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Tip: 15% Discount is available for 7 nights or more. Available: Valbonne Villa, Bush Cottage, Keepers Cottage, Rock House, The Homestead.

The Homestead (From R1825 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Three individual bedrooms and suites with The Homestead's beautiful sitting ... room, pool and terraces offering an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for small parties and families

Rate Basis: Half board (breakfast and evening meal included)

From R1825 /night
Good Breakfast and evening meal included

Rock House (From R2085 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Simply blissful solitude. A truly romantic thatched getaway, with wild ... mountain views from the King sized bed, fully equipped kitchen and private plunge pool. Meals at Homestead available by prior arrangement only.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R2085 /night

Keepers Cottage (From R1795 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Nestled under a giant fig with stunning mountain views. King ... sized bed, a bathroom with bath and separate shower, large sitting room with fireplace, and open-plan fully equipped kitchen. Meals at Homestead available by prior arrangement only.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1795 /night

Bush Cottage (From R2975 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

Nestled in a secluded bush location with mountain views. One ... double, one twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Large sitting room with open fireplace, fully equipped kitchen/dining area, private swimming pool. Meals available by prior arrangement only.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R2975 /night

Valbonne Villa (From R9750 /night.)

Sleeps 12 people.

Award-winning 5 star, exclusive self-catering villa for 4-12 people. The ... villa is set at the top of the property, overlooking the valley.Truly magnificent view with private pool, boma and extensive gardens

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R9750 /night

Crooked Cottage (From R1400 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

Crooked Cottage our only pet-friendly accommodation. Situated in its own ... private valley with bushveld mountain views, it offers complete privacy and seclusion for you and your furry friends. Two bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, veranda and boma.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1400 /night
Full Kitchen
Selected DSTV Channels
Bath towels
Shared lounge/TV area
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Spa facilities
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Safety Deposit Box
Airport Transfers
Bar fridge
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

We accommodate 14 guests at the Homestead and three delightful cottages, each with their own unique character and romance. Our Valbonne Villa offers the exquisite comfort of a multi award-winning 5-star TGCSA, self-catering villa suitable for 6 couples or 12 guests sharing – fully serviced. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations to enjoy memorable bush dinners under the stars, or picnics at one of our many picnic sites around the property.
Whether it's just two of you or a party, self-catering or from our first class chefs in our elegant kitchens, good food and great atmosphere are assured.

In Room Facilities:

TV Room: We encourage our guests to enjoy the beauty of the reserve and the surrounding area 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.

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.

Area Information:

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;
• The Kruger National Park
• The Panorama Route
• Sudawala Caves – the oldest known cave system in the world
• The National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit
• Chimp Eden
• The Barberton Historic Walk and Museum
• The Makonjwa Mountains Geo Trail
• Horse Riding at Little Stone Haven or Kaapsehoop
• Kaapsehoop village and escarpment walk (wild horses)

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.

Property Facilities:

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.

Bird Watching: With over 265 species including seasonal migrants and with a large variety of habitats in close proximity, Tomjachu Bush Retreat is the ideal place for bird watchers to freely roam the extensive tracks and trails without the threat of dangerous animals.

Hiking: With just over 550 hectares of fenced game property to explore, and a number of tracks and trails weaving through grassy plains, mountains and ravines, there are few better ways to explore the reserve than a good old hike.

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.

Nature Drives: Enjoy an adventurous nature drive in our open game viewer, affectionately named ‘Shrek’, with our guide who will spend time informing you on the history of the area, and interesting facts about the trees, insects and birds.
Drives take place either in the morning or late afternoon carrying on into the evening with sundowners included

Mountain Biking: If you are one for the more thrilling encounter, our mountain biking trails on the reserve will give you the adventure you are after. Our marked trails range from intermediate to technical, taking you up and down the valley.


Our Secret Places

South Dam: The largest Dam on the property, it is home to a large variety of water birds and is a popular drinking point for many of the animals on the reserve – you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Cape Clawless Otters. Wile away a few restful hours enjoying a picnic on the grassy banks, or try your hand at fishing out a bass or bream from the still waters.

Zebra Heights: The highest point on the property at 1030m, a steep hike up Zebra Heights brings you to a breath-taking vantage point to look down over the Tomjachu reserve and surrounding mountains. Head to the top in the early morning and watch the African sun begin to paint the sky as the bush below awakens to the new day.

The Gorge & Gordon's Pools: Carved by ancient rushing waters, the granite Gorge descends spectacularly into the valley below. Halfway down the gorge lies Gordon’s Pools, named after Gordon Fillery. Here the thick bush peels away to expose a silent, secluded spot at the foot of a gently trickling waterfall. Fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air and enjoy an afternoon nap in the cooling shade by one of the pools.

Matumi Picnic Spot: On the edge of a stream surrounded by towering Matumi trees, this wonderfully secluded picnic spot is the perfect place to switch off from the world around you and take in the beauty the retreat has to offer. Look out for the shy Red Duiker, and the dazzling colours of the Narina Trogon.

The Lapa: Perched on the edge of a granite rock in heart of the reserve, the Lapa is surrounded with the historic remains of the Great Trek – an old Voortrekker road marked with stones is still visible descending steeply down into the valley. An ideal spot to enjoy a rest stop or picnic on your hike with a cooling breeze drifting up from the valley below.

Symphony dam: This small dam lies tucked into a small gulley below the plains stretching down from the main gate. With views into the hills across the wetland, this little dam is a great spot to let time wash over you whilst watching the Bee-eaters flit in and out of their holes in the dam wall. The orchestra of frogs starts tuning up in the early evening which is when the dam truly lives up to its name.

The Lido:In the heart of the Northern plains lies the Lido (meaning public swimming pool), which takes its name from the many Blesbok and zebra which laze in the sun on the banks of the small watering hole. There is almost always some animal activity around this springwater pan – but please don’t swim in here for your own safety!


Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Game Lodge, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots


Michelle Dorman
16 May 2017

Felt at home from the moment we arrived, most personable staff and service, always willing and at hand to give advice and creating a unique experience, such as bush dinners and lighting fires at sundown; beautiful accommodation in keeping with the nature setting and full of local art work; atmosphere of the surroundings is second to none, impeccable nature, varied with hills, open grass land, lush valleys and water, wonderful for strolling and hiking and cooling off in the pool afterwards.

Superb. 5 out of 5
07 May 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed the serenity of the place. Calm, earthy, picturesque views. We also enjoyed the walks through nature and saw the animals at close proximity like never before. The rooms were neatly layout and very clean. Staff is friendly too.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Gary Stone
21 April 2017

Stayed in a large group of 16 and they did everything they could to accommodate us! The staff are all lovely and made us feel welcome and at home. We all stayed at either Valbonne or the homestead which were equally as comfortable with brilliant views. Would recommend to anyone wishing to travel to South Africa.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Madeleine Strydom
06 April 2021

It's clean and the nature is very beautiful.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Thobile Makama
22 March 2021

Best service ever...we really enjoyed our stay in your guesthouse, everything was so perfect, your house is so clean and it's affordable....we definitely coming back❤

Keep up the good work guys👌

Thank you👏

Superb. 5 out of 5
Carlien Barnard
11 February 2021

Beautiful scenery, lots of activities to do, great night life, friendly people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Zinhle Mbokane
06 January 2020

Serene atmosphere.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Luzelle Bezuidenhout
27 December 2019

Lots to do. Close drive to the Kruger, Sudwala Caves, Graskop, Pelgrimsrus and many more.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Kanya Mbuzane
03 December 2019

The weather and all entertainment places we went to.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jolene Carstens
05 November 2019


Superb. 5 out of 5
Jacqueline wolvaardt
16 September 2019

Weather is nice and humid. Lots of things to see and do.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
07 August 2019

The scenery and the kind people and fresh air n the cleanness

Superb. 5 out of 5
cornelia vermaas
06 July 2019

Innebos festival and Kruger National Park.

Superb. 5 out of 5