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Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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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.
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Hoedspruit Airport18 km
Phalaborwa Airport40 km
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our very first time in South Africa. We scooted here immediately after our wedding. Once into the lodge, we felt so relaxed and comfortable, simply great for both of us to unwind after the hectic wedding. The lodge not only looks beautiful, it...More

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Response from toroyakabushlodge, Manager at Toro Yaka Bush LodgeResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review June. We loved meeting you both and we wish you all the very best for your future together. Warm Bush Regards, Team Toro Yaka

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The rave reviews of Toro Yaka are very well deserved! My husband and I spent 4 nights of our honeymoon here, and wish we had extended our stay! Communication from the beginning was exceptional, and from the minute we arrived, we knew we were in...More

Thank BonL_19
Reviewed 4 days ago

Exceptional friendly and personal service. All the staff knew all the guests by name. The game ranger was surprisingly knowledgeable on game, birds and trees with amazing ability to spot game and birds The rooms have an open air shower are well equipped with sufficient...More

Thank pieter444
Response from toroyakabushlodge, Manager at Toro Yaka Bush LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. For 2019 we will be offering the option of and all inclusive rate. Regards, The Toro Yaka Team

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed as 2 couples at the end of August and were truely amazed at pretty much everything the lodge had to offer. - Staff were amazing, attentive and friendly. - Food was fantastic! Still think about the banana bread now. - Mike was a great...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a wonderful 4 night stay at Toro Yaka and we loved every minute of it. Whenever we arrived at the lodge there was always someone waiting to greet us which is a lovely gesture. The drives with Michael were amazing - his knowledge...More

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11 July 2017|
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Response from NicoleBaillie | Property representative |
Yes, we do accommodate a vegetarian diet.
Bridget D
7 January 2017|
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Response from NicoleBaillie | Property representative |
Hello Bridget, Thank you for the enquiry. All our safari activities (game drives and bush walks) are conducted in the Balule Nature Reserve. We can organise days trip stop the Kruger National Park if you like. The Closest... More
Room Tips
"Rooms on ends have better view"
4 days ago
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"All the rooms were super. We had the elephant room, which directly overlooked the watering hole."
2 Mar 2018
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"The Elephant room has views over the watering hole and a private balcony"
16 Oct 2017
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"We enjoyed staying in Elephant."
14 Oct 2017
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