From R4000 PPS

Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

From R4000 PPS



Toro Yaka, which means "My Dream" in Northern Sotho, is a one-of-a-kind lodge situated in the unforgettably pristine Bushveld of Balule, a 30 000 hectare nature conservancy in the Greater Kruger National Park area. Set apart from others by its seclusion, intimacy, and privacy, Toro Yaka allows nature lovers to experience wildlife at close proximity.

The lodge has been designed for true bush elegance and combines personal service and closeness to nature. The four air-conditioned, private en-suite double rooms ensure tranquillity and comfort at all times. The cuisine is a fusion of European and traditional African, prepared mostly outdoors over an open fire.

Animals can be viewed at the water hole from the swimming pool deck, and there is an abundance of bird life in and around the lodge. Bush activities are accompanied by a professional field guide. The Olifants River, which flow all year-round through Balule, is home to crocodiles and hippos. This is also an area of great scenic splendour, with the Northern Drakensberg mountain range being visible from most points.

Toro Yaka is Owner managed by husband and wife team, Steve and Nicole, who will personally ensure your stay to be something to remember. Four en-suite double or twin rooms equipped with air conditioners, overhead fans, and mosquito nets. Beautiful English Colonial decor, all under thatch, ensures luxury but fitting accommodation. Game viewing from your room or wooden deck in front of your room is an added bonus. The pool deck, dining room, and entertainment area all overlook a waterhole to watch animals at your leisure. A spotlight gives you the opportunity to view animals at night. A sparkling freshwater pool is a welcome sight in summer. Toro Yaka's Boma is where you will experience true "Bush cuisine" next to the campfire.

The only way to feel the pulse of the bush is through your feet. Morning bush walks give you the opportunity to get close to nature, and afternoon Sundowner drives, extending into the night, afford potential sightings of nocturnal animals. Bird watching is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the area! Sundowners is always a special occasion. Bush picnics and Bush dinners will be arranged on request. Spend time at your leisure at the lodge watching animals come to drink, or catch up on you're reading or distress with a relaxing massage.


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Double or Twin Rooms

Sleeps 2
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Four en-suite double or twin rooms equipped with air conditioners, overhead fans and mosquito nets. Beautiful English Colonial decor, all under thatch, ensures luxury but fitting accommodation.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020       R 5000   R 4000
February 2020       R 5000   R 4000
March 2020       R 5000   R 4000
April 2020       R 5000   R 4000
May 2020       R 5000   R 4000
June 2020       R 5000   R 4000
July 2020       R 5000   R 4000
August 2020       R 5000   R 4000
September 2020       R 5000   R 4000
October 2020       R 5000   R 4000
November 2020       R 5000   R 4000
December 2020       R 5000   R 4000
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Rates last updated: 15 February 2021


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Balule Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, Hoedspruit, 1380

Map Toro Yaka Bush Lodge in Hoedspruit  Valley of the Olifants  Limpopo  South Africa

Guest Comments

Well appointed comfortable rooms. Pleasant, hospitable staff. All meals well presented and most tasty. Enjoyable game drives, a very relaxing Bush Lodge.

Excellent service. Immediately received email confirmation after booking. Toro Yaka made every guest feel special and even catered for personal preferences (food likes/dislikes, allergies, etc.). Will definitely recommend to anyone!

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