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About Tomjachu Bush Retreat

Tomjachu is an exclusive, family-owned private nature reserve set in over 550 hectares (1300 acres) of mountain bushveld where family, peace and nature embrace one another and special memories are forged forever.

Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, with family, friends, or your loved one, Tomjachu offers something for everyone. On our trails, tracks and roads you can hike amongst the abundant plains game and through mountains and valleys, mountain bike through the bush on easy or challenging routes, enjoy a nature drive or guided bushwalk with our experienced ranger, or try your hand at fishing for bass and bream in our dams.

Or you can simply unwind by the pool, listening to the orchestra of over 265 bird species, as the fresh mountain air trickles up from the valley below.

We accommodate 14 guests at the Homestead and three delightful cottages, each with their own unique character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations to enjoy memorable bush dinners under the stars and star-gazing experiences, or picnics at one of our many picnic sites around the property.

Our multi award-winning Valbonne Villa offers the exquisite comfort of a 5-star TGCSA, self-catering Villa suitable for 6 couples or 12 guests sharing – fully serviced. Regional winner and national runner up of the Lilizela Toursim Awards for four consecutive years in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Whether self-catering or choosing to dine with us in our elegant dining room at the Homestead, good food and great atmosphere are assured. Our relaxed, informal and highly professional team are sure to make your stay an indelible memory.


Awards:
• Lilizela Awards 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 - Provincial Winner & National Finalist: Valbonne Villa 5 Star TGCSA S/C
• Luxury Travel Guide award – Country Retreat of the Year 2017

Safari: We offer self-guided hiking on the many miles of trails on the reserve, mapped and marked. Guests can also take a game drive with our knowledgeable guide with a drink included, or a guided walk amongst the abundant plains game.

Spa: We have a mobile spa facility where you can get massage treatments in the comfort of your cottage, room or villa at your convenience with only the sounds of the bush as company

Golf: The well-known Nelspruit golf course is only 15 minutes away, and we can make tee reservations for you. Leopard Creek golf course is only 45 minutes away

Family friendly: A 3rd generation family owned property, we welcome children of all ages. Families can explore the large reserve in safety as we have no dangerous game - child-friendly guided walks and drives cycling trails for all ages and abilities.

Romantic: Wherever you stay, privacy is assured. In particular, Rock House and Keeper's cottage offer utter seclusion and privacy - quite simply blissful solitude. Both are nestled in private area of the bush with stunning mountain views

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Maid service
  • Massage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Suites
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Important Information

- Meal reservations must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.
- Please let us know your estimated arrival time
- Kindly note that we are located 4.5km on a gravel road - unsuitable for sports cars. The municipal gravel road [1,5 km. from the end of the tar before you turn onto...
- Meal reservations must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.
- Please let us know your estimated arrival time
- Kindly note that we are located 4.5km on a gravel road - unsuitable for sports cars. The municipal gravel road [1,5 km. from the end of the tar before you turn onto our road] occasionally gets corrugated, so take your time.
- We advise you not to follow GPS – use our directions in the attached visitor’s guide or on our website
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Specials

SAVE 20% Chrsitmas/New Year

Stay between 15 Nov 2019 and 31 Mar 2020 and get 20% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 15 Nov 2019 and 31 Mar 2020)

Availability and pricing

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  • The Homestead The Homestead Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Three individual bedrooms and suites with The Homestead's beautiful sitting room, pool and terraces offering an intimate... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only see more Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views, Garden views
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      • Rock House Rock House Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Simply blissful solitude. A truly romantic thatched getaway, with wild mountain views from the King sized bed, fully... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer, Garden views
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          • Keepers Cottage Keepers Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Nestled under a giant fig with stunning mountain views. King sized bed, a bathroom with bath and separate shower, large... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer, Garden views
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              • Bush Cottage Bush Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Nestled in a secluded bush location with mountain views. One double, one twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Large sitti... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Twin beds, Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views, Garden views
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                  • Valbonne Villa Valbonne Villa Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering Award-winning 5 star, exclusive self-catering villa for 4-12 people. The villa is set at the top of the property, overlo... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Queen beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite see more Twin beds, Double beds, Queen beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer, Dam views, Swimming pool views, Garden views
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                      Reviews for Tomjachu Bush Retreat

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                      robert
                      31 August 2015

                      set up very good , feels like you on your own set up in the bush, meals at the lodge great , lunch packs were enjoyed by all of us in the kruger park , help and where to go in the park was good, there game drive good . information great , will go back ,, recommend them to any one, cheers Rob

                      Andrea Broekhuizen, Netherlands
                      03 March 2015

                      We stayed for 3 nights and wished we could have stayed for longer. We booked the Rock House and everything about it was just perfect. Quality linens and furnishings, spotlessly clean and all the amenities you could wish for.I wish I had a painting of the view from the step, it was just gorgeous and sitting there in the evening by the light of the oil lamps and listening to the bush noises was wonderfully relaxing.Tomjachu is a real gem and we will certainly be back on our next visit to SA.
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                      Ms Ndlovu
                      22 July 2014

                      The stay at Tomjachu Bush Lodge was really nice. I would go stay there again and recommend it to others as well.

                      Mrs Pieterse
                      26 November 2013

                      We had an amazing stay at Tomjachu Bush Lodge and would definitely recommend it to others.

                      Mrs Vitali
                      27 July 2013

                      We were looking for a place to stay en route to Kruger NP. Tomjachu was not only the perfect stopover, but it became a wonderful part of our holiday. There are many great walk trails and charismatic animals (the kids will never forget the ostriches visiting the front porch), and our accommodation was secluded, fully contained and well appointed. The staff were friendly and most helpful. What a wonderful introduction to South Africa.

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                      Tomjachu Bush Retreat is 13km from the centre of Nelspruit , the nearest airport 18.2km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling