We accommodate just 14 guests over the Homestead and three delightful cottages. Each has their own character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations, for braais, bush dinners and picnics, under the stars, waterfalls or open thatch, or breakfast by the water's edge; whether it's just two of you or a party, self-catering or from our first class chef in our elegant kitchens, good food and great atmosphere are assured.
Activities: Whether it's bird watching, hiking, fishing, taking a guided walk or game drive amongst the wildlife or just relaxing in a hammock gazing out onto the glorious bushveld mountains, Tomjachu Bush Retreat has it all.
Bird Watching: With over 250 species including seasonal migrants and with a large variety of habitats in close proximity, Tomjachu Bush Lodge is the ideal place for bird watchers to freely roam the extensive 30 kilometres of tracks and trails without the threat of dangerous animals.
Hiking: With just over 350 hectares of fenced game property to explore, the hiking trails at Tomjachu Bush Lodge will give you a notable experience for years to come.
Fishing: With bream, barbel and bass at South Dam, there's always a good chance of being rewarded with a bite or two and the ever famous "it was this big" could certainly become reality.
Game Drives: Enjoy an early morning or late afternoon game drive in our 10 seater open Safari Land rover. Drives take place either in the morning or late afternoon carrying on into the evening with sundowners by an open fire at The Lapa.
Guided Mountain Biking: The beauty of viewing game whilst cycling is that you are truly at one with your surroundings.
Local Attractions: The tourist office located at Crossing Shopping Centre is highly recommended to seek out additional information regarding local attractions. Below is a list of local attractions that we recommend:
God's Window - near Graskop,
Kruger National Park,
Three Rondavels at Blyde River Canyon,
Bourke's Luck Pot Holes,
Mac Mac Falls,
National Monument - gold mining town,
Botanical Gardens - Nelspruit (on the way to Riverside Mall),
Swaziland: If you are looking to buy unique curio goods, we highly recommend a trip to Swaziland for the day. The roads are easy to navigate and a road map is not essential to get there although it is highly recommended for within Swaziland. You must ensure you have a full tank of fuel and your passports before departure.
In Room Facilities:
TV Room: We try to encourage the beauty of the surrounding area to be harnessed and enjoyed as much as possible, so we have not fitted any of the cottages with TV's. We have a TV room attached to the lodge with DSTV for your enjoyment, as well as an extensive library of DVDs and nature videos.
Laundry: Laundry lists can be found in the bedroom cupboard. Please complete the list and notify a member of staff before 10am to ensure same-day service, weather permitting.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout your stay at the lodge and the username and password will be provided upon request.
Our secret places...
Whether it's bird watching, hiking, fishing, taking a guided walk or game drive amongst the wildlife or just relaxing in a hammock gazing out onto the glorious bushveld mountains, Tomjachu Bush Retreat has it all.
South Dam: Situated on the southernmost part of the property, South Dam is home to a large variety of water birds as well as fish for those fishing enthusiasts wanting to catch a bream, barbel or bass. While away a few restful hours enjoying a picnic or braai on the banks of the dam or take a slow lazy row out onto the water.
Gordon's Pools: The thick bush peels away to expose this wonderful, secluded spot at the foot of a gently trickling waterfall. Fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air and enjoy a totally unique picnic after a skinny dip in the clear springwater pools.
Zebra Heights: Standing at 1030m, Zebra Heights gives you a breathtaking vantage point to Tomjachu Bush Lodge and the surrounding mountains and landscape. Sip on a sundowner as the African sun paints the sky an array of colours, silhouetting the acacia trees to give you a true feel of the African bush.
Matumi Picnic Spot: Surrounded by a canopy of Matumi trees and the sounds of the trickling Crocodile River, this completely secluded picnic spot is the perfect way to switch off from the world around you and take in the beauty Tomjachu Bush Lodge has to offer.
The Lapa: Perched on the edge of a granite rock in the Crocodile Valley, The Lapa is surrounded with the historic remains of the Great Trek. An ideal spot to enjoy an evening bush braai, listening to the cries of the bushbabies and bark of the baboons whilst huddled around the open fire with a gentle light from the paraffin lanterns.