umSisi House

Mpumalanga

Rooms: Private Country House Villa (max 6 guests): 1 king with full ensuite & dressing room; 2 king/twins, both full ensuite

Prices: umSisi House self-catering from R8,000 – R10,000 per unit pn. Min stay 2 nights. There is a R5,000 security deposit to cover any breakages.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Self-catering. DBB and Full Board options available.

Directions: 14km from White River on R538 towards Numbi Gate entrance to Kruger National Park (15 mins away). Full directions emailed on confirmation of booking.

Amanda & Paddy Bond Gunning
Portion 38, Farm Peebles 31JU, White River, Mpumalanga

Tel: (0)13-750-1520 or 082-479-9700
Cell: (0)82-479-9700
Fax: (0)86-548-5686
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I arrived at umSisi House to an effortless welcome. Amanda waved from a lawn sprinkled with frangipani blossoms from the gate of their private retreat. After a long drive, it was bliss to settle into my room before heading straight outside to stretch my legs around the glorious gardens to discover an encyclopaedia of trees on their garden tree trail - keep a look out for indigenous orchids that trail their roots from lofty branches. umSisi House invite their guests to enjoy the run of the magnificent country house villa, the lush gardens, the sun-drenched swimming pool and the jacuzzi, while Amanda, Paddy and their bonkers boxers (dogs not pugilists, thank goodness) oversee everything from the nearby cottage under the giant fig tree (mind the cheeky, fig-hurling monkeys!). This English duo have travelled Africa extensively, both as photographers and with their gourmet safari company, so can arrange anything for you from Kruger Safaris to Panorama Route tours to incredible meals at umSisi House where they have built a reputation as a gourmet getaway with locally sourced produce and chef Paddy at the helm. Here at umSisi – where gargantuan showers, African art, deep squishy beds and stylish, light-drenched living spaces are the order of the day - all you have to do is sit back, relax and let Africa come to you. You just have to decide whether you want to do the cooking or not!

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umSisi House
umSisi House Veranda at Night
umSisi House Sitting Room to Fireplace
umSisi House Library

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Current Special Rates

Please make it known to your host that you are applying for this discount because you have found it on the Greenwood Guides website.

WEEKEND SPECIAL

Exclusive use, 5 star country house villa and gourmet getaway for private groups. Rates include breakfast and dinner, complimentary fruit, fruit cordials, access to hiking trails, swimming pool and jacuzzi, Wifi internet access, activity booking service and laundry. Rates exclude lunch, drinks, massage treatments (outsourced), transfers and all activities booked on behalf of guests. Please be advised that DBB guests are expected to be out between 11am and 3pm.

VALID for all Friday and Saturday nights during the periods below:
15 Jan – 28 Feb 2017 / 1- 25 Jun 2017 / 6 Sep – 10 Dec 2017
Minimum stay 2 nights

MINIMUM HOUSE RATE
(1-4 guests p/2 night stay)
R 16,800 (this is a 30% saving at R 2,100 p/person p/night for the first 4 guests)

Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(5-10 guests p/person p/night 15 years and over)
R 2,000

Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(5-10 guests p/person p/night 2 years to 15 years)
R 1,000

PAY 3 STAY 4

Exclusive use, 5 star country house villa and gourmet getaway for private groups. Rates include breakfast and dinner, complimentary fruit, fruit cordials, access to hiking trails, swimming pool and jacuzzi, Wifi internet access, activity booking service and laundry. Rates exclude lunch, drinks, massage treatments (outsourced), transfers and all activities booked on behalf of guests. Please be advised that DBB guests are expected to be out between 11am and 3pm.

Valid
15 Jan – 28 Feb 2017 / 1- 25 Jun 2017 / 6 Sep – 10 Dec 2017
Minimum stay 4 nights

MINIMUM HOUSE RATE
(1-4 guests p/4 night stay)
R 36,000 (this is a 25% saving at R 2,250 p/person p/night for the first 4 guests)

Additional adults pay the extra adult rate per night
(7-10 guests p/person p/night 15 years and over)
R 2,000

Additional children pay the extra child rate per night
(7-10 guests p/person p/night 2 years to 15 years)
R 1,000