From game viewing to daydreaming, you can do it all at Tomjachu Bush Retreat
At Tomjachu Bush Retreat you can experience an active holiday filled with activities, from game viewing and guided bush walks, to self-guided hiking, mountain biking and running. Or you can turn it down a notch and just rest and relax enjoying the spectacular views.
Our nature drives are wonderful way to see the reserve and experience some of our many wonderful indigenous animals and birds. We will take you off into the mountain bushveld for some close encounters. here you might meet a dazzle of Zebras, a journeying giraffe, or spot a majestic kudu or pugnacious warthog, to name but a few. And as the sun sets low over the mountains and the golden hour fades to twilight, we will stop for sundowners at one of our many beautiful locations on the reserve.
Bird watchers will be enthralled with a kaleidoscope of colourful birds. Let local bird specialist, Ben Coley, teach you how to identify the abundance of species found on Tomjachu through sight and sound and learn more about their fascinating behaviors. We have over 265 different bird species on the property!
With no dangerous large game on the property, you can freely roam all over the reserve to enjoy the natural splendor of our African flora and fauna.
Take a hike up the Bushbuck Trail to the top of our 1030m high Zebra Heights for a birds-eye view of the property in all its glory. Continue along the Voortrekker trail into the riverine trails of the Tipperary valley, exploring the ancient gorge dressed with waterfalls and pools, and end with a walk across the game filled plains back to home, and a well deserved G&T.
We also have various biking routes that will take you through open savannah, mountain, and bushveld that will surely get your adrenaline pumping! Even though some of the routes may be challenging, riders can take it as slow or fast as they want.
If you want to experience Tomjachu at a slower pace the ultimate connection with nature is exploring the starry skies through a Night Sky Safari. You will get to learn more about the Milky Way, other constellations and their mythologies and savor the exceptional views of various deep sky objects through a professional Meade GPS telescope!
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a relaxing day by the cool waters of our South Dam. Simply cast your line and let time fly by while you savor the pace of nature.
If you just want a bit of “me” time, why not settle in next to our pool at The Homestead and catch up on some reading, taking a dip in between to stay cool.
For ultimate relaxation of the body and mind, treat yourself to a massage with our mobile massage therapist in the comfort of your cottage or on the veranda. Lizette offers heavenly reflexology treatments and divine back, neck or full body aromatherapy massages.
A visit to Tomjachu is not complete without enjoying a picnic lunch at one of the many beautiful picnic spots on the property, or bush dining experience under the stars at our bush Lapa. Our chefs will prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and all you have to do is sit back…relax…and enjoy.
Whether it is a relaxing break or an action-packed holiday you are after, Tomjachu has it all. You can do as much or as little as you want. At Tomjachu – you set the pace for your holiday.