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umSisi House is set in 60 hectares of pristine bush within the Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy and is a short drive from the gates of the southern Kruger National Park. It is the perfect spot for family and friends alike to enjoy the adventure activities offered in the surrounding areas as well as the Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon.

With panoramic views of the Legogote Mountain and the African village of Masoyi, here you can look forward to beautiful gardens, abundant birdlife and many different hiking trails. This is the ideal spot for you if you want to be wild and explore during the day and enjoy all the comforts of 5-star accommodation at night.

“umSisi” is SiSwati for the Sacred Coral Trees that are indigenous to the area around umSisi and can be seen along the avenue leading to the house which was planted as part of their indigenous forest project. Originally built in the 1940s, the buildings at umSisi were restored by its passionate owners in 2009. It won’t take long for the hum of birdsong and the cackling of bush-babies to rid you of your stress. Get ready to make tracks between the hiking trails and the pool at home base at umSisi House for a hideaway experience like no other. Pack your sunscreen, hiking boots, binoculars and your costume and spend your days in the bush, in a book, on a hike or by the pool.

You will want to break out your faithful Havaianas and a Kikoi (traditional Kenyan wrap akin to a sarong) while you sit / or splash around the pool in the absolutely relaxed atmosphere that is umSisi. Lose track of time to the soundtrack of the birds, tree squirrels and frogs and encounter the resident giant flat-plated lizard.



  • 1 x Bedroom (double) - cottage
  • 1 x Bedroom (king) - house
  • 1 x Bedroom (king/twin singles) - cottage
  • 2 x Bedroom (king/twin singles) - house
  • Dinner Bed & Breakfast
  • en-suite
  • en-suite (bath & shower)
  • Fireplace (lounge)
  • Full Board with lunch (on request)
  • Guest laundry
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Pool (Karoo Jacuzzi)
  • Servicing (daily)
  • TV
  • Wi-fi


Sleeps 10 (across two properties - house and cottage)

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Based on 6 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at umSisi House.


Guest reviews

  • Guest

    We had a wonderful experience with Paddy and Amanda. They made us feel so much at home in their beautiful house. The cooking was great and it was no trouble al all to get really relaxed. They gave us good information where to go. The take out picnic they prepared for us was super. The house is situated nearby the Numbi gate of the Kruger Park and also the scienic Panorama route is not far. We will love to come back again!

  • Guest

    We visit South Africa often and feel so fortunate to have stayed at Umsisi House. It is a truly stunning place and you are so welcomed by Amanda and Paddy. The bedrooms are beautiful with the most comfortable beds and top quality bed linen and lovely en-suite bathrooms. The food is something else and the menu is tailor made to your requests - still dreaming of that prawn curry and many of the wonderful dishes. Umsisi is located very close to the Kruger National Park and overlooks the Lions Head mountain which is spectacular and it is especially enjoyable sitting out on the deck with a G+T soaking up the view whilst the sun goes down. It feels so like home here - we can't wait for our next trip.

  • Guest

    What a privilege to visit the most wonderful exclusive villa in the heart of Kruger territory again. Such a treat to be back, spoiled and hosted by owners Paddy and Amanda !!! Luxury accommodation, gourmet organic cuisine, pristine environment and spectacular views. Thank you for sharing your special place, we cannot wait to tell others.

  • Guest

    If you are looking for absolutely first class, five star accommodation with professional, friendly hosts, then look no further. This beautifully appointed cottage was welcoming from the start....when Amanda and Paddy showed us their beautifully appointed, spotless two bedroomed accommodation with all the necessary bells and whistles, we were delighted. Gorgeous views too from the patio. Cannot recommend highly enough. If you need more accommodation or are a small group of people (or large family) then take a look at Umsisi House. Its absolutely stunning! We were in the immaculate grounds of the main house. One of our best finds yet!!!! Thank you to our great hosts for a wonderful few days away and congratulations on creating such a gem.

  • Guest

    From the moment we arrived, we knew we would be happy at UmSisi house. The house is absolutely stunning - decorated in a contemporary African style - and the grounds, right next to Kruger park, are beautiful. All this is complemented by the most charming and knowledgeable hosts, Amanda and Paddy. One of the highlights was the food. And wine! You pre-arrange your preferred menu and Paddy will see to it that you get your favourite food, but better. I really did not expect this level of cooking. First class! They serve amazing wines with every meal and I also appreciated the after-dinner whiskeys on the veranda. NB: Paddy and Amanda let you eat privately as a family and you can ring a bell if you need anything, however, I would advise you to ask them to join you for the stories and wealth of information they impart. This has been our favourite safari base and we've been on quite a few. Will definitely be back! Highly recommended.

  • Guest

    The house was very nice and we would certainly go back

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2020/21 rates:
DBB: From R7 260 to R15 970  for up to four guests (Full board on request)

Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable.