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Last updated: 07/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 500 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

    ensuite...moreless

  • 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

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
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Seating for 10 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 2 - Oct 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Oct 11 - Dec 12, 2016
1 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Dec 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Jan 16 - Mar 26, 2017
1 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Mar 27 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
May 1 - Jun 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 26 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Sep 6 - Dec 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$696

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $145 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.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: 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 Mbombela, South Africa:
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 Chateau / Country 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french
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