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A 5 Star Country House Minutes Away from the Kruger National Park

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hazyview guest house description

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 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). 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. A choice of rates is available to include DBB and FB (all inclusive) and a self-catering option is also available for groups of up to 4 in size at umSisi Cottage. umSisi House is a TGCSA 5-Star Country House. We welcome children of all ages.

Kruger Lowveld: The Kruger Lowveld region is as well known for its spectacular beauty and adventure activities as it is for its game viewing potential. The area abounds with things to do and you can spend days exploring this magical part of the world. Historical sites and villages, old wagon routes and monuments mark the lives of the characters that came to Mpumalanga seeking their fortune. Jock of the Bushveld, the mining towns of Pilgrim’s Rest and Barberton - with Africa’s first stock exchange – are just some of the picturesque and colourful chunks of history to learn about and experience. In Mpumalanga, you will find something to appeal to everyone in your party - regardless of age and fitness levels.

Panorama Route: The magnificent Panorama Route is best known for its secret history, cultural heritage and dramatic landscapes as it passes through the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon (proclaimed as a nature reserve in 2004) with its dramatic mountain scenery and panoramic views over the escarpment. The 25,000 hectare Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve starts at ‘The Pinnacle’ and follows a winding path for 26 kilometers via ‘God’s Window’ and ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ to the ‘Three Rondawels’. It is the third largest canyon in the world with a drop of 800m, the second largest canyon in Africa and the only green canyon in the world boasting a rich diversity of plants.


umSisi House is privy to an African village called Masoyi where guests will be invited to experience the true essence of Africa, and its people. This ability to interact with the local community, and support projects that benefit them directly, will satisfy the needs of those wishing to promote the principles of ‘responsible tourism’.
 
umSisi House also scores highly on the ‘green front’. We have adopted solar power, boast our own fresh-water springs, collect rainwater, are planting an indigenous forest, recycle all of our waste and fill our pantry with herbs and vegetables from our organic garden which is fertilised by compost from our worm farm

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 500 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • All bedrooms are luxouriously appointed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 can be made as either king-size beds or twins. We have two further bedrooms (a double and a king or twin) sharing a double shower room in umSisi Cottage for larger groups. All linen is 100% percale cotton and towels are of the very highest quality. Duvets and pillows are hypo-allergenic and blankets / throws are provided for cold winter nights. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and wall-mounted heaters....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

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  • All bathroom are luxuriously appointed with incredible views. Bathrooms in the house feature baths as well as seperate showers while the cottage bathroom is a double shower room....moreless

Other Amenities

      • • 3 ensuite bedrooms (master suite with dressing room) • Separate cottage (with an additional 2 x bedrooms sharing a double shower room) for larger groups • An inviting swimming pool heated by the sun, surrounded by sun loungers and a nice big umbrella • A jacuzzi in the rock garden to help you unwind before dinner after a day’s game viewing • A vast covered veranda with dining area and charcoal-fired oven / barbecue, comfortable plantation furniture and a day bed for those lazy afternoons • Colonial paddle fans in all rooms and on the veranda to fight off the African heat • A roaring fire in the sitting room and heating throughout for those chilly winter nights • A soon-to-be indigenous forest, beautiful gardens, mountain trails and exceptional views of Legogote Mountain • Internet access, a wide selection of books and other reading material in the Library which also doubles as a TV Room • Complete wheel-chair access...moreless

      Entertainment

      • Books
      • Books For Adults
      • Books For Kids
      • CD Player
      • DVD Player
      • Games
      • Games For Kids
      • Music Library
      • Radio
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Stereo
      • Television
      • Toys
      • VCR
      • Video Library

      Theme

      • Adventure
      • Away From It All
      • Family
      • Farm Holidays
      • Luxury
      • Tourist Attractions

      Attractions

      • Botanical Garden
      • Caves
      • Churches
      • Cinemas
      • Forests
      • Library
      • Live Theater
      • Museums
      • Restaurants
      • Synagogues
      • Waterfalls

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Babysitter
      • Fitness Center
      • Hospital
      • Massage Therapist
      • Medical Services

      Leisure Activities

      • Bird Watching
      • Eco Tourism
      • Gambling Casinos
      • Horseback Riding
      • Outlet Shopping
      • Scenic Drives
      • Sight Seeing
      • Walking

      Location Type

      • Mountain
      • Rural

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Fishing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Golf
      • Golf Privileges Optional
      • Hiking
      • Hunting Small Game
      • Mountain Biking
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Rafting
      • Spelunking
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Water Tubing
      • Whitewater Rafting

      Dining

      • Child's Highchair
      • Dining Room
      • Seating for 10 people

      General

      • Activities Guide
      • Alarm Clock
      • Basic Soaps
      • Bottled Water
      • Ceiling Fans
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Filtered Water
      • Fireplace
      • Firewood
      • Garage
      • Hair Dryer
      • Heating
      • Iron & Board
      • Laundry Soap
      • Linens Provided
      • Living Room
      • Local Activities Guide
      • Local Maps
      • Local Restaurant Guide
      • Mosquito Magnet
      • Paper Towels
      • Parking
      • Parking Off Street
      • Safe
      • Security System
      • Shampoo
      • Telephone
      • Telescope
      • Thermos Bottle
      • Toilet Paper
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Water Cooler
      • Wireless Internet
      • Fax

      Kitchen

      • Blender
      • Coffee Grinder
      • Coffee Maker
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Freezer
      • Grill
      • Kitchen:

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      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Pantry Items
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Stove
      • Toaster

      Outside

      • Balcony
      • Barbecue
      • Beach Towels
      • Binoculars
      • Large Cooler
      • Lawn / Garden
      • Outdoor Grill
      • Patio
      • Porch / Veranda
      • Terrace
      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

      Pool / Spa

      • Jacuzzi
      • Outdoor Hot Tub
      • Outdoor Pool
      • Private Pool

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Included

          Property Descriptor

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low Season 2014
              Aug 28 - Dec 4, 2014
              2 night min stay
              ZAR5,421

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add ZAR1,355 per night, per additional guest

              High Season 2014
              Dec 5 - Jan 14, 2015
              2 night min stay
              ZAR6,274

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add ZAR1,568 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season 2015
              Jan 15 - Mar 20, 2015
              2 night min stay
              ZAR6,316

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add ZAR1,579 per night, per additional guest

              High Season 2015
              Mar 21 - May 7, 2015
              2 night min stay
              ZAR7,018

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add ZAR1,754 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season 2015
              May 8 - Dec 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              ZAR6,316

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add ZAR1,579 per night, per additional guest

              High Season 2015
              Dec 5 - Jan 14, 2016
              2 night min stay
              ZAR7,018

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add ZAR1,754 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • No additional mandatory fees
              • VAT Tax Rate 14%

              Notes:

              Rates are provided on a DBB basis for 4 guests at umSisi House. Larger groups of up to 10 people can be accommodated. Our DBB rates include full breakfast and dinner, complimentary fruit, cordials and water, laundry and maid services, WiFi and a booking service for local activities. Children's rates and full board rates also available. We do not operate a cancellation policy.

              We require a 50% deposit upon confirmation of a booking and the balance payable a month prior to arrival.


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              Last updated: 09/21/2014
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              Location

              20 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
              15 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Casterbridge Farm
              200 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Maputo
              20 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              White River Golf Course
              35 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Nelspruit
              35 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              N4 Nelspruit
              15 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Magnolia
              400 Kilometres
              Nearest Ski
              Lesotho
              950 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Mozambique

              Car: Recommended

              White River, the nearest town to umSisi House, is the pretty floral gateway to the Kruger Lowveld region and can be found just north of Nelspruit (the capital of Mpumalanga Province).

              Mpumalanga, itself, is a lush, land-locked province filled with deep ravines, verdant valleys, crystal-clear streams, magnificent waterfalls and plenty of wildlife. It is also the heartland of South Africa’s classic safari territory. It can be found north-east of Gauteng Province, and shares a long border with Mozambique to the east and the Kingdom of Swaziland to the south-east.

              umSisi House is situated within the pristine Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy and boasts beautiful rock gardens, 12 kilometres of mountain trails and the chance to explore secret hideaways. We are a 20 minute drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) - the airport of choice for people visiting the area - and 15 minutes away from the border with the Kruger National Park.

              Other Activities: Between White River and Nelspruit

              Golf: The Kruger Lowveld region in Mpumalanga province boasts some of the finest golf courses in the southern hemisphere. If you are a golfer visiting this region, you will have a choice of the follwing courses:

              White River Golf Course, White River, designed by Gary Player and Reg Taylor, 18 holes

              Sabie River Golf Course, Hazyview, designed by Peter Matkovitch and Dale Hayes, 18 holes

              Nelspruit Golf Course, Nelspruit, 18 holes

              Skukuza Golf Course, Kruger National Park, 9 Holes, 18 Tees

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: Paddy and Amanda have been working in the tourism and hospitality industry for the last 10 years. Leaving England in 1999 they travelled southern Africa extensively in their own Land Rover to create a comprehensive library of photography and video footage. Together they have driven over 75,000 kilometres through desert and dunes, across plains, down rivers, over pans and into the delta in their Land Rovers in search of the very best wildlife and wild places that southern Africa has to offer. In 2003, they set up Genesis Room, an environmental studio, working to promote awareness of ecology, nature, eco-tourism, conservation and travel within southern Africa. They were involved in a number of promotional design and copywriting projects for clients such as Botswana Tourism and Sanctuary Lodges. In 2005, they decided to leave their desks and return to the road to update their photographic and video library. During the course of this expedition, the concept behind Black Pot Safaris was born leading to its successful launch in 2006 and operation during mid-winter months only. This allowed Paddy and Amanda to accept a position overseeing the maintenance, management and marketing of a luxurious, privately owned guest house in the Lowveld later that year. They resigned this position in May 2009 to set up umSisi House. This project is the culmination of many years hard work and their own vision of the perfect villa-holiday experience. Their doors opened on 1 March 2010.

              Why the Owner Chose Hazyview:
              umSisi House is owned and operated by Paddy and Amanda Bond Gunning from their luxurious country house in the Peebles Valley in Mpumalanga. umSisi is the first-of-its-kind, European style, fully serviced, all inclusive Kruger national park accommodation solution to appear on the market in South Africa's Kruger Lowveld region. umSisi House is so much more than just another safari destination. It is situated within the pristine Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy, just 15 minutes away from the Kruger National Park, and focuses on promoting the Lowveld lifestyle - the weather, the beauty, the proximity to nature and the wonderful ambience of Africa itself. umSisi House also boasts beautiful rock gardens, 10 kilometres of mountain trails and the chance to explore secret hideaways.

              The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
              umSisi House has been created to appeal to the discerning traveller who values exclusivity and privacy above all else and is looking for an 'at home in Africa' experience.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french

               

              Photos

              • umSisi House and Swimming Pool

                umSisi House and Swimming Pool

              • umSisi House Front Entrance

                umSisi House Front Entrance

              • umSisi House Rock Gardens in Winter

                umSisi House Rock Gardens in Winter

              • Legogote at Sunset

                Legogote at Sunset

              • Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy

                Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy

              • Sitting Room to Veranda

                Sitting Room to Veranda

              • Sitting Room to Fireplace

                Sitting Room to Fireplace

              • Veranda Breakfast Dining

                Veranda Breakfast Dining

              • Veranda

                Veranda

              • Veranda at Night

                Veranda at Night

              • Bedroom Two

                Bedroom Two

              • Bedroom Three

                Bedroom Three

              • umSisi House and Gardens

                umSisi House and Gardens

              • umSisi House at Dusk

                umSisi House at Dusk

              • umSisi House Rock Gardens in Summer

                umSisi House Rock Gardens in Summer

              • Moon Rise Over Masoyi

                Moon Rise Over Masoyi

              • Library and TV Room to Media Room

                Library and TV Room to Media Room

              • Sitting Room to Veranda

                Sitting Room to Veranda

              • Dining Room to Chef's Kitchen

                Dining Room to Chef's Kitchen

              • Veranda Breakfast Dining

                Veranda Breakfast Dining

              • Veranda to Legogote at Night

                Veranda to Legogote at Night

              • Master Bedroom Suite

                Master Bedroom Suite

              • Master Bathroom

                Master Bathroom

              • Bathroom Three

                Bathroom Three

              ZAR5,421 - ZAR7,018 per night (ZAR)
              2

              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english, french
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