About Tonquani

TONQUANI means 'Beautiful Place' ...

The perfect romantic weekend away or family escape from the city, for you to indulge nature and live simply.

Our chalet overlooks the spectacular Tonquani Gorge, an inspiration for hikers and the heart of the area.
With the vast tranquility and beauty surrounding us, it made sense to name our chalet “Shambala” 

A self-catering space of tranquility and nature, where you can relax your body and rejuvenate your soul.
Located within Utopia Nature Estate and proudly part of the Magaliesberg Biosphere.



Tonquani Bush Chalet

The chalet is off the grid (no electricity), thus bringing you closer to nature. Soft ambience, bush walks, mountain streams, stargazing and 180 degree panoramic views  make for a unique experience. 

The living space is homely and cosy, furnished with leather, Rosewood and Oregon pine. By contrast, the loft bedroom upstairs is light, airy and romantic. The bathroom is downstairs, and terraces either side and upstairs to enjoy the view.   

Sleep in percale cotton and brush up against soft fluffy towels, you'll enjoy tranquil simplicity with a touch of luxury  

Frequently Asked Questions

tonquani is a unique environment, located within a nature estate which forms part of the Magaliesberg Biosphere.  It's completely off the grid, and out in nature, so you're sure to have some questions.  Let's see if we can answer those with the most typical questions asked? ...

Where it Began ... 

Utopia began in the late 1960s, open to the public for weekend or holiday recreation.  Today however, Utopia is a private nature estate, and the area has been declared a biosphere and protected area.