South Africa is world renowned for its rich and abundant wildlife but many travellers come here searching for more than just a few memorable photos. There is no denying that we live in a fast-paced and over-populated world; and that we all need our space… There is something soothing; something peaceful; about looking up on […]
Getting into wildlife photography can become a very rewarding and exciting hobby. If you have patience and a bit of know how, you can easily wander around in the wild for hours in search of that picture perfect moment. In our books there is only one rule for capturing an animal; and that’s by taking […]
For the first time ever this month we spotted a Secretary Bird on the Tomjachu reserve – truly special sighting. This stunning creature is a bird of prey which specialises in hunting snakes, but also consumes other reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, and small rodents, and kills its prey by ’stomping’ on it until it is dead […]
Dragonflies are fascinating creatures. See below a few interesting facts about Dragonflies. The largest insect ever known to inhabit prehistoric earth was a dragonfly and had a wingspan of close to 75 cm. They are some of the fastest insects on earth and can reach speeds of almost 50 km per hour when in flight. […]
We recently began our annual controlled bush burns. Although it looks destructive, it is a natural process and vital for the health and ecology of the grasslands.
Tomjachu Bush Retreat today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have […]
The Lowveld Rambling Club in Nelspruit has been going for the last 45 years and have just added us to their yearly program for hikes they do every Saturday at various properties. Saturday the 8th of June 2019 was their 1st hike at Tomjachu.
Do you feel like you really need to get away from the city for a private, long weekend of fresh air and activity but you’d rather not break the bank? Why not plan a trip to Mpumalanga with a group of good friends, a couple of fishing rods, your walking boots to satisfy that yearning […]
The cottage has had a new modern bathroom fitted, with water-saving plumbing for conservation purposes. It also has had a new kitchen installed, as well as the addition of a new boma area outside to create even more privacy for guests staying in the cottage.
We are very fortunate in South Africa because we have so many different climatic regions. Down here in the Lowveld, even in the midst of winter our subtropical climate means you can enjoy warm days with clear blue skies. This makes Tomjachu, located in the heart of the Lowveld, an ideal winter holiday destination. As […]