Tomjachu Bush Retreat

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PO Box 12888, Nelspruit, 1201
Member Number: 20757 Tel: +27 (0)82 704 4804

Welcome to your Home in the Bush

Tomjachu is an exclusive, family-owned private nature reserve set in over 550 hectares (1300 acres) of game fenced mountain bushveld, located within the Crocodile Valley Nature Conservancy. Just 20 minutes from Nelspruit it overlooks the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and the great Crocodile River valley.

Regularly remarked upon as being one of the most beautiful and serene locations in the area, Tomjachu is in its own valley with breath-taking views across the Bekker Mountains. The Homestead and nearby cottages are surrounded by beautiful gardens, lawns and terraces, all sharing the greater splendours of nature. Perched high above the Homestead, our 5-star self-catering Valbonne Villa also offers spectacular views from its extensive veranda and infinity pool, which lies at eye level with the soaring eagles.

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 mountain bike through the bush on easy or challenging routes, hike amongst the abundant plains game and through mountains and valleys, go for a game drive or guided walk with our experienced ranger, and try your hand at fishing for bass and bream in our dams. Or 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.

Tomjachu is the ideal place to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld.

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 spectacular bush dinners under the stars, lit only with the flicker of lanterns or picnics by the water's edge or in one of our other picnic sites around the property. Whether self-catering or choosing to dine with us in our elegant dining room, with culinary delights served by our superb chef, good food and great atmosphere are assured.

Recently launched, our multi award-winning Valbonne Villa offers the exquisite luxury of a 5-star TGCSA, self-catering Villa suitable for 6 couples or 12 guests sharing – fully serviced. Includes Butler, Chef available on request. Regional winner and national runner up of the Lilizela Toursim Awards for four consecutive years in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Our relaxed, informal and highly professional team are sure to make your stay an indelible memory.


  • Lilizela Awards 2014, 2015 & 2016 - Provincial Winner & National Finalist: Valbonne Villa 5 Star TGCSA S/C
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Travel Myth Top Five 4 Star Accommodation in Nelspruit

Where we operate

  • South Africa

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

  • We offer quality service, through dining to outdoor activities, which reflect, complement, and enhance the property. Tomjachu is marketed in ways which reflect the natural, cultural and social integrity of the farm, and which encourage appropriate forms of tourism. 

    We also adopt equitable business practises including charging fair prices for accommodation and services.   Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are carried out throughout the lifecycle of our Tourism Operation   – including the planning, building and refurbishment stages,  and also to ensure that negative impacts are reduced to the minimum and maximising positive ones. We use resources sustainably, and reduce waste and over-consumption. 

    Natural diversity sustainably is managed well, and where appropriate restored; and consider the volume and type of tourism that the environment can support, and respect the integrity of vulnerable ecosystems and protected areas.

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