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Tomjachu Bush Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have thoroughly enjoyed the serenity of the place.Calm, earthy, picturesque views. We also enjoyed the walks through nature and saw the animals at close proximity like never before. The rooms were neatly layout and very clean. Staff is friendly too.

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review of Tomjachu. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the utter tranquillity that we are so fortunate to experience here, and being able to walk amongst the animals which is a rare treat. We very much hope to welcome you again to Tomjachu, and until then wish you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Tomjachu for 2 weeks at the beginning of April in a large group spread between Valbonna Villa and The Homestead and it was an absolute pleasure. The villa itself was beautiful and spacious, spending most of our time on the veranda and around the pool looking out over the bush. The views were just as breathtaking however...

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to have you all to stay with us, and we are delighted that you al enjoyed yourselves so much. It is such a joy to sit on the veranda at Valbonne and just watch the landscape change in front of you as the light changes...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a large group of 16 and they did everything they could to accommodate us! The staff are all lovely and made us feel welcome and at home. We all stayed at either Valbonne or the homestead which were equally as comfortable with brilliant views. Would recommend to anyone wishing to travel to South Africa.

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your wonderful review. We had such fun with you all, and are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Tomjachu, and especially at Valbonne with its spectacular views over the valley. Thank you also for your recommendation! We hope to see you all again very soon, or at least some of you! Until...

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Felt at home from the moment we arrived, most personable staff and service, always willing and at hand to give advice and creating a unique experience, such as bush dinners and lighting fires at sundown; beautiful accommodation in keeping with the nature setting and full of local art work; atmosphere of the surroundings is second to none, impeccable nature, varied...

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, It was an absolute pleasure and a joy for us to have you and the family to stay with us at Tomjachu, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and were able to take the time to take full advantage of some of the things that we have to offer. We look forward...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Highly recommended destination for family and friends. Excellent service, from Charles, he made us feel welcome, and took care of all our needs. We stayed at the Valbonne self catering villa, the setting was stunning with wonderful views over the valley. The rooms are well appointed, and we wanted for nothing. Highly recommended

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you very much for your glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write about Tomjachu, and we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us in Valbonne Villa. We hope to see you again in the near future. The bass are biting again! Kind Regards, Jack & The Tomjachu Team

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We spent our 15th wedding anniversary at Tomjachu from 9-12 March. We stayed in the wonderfully appointed Rock Cottage, with its own plunge pool, private patio, hammock and the most mesmerizing view across the valleys to the mountains in the distance! The Rock Cottage was just as described and a quaint little kitchen. We experienced supper & breakfast in the...

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Philip, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us in Rock House, and took time to enjoy our wonderful views, and Nadine's offerings from our kitchen! You certainly had a great time in the Kruger, and we appreciate your comments on the route. We would...

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had cause to go to Nelspruit for business reasons. Found Tomjachu on a booking site. It looked great so we booked. We were met at the airport by Pieter, a very friendly and knowledgeable guide from the lodge. Drove through much welcomed rain and were met by Jack, the owner. I have read many of the...

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Fred, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and Marilyn here, and thank you both for the invitation to join you at dinner, the wine and of course the laughs! Whisky is looking decidedly put out by not being allowed to join the guests for dinner now you have left!...

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Tomjachu is a very special place in a magnificent location of rolling rock kopjes and valleys. Spectacular views....space to breath. I loved the various lodges....very homely. Too precious to be with all the new babies in the bush....zebra, impala and blessbok! Thank you very much to all at Tomjachu for a memorable weekend! I highly recommend Tomjachu!!!

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Alison, We would like to thank you very much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure for us to have you here to share this very special place with us, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time relaxing in our peaceful corner of the bush enjoying the wonderful views we are so blessed to look out...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was my third visit to Tomjachu and I still can't get over the breath-taking views - this place really is good for the soul! Beautiful, comfortable accommodation and well looked after by Jack and his team. We self catered most of the time making full use of the braii but also ate in the restaurant at the lodge twice...

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TomjachuBushRetreat, Owner at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Becky, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are all delighted that you enjoyed yourselves, and took full advantage of all that Tomjachu offers once again. There will always be a special place for you here as you know and we loved having you and the gang here! Until next time, from all of us here at...

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Just got back from a great trip at Tomjachu with my wife and 3/5 year old kids. It was perfect in every way, quaint cottages, incredible views, convenient yet secluded location. Jack the proprietor was an incredible host and his staff and their attention to detail was top notch. Looking forward to our next trip to South Africa and spending...

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Dear Morgan & family, Thank you very much for your glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write to us, and we are delighted that you all enjoyed Tomjachu so much. It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Tomjachu family, and we very much look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WELCOME TO PARADISE Tomjachu is a third generation family owned exclusive private estate set in over 550 hectares of game fenced mountain bushveld, located within the Crocodile Valley Nature Conservancy. Just 20 minutes from Nelspruit it overlooks the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and the great Crocodile River valley. The Nature Estate is regularly remarked upon as being one of the most beautiful and serene locations, in this area where beauty abounds. Set in its own valley with breath-taking views across the Bekker Mountains, the Homestead and nearby cottages are surrounded by beautiful gardens, lawns and terraces, all sharing the greater splendours of nature. Perched high above the Homestead, our 5-star self catering Valbonne Villa also offers spectacular views from its extensive veranda and infinity pool, which lies at eye level with the soaring eagles. Whether you want to relax and unwind listening to the orchestra of over 265 bird species, play croquet or boules, walk amongst Plains Game, fish for Bass, or go for a game drive in our safari Land Rover with our experienced ranger, see Fish Eagles pluck a Bream from the cool waters of the south dam, mountain bike from 30 m to 1006 m above sea level, Tomjachu bush retreat offers the variety of your choosing. With our own tour vehicle and specialist guide you can be picked up right from the comfort of your room or cottage to travel to the nearby Kruger National Park, on a half or full day tour, to search for the Big Five, The Ugly Five, or even the Miniature Five. You can also experience the fantastic vistas and sights of the Panoramic Route on a full day tour. Tomjachu is the ideal base to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld. We accommodate 16 guests at the Homestead and three delightful cottages. Each has its own unique character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations for enjoying braais, bush dinners and picnics under the stars, waterfalls or open thatch, or breakfast by the water's edge. Whether self-catering or choosing to dine with us in our elegant dining room, with culinary delights served by our superb chef, good food and great atmosphere are assured. Recently launched, our award winning Valbonne Villa offers the exquisite luxury of a 5-star TGCSA, self-catering Villa suitable for 6 couples or 12 guests sharing - fully serviced. Chef available. Regional winner and national runner up of the Lilizela Awards two years running in 2014 and 2015. Our relaxed, informal and highly professional team will make your stay an indelible memory. Awards: Lilizela Awards 2014, 2015 & 2016 - Provincial Winner & National Finalist: Valbonne House 5 Star TGCSA S/C Sleeping Out Best establishment 2015 Nelspruit, Winner of Luxury Travel Guide Africa & the Middle East 'Country Hotel of the Year 2017' Award ... more   less 

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Address: Uitkyk Road, Nelspruit 1201, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Price Range: £82 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tomjachu Bush Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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