole in our pocket. We had to go back. 8000 miles away but so close. Simply the best. Thanks so much Steve, Nicole and your wonderful staff. Until next time.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We needed a short one day/night stay before heading to Sabi Sands Game Reserve so due to Tora Yaka having such good TA reviews we decided to give it ago. Location: Situated approx. 1 hour drive from Hoedspruit Airport in the heart of Balule Nature Reserve. Room: We were allocated the Leopard room which was very spacious & comfortable. The...

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5Thank Ellemay
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Toro Yaka is a fantastic place and a good way to be introduced in Africa safari. The owners, Nivole and Steve take care of everthing, to garantee a great stay. Nicole has also many tips that help you to plan your trip. The staff is lovely. Take how many game safaris you can and talk to Tomas, the guide. He...

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1Thank Ana T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We chose Toro Yaka because of the reviews it received from TA and it's only fair that we pass on the good news to other readers of these reviews. The place really is outstanding and every one of the 5 Star reviews gets it spot on and I don't need to repeat praise about the place. Read the reviews and...

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2Thank Tom B
Luanda, Angola
Reviewed 24 October 2015

A dream !!!! Amazing cook, amazing rooms, pool, view, camp, staff, everything is so perfect, it's unbelievable... Nicole and Steve are so kind and attentive; sadely too short :) Unforgetable experience

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Westerham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We recently spent three days at Toro Yaka. From the moment we arrived we were made incredibly welcome. We did the morning and late afternoon jeep safaris with Steve. He was an extremely knowledgeable guide regarding all the animals and birds and it was a particular advantage that he is one of the few guides in Balule qualified to drive...

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portchester
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

What a place Nicole and Steve have created here. The staff are all very good and can't do enough for you. Rooms, food, company and safaris were all excellent. We didn't manage to see a leopard but saw all the other members of the big five plus more. The best thing is how up close and personal you get to...

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Steve is the most passionate, environmentally ethical guide we have met and his knowledge is amazing. Nicole is just as amazing with her attention to every detail with the accommodation, service and sublime 6 star menu. It is very, very personal, with only 6 beautiful suites accommodating up to 12 guests. We loved the outdoor shower,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

From the amazing greeting when you arrive to the (in my case) tearfull departure you are in for something amazing. Nicole is a wizard in the Kitchen. And the game drives are amazing. It is important however not to have expectations of game viewing as these are wild animals with their own agendas..... however when you do see game its...

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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 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 16,625 - ₹ 16,822 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park
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