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umSisi House

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$817*
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Paddy and Amanda own a beautiful house and garden between White River and Hazyview. It is close to Kruger park, but also to Blyde River Canyon and other attractions. The house is perfectly suited for families. Paddy and Amanda and staff take care of eveything. They are a very warm couple and above all have made us the most delicious...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review! Your family were a pleasure to host and we hope that you will head back our way again soon. Kind regards Amanda

Best, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Thank you Zuid Afrika Vakantie for choosing Paddy and Amandas umSisi House for us to stay in during our holiday in South Africa. umSisi house is simply superb. What a magnificent house, with spacious rooms, set in beautiful surroundings and what a view! Thank you Paddy and Amanda for your warm hospitality and excellent service and Paddy for your delicious...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at umSisi House. We loved having you here and hope that you return again to watch the moon rise over the head of our sleeping lioness! Kind regards Amanda

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Umsisi House has to be one of my favorite places to visit, it is so beautiful and peaceful. There is so much to do and see but most importantly Paddy and Amanda are amazing, funny, interesting and just great to spend time with. I will always be back......

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are already looking forward to the return visit! This is your home away from home in South Africa! Kind regards Amanda

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This has to be one the most beautiful and spoiling experiences in South Africa. Myself and my family, which includes my wife and 4 young children stayed at umSisi for a week whilst going on day trips to the Kruger. Amanda and Paddy who will be your hosts are two of the finest people one could ever meet and looked...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

What a heartfelt review! Thank you. Your endorsement means the world to us. Kind regards Amanda

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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 23 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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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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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: $83 - $1,247 (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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