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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a bit of heaven on earth umSisi Cottage is the place to stay. Minutes away from Kruger National Park the cottage is set in the hills and the views from the 40' terrace are exceptional. The beautiful cottage together with the adjoining Lodge is owned by the delightful eco friendly Paddy and Amanda who look after ones...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a lover of fine finishes and and the smaller details. The experiences with Amanda and Paddy covered the big to the small. From having a beautifully designed and decorated home/ cottage - which reminds me of an upmarket beach cottage with all the tasteful personal flair, to the fruit basket and the homegrown coffee that we had with...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Umsisi Cottage, I must admit I thought that it couldn't get any better (My partner and I had such a fabulous time in 2016). I decided to bring a friend for a short time we had off work, well what an incredible experience! The cottage is lovely, it's the most upmarket...

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Paris, France
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Marvellous stay at Umsisi at the end of December 2016. The house is beautiful, the people are lovely and the food delicious. Umsisi is an important address in South Africa, not to be missed. You must visit the Kruger Park nearby and the Panorama route.

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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Awesome stay during the Christmas break with lovely people who were nice and kind. Great cooking. Not a day went pass without some great meal. From great meat to great salads Definitely would stay again

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

So please you enjoyed everything about your stay at umSisi House, even the Hot Toddies! We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, we really do appreciate the positive feedback! All the very best for 2017. The umSisi House Team ☺

Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Amanda and Paddy made our three day stay an unforgettable sequence of great food, wine, tips for sightseeing with lunch boxes that were superb and ensured everything was taken care of. Their villa is fantastic with beautiful views and we with our family of four could use all facilities like it truly felt as our own home in Africa! Thanks...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review, we do truly appreciate the feedback! Hoping that the rest of your vacation was/is a great success! Wishing you and the family a positive and prosperous 2017! The umSisi House Team

Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had an amazing stay in the house as we were welcomed by two lovely people; Paddy and Amanda. They have a beautiful house, with the best rooms, a cosy living room and a pretty garden. Also their cooking skills are on point as they made us delicious food throughout the whole day. We couldn't have asked...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate the positive feedback! Hoping you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of your vacation in this beautiful country! All the very very best for 2017 🤗 The umSisi House Team ☺

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Amanda, Paddy and Gogo welcomed us with huge smiles and true African love filled warmth. The hot weather played along and from the refreshing cordial upon arrival, a wander around the exquisite garden, the games in the pool and a long G&T for me, the start to our stay was 15/10 perfect! The view of the community and surrounding mountains...

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review, we really do appreciate the positive feedback! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in this beautiful part of the country. All the best for 2017, and we look forward to welcoming you back one day soon! The umSisi House Team

Brasschaat, Belgium
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Wonderful family stay at umSisi House the food prepared by Amanda and Paddy whas excellent! The house and the bedrooms are very comfortable.We and our family were very kindly welcomed We enjoyed it very much .

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. It is great for umSisi House to receive such positive feedback! We wish you and the family all the very best for 2017, and hope to host you again at umSisi House in the not too distant future. Warm regards from Mpumalanga, The umSisi House Team ☺

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We've just had a wonderful and unique family stay at umSisi House. Nice surroundings. The house is very stylish and luxury, located inbetween Krugerpark and the Panorama route. We loved the food prepared by Amanda and Paddy and enjoyed their hospitality and generousity.

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is always wonderful to have 3 generations of one family all together at umSisi House. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here! Warmest regards from Mpumalanga! Amanda, Paddy and The umSisi House Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
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 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: Plot D2 Peebles Valley Rd (off R40 Road to Hazyview) | Peebles Valley, White River 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: $64 - $916 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — umSisi House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“This review relates to a self contained cottage not an hotel”
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“Very very recommendable if you appreciate personal touch, really good cooking and tasteful design.”
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“all rooms are fabulous”
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