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ontario
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Absolutely nothing more beautiful, relaxing, welcoming and delicious as umSisi House. Nothing better than arriving in SA and being introduced to the spectacular country by Amanda & Paddy who lovingly care for their piece of paradise happily shared with visitors. An absolute MUST for anyone travelling to Kruger.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time 'At Home in Africa' with us at umSisi House. Kind regards Amanda

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

If only every holiday could be organised and executed with such precision. Everything from the booking to the facilities and wonderful hosts was seven stars. Amanda and Paddy's knowledge of the Kruger and surrounding area was invaluable to getting the most out of our days without rushing around. My families expectations were exceeded at every stage, we would highly recommend...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are always happy to book activities and create a memorable journey to other properties for our guests. The beauty of working everything out in advance is that you are truly on holiday from the moment you arrive. We are the ultimate Kruger fans and love sharing our knowledge of this fascinating and diverse national park. We truly hope that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

A home away from home.... Umsisi House was luxury on a stick, not only is the house stunning but the views are breath taking especially while drinking a delicious bottle of unwooded chardonnay on the terrace. Our hosts Paddy & Amanda could not have been more hospitable from organising all of our day trips filled with adventure for the whole...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are so proud of you for taking our recipe for Chicken and Tarragon pie home and immediately recreating this masterpiece! Thank you for sharing the photographs with us. We loved having your family here to stay with us at umSisi House and hope that you return again soon for some more mouth-watering moments. Thank you for sending us such...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Having this heavenly (fully-serviced) home to yourself is such a treat compared to the stiff atmosphere you can get at some game lodges. But this is no ordinary home from home. umSisi House is a safari-goer’s colonial dream-come-true – it’s that house we’ve all imagined living in since we saw Out of Africa – except with all the modern luxuries...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review. It was lovely to have you back with us at umSisi House again. Oversleeping is totally acceptable here! It just goes to reaffirm our strapline "At Home in Africa". Hope to welcome you back here again in the not too distant future The umSisi House Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2016

To stay at Umsisi is a treat. The hospitality is warm, the food outstanding, the location very good near the Numbi gate. The house itself is beautiful with a large veranda for summer nights. We enjoyed cycling as a family.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thrilled you so enjoyed your stay with us at umSisi House! We thoroughly appreciate you taking the time to review us, and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. The umSisi House Team

Cupar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Gourmet food, wonderful hosts, beautiful views and extremely comfortable beds.. Secluded tranquillity in a secure environment and on the doorstep of the Kruger. Whatever you want to do, will be organised for you without hassle and you can be assured of quality Don't bother looking elsewhere, you will love this place! Very unusual for me to be so positive but...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. We are extremely grateful for the positive feedback, and so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at umSisi House. The umSisi House Team

Vejle, Denmark
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

A better guesthouse will be hard to find. So beautiful wiev from the house, very charming building and formidable terrace. Our room was so cosy and with a luxury bathroom. Very kindly hosts - preparing so delicious food to us. 10 Stars to this Guesthouse.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the '10 Stars'! We thoroughly enjoyed having you with us at umSisi House, and look forward to your return here one day soon... The umSisi House Team

Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We have been from 28 december 2014 to 2 January 2015 a guest in the UmsisiHouse by Amanda and Patty. What a great home and what a hospitality. Food made by Paddy an adept of Jamie Oliver, a really great experience. Sure with a wine from the wine cellar of Paddy! Paddy and Amanda and their staffs have really done...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We remember you all so well! We could not have chosen a better group to host on New Year's Eve 2014! Yes, it did rain on the fireworks but we will never complain about getting rain! Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are looking forward to your return. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Umsisi House was a delightful experience. Amanda and Paddy were great hosts - all the way through from the booking process to our wonderful stay. The house is beautiful, spacious and spotlessly clean. Close enough to Kruger for game viewing trips, but we were there just to chill around the pool for a couple of days after a game lodge...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

#GourmetGetaway! We love it! Thank you! We were thrilled to be able to wow you self-proclaimed foodies from the city with our local, season, fresh, organic produce. We might be based in rural Africa, but we never stop trying. Please come back again soon for some more gourmand delights as you have promised. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy

Northbrook, Illinois
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Our Group of four couples enjoyed the Umsisi House experience and the generous hospitality of our wonderful hosts, Amada & Paddy. The house , gardens, pool, food, and Paddy's home made wine all added to a wonderful holiday. Either before or after a safari....this is THE place to unwind and relax and listen to your soul.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

It was great to receive a review from the Windy City! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We so enjoyed having you all here at umSisi House with us, but we do want to clarify for any future readers that Lew means 'food and wine pairing'! We are not a vineyard and do not make...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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 villa and gourmet getaway 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 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: RM269 - RM4,182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — umSisi House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“all rooms are fabulous”
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