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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to umSisi House is an absolute must! It is the perfect place for a small group of friends or a family gathering. Paddy and Amanda are exceptional hosts – warm and welcoming, with loads of knowledge and stories that can provide hours of entertainment. Their enthusiasm is infectious! Paddy’s meals are delicious and a fabulous part of the... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we left we wrote "we fell in love with Paddy, Amanda and the beautiful house within minutes and then the wonderful food and wine, we can't wait to go back" we'd be amazed if anyone didnt feel the same! it was an absolute highlight.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a happy return for us which again exceeded all expectations. UmSisi is an excellent base from which to explore the Kruger and surrounds with good options for day trips to keep the kids interested and occupied. This time we left the menu selection to Paddy and Amanda and absolutely loved every exquisite meal expertly prepared, showcasing the fantastic... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

As always it is our pleasure to have you all here at umSisi! Hopefully we will be able to continue your Lowveld food journey next year... More 

Castro Valley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

There are simply not words to describe how special this place is. The house is spectacular with plenty of room for you and lots of fabulous communal space. The flow and light are great. The food is so spectacular, so very yummy. We had slow roasted impala lasagna, my daughters loved it. The grounds are beautiful and fun to walk... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

Having you all to stay here at umSisi House with us was an absolute pleasure....and on a personal note... The Commander Zander Sundown Cocktail is now firmly on the menu... when our limes are in season! Look forward to your return to South Africa one day soon! The umSisi House Team More 

knutsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Amanda arranged a trip for us in May and we travelled through the Drakensbergs and then the wetlands before concluding our visit with a week back at Umsisi House. What a fantistic journey through these areas which were new to us and a wonderful, restful stay at the end,with fantasic and innovotive menus. They also organised a day in the... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your KNP (Kruger National Park) and KZN (Kwa-Zulu Natal) gourmet safari experience! We thoroughly enjoy creating itineraries for guests that combine umSisi House with other gourmet getaways with sensational views! We look forward to your return to umSisi House in 2018 and promise to include the much talked about peri-peri chicken liver parfait in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

What a pleasure at umsisi cottage. Amanda and Paddy where very welcoming and we enjoyed the cottage a lot. It has everything you need. White river is just up the road and KNP is a short drive away to Numbi gate. The housekeeper Gogo made sure we were well looked after and did some laundry for us and made sure... More 

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amandabond007, Owner at umSisi House, responded to this review

We always love having fellow bush folk to stay! We know that you relished the peace and quiet that we offer here. Please come back soon as you're not far away at all! Thank you again for feedback on our tree squirrels ... Kind regards Amanda More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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... More 

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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 More 

Best, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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... More 

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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 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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 More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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... More 

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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 More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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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 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 1200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: $170 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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