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Things to do at Tomjachu Bush Retreat on your next bush adventure

Hidden in the valley of the grandiose Bekker Mountains and surrounded by seemingly untouched natural wonders lies Tomjachu Bush Retreat. The Retreat is renowned for its diverse landscapes tranquil setting, and its location in the heart of the Lowveld makes it the perfect destination for travellers wanting to escape the city, while having the opportunity to travel to nearby places such as the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon.

With an array of activities on offer, Tomjachu Bush Retreat will keep all types of guests entertained during their stay – after all a Lowveld adventure begins as soon as the sun peeks over the distant horizon.


Start your day by gearing up for a self-guided hike along the various routes that snake across the open bushveld and into the woodlands found at the belly of the retreat. Wander down to South Dam for a short excursion or venture into the unknown as you search for the Gorge, a spot located on the retreat that will surely take your breath away. Enjoy the fresh air and open wide spaces offered by Tomjachu Bush Retreat before meandering home for a scrumptious breakfast on the Homestead veranda.

Unwind and relax alongside the cooling waters of the pool while drinking in the fresh mountain air rising up from the valley below, before grabbing your kit for a mountain biking experience that will surely leave you wanting more! Cycle along the winding pathways to get your heart beating to the rhythms of the bushveld, but don’t forget to take a few moments to catch your breath and appreciate the bounty of animals found on the retreat. Keep your eyes peeled for our zebra often found frolicking in the grass or our majestic giraffe who graciously roam around or pop up out of nowhere from amongst the trees.

If cycling and hiking isn’t your activity of choice then why not grab your fishing gear and camera to explore the waters of South Dam? You can enjoy a day out in the sun, casting into the rippling waters while delving into one of our lovely picnic baskets which can be prepared on request and will give your taste buds something to delight in while you get lost in the serenity of the retreat.

Next, you can discover a whole new part of Tomjachu Bush Retreat with an exhilarating drive up to Tomjachu Hill. Skirt along the rugged trails in our 10 seater nature drive vehicle “Shrek” as an experienced guide takes you into the mountain bushveld for a close encounter with a variety of African game, hundreds of bird species and diverse plant life. Settle in at Zebra Heights after an exhilarating drive and delight in some sundowners as the panoramic view of the valley below consumes you.
End your adventures with a bush dining experience under a starry sky surrounded by the sounds of the Lowveld, and relish in a scrumptiously prepared dinner served by one of our wonderful chef’s. Embrace the Tomjachu Bush Retreat experience with open arms before heading in for a peaceful nights rest … there are more adventures waiting at the break of dawn.