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Tomjachu Bush Retreat
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

What a wonderfull place to visit. Great service with fantasitic facilities and amazing location. One of those rare finds and one I would definitely recommend. We enjoyed the informative game drive and special picnic spot.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for your great review and recommendation! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay as well as the game drive and picnic. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We went to Tomjachu in mid October and as a first trip to SA this was an amazing place to start the trip. We stayed in Rock House which literally had the wow factor. The attention to detail here is really excellent, small things like really fluffy towels, feather pillows and lanterns hung outside every night at dusk.
During our five days we made several day trips to Hazyview and Kruger National park which were really easy to get to. As an introduction to game drives Justin drove us around the reserve, he is super knowledgable and was interested in all sorts of animals not just the big ones which was fascinating.
We ate twice at the lodge and found the food to be first class. I can also recommend a trip to Saffron restaurant in town which was truly delicious.
Book with confidence........ I will definitely be going back :-)

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review! Tomjachu the property in itself has certainly got that Wow factor... in addition we strive for attention to detail and going that extra mile for all our guests. We look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Will definately book again. The location of the Bush Cottage has an excellent view and very neat and tidy inside the cottage. A suggestion would be that maybe a radio or tv would just top the stay on rainy days.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We look forward to welcoming you back. You will be pleased to know we now have a television and dvd player available for Bush Cottage, should guests require this service during their stay with us.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

5 nights at wonderful Tomjachu Lodge. We had Rock House, excellent house with all comfort. beautiful terrasse with a scenic view. Excellent service and Food. Near Nelspruit but in true nature.
Thanks to Jolene and Justin for these wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We enjoyed having you stay with us, and look forward to perhaps a return visit on your next visit to South Africa!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tomjachu Bush Retreat

Address: Uitkyk Road, Nelspruit 1201, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range: £82 - £670 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tomjachu Bush Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your Bush Retreat Tomjachu is an exclusive, third generation family-owned private nature reserve set in over 550 hectares (1300 acres) 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. Regularly remarked upon as being one of the most beautiful and serene locations in the area, Tomjachu is 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 are looking for adventure or relaxation, with family, friends, or your loved one, Tomjachu offers something for everyone. On our trails, tracks and roads you can mountain bike through the bush on easy or challenging routes, hike amongst the abundant plains game and through mountains and valleys, go for a game drive or guided walk with our experienced ranger, and try your hand at fishing for bass and bream in our dams. Or simply unwind by the pool, listening to the orchestra of over 265 bird species, as the fresh mountain air trickles up from the valley below. Tomjachu is the ideal place to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld. We accommodate 14 Guests at the Homestead and three delightful cottages, each with their own unique character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations to enjoy spectacular bush dinners under the stars, lit only with the flicker of lanterns or picnics by the water's edge or in one of our other picnic sites around the property. 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 multi 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. Includes Butler, Chef available on request. Regional winner and national runner up of the Lilizela Awards three years running in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Our relaxed, informal and highly professional team are sure to make your stay an indelible memory. Awards: • Lilizela Awards 2014, 2015 & 2016 - Provincial Winner & National Finalist: Valbonne Villa 5 Star TGCSA S/C • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016 & 2017 • Travel Myth Top Five 4 Star Accommodation in Nelspruit ... more   less 
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