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Tomjachu Bush Retreat

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Aerial view
4 outdoor pools
4 outdoor pools
4 outdoor pools
Valbonne Villa | Terrace/patio

Overview of Tomjachu Bush Retreat

Tomjachu Bush Retreat

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Mbombela with 4 outdoor pools and restaurant

9,8/10 Exceptional

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Off Uitkyk Road, Valbonne Farm, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, 1200

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Little Loftus - 9 min drive
  • Lizard Rock - 9 min drive

About this property

Tomjachu Bush Retreat

Tomjachu Bush Retreat offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 690 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages or reflexology, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include 4 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and a terrace. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travelers.


Afrikaans, English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 4 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle from 6 AM to 9 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.


Homestead Dining Room - Onsite fine-dining restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 125 and ZAR 180 for adults, and ZAR 75 and ZAR 125 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 690 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 200 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs ZAR 690 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Guests with service animals should contact this property in advance.

Also known as

Tomjachu Bush Lodges Lodge Nelspruit
Tomjachu Bush Lodges Lodge
Tomjachu Bush Lodges Nelspruit
Tomjachu Bush Retreat Lodge Nelspruit
Tomjachu Bush Retreat Lodge
Tomjachu Bush Retreat Nelspruit
Tomjachu Bush Retreat
Tomjachu Bush Lodges
Tomjachu Bush Retreat Lodge
Tomjachu Bush Retreat Mbombela
Tomjachu Bush Retreat Lodge Mbombela

Frequently asked questions

Does Tomjachu Bush Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tomjachu Bush Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6 AM to 9 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 690 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Tomjachu Bush Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Enjoy a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Tomjachu Bush Retreat also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tomjachu Bush Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Homestead Dining Room. Nearby restaurants include Lizard Rock (4 mi) and Little Loftus (4 mi).
Does Tomjachu Bush Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable beds, great atmosphere, extremely relaxing
Paul, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Corali, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our mid week stay,
Was an amazing stay, beautiful nature walks, excellent food and service. Accommodation was great too.
Corali, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathryn, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome, just awesome
This is an utterly amazing destination, a genuine wish we could stay forever holiday destination. It is truly a private, luxury, in-middle-of-nowhere, walk freely amongst the animals kind of a place just 30 minutes from civilization. You couldn’t ask for more and at a fraction of what you think all this would cost.
Steven, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely accommodation and food. Beautiful location within natural setting.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chef’s a star!
The Chef’s wonderful dishes is a main reason for coming back and braving the gravel road to get here.
Karen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A truly hidden gem,should be the worst kept secret
Amazing hospitality and stay. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left the team treated us so well. The property is taken care of very well with no attention to detail spared. If you’re looking for an eco friendly private reserve where you can detach and unwind this is it.
Gary, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Getaway
I stayed here for a great romantic getaway with my girlfriend , We had an amazing time the hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. The linen was clean and the place was spotless. The apartment was serviced daily , and the self catering facilities were more than sufficient . There was good wifi which was needed as MTN and Telkom signal was spotty .
Chandresh, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic lodge with breathtaking views!
We stayed at Tomjachu for a couple of nights during a 10 day tour of SA. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and did everything to make our relaxing visit perfect. The cottage we stayed at was beautiful, with a breathtaking view of the mountains. We enjoyed eating at the Homestead as well as grilling our on food on a typical South African braai on our patio. We hiked around the property and overall had a wonderful, relaxing time enjoying the outdoors at Tomjachu.
2-night romance trip
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