Live the African Dream!

Get up close and personal with the Big 5 animals of Southern Africa, with an abundance of other amazing wildlife, and its incredible scenery, flora, and fauna.

Thee unforgettable African Dream Safari destinations are located in the wilds of the Kruger area of South Africa, where we cater to the needs of every Safari Adventurer.

With our standard package and “add–on” extras, you can make your experience the one of your dreams.

Our speciality is catering for private and family groups with different budgets in the most spectacular and intimate of settings. The Safari Lodges are all located next to the Rivers, Watering Holes oon the banks of the Makhutswi River, where we share our area with the hippo and crocodile residents, as well as the frequent “Big Five” visitors wondering through to the water hole.

Unlike other places, your game viewing experience is not confined to main roads, as our guides are able to navigate through dense bush following our trackers in the front, leading you to sights otherwise unseen. With the number of vehicles limited on each property and strict criteria governing sightings, guests are able to spend extended periods of time watching wildlife in its natural habitat. Your morning and late afternoon drives, or guided bush walks, all take advantage of prime viewing and game movement hours, giving you the very best of Safari experiences.

Rates average about US$950 to 1,050 per person per day sharing, kids come at half rate, with groups of 4-8 being ideally catered to.

From our “Exclusive–Use” to Five Star Safari Lodges, these unforgettable destinations are located in the wild areas of acclaimed Nature Reserves, including the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, in South Africa, to mention some.

Awake at sunrise after a peaceful night’s sleep, and enjoy hot coffee and a light breakfast before you head into the Bush with your expert Field Guide and Tracker to explore a world of wildlife that only an African Safari can provide.

We arrange your full vacation while in Africa with Toro Safari Lodges as your primary destination.

But, there’s more! We can adjust to any need that you might express. Not only Safari and a variety of service levels, we also offer excursions to local attractions. Take a look at our vacation packages and tailor-make your desires with our Enquiry button where your travel expert is waiting for you.

Live the African Dream with us.

We tailor-make your Safari with a proposed plan for the trip of a lifetime.  Our Travel Expert Booking Team is on hand to assist you with your booking enquiry.  

We pride ourselves with our customer service, we handle all our bookings personally, thereby ensuring the most efficient of service and competitive of prices.

We are here to help you make the most of your Safari experience and are only too happy to do whatever we can in catering to your personal requests to tailor-make your travel.

Many people coming all the way to Africa, wish to get the most out of their once–in–a–lifetime trip, let us welcome you to an African Safari with every activity being chosen carefully to get the most out of the Wildlife experience.

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Check here for information about our main features of an Exclusive safari with us at Toro River Lodges, we have it ALL.

The BEST of three Exclusive Big-5 Private Safari Riverside Lodges

The BEST of three Exclusive Big-5 Private Safari Riverside Lodges

Luxury accommodation mixing between 3 Private Nature Game Reserves. WE BOOK A VARIETY OF SAFARI Riverside Lodges.

About US

About US

Get to know us better and judge our ability to provide an African dream Safari. We spend quality time guiding Guests across the African Continent.

Toro River Lodges | African Dream Safari

Our Packages

It is not all about Safaris, check here to learn more about our complete offer of attractions in South Africa, including Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus.

Live ‘The TORO’ Experiences


About Us

The Philipps family advanced over the years and successfully built a complete Safari package at Toro River Lodges, now generously opening their doors during this very difficult period in the time of COVID – 19, allowing other families already in South Africa to enjoy the unique experiences that Toro offers just like if owning the place.

Ultimate, Private Game Viewing



Your early morning and late afternoon drives allows you to take advantage of prime viewing and game movement hours, just like if you own the place, offering you the perfect opportunity to witness the behavior of wildlife in their natural, unspoiled environment with long-term ethical and responsible conservation management practices, animals are perfectly habituated to human presence.


Your walking safari takes on a whole new perspective in bringing all your senses to life whilst on foot in the bush. Our trained walking rangers and trackers are eager to share their knowledge on wildlife and its habitat with you.



The Big Five includes elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and the black rhino, we form part of an ecosystem which is home to the largest, and one of the highest concentrations and diversity of wildlife species per acre on the planet. Although animals are elusive and shy by nature, our large numbers ensure spectacular and memorable sightings.


Share your African Dream with us and allow us to arrange your entire, unforgettable vacation whilst in Africa, with Toro River Lodge as your primary destination. Every safari is driven by a great nature guide, key factor to the perfect stay, knowing our reserve intimately, eager to share their knowledge and passion to our friends.



TORO RIVER LODGES, Big 5 Exclusive-Use Safari Lodge Greater ‘Makalali’ Private Game Reserve
Our hours

07:00 AM – 22.00 PM
Monday – Sunday

Contact us
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Customers reviews

The perfect African Safari !! Personal attention way beyond the call of duty !! The bungalows were sumptuous with a great fireplace. The food was typical and delicious, cooked fresh every night over a wood fire in the ‘boma’. Every breakfast was spent witnessing big game going by the lodge, including giraffes and elephants. We went on Safari drives or walks twice a day, and I got to see all the Big Five. During my first outing, we witnessed a lion kill. My Zulu guide even showed me how to track the abundant wildlife. I made a lot of friends, locals, and neighbors, and acquired a great insight into the life and management of a game preserve in Africa. Brad and Cindy Philipps are the perfect hosts, as they treat you as a family. I fully and unconditionally recommend Toro River Lodges for an unforgettable African Safari.
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Tom Irizarry
Puerto Rico
This is truly a sensational destination. Toro River Lodge manages to blend a rustic in the bush feeling with absolute luxury. Up early for coffee meant watching the sun rise over the river from a deck that seems to float around giant fig trees with hippo honking no more than a few meters away. Game drives are conducted by people that seem to read a dirt patch like normal people read the newspaper. Frequent sightings of the small stuff like dainty steenbuck, impala and bushbuck keep us busy between unbelievable close encounters with members of the BIG FIVE. We then relax through the day next to the rim flow pool that makes it feel as if you are swimming with the resident hippo. Then its back in the vehicle off for the evening drive and sun-downers in the bush followed by snacks and dinner around the fire, great stories of the days adventure. As you drift off to sleep you may just feel that tomorrow cant get any better - until it does!
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Grant and Bonnie Cornish-Bowden
South Africa
Our visit to Toro River Lodge was a super special family experience.
The rooms were luxurious and private, the communal spaces comfortable and relaxed and the staff extremely knowledgeable about the area, animals, and environment.
The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the early morning and sunset game drives as well as relaxing during the day on our private verandas or at the pool or on the main deck overlooking the dam where animals could often be seen coming to drink.
Lying in bed at night listening to all the animal calls was such a magical way to end the day.
We will definitely be back!!!
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Candice and Simon Ward Daughters Emily and Maddie Ward
South Africa
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