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At Home in Africa: A Gourmet Getaway in South Africa

For most of our guests, a safari to the Kruger Lowveld region is about getting up close and personal with Africa’s Big 5 in the Kruger National Park. But we pride ourselves on adding a slightly differ […]

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Escape to Our Private Villa Near Kruger

Holidaying in a private villa near Kruger is all about finding the time and space to connect with your closest friends and family while surrounded by the beauty of the South African bush and enjoying […]

Lockdown Lessons in Free-Range Eggs

For many years now, we have dreamt of having our own free-range eggs to serve guests for breakfast at umSisi House. But the obstacles seemed overwhelming when looking at the pros and cons of safeguard […]

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Lessons from the Wilderness on Food Management at Home

Become a zero food waste hero and master of food management at home by practicing these tips that we have learnt from running mobile gourmet safaris throughout southern Africa and hosting our guests a […]

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A Decade On: 12 Things You Should Know About umSisi House

umSisi House is the result of many years hard work by owners, Paddy and Amanda Bond Gunning, whose vision for the perfect villa-holiday experience came to fruition when umSisi House first opened its d […]

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5 Reasons Why We Love Kruger National Park Safaris

It’s no secret that we love to spend all of our spare time enjoying Kruger National Park safaris. Not only is the Park right on our doorstep, but we have personally explored every corner and consider […]

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Top 5 Family Activities to do in & Around umSisi House

South Africa’s Kruger Lowveld region is a veritable treasure trove of different family holiday activities that make for an exciting and unforgettable family holiday. Together with the famous Kruger Na […]

Local Flora and Fauna, Kruger National Park, umSisi House

Local Flora and Fauna of Kruger National Park

What you can expect to see in the Kruger National Park.

umSisi House, and the Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy, are situated within 20 minutes drive of Numbi Gate and the south-western section of the […]

Indigenous Forest Project

Indigenous Forest Project

Water is scarce and indigenous trees require very little. When you stay with us we offset your carbon footprint.
Once upon a time, ‘man’ had not interfered with nature’s intended environmental design […]

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