About umSisi House
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 Africas 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) a dinner, bed and breakfast basis or (b) 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.
The uniqueness of umSisi House revolves around the following:
Three ensuite bedrooms (master suite with dressing room) in the farmhouse
A separate cottage with a further two bedrooms sharing a double shower room which is perfect for larger groups requiring additional accommodation
Bespoke menus chosen by the guests themselves, delicious home-cooked food prepared with love and local seasonal produce
To facilitate guests who want a game-viewing experience, umSisi House has teamed up with local operators, and their experienced guides, to ensure that guests enjoy the best that the Kruger National Park has to offer from the comfort of their own open safari vehicles. We will also handle all of your local activities if arranged in advance
An inviting swimming pool heated by the sun, surrounded by sun loungers and a nice big umbrella for those seeking shade
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 when the skies are icy blue
Luxuriously appointed bathrooms all with large showers, deep baths and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains
A Jacuzzi in the rock garden to help you unwind before dinner after a days game viewing
A soon-to-be indigenous forest, beautiful gardens, mountain trails and exceptional views of Legogote Mountain
Wifi internet available throughout the house
A wide selection of books and other reading material in the Library (which doubles as the TV Room) including a collection of natural science reference books covering all of the region's wildlife as well as guide books and maps of the surrounding area. These are available for your use when exploring the Kruger National Park
A TV Room for those rainy days or times when guests feel the need to catch up with the outside world offering satellite TV with an HD decoder / recorder, DVD player and a large collection of movies
A selection of games and puzzles
Speakers in all the entertainment areas allowing you to connect your iPod to our system
Complete wheel-chair access to ensure that everybody who wants to experience umSisi House can
A wonderful team of staff to ensure that your stay is hassle-free and packed with memories to take home
Attractions and Activities
umSisi House is located only 15 minutes drive from Numbi Gate the first, and most appealing entrance into the Kruger National Park. Numbi Gate is located in the south-western section of the park and its higher altitude provides a sweeping vista over the Lowveld to the east and granite foothills to the north and south. This is a high rainfall area allowing for a particularly high diversity of plant and animal species.
Kruger is the best-known game reserve in Africa. The park draws over a million visitors a year and the area hosts tremendous bio-diversity including 147 species of mammals, 507 bird species, 114 reptile species, 34 amphibian species, 49 fish species and approximately 336 tree species within 4,5 million acres (2 million hectares) of natural bush - an area that could easily accommodate Wales. The Kruger National Park was proclaimed in 1926 with Numbi Gate as the official entrance charging an admittance fee of £1!
We are delighted to be able to offer a safari solution for the entire family (regardless of age) that allows you to enjoy the Kruger National Park on a series of day trips while still returning to the privacy and comfort of your exclusive African villa at the end of each day.
We have teamed up with local operators, and their experienced guides, to provide you with the option of exploring the Kruger in an open game viewer should you not wish to self-drive. These vehicles are hired on a daily basis and the guides are trained to identify everything from the smallest dung beetle to the great African Elephant. Due to our close proximity to Numbi Gate, you will be collected and returned to umSisi at the end of each day. Please contact us for rates.
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