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Reviewed 17 December 2018

We stayed at Toro Yaka for four nights and we had the best time ever. Nicole and the team are doing an amazing job. The food is sensational and the lodge is located in the beautiful Balule Nature reserve. Mike, our scout, was just fantastic and we enjoyed every single bush walk/safari. Just perfect!

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Philipp K
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Extremely impressed with Nicole's hospitality and the excellent service and attention provided by her staff. Each member of staff knew their guests names and were always friendly and polite, an excellent example of customer service and attention. Food was excellent throughout our stay and Nicole and her staff really do make the effort to make you welcomed and feel at home. Surroundings and lodges are peaceful and the whole complex very clean. Mike, the game ranger is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and clearly has a passion for the environment and wild life. The actual game drives we took part in yielded little other than some elephants and giraffes, however there are no guarantees that you will sight all of the big five so be prepared to accept that you are visiting a natural unfenced area. If you are looking for a relaxing few days in comfortable and first class accommodation with superb hospitality then look no further than Nicole and her excellent team.

Room tip: Corner lodges offer views oacross the landscape.
Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank BRINGRIFF8
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 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 was very cosy and the rooms were great. Fenceless, it allowed us to feel like part of the bush, and we always had cute impalas greet us in the mornings!

Nicole and her staff made us feel so at home with their impeccable hospitality and service. Making friends with the other guests from various parts of the world and always enjoying meals together, this was a really nice gesture to make us feel like a big family.

The game drives were just simply a phenomenal experience for us as it was our first ever experience to be so close to the wild animals. Our guide Michael was so awesome, going above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience. His knowledge is vast, in our opinion he’s the best guide anyone could have!

The food was outstanding, really fantastic. Every meal was a different experience which I as a foodie, look forward to all the time. A lot of thought was clearly put into the menu of the guests. Amazingly delicious yet balanced and wholesome food.

Without a doubt, we would recommend the lodge to anyone visiting the reserve. And I’m sure we will be back again soon!

Very well done Nicole and Team!
Thank you for making our honeymoon so perfect!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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toroyakabushlodge, Manager at Toro Yaka Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

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 14 November 2018

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 sockets conveniently placed to reach without crawling under the furniture and a bush view from a private deck.
It is a pity that the game drives are not included in the rate
The three meals per day were tasty, well presented and served at the table.

Room tip: Rooms on ends have better view
Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank pieter444
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toroyakabushlodge, Manager at Toro Yaka Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 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 guide, very knowledgeable and provided us with many a great conversation throughout our stay.

What was great as well was that you felt like you were friends, not guests, as Amore, Mike, Steve and Nicole would often eat and chat with you.

Will definately be back at some point

John + Megan (++adam + aimee)

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank John M
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