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Freesia Avenue | Garden Route, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 49 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Serendipity for one night only, unfortunately. The service and attention to detail by Elsabe and Phillip was exceptional. The personal touches like the welcome at the front door, the coffee in the lounge and especially the hot water bottles in the bed when we returned from dinner, were very welcome. Speaking of dinner, this was a wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had the best honeymoon dinner at Serindipity! It was cuisine from out of this world with a personal touch to make you feel special!!!! Personal interaction with Chef which you don't have anymore at other restaurants. A must visit restaurant in the Wilderness!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended by our son who stayed at Serendipity earlier in the year. We were not disappointed. The setting is wonderful and we were made to feel at home by the owners, Philip and Elsabe. We also ate at the restaurant ( see separate review). The walk in the nature reserve is a must. We would have no hesitation... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

we where on our yearly trip to wilderness where we run a marathon and it was our first stay at Serendipity Guesthouse and we had the pleasure to meet the Owners who where very friendly and helpful and the Dinner we enjoyed in the Restaurant was ''outstanding''

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Munich, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We chose Serendipity, because our Travel Guide (Dumont) recommended it. We stayed one night and also made a reseveration for the restaurant, which is led by Lizelle Stolze - one of South Africas best chefs de cuisine. Those who can afford and enjoy a good kitchen will find Serendipity a perfect place. We enjoyed our stay and would have liked... More

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Dronten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Lovely family and very safe location.The restaurant was really perfect. Rooms are very comfortable. Bathroom a bit small for obese people. Make a trip to Oudshoorn and treat yourself with an ostrich handbag at Lugro-Ostrich Langenhoven Road.Drive to Prince Albert via Swartbergpass and return via Meiirngspoortpass

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Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Thank you Anneke for taking time out to review your visit to SERENDIPITY. It was our pleasure to host you and your husband and your daughters and to assist you with planning your day-trips. You will be pleased to hear that we are upgrading our bathrooms during the next month. This will be a major renovation as we are going... More

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37 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Elsabe, with Phillip in the background, is the perfect host here at Serendipity. A great location on the edge of the Lagoon and with just 4 rooms, all on the top floor, is ideally situated for Knysna (40 minutes), George (15 minutes) and Plettenberg Bay (75 minutes). Her daughters in-house dining extravaganza saves the car journey to elsewhere. Check out... More

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Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

As a Senior Contributor to TripAdvisor we appreciate your review of your recent stay at SERENDIPITY. As always it was lovely seeing you and Margaret again. please don't wait so long before your next visit. Regards Phillip & Elsabe More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We celebrated our son's 21st birthday at Serendipity. It was an unforgettable evening, from start to finish. Great chef, great host, amazing attention to detail! We loved the chef's clever "interpretation" of various traditional South African dishes. She and her husband make an exceptional team. We will forever have happy memories of this day, which include excellent food, fabulous wines,... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been hearing great things about this restaurant for years and finally got to have dinner there. We were not dissappointed. The four course meal was fantastic. The chef is creative and in a sense playful with food , and each course was a delight. The food is authentically South African but with a contemporary flair. We had the... More

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Bern
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed in Serendipity for two nights and really loved the place. The view from the terrace is beautiful and peaceful. The rooms very nice and the service really great. They think about many details like a basket with towels for the beach. Breakfast was excellent and the two dinners in the restaurants were clearly the culinary highlight of our... More

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Address: Freesia Avenue | Garden Route, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Serendipity Wilderness, a 5-Star Restaurant and Guesthouse, is a sprawling multi-storey residence with serene and graceful double volume public areas, with fireplaces, situated in a manicured garden on the banks of the Touw River Lagoon, managed by academic and professionally trained owners. Dining at Serendipity offers superb cuisine, friendly and professional service in a graceful setting. A five course South African inspired menu, experienced in a refined atmosphere, is the benchmark of Serendipity ... more   less 
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