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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Plot D2 Peebles Valley Rd (off R40 Road to Hazyview) | Peebles Valley, White River 1200, South Africa
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umSisi House
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Virginia
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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

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We found a lovely tranquil place overlooking the african landscape and bustling settlements around the Kruger Park. The house is spacious and cool, opening onto a generous stoep, where we would relax, chat and enjoy the view. Being an architect, I especially enjoyed the well considered interiors. There is always something to engage the eye, traditional craft pieces juxtaposed with... More

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to come and visit again when you need to escape the Cape. It was a pleasure having you all here with us. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Arriving at umSisi House after a long drive from Durban was an absolute delight. We had squeezed four girls, two adults , suitcases and lots of paraphernalia into a car that would have benefitted from a trailer. In what seemed like seconds we all had cool drinks, had been shown our rooms and were unwinding in the beautiful surroundings of... More

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We will never forget your arrival! As soon as you opened the boot all of your suitcases started falling out! How you all managed to fit in the Discovery is still something that we haven't fathomed.! It was certainly a masterful piece of packing. Thank you for including us on your Kruger Lowveld tour. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a stay for a week with friends at Umsisi House. What a wonderful guest house run by Amanda and Paddy. They are one of the most hospitable couples we have ever met. They run their guest house with love for their guests. Passionated about providing their guests anything they need. Paddy being a masterchef offering you great food... More

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We so enjoyed the time that we had with you and your friends. What fun you were all having! There's nothing we like better than to hear the sound of happy laughter and the tinkling of wine glasses. Thank you for the recommendation of a new cook book for the Master Chef. I will be sure to purchase this for... More

Cape Town
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A return visit to umSisi House, confirmed this to be a wonderful stopover for one or more nights en route to the Kruger National Park or private lodges in Mpumalanga, and a real owner/managed Lowveld gem, that is such a relaxing pre or post safari property.Owners Amanda and Paddy could not have been more warm and welcoming, their accommodation so... More

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We were delighted to welcome you back to umSisi House! Thank you for this wonderful review and positive endorsement that we are getting it right! Hopefully we will welcome you back again next year. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

Maputo, Mozambique
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Only go to Umsisi house if you want to stay in an amazing home on a beautiful property, eat great food and drink great wine, and enjoy the company of two wonderful, friendly hosts. We had an ideal stay with Amanda and Paddy and only have positive things to say about their home and hospitality. Don’t miss Paddy’s garden tour.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

It was such a shame that you were only with us for one night as we would have loved to spoil you some more! But you are only a few hours away in Maputo so please come and stay with us again soon. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

umSisi House is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. A beautiful house set amidst a lush garden of indigenous trees, vegetation and boulders. Walking trails and a tree trail will inspire. The house is wonderfully set out, with large open spaces that flow together and a showcase of splendid treasures lovingly collected by the owners Amanda... More

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

It is wonderful for us to have local guests come and enjoy a weekend escape with us at umSisi House. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope that you will visit us regularly. We hope to see you very soon indeed! Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

Antwerp Province, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Umsisi House and were sorry we didn't stay any longer ! The house is beautiful, decoration is well chosen and Amanda and Paddy make you feel welcome and at home. Their staff is wonderful and their dogs are the best! I think we gained at least 5 kilos because Paddy is an amazing chef! The... More

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

You were a great group and we thoroughly enjoyed having you all here at umSisi House with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and for the lesson in how to make yogurt at home! Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

Altea, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had the pleasure to spend a few days at Umsisi with the whole family. It was a very special experience! The house is amazing, the views are breathtaking, the location is fantastic. Amanda and Paddy made us feel like we were at home! Paddy who does the cooking is a master chef! We had a wonderfull time! Thank you!!

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amandabond007, Manager at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you for this very enthusiastic review! The Master Chef is thrilled with your feedback! We enjoyed having you all here with us at umSisi House. Please come back soon. Kind regards Amanda and Paddy More

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Address: Plot D2 Peebles Valley Rd (off R40 Road to Hazyview) | Peebles Valley, White River 1200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — umSisi House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
UmSisi House White River, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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