5 STAR COUNTRY HOUSE VILLA AND GOURMET GETAWAY

Escape to Our Private Villa Near Kruger

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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 fantastic service in a home-away-from-home setting. We opened a small, exclusive-use, private villa as opposed to a large lodge or […]

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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 safeguarding laying hens in the African bush. When we bought umSisi House back in 2009, we inherited a 200 square-metre chicken […]

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Lessons from the Wilderness on Food Management at Home

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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 at our private country house villa. The journey to opening the doors of umSisi House near Kruger National Park, a decade ago […]

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

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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 doors in March 2010. Since then, umSisi House has mastered all aspects of our guest offerings. Whether you are a first-time or […]

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5 Reasons Why We Love Kruger National Park Safaris

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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 it to be South Africa’s – if not Southern Africa’s – most outstanding wildlife park. Here are the top five […]

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Top 5 Family Activities to do in & Around umSisi House

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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 National Park, this area boasts some of the country’s best kept secrets, and when based at umSisi House you can enjoy a variety of day trips […]

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Local Flora and Fauna of Kruger National Park

Local Flora and Fauna, Kruger National Park, umSisi House

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 Kruger National Park. We therefore benefit from a similar diversity of plant and animal life within the conservancy. To date, […]

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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 for our landscape. Millennia later, we are witnessing, first-hand, the assault of ‘mans’ ignorance on our environment. Luckily we now understand the challenges […]

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umSisi – The Lucky Bean Tree

A magical tree, indigenous to the area that has become the trademark symbol for umSisi House. umSisi House was named after the Lucky Bean Tree whose siSwati name is umSisi. This magical tree is indigenous to the area. Our trademark logo is a stylised interpretation of the distinctive flowers that bloom in early spring. In honour […]

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Eco-Initiatives

We catch the sun, we collect the rain and we recycle everything else. PS. Our kitchen garden is organic!  At umSisi House ‘going green’ is considered to be extremely important and we have done everything possible to ensure we score highly on the green front. To date, we have implemented the following systems to reduce […]

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T.  + 27 (0) 13 750 1520
M. + 27 (0) 82 479 9700
M. + 27 (0) 82 969 4455
F. + 27 (0) 86 548 5686

Postal Address: 
PostNet Suite 123, Private Bag X11326, Nelspruit 1200, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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