Nature's Secrets

Our Secret Places

South Dam

Situated on the southernmost part of the property, South Dam is home to a large variety of water birds as well as for those fishing enthusiasts wanting to catch a bream, barble 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 on the water.

Zebra Heights

Standing at 1030m, Zebra Heights gives you a breath-taking vantage point to Tomjachu Bush Retreat 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 Retreat 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.

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 dip in the clear spring water pools.

Symphony Dam

Symphony dam lies tucked into a small gulley below the plains stretching down from the main gate. With views into the hills across the marsh, 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.

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