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umSisi Cottage Guest Testimonials

Please take the time to visit our Trip Advisor page and read our wonderful guest testimonials below to find out what guests think about the umSisi House experience. You can also post a review on our Trip Advisor or Facebook pages by using the links below.

Rudolph and Heidi Pretorius

Date of stay: 26 - 29 June 2012
Visit was for: Holiday
Would you recommend umSisi House to a friend?: Definitely

 

We only have one problem with our stay at Umsisi Cottage - it was far too short !! What a lovely place to stay - with wonderful hosts. Next time we will book for longer so that we can spend al least one whole day at the cottage. Everything was wonderful. See you again some time!

Wilson Family, Gaborone and Widdop Family, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 20th June 2012

 

What a wonderful six days in a beautiful cottage. Fantastic spot, very comfy. Loved the tree trail. Love Esther and Roselina. Love your style! We are leaving very inspired.

Marthie Leach, Pretoria

Date of stay: 15th June 2012v
Visit was for: Leisure

 

What a view from the double bed! Wish we could wake up like that every morning! Thank you for the special picnic hamper. You can make that spinach pie again Paddy!

Marc Friedman, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 3rd June 2012

 

What a fantastic stay. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We both forgot what day of the week it was. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality.

Natasha and Darke, Bookham, UK

Date of stay: 27th May 2012

 

What a fantastic stay. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We both forgot what day of the week it was. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality.

Mark and Jenna, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 11th May 2012

 

Absolutely magnificent! You will see us again, very soon.

Des and Monica Mitchell, South Africa

Date of stay: 27th April 2012

 

What an utterly delightful time we had in the cottage – so tranquil and quiet. One is able to sleep like a log and wake up so refreshed and have your quiet time on the veranda and reflect how great God is. You are stars.

Braithwaite Family, Knutsford, UK

Date of stay: 13th April 2012

umSisi Cottage has been the most wonderful base for us for our week in Mpumalanga. You guys are the best hosts and have created something very special here. ‘When the heart is full, the words are few’ and my heart is so very, very full right now, filled with the joy of your amazing hospitality and sheer wonder and beauty of your home. Thank you!

 

Jono and Alison Mitchell, Pietermaritzburg

Date of stay: 25th March 2012

We have so enjoyed our time here and really don’t want to leave. We have felt so at home here. It really is ‘at home in Africa’. Roselina was lovely – she took so much time and consideration in looking after us. Thanks to both of you for making us feel so at home and so welcome.

 

Freund Family, Maputo and USA

Date of stay: 16th March 2012

 

Thanks – as always a great time. So sorry we missed you. Looking forward to your visit to Maputo.

Wessel and Winnie Pienaar, Pretoria

Date of stay: 3rd March 2012

Although our stay at umSisi Cottage was short, our experience was wonderful. We were greeted by Amanda, and we immediately felt at home ... like we belong. Bella and Saxon also came to say hello – lovely dogs! Paddy your garden is magnificent. umSisi House and umSisi Cottage will be highly recommended.

 

Henna and Andre Adlem, Limpopo

Date of stay: 24th February 2012

 

What a wonderful weekend! You have exceeded all expectations. Thank you for your friendly service and care. You will see us again.

 

50/50 Camera Crew, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 22nd February 2012

Thanks for another wonderful stay – sheer comfort, beautiful setting, gorgeous company and amazing food! Who could ever want to leave? I’ll be back and now that Mike and Ian know about umSisi, I suspect they will be too!

 

Whelan Family, Ulusaba, Sabi Sands

Date of stay: 11th February 2012

Thanks for your great hospitality right from the moment we made our booking. Being able to accommodate our 9 month old daughter in this very awesome setting was a real privilege. You’ve got a very unique place that is so peaceful and homely, just what we, from the bush, look for when going away! We’ll be back and will spread the word. Must also complement you on your two beautiful dogs. Saxon in particular was a real gentleman and a great first introduction to big dogs for our daughter – who loved him!

 

Schuffenhauer Family, Germany

Date of stay: 30th January 2012

We feel very lucky to have spent these off-season days at umSisi Cottage. We very much appreciated the tasteful and luxurious house, pool and garden. The children had great fun thanks to the pool, the reptile farm, the farmyard and the generous amount of space to run around! Thank you for your hospitality and a big thank you to all of your staff (they’re doing a great job and were so nice and pleasant to talk to.

 

Freund Family, Maputo and USA

Date of stay: 16th January 2012

 

Thanks for another lovely stay at umSisi Cottage. We’ll be back soon.

Annelie and Emile, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 26th December 2011 – 7th January 2012

 

We had an absolutely awesome stay in the cottage. We received 5 star treatment and we fell in love with Bella and Saxon. We will miss you all dearly.

Chung Family, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 16th December 2011

Thank you both for your hospitality. umSisi was a wonderful experience. We did not expect such a beautiful place and how friendly everyone was. And of course we loved Bella and Saxon’s company too! This will be a very memorable weekend for us all.

 

Luitje and Arthur (Odinfin), Pretoria

Date of stay: 5th December 2011

 

IThanks again. We have been back and once again this was wonderful. Thank you for your care and hospitality. It is so nice to have people like Paddy and Amanda in our lives.

Chris and Chantel Browne, UK

Date of stay: 28th November 2011

What a fantastic week in the cottage. Our honeymoon could not have been better. Beautiful location, great local food, we loved every second. Thanks for such a warm welcome and always being around to give great advice on where to visit.

 

Sami and Jacques du Sautay, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 25th November 2011

We had an amazing time! So relaxing and peaceful. Exactly what we were hoping for. Your cottage and the house are breathtaking! Sooo much more than we expected and your hospitality was the cherry on the top! We will definitely be back in numbers. You are wonderful hosts and extremely welcoming. Thank you Esther for looking after us!

 

Luitje, Arthur and Benjamin (Odinfin), Pretoria

Date of stay: 21th November 2011

From all of the places we have been this was the most beautiful cottage we have been to this year from East London’s White House, Secunda and many more. This was perfect. More than 5 star. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a great time at the cottage. We will be back in a week’s time.

 

KB and Bheki, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 18th November 2011

What a wonderful, happy, fun, educational stay in this most beautiful house. Visits to the elephants and reptiles, swimming, walking, talking and a lot of eating and drinking with the most beautiful and enchanting of views in this vibrant part of Africa. We leave - our souls replenished and refreshed. Everyone should experience this oasis!

 

Anna Roberts, Sheffield, UK

Date of stay: 11th November 2011

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage and gardens. It was the perfect place to spend a chill out day at the end of our trip. It way exceeded our expectation and only wish we’d spent a few less nights in the rest camps of the Kruger and a few more with you! The attention to detail and extra touches (wine, dinner at short notice etc) were much appreciated.

 

Helmut and Barbara Schmitt, Germany

Date of stay: 4th November 2011

What a beautiful place. We had to come back but this time was too short. ‘You miss the things you love when you don’t have them anymore’ (quote from Jimi Hendrix). Now we have to leave the nice view and this wonderful place again. Thank you for the hospitality. We will miss this feeling of paradise.

 

Mauritz and Jolize Du Plessis, Pretoria

Date of stay: 22nd October 2011

We had such a hard time looking for the perfect place to celebrate our Anniversary. Thank you so much! The cottage was so much more than we expected. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and mastered the art of doing NOTHING! Thanks so much for everything but most of all thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this cottage as much as we did.

 

Jonathan, Vijie and Derick, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 14nd October 2011

What an amazing place! What amazing hospitality! The pictures on the internet do not do justice to this place. Wish we could stay longer. We will be back! Thank you for the great welcome. We will definitely tell our friends about umSisi.

 

Simangaliso and Ferrentia, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 3rd October 2011

Home away from home. We had a great week. Please don’t change your ways of helping your guests settle in and familiarise themselves with your property. You are genuinely very friendly and that on its own helped us settle in.

 

Freund Family, Maputo and USA

Date of stay: 1st October 2011

What a great long weekend! It has been an unexpected pleasure getting to know you both and having the opportunity to stay in both the ‘big house’ and the cottage. Your food is amazing, hospitality and staff awesome and the property is beautiful – we’ll be back; many times we hope. Harper ‘liked climbing the hill and wearing her boots’ and India claims ‘this is the nicest place I’ve stayed in my long, long life’. Aimee and I leave feeling truly refreshed and looking forward to future visits.

 

Gunter and Amelia Bohm, Johannesburg and Angola

Date of stay: 29th August 2011

 

We arrived with a warm welcome. The cottage is beautiful. Thank you to Roselina and the other staff who keep this place in such magnificent condition. Feels like home when you’ve had a long day in the Kruger Park.

Paula and Kevin Ilott, Johannesburg and UAE

Date of stay: 23th August 2011

From check in till check out – pure bliss. What an absolute “Jewel in Africa”. Location perfect, days out in the wonders of this country, coming back after a long day was like going back home! Our souls are restored. PS. We’ve stolen the dogs ..

 

Chanelle and Ettienne De Jager, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 18th August 2011

Your warm hospitality and friendly reception made us feel right at home from the word go! This was the best way to spend my 30th birthday. The dogs are great, the cottage is great!

 

Kim Family, Maputo

Date of stay: 12th August 2011

 

Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. We enjoyed the views, the dogs and the lovely dinners. We hope to be back soon!

Singh Family, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 6th August 2011

 

Thank you for an excellent reception – for wonderful care – and for allowing us the opportunity to share your home. We will definitely make another visit.

Murdoch Family, Lagos, Nigeria (written by Talia aged 8)

Date of stay: 2th August 2011

 

What I like about this place - it is pretty and I like the dogs a lot.

Estelle Fourie, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 21st July 2011

 

Thank you for a truly beautiful stay at umSisi Cottage. And thanks to Paddy for the delicious dinners that he prepared for us and so kindly delivered to our dinner table. We left your home feeling truly rested and spoilt.

Kim Reeder, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 16th July 2011

Your cottage is beautiful! We had a wonderful time staying here and wish we could stay longer! Thank you for including us in your home and sharing your Amatuli experiences with us. The cottage had everything! Including 2 bush babies that came to say hello while we were braai-ing. Thank you to Esther and please come visit Amutuli soon.

 

Annemiek Camerlink, Pretoria

Date of stay: 5th July 2011
Warm welcome, perfect location, great game drives, the entire BIG 5 in 3 days, the perfect recipe for a relaxing short break.

Marcel and Juanita Badenhorst, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 1st July 2011

Thank you very much for your hospitality. We had a great time at your cottage. Although it was a short visit, we enjoyed the beautiful view and the opportunity to recharge our batteries! We will treasure these memories.

 

Laurentina Sabenca, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 22nd June 2011

My parents and I have had a wonderful 3 days in this paradise. It was awesome having breakfast and looking out at the spectacular scenery. Also looked forward to our daily visitors popping in – Bella and Saxon. Hopefully next time we can stay longer.

 

Chris and Alta Swift, South Africa

Date of stay: 6th June 2011

What luck to have been referred to umSisi Cottage during a chance meeting with your friend. We have fond memories of previous visits to the White River and Sabie areas but this is the best.

 

Daria and Gert, South Africa

Date of stay: 2nd June 2011

Thank you for being such gracious hosts in this most beautiful part of South Africa. Your helpful suggestions and friendliness were very much appreciated and the daily visits from Bella and Saxon made us both smile. It is a pity that we could not stay longer and enjoy the beautiful views and our very beautiful and comfortable cottage.

 

Erika Ottela, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 9th May 2011

 

Thanks for a magical weekend in a perfect setting – we’ll be back! Next time we’d love to stay longer.

Anne and Billy, County Galway, Ireland

Date of stay: 1st May 2011

We have had some great days here at umSisi Cottage. Relaxing in a beautiful place in tranquillity with fantastic views and surrounds. Also a big thank you for your welcoming hospitality. Many thanks to Esther and Roselina for their kindness and looking after us so well. Enjoyed Bella and Saxon – very friendly and well behaved. So thanks to all of you guys. Please God we will meet again here in your cottage or the far away little island of Ireland!

 

Irene and Pieter Meyer, Ireland and SA

Date of stay: 28th April 2011

Only one night with my parents-in-law but we couldn’t fault the cottage. Beautiful place, beautiful surrounds. Great attention to every detail. Would love to have stayed longer and maybe we will in the future.

 

Jaco and Louise, Pretoria

Date of stay: 23rd April 2011

Thank you so much for a wonderful time away. Not only time away but our honeymoon. We couldn’t have spent our special time in a more special setting than the cottage. What you have greatly created here reminds us each morning that we have the most amazing country under the African Sky. Thank you again. We will spread the word.

 

Newby Family, Port Elizabeth

Date of stay: 3rd April 2011

Thank you for a stunning home away from home! We have had a memorable holiday in our little cottage. The boys have had a blast investigating the meadow and rocks. We will miss Bella and Saxon too.

 

Wilcox Family, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 21st March 2011

We had a great time here at umSisi Cottage. Thank you guys for your great hospitality. umSisi is a beautiful place. The view is amazing. Everything about this place is amazing. It was a pleasure having Saxon and Bella to visit. Thanks for everything. We will be back again.

 

Nadia and Thanita, Pretoria

Date of stay: 11th March 2011

Only one night with my parents-in-law but we couldn’t fault the cottage. Beautiful place, beautiful surrounds. Great attention to every detail. Would love to have stayed longer and maybe we will in the future.

 

Marie and Chris Rencken, Gauteng

Date of stay: 28th February 2011

Thank you so much for the more than perfect stay in your cottage. We travel as much as we can and have never stayed in a place where everything is so perfect. The instructions, the information, the personal touch, the complimentary things, you absolutely thought of everything from peaceful sleep to firelighters. We did not need to use your things as we have everything because these things are never available where we stay. Regards to my two four legged friends!

 

Helmut and Barbara Schmitt, Germany

Date of stay: 15th February 2011

Things you can see and hear but they are not going on in your heart and will never teach you about all the deep beautiful things around you. This time here goes into our heart. We enjoyed the nice view, the very beautiful photos in the cottage and the lovely hospitality. Thanks to Esther for cleaning and her lovely smile every day. We are thankful for the gardening work and all the other work. We had a wonderful time at umSisi Cottage.

 

Tan Family, Malaysia

Date of stay: 28th January 2011

We have had a great time at your beautiful cottage. Waking up to fresh air and a magnificent view. Thank you for your great hospitality and your two lovely dogs welcoming us. Looking forward to be back soon ...

 

Broman Family, Sweden and Mozambique

Date of stay: 27th December 2010

We have had two wonderful days in this paradise. umSisi is warm, welcoming and full of life and “bits and pieces” from the African continent. All of the wonderful details come together into an embracing atmosphere. Our three children have been swimming in the pool and playing with Bella and Saxon. On our check-out day Esther and Hendry showed us the organic garden. Wonderful. This time, we didn’t meet any monkeys but perhaps next time! Thank you both – umSisi is a must for Mozambican expats!

 

Elsbeth and Adrian Odermatt, Switzerland

Date of stay: 28th November 2010

We thank you very much for your hospitality and warm welcome. Even when we had a rainy day we enjoyed the cottage with this unforgettable view. The cottage is just to feel very at home in Africa. We didn’t have time to explore it all which means we have to come again!

 

50/50 Production Team, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 7th October 2010

Your cottage is gorgeous and we are sorry it was such a short visit! Thank you for having us at short notice but we couldn’t have come all this way and not have come to see you and umSisi. Well done on creating another welcoming and cosy home and the view rocks!

 

Browde Family, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 27th September 2010

 

SUPERB! Thanks Amanda and Paddy for a most relaxing, peaceful and energising stay. You do everything with great attention to detail and most importantly love and care! We’ll be back.

Gunter and Amelia Bohm, Johannesburg and Angola

Date of stay: 29th August 2011

 

We arrived with a warm welcome. The cottage is beautiful. Thank you to Roselina and the other staff who keep this place in such magnificent condition. Feels like home when you’ve had a long day in the Kruger Park.

Enzio and Deane Zambetti, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 19th August 2010

 

We have had a fabulous few days in this most wonderful place and the batteries are now recharged! Hope to be back one day.

Heinz and Mari Primic, Cape Town

Date of stay: 13th August 2010

The view is great, the owners too, so spic and span, they know what to do. umSisi Cottage, the place to be, with all around so much to see! We came to work, and to repair, and ended up with lots to share. Amanda and Paddy, you’ll reach the top, just go your way and never stop! This 5 star lodge, is oh so true, with honesty and integrity, it’s just like you. We wish you well, you’re on your way, many guests with you, will stay! The way ahead is straight and clear, with guests and friends, who hold you dear. Your passion and drive will see you through, we wish you well, with all you do! Thanks so very much for all, and God Bless!

 

Devon and Jess, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 9th August 2010

Our second visit back to the cottage has been just as amazing as the first! It is truly beautiful here. Great weather, fantastic sightings in the park and, of course, lots of laughs with the wonderful hosts. Thank you both for everything – this is such a special place.

 

Gavin and Lani Rheeder, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 1st August 2010

Geez ... it’s been a tough couple of days! After long restful sleeps you have to wake up to a stunning view, drink a cup of coffee on the patio and lounge around for a while before taking a relaxing shower in a lovely bathroom. After all this you then have the daunting task of having to choose where to eat a great breakfast before heading out to the bush to spot some, if not all of the Big 5! Frankly, a couple of days more of this lifestyle and we’d be no more productive than jelly! So it is with much “inner conflict” that we must turn our backs on this awesome place and head back to our “real world”.

 

Adriaan and Coetzee Ras, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 25th July 2010

 

Thanks for welcoming us in this splendid cottage of yours! This is a really great place to break away from city life. We look forward to returning quite soon.

Devon and Jess, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 27th April 2010

What a great weekend! Classy accommodation, exceptionally special setting, great hospitality, truly 5 star! Thank you for such a relaxing break in your amazing little cottage. We are looking forward to many return trips.

 

Joos and Lezanne Joubert, Pretoria

Date of stay: 22nd March 2010

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. With the spectacular views and waking up with fresh air we just had a great time away from home. Thank you for the great hospitality, you have made this weekend a weekend to remember. We are sure to return. Thank you.

 

Jenny and Chris Dunshea, Nelspruit

Date of stay: 31st December 2009

Our second visit back to the cottage has been just as amazing as the first! It is truly beautiful here. Great weather, fantastic sightings in the park and, of course, lots of laughs with the wonderful hosts. Thank you both for everything – this is such a special place.

 

Devon and Jess, Johannesburg

Date of stay: 9th August 2010

What a great way to spend New Year’s Eve! The Masoyi fireworks were truly more than we expected. Waking up in umSisi Cottage with that magnificent view was just the cherry on the top! Hopefully we will enjoy many more nights in the cottage – a great place to just chill!

 

               

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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