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umSisi House

Portion 38 Farm Peebles 31 JU White River 1240 Mpumalanga Province



Accommodation type available:
Country House

Price Guide: From R 1375 to R 16 940

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umSisi House Tel: (South Africa +27)
082 479 9700


umSisi House

umSisi House

umSisi House

Welcome to umSisi House: Luxury accommodation just minutes from the southern Kruger Park

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 dinner, bed and breakfast basis or a full board (all inclusive) basis. It is particularly suitable for those looking for luxury accommodation near the Kruger Park.

With panoramic views of Legogote Mountain and the African village of Masoyi, guests enjoy beautiful gardens, majestic trees, abundant birdlife, walking trails, a relaxing jacuzzi, inviting swimming pool, enormous veranda, stunning interiors, extensive library, computer room with internet access and state-of-the-art TV Room when at home.

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.

umSisi House welcomes children of all ages. TGCSA 5-Star Country House. This is a destination offering Kruger Park accommodation at its best while truly embracing the essence of South Africa: its people, its wild places and its wildlife.

umSisi House

UmSisi House is a recently refurbished Lowveld country house inviting you to be 'At Home in Africa' in a beautiful and totally private setting with your friends and family. We offer an exclusive-use, luxury accommodation solution for private groups of between 4 and 10 people looking to explore South Africa's Kruger Lowveld region.

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). umSisi House is the perfect destination for small groups wishing to visit the Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route and enjoy the many adventure activities available in the immediate area.

umSisi House sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms. For larger groups we can accommodate an additional four people in our cottage which is just 50 meters away from the house. We require a minimum of 4 people for two nights to process a booking at umSisi House. We offer a choice of rates to include dinner, bed and breakfast and full board (all inclusive) as well as bespoke menus to ensure that the dining experience is one of the highlights of your stay.

Our luxury accommodation rivals that of any hotel, lodge or guest house in the Kruger Lowveld region. The design and decor of umSisi House is stylishly African; a combination of classic English and contemporary African chic with an international flair to meet the expectations of a well-travelled clientele. At umSisi House we offer a personal service that only a very small, privately owned and managed, five-star, luxury country house can provide. A stay at umSisi is all about the small touches from the special 'pieces' positioned throughout the house to our attention to detail and care for our guests while they are with us.

umSisi House is so much more than just another safari destination! Here we focus on promoting the Lowveld lifestyle - the weather, the beauty, the proximity to nature and the wonderful ambience of Africa itself. The umSisi House experience has been created to offer exceptional comfort, all modern amenities, outstanding home-cooked meals boasting local seasonal produce, access to community projects, beautiful rock gardens, 10 kilometres of mountain hiking trails, endless grounds and the chance to explore secret hideaways. Because we want to ensure that your visit to South Africa's Kruger Lowveld region is one you will always remember.

There is also a self catering cottage for 2 to 4 guests which is available on request.

Lodge Facilities

• Free WiFi
• Swimming Pool
• Grounds and Jacuzzi
• Free Laundry Services
• An Activity Booking Service

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Rates and prices for umSisi House White River

Room type

Low season (17 Jan to 25 March, 01 May to 21 June,06 Sept to 11 December)

High Season (26 March to 30 April, 22 June to 05 September)

Peak Season (01 Jan to 16 Jan, 12 December to 16 January)

Check-In Times: 14H00 PM

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

2 Guests

4 Guests

4 Guests

Check-Out Time: 11H00 AM

Minimum house rate

R 6 600

R 13 200

R 14 520


Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night (15 years and over)

R 2 750

R 2 750

R 3 025


Additional children pay the extra child rate per night (2 years to 15 years)

R 1 375

R 1 375

R 1 515


Single Night Supplement (per night)


R 3 960

R 4 355


Fully inclusive/Fully board





Minimum house rate

R 7 700

R 15 400

R 16 940


Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night (15 years and over)

R 3 300

R 3 300

R 3 630


Additional children pay the extra child rate per night (2 years to 15 years)

R 1 650

R 1 650

R 1 815


Single Night Supplement (per night)


R 4 620

R 5 085


Make a reservation and contact details:

umSisi House Tel: (South Africa +27) 082 479 9700
Address: Portion 38 Farm Peebles 31 JU White River
Mpumalanga South Africa
GPS Co-ordinates: 25°13.506 Latitude (S), 031°04.321 Longitude (E)

Payment information

Terms and Conditions
• A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation cost and any activities booked on your behalf is required when you've completed our booking form attached below (including confirmed flight details and anticipated arrival time) to confirm your booking.
• The balance is payable one month prior to arrival unless advised otherwise.
• umSisi House reserve the right to retain deposits received if bookings are cancelled or still unpaid within one month of the arrival date.
• In the event of early departure, the full extent of the confirmed booking cost will still be required.
• In the event of early departure, the full extent of the confirmed booking cost will still be required.
• Payment should be made as a fixed rand amount into our nominated bank account with all charges payable by you.
• We do not operate a cancellation policy but will endeavour to provide alternative accommodation dates in the instance of a cancellation.
• If any breakages or damage occur, guests are expected to notify umSisi House management immediately and offer to pay for the breakages or damage caused.
• umSisi House cannot take responsibility for any thefts occurring during your stay with us nor are we liable for any personal injury sustained.
• To this end, use of the umSisi House facilities, namely the swimming pool and hiking trails is undertaken at your own risk.

We accept the following credit / debit cards

Directions to umSisi House

Directions from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) to umSisi House:
• Set clock to zero Exit airport down hill to t-junction (2 kilometres)
• At t-junction turn right R538 White River
• At t-junction turn left R538 White River (5.1 kilometres)
• Immediately afterwards turn right R538 Plaston / brown sign Kruger National Park and Numbi Gate (5.2 kilometres)
• Continue on R538 White River for 4.3 kilometres
• Turn right R569 Numbi Hek (9.5 kilometres)
• At t-junction turn right R538 Numbi Gate / Hazyview (12.3 kilometres)
• Drive through forestry down mountain pass and turn left at signpost to PEEBLES (21.4 kilometres)
• When you come to the gate at Africa School of Missions, please call 082 479 9700 for access (or use gate telephone number provided)
• umSisi House is 1.3 kilometres down the well-maintained dirt road on your left and is signposted Farm D2 (22.7 kilometres)
• Take the right-hand track with concrete strips going up to farm buildings
• Follow road along fence until you come to brown electric gates
• Hoot for access

Activities at umSisi House

Activities Offered

Golf Courses
Kruger Safaris
Retail Therapy

Panorama Route
Lowveld Adventure

Massage Treatment
Iso Labantwana Community Tour







Reviews of umSisi House

Date: March 2014
Reviewer 1 Name: Sarah783
First Visit of Many I Hope.....
My mother and I travelled to Umsisi House for a 4 day mini break from London. It was perfect. My mother lived in Zimbabwe for 3 years and we have both travelled extensively around Southern Africa (20+ trips) - but we were thrilled to explore rural Mpumalanga and the stunning scenery around Umsisi House.Umsisi House is like walking into your dream house. It is beautifully designed and yet so comfortable you feel at home from the moment you step inside. Paddy and Amanda are perfect hosts. The food is wonderful - I haven\'t had so many second portions in my life. We were full board and everything was fresh, locally sourced and utterly delicious - even the seed smoothie for breakfast! We did 2 full day safaris in the Kruger National Park arranged by Amanda. Wonderful game viewing with our excellent guide, Frances and amazing picnic lunches provided by Paddy and Amanda complete with linen table cloth. 5*.A wonderful few days and I can\'t wait to return with my husband and children.

Date: November 2013
Reviewer 2 Name: Brightline1
Simply Fabulous.....
We enjoyed our stay at umSisi House so much that we recommended that my brother, who was planning a trip to Southern African with his family for the first time, stay there too. Whether you are looking for truly luxury accommodations from which to visit Kruger National Park, a base for exploring the attractions of Mphumalanga, or a place simply to unwind after your flight from overseas before embarking on other excursions, umSisi is an outstanding option. As relatively frequent visitors to southern Africa, we had stopped by umSisi house in the past to scout it out, but this was our first stay. My wife and I, our ten year old daughter and thirteen year old son, plus my parents (in their 60s and 70s), stayed for three days. Each day was completely different (see details below). But what made the stay so special were the accommodations themselves and the tremendous hosts, Amanda and Paddy. umSisi House, while built from the bones of an old farm house, is completely modern, both in amenities and in style.

Rooms are extremely comfortable, with high-quality mattresses, fabulous sheets, duvets and decorative pillows, as well as beautiful wood furniture. The en suite bathrooms are first class, with huge bathtubs and spacious showers, and lots of sunlight. The house is loaded with gorgeous African art (not your standard pieces, but a carefully chosen mix from around Africa, accumulated over more than a decade of exploring, and tastefully displayed in the house’s many open spaces) as well as dozens a fantastic photographs taken by Amanda in her travels around the world. The house is incredibly inviting and comfortable and, had we been traveling without children, we would have spent even more time relaxing and soaking in the stunning vistas from the verandah.Amanda and Paddy, the house’s owners and hosts, have a great knack for making you feel welcome and comfortable without overwhelming you or intruding. They genuinely want you to have an outstanding visit, so they do their best to learn your preferences, can arrange all kinds of activities, and will share well-informed suggestions (they never steered us wrong). They also help with little details to make your life easier. For example, one day, I discovered that I had left my sunglasses at a shop in Hazyview. While we enjoyed ourselves the next day, Amanda called the shop, tracked down my glasses and arranged for the shop to hold them until we were able to return.

A small touch, but one that is totally consistent with the level of attention to detail and customer service that Amanda and Paddy provide. By the time we left, we fully understood why many visitors to umSisi House become friends with Paddy and Amanda and visit again and again.On top of the great service, Amada and Paddy ensure that you are truly well fed, not just with a full belly, but full of delicious, gourmet food cooked to order by Paddy. umSisi House has an immense list of meal options from which you choose in advance of your arrival. Based on your selections, Paddy will shop for the necessary ingredients (if in season and available) and then cook your meals at whatever hour you agree. Each of our meals was outstanding and it was a blast to chat with Paddy as he prepared the meals and served as bartender. (Breakfasts are top-notch, too, and Paddy and Amanda can provide breakfast-to-go if you’re headed in to Kruger at sun-up.) Paddy also is a wine lover and has put together an impressive cellar with price points ranging from truly modest on up.

So, if you are a wine enthusiast (or just enjoy a good bottle of wine), you are highly likely to be pleased with the options. For beers and soft drinks, there is an “honor” bar, you just help yourself and note it in a record book, and Amanda totals up the bill when you leave. In short, we truly enjoyed our visit to umSisi House and look forward to returning. For details of our main activities while staying at umSisi House, here is a not-quite-brief description: On our first day, we arrived mid-afternoon after driving down from Joburg. We spent the afternoon lounging on the verandah drinking in the gorgeous view of the valley and mountains behind it, which lie between umSisi and Kruger National Park (a short drive away). The kids enjoyed walking on the trails near the house and playing with the two resident dogs. The peaceful gardens, soothing dove calls, and warm hospitality were just what we needed after the drive (and lingering jet lag). My son and I even managed an excellent run along the dirt road that passes by umSisi House and twists through the valley.On our second day, Amanda had arranged for us to partake in an ”Elephant Encounter,” which was far more informative and hands-on than expected. Even if you think you know all about elephants, the Encounter is worth a visit, not only do the rangers share detailed information about elephant physiology, eating habits, social structure, etc., but they also bust some common myths about elephants. In addition, the ability to interact with the elephants is much more than a simple pat and photo. You are not forced to interact, but you have the chance to feel various parts of the elephant (body, ear, foot, tongue) and you can walk with or even ride the elephants. Certainly, it’s a worthwhile stop for anyone who would like to know how such a large creature can walk so quietly, how many sets of teeth elephants have (and what happens when they run out), or what it’s like to walk with an elephant, holding its trunk.

After the encounter, we popped into Kruger for the rest of the day, since Phobeni Gate was just a short distance away. About three hours later, we exited the park near umSisi House (via Numbi gate). While we drove ourselves in Kruger, umSisi House can arrange for a top-notch guide with open Land Rover to take you in and maximize your chance of seeing whatever’s on your wish list.On our third day, we visited the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, which historically has focused breeding cheetahs for reintroduction into the wild, but which has expanded to other endangered animals, such as wild dogs, in recent years. The tour is led by knowledgeable (and if you’re lucky, funny) guides who share a tremendous amount of information about the animals, how the center has been successful protecting them, and the challenges that still lie ahead. After the tour and a tasty lunch at the Centre, we headed back into Kruger for another afternoon’s game viewing. That’s what makes the region and staying at umSisi so great: everything is close enough that you can do plenty without over-exerting yourself, an essential consideration if you are traveling with children.The next morning, it was time to leave. It was a very early start (we wanted to have a full day in Kruger before driving to Swaziland), but Paddy and Amanda were still there to send us off with boxed breakfast and hugs all round. We’ll be back.

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