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"Tonquani" means Beautiful Place

Find your Harmony in Nature, Indulge the Senses & Live Simply 

“The first thing that gets you is the absolute peace,  quiet and tranquility.  A fun, adventurous and warm stay from watching the sunset to exploring the many trails and views that Tonquani has to offer! We will be returning for a next adventure soon.”
– Fernando (June 2021)

Nestled in the heart of the Magaliesberg, just 90 minutes from Joburg, lies an off-the-grid bush haven.  The perfect romantic weekend, or getaway for a bush-loving family or few friends looking to get out into nature and live simply.

Located inside Utopia Nature Estate and named after the magnificent Tonquani Gorge adjacent to Utopia, our chalet offers you a unique and stylish off-the-grid bush experience …”

Living off the Grid

Living off the grid means living simply, with solar powered lighting and USB plug for charging phones, but No television, microwave, hairdryers or other electrical facilities.  There is also a gas geyser, stove, small fridge and small freezer.  The Weber braai outside can be enjoyed from either patio overlooking the valley or the gorge.   The outdoor shower has hot water, also great for cooling off on a hot day too!

Percale Cotton Comforts 

Percale cotton linen, Egyptian cotton towels, quilts and blankets make for a good nights sleep.  Please bring your own swimming towels.

The chalet offers an Oregon and rosewood living space downstairs with open-plan kitchen, lounge, double bed with en-suite bathroom.  By contrast the loft upstairs is light and airy with queen-sized bed, is the perfect place for romance, opening on to a small Juliet Balcony with a spectacular view over the Buffelspoort Mountains, and if you’re early enough the sunrise.

Self-catering made Easy

The kitchen comes well-equipped for self catering with a complimentary coffee station, toiletries & condiments. Basic wash up provisions, dishcloths etc are also provided.   The selection of board games, a knapsack for your bush walk and hot water bottles feels like home away from home

It’s not Perfect … It’s Utopia!

Tonquani is located within Utopia Nature Estate which forms part of the Magaliesberg Biosphere, in a mountain range 4 times older than Mount Everest!! 

So whilst you have the privacy and comfort of your own chalet, there’s so much to do in and around Utopia.  Highly recommended are the various short and easy walks around the estate, and an array of recreational activities within walking distance from the chalet. 

 Otherwise, there’s hiking the adjacent and magnificent Tonquani Gorge (experienced hikers only, no under-12 and prearrangement of day pass only).   Our terrain and neighbouring ‘Breedtsnek Pass’ (infamous for being unsurpassable by vehicle these days) is the perfect playground for keen mountain bikers and if you’re staying a little longer than usual and get a little cabin fever, there’s a few activities for you within 20kms. 

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             “The first thing that gets you is the absolute peace, 

 quiet and tranquility …”

... We had such a fun, adventurous and warm stay from watching the sunset while drinking a sundowner ... to exploring the many trails and views that Tonquani has to offer! We will be returning for a next adventure soon."
Fernando - June 2021