About Us

Welcome to paradise


Tomjachu is an owner-managed exclusive private estate set in over 1300 acres of game fenced mountain bushveld, located within the Crocodile Valley Nature Conservancy. Just 15 minutes from Nelspruit it overlooks the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and the great Crocodile River valley.


 The Name:

Tomjachu is named after the owner Brian's three sons: Tom, Jack and Hugo. Although the word does not roll of a Shangaan tongue any easier than it does off an Afrikaans one, the great pride and deep roots the family has in their heritage is what inspired the decision for the name. 


The Nature Estate is regularly remarked upon as being one of the most beautiful and serene locations, in this area where beauty abounds. Set 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 want to relax and unwind listening to the orchestra of over 265 bird species, play croquet or boules, walk amongst Plains Game, fish for Bass, or go for a game drive in our safari Land Rover with our experienced ranger, see Fish Eagles pluck a Bream from the cool waters of the south dam, mountain bike from 30 m to 1006 m above sea level, Tomjachu bush retreat offers the variety of your choosing.


With our own tour vehicle and specialist guide you can be picked up right from the comfort of your room or cottage to travel to the nearby Kruger National Park, on a half or full day tour, to search for the Big Five, The Ugly Five, or even the Miniature Five. You can also experience the fantastic vistas and sights of the Panoramic Route on a full day tour. Tomjachu is the ideal base to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld.


We accommodate 14 Guests at the Homestead and three delightful cottages. Each has their own unique character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations, for enjoying braais, bush dinners and picnics, under the stars, waterfalls or open thatch, or breakfast by the water's edge. 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. Chef available. Regional winner and national runner up of the Lilizela Awards two years running in 2014 and 2015.


Our relaxed, informal and highly professional team will make your stay an indelible memory.





Lilizela Awards 2014 and 2015 - Provincial Winner & National Finalist: Valbonne Villa 5 Star TGCSA S/C


Sleeping Out Best establishment 2015 Nelspruit


Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 & 2016


* Please note that we are located in a nature reserve and our approach road is a gravel road for around 4.5km. A 4x4 is not required. 


Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award Nelspruit 2015