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Here we suggest some nearby attractions for a visit in Kruger area and surrounding regions. Also, there are some attractions that you can visit on the way to Toro River Lodges. Stay tuned for a hidden beauty of South Africa!

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Great White Shark, up close and personal?

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Ever had the desire to see one of the ocean’s apex predators? Or maybe you want to do a little more on your African Safari?
How about come and see the beautiful and mighty Great White Shark, up close and personal!

Shark Cage Diving | Toro River Lodges
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Apex Shark Expeditions specializes in Great White Sharks in South Africa
This is the place to come for a wild and educational experience.

Located in False Bay, Apex Shark Expeditions are unique, set apart from other shark diving operations by offering the smallest group size of any other operators in South Africa, by 50%!

You will receive a much better educational experience, as guides will interact with you as an individual.

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Compared to other operations, you receive more time and fewer guests in the cage on average per person.

Apex provides lots of space for the photography of sharks from a specially designed vessel that offers both high and low photographic options.

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There is plenty of flexibility for spending time looking for the amazing marine wildlife!

Toro River Lodges and Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures have teamed up with this amazing operation. And with 20 years of operating experience, Apex has an unparalleled understanding of the ocean environment in False Bay, which is crucial in finding the sharks.

With a crew trained to provide an educated experience, you will leave as ambassadors for sharks worldwide!

Depending on the season, Apex’s location, coupled with the Captain’s ability, will take you directly right to the predation action!

Here you will experience cage diving and predatory breaching ( subject to season) with Great White Sharks, all in one trip.

Using a hands-on approach, Apex has been delivering spectacular Great White Shark cage diving with a 100% safety record, with absolutely zero cage incidents since the start of the operation.

Credit to read Chris Fallows | Toro River Lodges
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Apex Shark Expedition has now been the winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence six years in a row. And also notably, the first choice great white shark tour operator for famous documentary makers around the world such as BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic!

This is where you want to come to get close to the sharks while maintaining respect.

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South Africa offers many kinds of diversity, from the amazing wildlife on safari, to a different kind of wildlife in the surrounding ocean! Two unforgettable, once in a lifetime experiences, all to be had in the beautiful country of South Africa!

Blyde River canyon | Toro River Lodges

Blyde River Canyon

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The third largest canyon in the world, as well as the greenest canyon in the world, Blyde River Canyon is located in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The Blyde river canyon is 33km, and taking a nice drive on your way to ‘Toro River Lodges’, is a great way to experience the Blyde’s wonder and beauty.

The name ‘Blyde’ is derived from Dutch meaning ‘glad’ or ‘happy’. This beautiful natural landscape is one of the best views you have ever seen in your lifetime! Below are some reasons why you must put the Blyde River Canyon on your travel bucket list.

BOURKE’S LUCK POTHOLES

These are amazing natural rock formations, due to centuries of flowing water they are a natural work of art.

THREE RONDAVELS

The three rondavels, also called three sisters, clearly stand out next to each other giving a spectacular view over the Blyde.

GODS WINDOW

From here, you are able to observe more astonishing views, you can see over the Kruger National Park and see as far as Mozambique!

Blyde River canyon | Toro River Lodges

The Blyde River Canyon is also an adventure seekers paradise! This is one of Africa’s top places for those that enjoy hang gliding, paragliding, kite surfing, windsurfing and sea kayaking.
A good, adventurous trail is Hippo Trail. A great hike you may embark on during your visit to the Blyde River Canyon. So bring your hiking boots and hit the trail to enjoy the awesome views.
From fantastic mountain gorges to cascading waterfalls, the Blyde River Canyon deserves a visit, and bring along a good camera, sunscreen, binoculars and a packed picnic bag as well. You will love it!
There is an entry fee per car to the Three Rondavels, God’s window, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Blyde River canyon | Toro River Lodges
Blyde River canyon | Toro River Lodges

WHERE TO STAY IN THE AREA?

At Toro River Lodges inside Makalali Private Game Reserve and take the opportunity to go on Safari – stay for 2 nights with a minimum of 3 Suites booked at once!  email us at reservations@tororiverlodges.com

WE SPECIALIZE IN ”EXCLUSIVE-USE” SAFARIS, MEANING YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL HAVE ONE OF OUR LODGES AND ACCOMPANYING GAME DRIVE VEHICLE/S WITH GUIDE/S, ALL TO YOURSELF. YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE, INCLUDES, 2 GAME DRIVES A DAY / GUIDED SAFARI WALKS.

Near by Attractions | Toro River Lodges

From Johannesburg, take a private transfer with an English Tour Guide:

Drive by Dullstroom, quaint highland trout fishing town,

Drive through Pilgrim’s Rest and God’s Window, top of Blyde River Canyon on your way to Toro River Lodges.

It is a full-day sightseeing Tour – 8 hours – arrive at Toro River Lodges, late afternoon (estimated private van with Tour Guide cost US$ 850.00 for 1-4 pax) for the day,  you will get to enjoy one of the magnificent wonders of Africa.