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Tomjachu Bush Retreat
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“Recomend it to everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed here just for one night unfortunately. We were looking for a place to sleep in order to visit Kruger park the next day and for our surprise the accommodations were so good and comfortable that we didn´t leave the lodge perimeter (250 he).

So the houses are spread out in order for you to have total privacy, the decoration is superb, it feels that you just entered your very own house. The mattresses are fantastic and there is no sound at all so you can get a very relaxing night.

We met the owner Brian who was simply the best host that i ever encountered. Every house has a fully equipped kitchen but we didn´t bring anything with us. As soon as Brian found that out, he organized a spectacular brunch in the garden where Fluffy and Buffy payed us a visit (his tamed ostriches).

I would recommend this to anyone and ask the staff to organize you something nice, a lunch by the lake, or in the mountain. I got the impression that they are there to satisfy you.

Really enjoyed our stay and i will definitely going back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for your valuable feedback, we enjoyed having you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Excellent place to relax, excellent service, good food and very welcoming people. The houses are very nice, well decorated, clean and comfortable, each house has a pool, fireplace and plenty of chairs to relax, every house looks the comfort of our own home.
Very large area that allows outdoor trips and interaction with animals.
The owner off the property is an excellent guy that really like to satisfy his costumers, actually he treats his costumers like new friends.
The experience in Tomjachu was amazing!!! A place to repeat!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with others! Tomjachu strives to offer personal interaction with our guests from initial enquiry where possible, welcoming guests with a home from home experience during their visit with us, and after.
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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Great weekend, really nice service, nice staff, great accommodation with an amazing view! I had a beautiful brunch with mountains view! nice to go in couple, family or even friends!
great job and keep up the good work!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we appreciate you sharing this information with guests who are looking to stay with us at Tomjachu. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Tomjachu has so much to offer guests staying with us, and therefore we recommend at least a 2 nights stay in order to enjoy Tomjachu to the fullest!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The longer you stay, the more Tomjachu grows on you. The sunset views are stunning. There are all kinds of possible activities, but it is also a great place to just laze around. There are lots of different walking paths and the manager offers game drives - wildlife can be easily seen (with wonderful birds).

Lodging options include a self-catering cottage or the main lodge where meals are served. We tried both and enjoyed each for different reasons.

Along with the relaxing experience, nicely located near Nelspruit, the main reason to visit is the staff, who are ready to respond to any need.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your views of your stay with us at Tomjachu with others - we appreciate the feedback. We strive for our guests to feel at home from home, and delighted that this was your experience during your stay at Tomjachu. We look forward to welcoming you back, when next you are travelling to SA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

So surpised to be "in the bush" yet so close to Nelspruit. We were so sorry that we could only stay one night! The warm welcome on arrival and especially at the meal made us feel so relaxed and special.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for staying with us at Tomjachu Bush Lodges, and for your valuable feedback. Tomjachu offers a variety of activities, and therefore we encourage a 2 night stay in order to enjoy these activities. We do hope you are able to linger a little longer next time, and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Spent a fabulous week at Tomjachu last month! We were beautifully looked after which included a candle lit dinner down at the lake with champagne sundowners at the Boma! Really good food, great service and lovely walks with every type of bird you could think of! Well worth the trip!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your Tomjachu experience with others who wish to visit Tomjachu Bush Lodges. We enjoyed having you stay with us at Valbonne House, and look forward to your next visit!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Tomjachu! If you are looking for a place to just relax and spend some time outdoors, this is it. We loved star gazing at night from our hammock while impala grazed a few feet away, and we loved the walking trails where we saw impala, kudu, ostrich, bushbuck, and lots of birds and butterflies. We stayed in the Rock House and it was very comfortable and private with great views of the mountains. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need and firewood was provided. Lots of special little touches to make you feel welcome. We were amazed at how nice it was given the very reasonable price. Great value!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tomjachu, Manager at Tomjachu Bush Retreat, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with others on Tripadvisor - we appreciate your feedback! We also now offer dinner & breakfast in the Lodge: Homestead dining room for guests staying in the self-catering cottages, as an optional extra, by prior arrangement. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Property: 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 64 Speciality Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tomjachu Bush Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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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