Situated in the heart of Mpumalanga, only 20 minutes from Nelspruit lies a secret bush retreat waiting to be discovered, offering safari accommodation at its best.
At Tomjachu Bush Retreat the accommodation options blend seamlessly with nature. The main Homestead (half board) and cottages (with self-catering facilities) are surrounded by beautiful gardens and share spectacular mountain views. The additional 5-star self-catering villa with its large veranda, gardens and own private pool also offers unrivaled views over the reserve from it’s elevated position above the Homestead.
Our location only 50 mins from the Kruger Malelane gate you can comfortably stay with us and enjoy the big 5 safari experience during the day before retreating to the serenity of Tomjachu bush retreat, far away from the other tourists. Our 550 ha conservation reserve also boasts over 265 bird species, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, the near-threatened Serval cat and a number of diverse reptile and plant species. We offer guided bushwalks and nature drives, and you can also enjoy a magical bush dinner under the stars at our bush lapa.
Whether you are travelling alone, with a partner or together with friends & family, we have carefully constructed our rooms and cottages to suit every need and to offer exclusivity and privacy.
The Homestead, once the family home of Gordon and Vikki Fillery still furnished with antiques each telling their own unique tales can accommodate 6 guests in 3 individual rooms, 1 en-suite bedroom and 2 interconnecting suites. The historical lowveld home has a large sitting room, fireplace, library/study, dining room and open veranda. There is also a large pool for hot summer days. A further 8 guests can be accommodated between 3 delightful cottages each with their own unique individual characteristics. Our 5-star Valbonne Villa (claiming five consecutive Lilizela Tourism awards for top 5-star exclusive self-catering villa in the region) can accommodate 6 – 12 guests in 6 double en-suite bedrooms & private pool.
All rooms include – Complimentary Wi-Fi I Coffee/Tea facilities & rusks I Hairdryer Bathroom (toilet, shower and/or bath) I Bathroom amenities I Fan/heater I Access to reserve hiking/biking trails I (well equipped kitchen, dining and barbeque areas in cottages and villa only) I Access to Homestead swimming pool, veranda, boma, library and sitting rooms.
Our Homestead dining room offers home-style cooking with distinctive flavours and locally grown organic produce. We serve canapés by the fire before serving a four-course set menu by candlelight in our intimate dining room. We also offer continental and cooked breakfasts and light lunches or pic-nics are available by prior arrangement to enjoy out and about on the reserve.
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