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About umSisi Cottage

The cottage at umSisi House offers upmarket self-catering accommodation for those wanting unbeatable access to the Kruger National Park without having to stay in the park itself. The cottage is based in the grounds of umSisi House in the Peebles Valley, close to White River in Mpumalanga, and is only 15 minutes drive from the Numbi Gate entrance into the park.

The cottage is exceptionally private with its own entrance, covered veranda with breathtaking views, TV with local channels, functional kitchen, barbeque and parking. It offers two bedrooms and one double shower room. Accommodation options include a double room and a twin room with two single beds or a double room and a king room. Please notify us in advance as to what your requirements are. There is also a travel cot available upon request as well as a high chair.

With advance notice, we are happy to arrange picnic hampers for your day trips and stock your freezer with delicious home-cooked meals to make the return home, after a long day’s game viewing, that much easier.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Swati (siSwati)
  • Tswana (Setswana)


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation cost and any activities booked on your behalf is required when you’ve completed our booking form attached below (including confirmed flight details and anticipated arrival time) to confirm your booking.

The balance is payable one month prior to arrival unless advised otherwise.

A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation cost and any activities booked on your behalf is required when you’ve completed our booking form attached below (including confirmed flight details and anticipated arrival time) to confirm your booking.

The balance is payable one month prior to arrival unless advised otherwise.

Payment should be made as a fixed rand amount into our nominated bank account with all charges payable by you.

If any breakages or damage occur, guests are expected to notify umSisi House management immediately and offer to pay for the breakages or damage caused.

umSisi Cottage cannot take responsibility for any thefts occurring during your stay with us nor are we liable for any personal injury sustained. To this end, use of the umSisi House facilities, namely the swimming pool and hiking trails is undertaken at your own risk.
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      Reviews for umSisi Cottage

      8 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Renata Ton, South Africa
      12 March 2014

      We stayed in umSisi cottage for 5 days this place is stunning with the beautiful garden and nice walking route outside the property. We appreciate the privacy very much.Although it's a self-catering cottage, Esther came to clean and organize every morning - what a service.Very good location to explore the beautiful surroundings of Mpumalanga and a stroll away from Numbi gate Kruger. Thanks Amanda and Paddy for your great hospitality, the 5 days was not enough.The cottage is much better than the pictures.

      Rob & Simona Gannon
      30 April 2013

      Perfect spot close to Kruger. You can tell the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Hammocks, fresh fruit, a bottle of wine.Owners make you feel very welcome in an unassuming manner.The view and cottage are better than the pictures show.

      Chris Browne, England
      06 December 2011

      This was the perfect place for our honeymoon. It was very private and peaceful. The surroundings are beautiful and the cottage is fantastic. The cottage was comfortable and relaxing. It had everything we needed. The service was excellent and the view from the balcony was stunning. The local restaurants are excellent and there are lots to do in the area. It's also a great location to explore the Kruger Park and the Blyde River Canyon. Would definitely recommend!

      Daria Rutkowska, South Africa
      07 June 2011

      We had a wonderful four days at Umsisi cottage, which is beautifully furnished and thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed for a self catering holiday. The cottage is situated in the grounds of Umsisi house in a beautiful established garden with the most amazing view of the mountains and valleys. Thank you to Amanda and Paddy for their very helpful suggestions and their friendly hospitality. Also a big thank you to Esther who made our stay more comfortable by cleaning the cottage every day. Highly recommended.

      Piet Meyer, Ireland
      09 May 2011

      umSisi Cottage is a little gem of a place with a great view, contemporary modern furnishings and fabulous service. It allows you the benefits of self-catering in very relaxing and comfortable surroundings. Kruger National Park and restaurants are in close proximity.

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      umSisi Cottage Map

      umSisi Cottage is 13.7km from the centre of White River , the nearest airport 18km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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