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umSisi House

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Plot D2 Peebles Valley Rd (off R40 Road to Hazyview) | Peebles Valley, White River 1200, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a blissful week at umSisi House in July. The house and garden truly are beautiful with stunning vistas and tranquil corners, all kept in immaculate condition. The garden is a paradise for kids, who can explore freely - kept our kids busy for hours. Our daily highlight was dinner time. We loved the ritual of settling down in... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit and we will definitely return. We had the most incredible time: the gardens and setting were stunning; the food and wine were fabulous. Everything was wonderfully sumptuous and we came home with some very special memories.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Not really much more to add the very good reviews that can be read on Tripadvisor, everything up to and above expectations, wife and kids loved the place, I wouldn't hesitate coming back. Thanks a lot to Paddy and Amanda for the hospitality, lovely stay, good food, good wine (from Paddy's own cellar!), very friendly and confortable stay. Close to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We've been to UmSiSi repeatedly now. Again we felt instantly at home. The accommodation with its views is a dream and comfortably furnished. It's also located superbly – close to the Krüger Park and to the Blyde River Canyon, also with opportunity to do groceries closeby in White River and Nelspruit. Our hosts Amanda and Paddy were awesome again, always... More 

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Montreuil, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Umsisi House is a fabulous place to spend holidays. Amanda and Paddy are exceptional hosts and make you feel relax and happy. Our six children (from 12 to 22) enjoyed our stay in Umsisi too. Garden, bedrooms, view, staff, meals, discussions with Amanda and Paddy, accommodations, and of course the 2 nice dogs, everything was perfect. We thanks Amanda and... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful hosts, house, garden and food. We were thrilled to return to umSIsi House and relax in style with our two young children. It really is a breath of fresh air to spend time with Paddy "uber chef" and Amanda at home, with company and food that is good for the soul. We cant wait for the next visit!

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

And we cannot wait for your return! Thank you for posting this wonderful review. We love it when our guests say they felt at home! Kind regards Amanda More 

Bexbach, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were there in January 2015 with 4 persons. It was our first lodging after the fly from Germany. We came with our car and see the garden and the house and it was fantastically. And than we have had a very warm welcome from Amanda, Paddy and the dogs. We have seen the nice rooms and than we were... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope that the rest of your safari in South Africa was a huge success and that you will visit us again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Amanda More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Perfect stay is the two worlds which sum this place! We were 4 days in this garden of eden: beautiful room with great view, very calm, perfect services! Great food with Paddy, the best Cook in South Africa! Amanda gave us the best advises for the safari and our staying in SA! We already miss this place!!!

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Your party was such great fun! We really enjoyed your company and the fact that you simply loved umSisi House! Paddy is thrilled with your feedback and Matthieu's comment in the visitor's book summed up your reaction to our food when he said 'we are neither homesick, nor foodsick! The food and wine from France are not even missed'! Please... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending a few luxurious days at Umsisi House in September. Paddy and Amanda were the perfect hosts and treated us to animated conversations and gourmet meals. The serene open-plan house serves as an incredible setting from which to enjoy the magnificent views of the rolling hills of Mpumalanga. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We value your feedback and thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Please come back and see us again when the baby is born as Johannesburg is not far away at all! Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More 

Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

umSisi House was the perfect start to our African vacation. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and culturally decorated. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and very spacious. I cannot say enough about our wonderful hosts, Amanda and Paddy. They made our first vacation stop so memorable and made us feel like family. Paddy is an excellent chef and prepared both... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

When staying at umSisi House, our aim is to make our guests feel 'At Home in Africa'. So your review is music to our ears! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us so much and truly hope that you will be back again. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More 

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