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

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Last updated: 04/22/2014

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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


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

Onsite Services

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


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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

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

    ensuite with dressing room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • 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


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower


  • 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


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


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


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

      Leisure Activities

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

      local services and businesses

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

      Location Type

      • Mountain
      • Rural

      sports and adventure activities

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

      Arrival Day

          • Flexible

          breakfast meal type

              • Included In Price

              catering options

                  • Catering Available


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

                  dinner meal type

                      • Included In Price


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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Kitchen:

                            There is no self-catering at umSisi House...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove


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

                          Pool / Spa

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

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached


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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: S African Rands
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Low Season 2014
                              Mar 1 - Mar 20, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              ZAR1,545 ZAR1,545
                              High Season 2014
                              Mar 21 - May 7, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              ZAR1,788 ZAR1,788
                              Low Season 2014
                              May 8 - Dec 4, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              ZAR1,545 ZAR1,545
                              High Season 2014
                              Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              ZAR1,788 ZAR1,788

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (S African Rands) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              These rental rates are provided on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis for umSisi House. The house sleeps 6 people although we only accept bookings for a minimum of 4 people. Larger groups of up to 10 people can be accommodated in umSisi Cottage as well. Please ask us to provide a quotation. Our DBB rates include full breakfast and dinner, complimentary fruit, cordials and water, laundry services, maid services, internet access and a travel booking service for local activities. Children's rates available and discretionary discounts offered for stays of 7 nights or over. Full board rates also offered: Full Board R1,650 - R2,200 per person per night (depending on season) to include all meals (and picnic hampers when out on day trips) and local drinks (alcoholic and non)
                              • A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation cost and any activities booked on your behalf is required together with a copy of our signed and completed booking form (including confirmed flight details and anticipated arrival time) to confirm your booking • The balance is payable one month prior to arrival • umSisi House reserves the right to retain deposits received if bookings are cancelled or still unpaid within one month of the arrival date • umSisi House cannot take responsibility for any thefts occurring during your stay with us nor are we liable for any personal injury sustained • Subletting or arriving with additional people is not allowed unless previously agreed • Payment should be made as a fixed rand amount into our nominated bank account with all charges payable by you • Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before signing the booking form which is a legally binding document.

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

                              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.

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                              Speaks: french, english



                              • 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 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

                              ZAR1,545 - ZAR1,788 per night (ZAR)

                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              Contact owner for availability
                              Email owner

                              +27 82 4799700
                              9am - 5pm only

                              Speaks: french, english
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