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 […]
This stunning and secluded location derives its name from the towering Matumi trees which line the stream. The Matumi tree is a protected tree, whose wood is traditionally used for ornamental carvings and furniture, as its wood is very hard and termite resistant. The wood was also used for railway sleepers up until the 1960s, […]
A cool oasis located in deep in the valley, this picnic spot was named after the Grandfather of Tomjachu – Gordon Fillery. The pools are located on the Voortrekker hiking trail, part of which traces the historical Voortrekker road which wound through the mountains towards Malelane, bringing a welcome pit-stop on the steep hike up […]
Possibly commanding the best view at Tomjachu, the Zebra heights picnic spot lies atop the highest point on the property, with trees casting delicious shade to cool off in after the steep climb to this stunning location. Looking South you see the three distinctive peaks of the Bekker mountains, whilst looking North, you can see the […]