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Peebles Road Farm D2, White River 1200 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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Updated 20/10/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 28 Speciality lodging in White River
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Set in 60 hectares of pristine bush, umSisi House is strategically located between the town of White River and the Numbi Gate entrance to the southern Kruger Park (20 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 on either (a) a dinner, bed and breakfast basis,(b) a full board (all inclusive) basis or a self-catering basis (maximum 6 guests). 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Tom Lloyd Owen wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom18 contributions12 helpful votes
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UmSisi House is an exclusive use private lodge that is a little piece of paradise nestled onto the side of a hill, enjoying endless views across the Lowveld and into the Kruger Park. The house itself sleeps 2 families in remarkable comfort, but we were lucky enough to be staying on our own, whether you take the lodge yourself or share it, it’s all yours. Like a mini exclusive hotel, but with the most attentive Concierge and private chef you have ever come across. Amanda and Paddy host and look after their guests with seemingly effortless enthusiasm and charm, it doesn’t matter if you are discussing a day in the Kruger or your next day's menu, the two of them have endless passion for their work, the wild and adventure and it is infectious. We loved staying at Umsisi and just wish we could have stayed for longer. An amazing springboard into the Kruger to return to each evening weary from the amazing adventures we had. Thank you to Umsisi and your wonderful staff, we will see you as soon as we can get back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Warren26 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
We have just returned from a really memorable stay at Umsisi House. It is a beautiful Villa set on gorgeous grounds very near to the Kruger Park. Amanda and Paddy are truly gifted hosts. The food is utterly delicious. Just book and go, a real special find indeed!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 08 Mar 2021
So pleased that we were able to spoil you both! We really hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future with a larger group! Kind regards Amanda, Paddy and the umSisi House Team
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Go23445958310 wrote a review Dec 2020
Gauteng, South Africa2 contributions
ABSOLUTE PEACE OF MIND. I can describe this cottage as A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. Ideal for Birdwatching and to just sit and enjoy nature in peaceful surroundings. Close to Numbi gate, within easy reach of some charming, signature village style shopping centre's. Enjoyed the company of the dogs Zambuk and Lielie, so friendly and well behaved. The cottage is clean, well equipped with everything you might need during your stay. Good attention to detail and quality linen. "Sunday" our care taker for the cottage is an absolute gem, he attended to all our needs during our stay, a true asset to this little place in heaven. Thank you so much for making our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 11 Feb 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review! We really do appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back to our garden of eden in the not too distant future. Kind regards Amanda, Paddy and the umSisi Team
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Ceren T wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions51 helpful votes
We spent three nights at this delightful place where Amanda and Paddy, the owners, made everything in their power to ensure we had a fatastic time. Wine? Coffee? A masseuse? Nothing was too much. The house is absolutely beautiful. You sit on the veranda and enjoy the view while Paddy and Amanda are in their open kitchen preparing something delicious and chatting with you. We were there with 6 children from ages 6 to 13 and everybody had a great time. It's easy to drive to the Panorama Route and the waterfalls and enjoy the surroundings as well. I would definetly recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 11 Feb 2021
What a lovely review! Thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all here with us and are just thrilled that you had such a great time! Kind regards Amanda, Paddy and the umSisi House Team
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Charmaine K wrote a review Oct 2020
South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the Umsisi cottage which is perfect when you need to stay over night (or a couple of days ) while travelling through the lowfeld. Zambuck and Lily kept us entertained with there cute playfulness and made us feel that we are at home, Sunday made sure that we are comfortable before leaving cottage and we had a lovely welcome from Paddy and Amanda,
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 11 Feb 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review! We really do appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Amanda, Paddy and the umSisi Team
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US$49 - US$794 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaMpumalangaWhite River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about umSisi House
Which popular attractions are close to umSisi House?
Nearby attractions include JWM Shooting Range (5.8 km) and Exotic Africa Leather Curio Shop (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at umSisi House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at umSisi House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at umSisi House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at umSisi House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at umSisi House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.