umSisi House

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Certainly living up to its motto ‘At Home in Africa’, umSisi House is a five-star, luxury country house villa located just minutes from the fabled Kruger National Park. As it is specifically designed for private use, you’ll have the run of the extensive property, with its beautiful rooms, manicured gardens and outdoor pool, as well as have a world of adventure right on your doorstep. The glossy icing on this well-presented and exclusive cake, umSisi House is also a renowned gourmet getaway – so make sure to bring your appetite on this scenic safari to South Africa.
Perfect forBig families and private groups seeking some privacy – the house is in a low risk malaria area so also ideal for young families wanting to explore Greater Kruger.
In the know
  • Exclusive use for up to 10 guests
  • Set in 60 hectares of pristine bush
  • For best game viewing, consider travelling between June and October when the grasses are shorter and daytime temperatures aren’t so high
  • Just 15 minutes from the entrance to Kruger National Park

Recommended for...

  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Multi-activity
  • Private Groups
  • Private Villa

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Perfectly placed between Kruger National Park and Hazyview, umSisi House offers the best of both worlds, whether you want to head straight for Big Five territory or explore the Panorama Route and its scenic viewpoints. 

Rooms at umSisi House

umSisi House has three en suite bedrooms in the main house and a further two bedrooms in the cottage, which share a bathroom with a double shower. The rooms are spacious with modern African décor and superb views of the Legogote Mountain and the village, Masoyi.

Food & drink

All planned to your requirements before arrival, the delicious food at umSisi House is a real highlight and places strong emphasis on local, seasonal and organic produce.Breakfast is a display of cereals, fruits, yoghurts, breads and hot specials, while lunch, usually a sumptuous picnic hamper, can be loaded into the safari vehicle and had in the park.

After your day in the bush, you’ll return to gourmet gin and tonics and biltong on the terrace, followed by dinner served at the chef’s table in the open-plan kitchen paired with a fine bottle from the property’s large cellar of South African wines.


In between your activities, you can take advantage of umSisi House’s facilities by soaking up the African sun from a lounger by the pool or by resting in the Jacuzzi or with a massage treatment. Practice some deep relaxation techniques and find your inner Zen during a yoga class on the veranda, surrounded by the peaceful gardens and serenaded by the local birdlife. 

Activities at umSisi House

Within the vicinity, there are 10kms of hiking trails that will take you through woodlands, indigenous meadows and local villages. If you hop into a 4x4, you can take day trips to Kruger with an experienced guide or visit the nearby Iso Labantwana Project, an initiative dedicated to improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children.

If you are here for a few days and already ticked off the Big Five, you can then go on a tour of the Panorama Route with a knowledgeable local, take part in an elephant interaction walk, go white water rafting, try your hand at quad biking or horse riding, enjoy a helicopter flight over Blyde River Canyon or fly over the valley on an aerial cable trail.

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Hotel location

15 minutes from the Numbi Gate entrance to the renowned Kruger National Park and 15 minutes from KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport). umSisi House is also just 20 minutes from Hazyview and within easy driving distance of the stunning Panorama Route.

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