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umSisi House

Country Houses / Self Catering - Luxury exclusive-use Country House. Catered or self-catering
TGCSA 5 Star
Free WiFi
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Paddy and Amanda have created a wonderfully unique and luxurious African home away from home right on the doorstep of the Kruger Park. These fantastic hosts welcome guests as friends and make you feel right at home. If you want the full experience, then book to stay at their gourmet getaway on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis. But if self-catering is more your thing, then this is possible too (make a special request for this rate!).

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ABOUT umSisi House

umSisi House invites you to make yourself "At Home in Africa", where Classic English meets contemporary African chic. Strategically located between the town of White River and the Numbi Gate entrance to Kruger National Park, just 20 minutes away, umSisi House is the perfect base from which to explore the Kruger Lowveld region, the Panorama Route and the many adventure activities available in the immediate area. This luxuriously stylish country house villa and gourmet getaway caters exclusively for private groups.

Situated in the Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy with panoramic views of Legogote Mountain and Masoyi village, guests enjoy beautiful gardens, majestic trees, abundant bird life, walking trails, a relaxing Jacuzzi, inviting swimming pool, enormous veranda, stunning interiors, extensive library, state-of-the-art TV room, free WiFi throughout and a complimentary laundry service. Dedicated owner-hosts provide a personal and bespoke experience including booking all of your local activities and Kruger safaris in open game-drive vehicles. All meals are planned with guests in advance to ensure that the dining experience is a daily highlight at this gourmet getaway that specialises in fresh home-grown and seasonal produce.

5-Star Country House | Minimum 2 guests, maximum 10 | Pre-booking essential | Children welcome

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umSisi House - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Sleeps 6
1 Unit
Please note: A single night supplement will be applied for all dates outside of our low season period. Includes breakfast and dinner daily, complimentary fruit, fruit cordials, WiFi, activity booking service and laundry. From R 13 200 for first 4 guests per night outside of low season period. Thereafter additional adults pay R2750 per person per night, and additional children (2 to 15 years) pay R1375 per person per night.
From R 3,630.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 15:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Our stay at Umsisi House
01 Mar 2017

"Dear portfolio team UmSisi House was a special experience and could not have been bettered. We were in the cottage for 2 weeks – which is perfect if like us one wants self catering – but both the main house and the cottage are elegant and display the designer flair which Amanda and Paddy both have. The hillside setting with long views over the surrounding area up to Kruger enhance it further and the service from the staff could not be improved - plus the backup from the ever friendly boxer dogs. Amanda and Paddy are terrific hosts and their enormous knowledge of the ecosystems and the animals were a real bonus. We could not recommend it more highly – and it is great value for money as well, particularly for UK visitors. "

John and Judith Randle
umsisi cottage
18 Jun 2013

"Umsisi cottage is one of those rare finds you want to go back to over and over again, and we surely will. The attention to detail and the fantastic hosts is what this place makes very special. Ten out of ten."

Kiki Boele from South Africa
A very special place
08 Aug 2012

"This was truly a soul enriching experience. From the very first moments, our hosts, Amanda and Paddy made us feel like we were home even though we had never been to this part of the world before. The house is beautiful with amazing views and the surrounding gardens and water feature added to the tranquil, spirit lifting atmosphere. The cottage was lovely as well. The meals were delicious and plentiful. We were a family of eight, including three small boys ages five, seven and eight. We were fortunate to be able to spend Easter weekend there where the boys engaged in a fantastic egg hunt. They enjoyed swimming, exploring, bike riding and the puzzles and games at the house. The hosts gave us such wonderful advice and arranged our trips into the bush with a very informative guide. As our love for the region grew we were further inspired by the entertaining stories shared by Paddy and Amanda. Their love for the region is contagious. Our trip just would not have been so amazing without the umSisi House and Paddy and Amanda. We cannot wait to return! Diane B. San Francisco, Ca."

Diane B. San Francisco, Ca.
Umsisi House - such a special place!
08 Aug 2012

"This must be one of South Africa's best kept secrets. The house is simply stunning, yet comfortable and relaxed and set in a tranquil, beautiful spot. The hosts are always attentive without being intrusive and they went the extra mile and then some to ensure our stay was memorable. The food is simply delicious and often sourced from their own vegetable garden. Our children were so well looked after as well. There is a pool and huge garden with lush lawns, big boulders and a natural stream cascading into a small pool. And even better are the wonderful paths criss-crossing the bigger property for some extra exploring. And when they were tired after all the exploring, a seperate tv room gave them some free time to relax. The house is the perfect place from which to explore Kruger and the the Panarama towns and close to the Nelspruit airport as well."

Orchidchef - Nelspruit
Just Great!
08 Aug 2012

"The place is just amazing! we had a great time , and is the ideal place to relax over some really good food and wine! Amanda and Paddy are wonderful hosts, and the place is full of activities making every day a unique experience"

Special Holiday
08 Aug 2012

"My brother and I spent a few days at Umsisi - we had the best time ever. Besides the wonderful road trips and elephant rides, our hosts Amanda and Paddy were amazing. Our packet picnic baskets and home cooked meals were to die for and were the personal touch we seldom see. For the dog lovers, you're in for a treat! Bella and Saxon are adorable! For those who aren't too keen on dogs - they are disciplined and trained and will stay out of your way if you so choose. Thanks Amanda and Paddy, we had such an unforgettable time. Paula and Kevin (JHB & Abu Dhabi)"

Paula and Kevin (JHB & Abu Dhabi)
Stunning panorama - comfy and stylish house
08 Aug 2012

"This place is a little paradise. You step out on your stoop and have a sundowner while all you see around you is nature, rolling hills and rocks and Kruger park streching along the horizon. The compound is huge, the house is comfy and very stylish. Kids can roam around on the huge compound.The hosts are great characters. You really should stay a bit longer than a few days - we only spent 3 days."

Guest feedback about umSisi House
15 Nov 2010

"We stayed at umSisi House for over 2 weeks on a family holiday. We used it as a base for day trips to visit all the attractions in Mpumalanga and for days out in the Kruger National Park. The house is very comfortable with all new facilities and endless hot water provided by the solar water heaters. We were able to choose all our meals and the times we would like them - a great bonus with 3 young children. The food was fresh, delicious and very well cooked by Paddy. We also enjoyed all the wines which had been chosen to compliment the food and with our personal preferences in mind. Amanda helped to organise any bookings and days out that we had in mind and was full of suggestions of where to go and what to do. In 17 days we were never short of entertainment, even on the days we decided to stay in and lounge around the pool. Paddy and Amanda were excellent hosts and we are looking forward to a return trip. Sarah Elizabeth Dubai"

Guest feedback about umSisi House
15 Nov 2010

"umSisi House is a very special place and an inviting home perfect for holiday with family and friends. As owners and hosts - Amanda, Paddy (and their staff) pay attention to every detail and, as a result, have created a unique lodging and dining environment that stands out even among the best lodges, guest houses and hotels in the region. Plan for a three night stay (minimum!) and allow Amanda and Paddy to take care of your safari bookings inside the Kruger Park and have them organize other activities in the area. Meals are exceptional and creatively prepared by Paddy and Amanda and their selection of wine is impressive. Simply put, umSisi House is a "must stay". Harper Maputo, Moçambique"

Guest feedback about umSisi House
15 Nov 2010

"The staff at umSisi are absolutely lovely, keeping the house and cottage clean and tidy and doing any laundry that you have. They were polite and cheerful every day and always had time for a chat. The ages in our group ranged from 15 - 50 and everybody loved the experince just as much. We can't possibly stress how wonderful our stay was at umSisi House. Go and see for yourself!! Scotland"

Guest feedback about umSisi House
15 Nov 2010

"Amanda and Paddy are some of the best hosts in Southern Africa, having been on one of their safaris with them and stayed in the Lodge that they previous managed visitors are in for a real treat. They have a knack for excellent interior design, wonderful views and an delicious food and wine. They both understand Africa and all that it means and with their deep knowledge of the bush anyone venturing into the Kruger will benefit from their expertise. We as a family have already booked for February and will use it as a base for our whole family to explore this wonderful area. Don't miss out! Hertfordshire England"

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From OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)

  • From the airport follow signs for the R21 to Boksburg and then the N12 to Witbank.
  • Check with your car rental company that you understand where the R21 is.
  • Stay on the N12 until it becomes the N4 toll road to Nelspruit.
  • Shortly after the second toll gate, the N4 splits and you can either drive direct via the Elands Valley or take the Schoemanskloof Road.
  • Both are very scenic drives but the Schoemanskloof Road has less truck traffic.
  • When the N4 rejoins continue following signs to Nelspruit.
  • From Nelspruit take R40 to White River.
  • From White River continue on R40 towards Hazyview / Kruger Park.
  • After 2 km take right-hand turn on R538 / R569 towards Numbi Gate / Kruger Park just past the Casterbridge Shopping Centre - Set clock to zero.
  • Stay on this road for 10,8 km.
  • Turn left at sign post to PEEBLES (if you enter Masoyi village then you have missed the turn).
  • umSisi House is 1,3 km down the well-maintained dirt road on your left and is sign posted Farm D2.
  • Take the right-hand track with concrete strips going up to farm buildings.
  • Follow road along fence until you come to brown electric gates.

From Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)

  • Set clock to zero - Exit airport down hill to T-Junction (2 km).
  • AtT-Junction turn right R538 White River.
  • At T-Junction turn left R538 White River (5,1 km).
  • Immediately afterwards turn right R538 Plaston / brown sign Kruger National Park and Numbi Gate (5,2 km).
  • Continue on R538 White River for 4,3 km.
  • Turn right R569 Numbi Hek (9,5 km)
  • At T-Junction turn right R538 Numbi Gate / Hazyview (12,3 km).
  • Drive through forestry down mountain pass and turn left at sign post to PEEBLES (21,4 km)
  • umSisi House is 1,3 km down the well-maintained dirt road on your left and is sign posted Farm D2 (22,7 km).
  • Take the right-hand track with concrete strips going up to farm buildings.
  • Follow road along fence until you come to brown electric gates.

To avoid any possible confusion the Afrikaans word for ‘gate’ is ‘hek’. Sometimes the sign posts may be written in Afrikaans as opposed to English

GPS Coordinates
S25° 13' 30.36" E31° 4' 19.26"