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Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amanda, Paddy and Gogo welcomed us with huge smiles and true African love filled warmth. The hot weather played along and from the refreshing cordial upon arrival, a wander around the exquisite garden, the games in the pool and a long G&T for me, the start to our stay was 15/10 perfect! The view of the community and surrounding mountains...

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Brasschaat, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful family stay at umSisi House the food prepared by Amanda and Paddy whas excellent! The house and the bedrooms are very comfortable.We and our family were very kindly welcomed We enjoyed it very much .

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've just had a wonderful and unique family stay at umSisi House. Nice surroundings. The house is very stylish and luxury, located inbetween Krugerpark and the Panorama route. We loved the food prepared by Amanda and Paddy and enjoyed their hospitality and generousity.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is always wonderful to have 3 generations of one family all together at umSisi House. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here! Warmest regards from Mpumalanga! Amanda, Paddy and The umSisi House Team

Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent 2 delightful days at Amanda's and Paddy's home. Situated on the hills with a beautiful view on the surroundings, the cottage we stayed in, turned out to be really cozy and we immediately felt at home! Well equipped with 2 double bedrooms a bathroom with double shower (nice to take a shower together!) and well furnished kitchen. The...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your stay in umSisi Cottage and look forward to your return with the kids next time!! Warm regards from Mpumalanga! Amanda, Paddy and The umSisi House Team.

France
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely the highlight of our trip. UmSisi House is truly a home from home. Amanda and Paddy are the most gracious of hosts; nothing is too much trouble and their wealth of local knowledge just adds to the experience. The food and wine are wonderful , the location so convenient for accessing all that this diverse region has to offer...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! With so much to do in our area, we are thrilled you had time to simply relax and enjoy umSisi House. We hope that the rest of your trip makes many great memories, and that you return here one day. Warmest regards on a scorching Mpumalangan Spring day! Amanda, Paddy, Bella, Zambuck...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

From the moment we arrived we were spoilt and pampered by Amanda and Paddy and their household staff. umSisi House was the perfect place to base ourselves as we explored the Panorama Route, elephant sanctuary and elephant whisperers. The food was superb, matched with delicious wines and we will be wanting a number of the recipes when we return home....

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are thrilled you so enjoyed your stay here at umSisi House, thank you so much for your lovely review! We did send a few recipes off to you just after you left us for Scotland on your Epic Round The World Adventure! When you do make it home do let us know if you received them. Warmest regards from...

Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have had a wonderful stay in umSisi House. We were treated with the most delicious meals, and the household staff were so very kind and helpful. We easily could have spent many more days in this beautiful house. Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to be back one day.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time here at umSis House; and that Alison and Esther looked after you so well! We are only sorry that we did not get to meet you and your family this time! Hopefully you will return here one day... Warmest regards from scorching Mpumalanga The umSisi House Team

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A visit to umSisi House is an absolute must! It is the perfect place for a small group of friends or a family gathering. Paddy and Amanda are exceptional hosts – warm and welcoming, with loads of knowledge and stories that can provide hours of entertainment. Their enthusiasm is infectious! Paddy’s meals are delicious and a fabulous part of the...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

It is a truly great thing when umSisi House is filled with such fun.... you guys really did make the most of your time here and we so enjoyed having you to stay! We hope the rest of your trip was fantastic! All the very best from The umSisi House Team

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

When we left we wrote "we fell in love with Paddy, Amanda and the beautiful house within minutes and then the wonderful food and wine, we can't wait to go back" we'd be amazed if anyone didnt feel the same! it was an absolute highlight.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thrilled you so enjoyed your stay with us here at umSisi House! We hope the rest of your extremely well planned trip around this beautiful country was a great success. Look forward to hosting here again one of these days... All the very best The UmSisi House Team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This was a happy return for us which again exceeded all expectations. UmSisi is an excellent base from which to explore the Kruger and surrounds with good options for day trips to keep the kids interested and occupied. This time we left the menu selection to Paddy and Amanda and absolutely loved every exquisite meal expertly prepared, showcasing the fantastic...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

As always it is our pleasure to have you all here at umSisi! Hopefully we will be able to continue your Lowveld food journey next year...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in 60 hectares of pristine bush, within the Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy, umSisi House is strategically located in the Peebles Valley between the town of White River and the Numbi Gate entrance to the southern Kruger Park (15 minutes away). We offer a personal service that only a very small, privately owned and managed, five-star, luxury country house can provide. umSisi House is the perfect destination for groups of friends and family wishing to visit South Africa’s Kruger Lowveld region, the Panorama Route and enjoy the many adventure activities available in the immediate area. The house only caters for private groups (between 4 and 10 people) on either (a) a dinner, bed and breakfast basis or (b) a full board (all inclusive) basis. It is particularly suitable for those looking for luxury accommodation near the Kruger Park. A booking service for local activities (including bespoke Kruger safaris in open game-viewers) is also provided. All meals are planned with guests in advance to ensure that the dining experience is a daily highlight. TGCSA 5-Star Country House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about umSisi House

Address: 40 Plot D2 Peebles Valley Rd (off R Road | Peebles Valley, White River 1200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: RM757 - RM1,224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — umSisi House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Very very recommendable if you appreciate personal touch, really good cooking and tasteful design.”
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“all rooms are fabulous”
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“Go with a group and book the whole house with catering included”
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“All rooms are fantastic!”
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