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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just visited Toro Yaka for a weekend, it was AMAZING!! If you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful and boutique experience then you can’t do any better. Nicole is the owner and offers awesome, personalized stay - you will feel like the only guest! She is highly professional, her whole team is the same - not intrusive but everything is thought of and no intrusion.

Our game ranger was George, just brilliant - knowledgeable, kind and amazing personality.

Food - brilliant and fresh!
Rooms - very clean, very fresh and comfortable.

The size of this Lodge, very small, is what makes it - you feel home. An absolute winner!

We will be back to Toro Yaka many times, thanks Nicole and Team!! See you again!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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toroyaka2006, Manager at Toro Yaka Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you Philisiwe,
We really enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to seeing you agin.
Nicole

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge is the most beautiful place we’ve been while travelling in South Africa.
Everyone was so kind with us! We stayed there for only 2 nights and wish we could have stayed more...
Nicole welcomed us so warmly and always prepared delicious meals even though François had so many allergies! Thank you Nicole and to all of your crew !

The room, the outside shower, the pool ... Paradise on earth...
Mike was amazing, taking us 2 times per day on safaris! He taught us a lot about wild life, and thanks to him, few days later, on a self drive game in the Kruger we managed to stay calm when nervous elephants crossed our road. We simply followed his advices and the elephant changed his mind about attacking us, fortunately ! We loved Mike !

And of course they planned all together everything in advance and so delicately that I was in shock when my boyfriend proposed in middle of the savanna ! Nicole prepared and amazing picnic and was so thoughtful of everything, the champagne and roses ... Of course I said yes! ... and our beautiful adventure continued in South Africa.

Toro yaka will always have a special place in our hearts <3 we WILL come back !

François & Alev

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank AlevG74
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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 good hands. From the large comfortable & clean rooms, amazing food, excellent hospitality and of course the incredible game drives, everything was absolutely fantastic! We now understand the addiction of safaris, and are now dreaming of when we can come back! Thank you to Toro Yaka and the amazing staff for making our honeymoon so special!

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank BonL_19
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We didn't have any idea what to expect before arriving here. We booked our safari through our travel agent and were happy to see what luck brought... Well we were pleasantly surprised with the level of professionalism, friendliness and the great comfort that we encountered as we entered the premise. Then to top it off we had the best game drives possible.. The knowledge that both Michael and Steve had was so reassuring on the drives and we even did a walking safari where we encountered elephantsl, giraffes and zebras to name a few. Each drive was eventful and exciting. Each meal was delicious and worthy of top notch restaurant quality with a home made feel. The staff were beyind nice and pleasant...and Nicole made us feel part of the family... Don't even think about it twice. Book book book. Highly recommend this place.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We chose to spend 6 nights at Toro Yaka and I’m so glad that we did.

The lodge - ticks all the boxes. There is a pool for the hotter days which looks over a watering hole where you will see all sorts of wildlife passing by - including a elephants! The rooms where comfortable and a good size with 2 showers (one outside and one inside) and a balcony. The outside shower is a fantastic feature allowing you to view the night sky and look at the stars while you wash. The bed was comfortable and also had a mosquito net, however the lodge is also sprayed with insect repellent.

Staff - made you feel like family. By the end of our stay the lodge felt like home. Nothing was ever too much trouble and a fantastic guest experience was provided.

Food - outstanding. Nicole clearly puts a lot of thought into every meal. Breakfasts were hearty with a choice of cooked food, waffles and cereals. Lunch was usually something lighter such as quinoa and dinner was a 3 course delight. Nicole said what’s the point of eating something if you don’t enjoy it, and we couldn’t agree more!

Game drives - addictive. Mike was an excellent guide who went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experiences. His knowledge about the animals and the reserve is phenomenal. Being our first safari we have nothing to compare to, however there won’t be a better guide than Mike out there.

We would come back here without hesitation and cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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