Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

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The air-conditioned cottages at Toro Yaka Bush Lodge feature private decks offering an inviting place to enjoy the surrounding nature. Rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and mosquito nets; the spacious rooms also offer insect screens. The en-suite bathrooms offer inside and outside showers, separate toilets and double basins.

The Bush Lodge is in the wildlife-rich Balule Nature Reserve, which is a 39 100 hectare conservancy in the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa, the lodge offers an outstanding safari experience in a haven of peace and tranquillity. The combination of modern elegance with a relaxed atmosphere provides travellers with a comfortable and welcoming place for relaxation. With only six en-suite Chalets, privacy and personal service are ensured.

Guests dine at various venues depending on the weather. Indoor and outdoor dining is on offer which includes the big boma dinners where guests dine under the clear, star-studded sky. Lit by lanterns and with a fire roaring, this makes for an unforgettable dining experience in the bushveld.

Comfortable lounge areas can be found indoors and outdoors offer convenient places for socialising and relaxation. A refreshing swim can be enjoyed in the swimming pool from where passing wildlife can be observed. The gardens indigenous plants and trees are home to an abundance of colourful bird species. Animals who come to the nearby waterhole to quench their thirst can be seen from the communal lodge area and pool deck.

The new morning bush walks provide a unique opportunity to witness and observe nature from a different perspective. Being the best way to experience the African bush, guests participating in these walking safaris learn interesting facts about the mammals, insects, birds and reptiles as well as the savannah ecosystem.

During the adventurous safari drives at Toro Yaka which are in open 4x4 Land Rovers, guests have the chance to encounter Africa's incredible wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs as well as elephants, rhinos and hippos. Bird watching in the Balule Nature Reserve is ideal for more than 250 recorded species. Many birds can be found in the lodge garden itself, including sunbirds, kingfishers, owls, francolins, cuckoos and much more. The diverse habitat of this region which consists of upland forests, riverine forests and bushveld savannah, is home to 80% of South Africa's raptor species. All of the birds namely the Kori Bustard, the Ground Hornbill, the Lappet-faced Vulture, the Pels Fishing Owl, the Martial Eagle and the Saddle-billed Stork, have been recorded here.

Nearby attractions and activities:

  • Kruger National Park
  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Khamai Reptile Park
  • Hot Air Balloon flights
  • Panorama Route
  • Horse Riding
  • White Water Rafting
  • Boat trips on the Blyde Dam or the Olifants River
  • Transfer from Toro Yaka to Mafunyane Tribal Village.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Toro Yaka Bush Lodge

  • Boma
  • Garden Terrace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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