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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%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 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.


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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

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Bernise Lindeque
29 November 2017

Private, quite and well equipped.

Elmarie du Toit, South Africa
31 October 2016

We were really pleasantly surprised with this venue. It was in perfect condition, with attention to detail. We felt very safe and the view was amazing. Even when there was a power failure, the hosts, Amanda and Paddy went more than the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable. We will definitely be back!

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!

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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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