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Serondella Game Lodge

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Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Chewie and Monica, Thank you for taking such great care of us on our recent stay with you at Serondella. Your dedication to each guest is out if this world and made our game viewing trip incredible. With seven of us, we filled up the lodge. If you told me that I could hire out an entire hotel just... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough great things about Serondella. The small size of the lodge - only 8 guests - gives you the feeling that you are staying at the home of a very rich old aunt who pampers you from the minute you set foot on the property. The grounds are beautiful, and having your own private watering hole is... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Serondella for four nights at the beginning of January, 2016. It was our first safari and our first trip to Africa. Serondella was truly the trip of a lifetime. I spent a lot of time researching lodges and I was looking for something that was authentic, small, and personal. We couldn’t have been happier... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were there for Christmas. Monica made this day so special for us, complete with decorations, fabulous dinner and even presents. Monica and Chewie are fabulous hosts. Chewie takes us out on the safaris and we see and learn so much. He and Conright makes sure you see the Big 5. We were not disappointed only amazed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

As South Africans, our family have spent many holidays in the bush and have experienced the full range of lodges and services available. Sometimes the really exclusive lodges are a little too exclusive and you never really feel relaxed. Serondela, however, has mastered the art of providing their guests with every little luxury expected but in such a way that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Our first safari and a terrific experience. Picked Thornybush as recommended by a J'burg friend: private reserve meant a lot of animals and low driving to see them (Kruger is much more spread out). And close (less than 1hr) to Hoedspruit airport which flies daily SA air to J'burg and Cape Town. 4 suites looked after by a team headed... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Yes, I have gotten soft in my old age and actually this is my second stay at the Thornybush lodge collection. My previous stay was in 2009 at their main lodge and that was excellent; the stay at Serondella surpassed that. From top to bottom the lodge's staff were great and this greatly enhanced the stay. The suite was spacious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Looking at the stunning number of stellar reviews for this lodge, I almost feel bad not giving them 5 stars... We had a fantastic safari experience (was our first time), and must admit the staff truly go above and beyond to make this worth your while (damn leopard refused to show up - they really tried, though...) I guess me... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Intimate Serondella game lodge, its friendly and customer oriented staff as well as the animals and views of Thornybush game reserve put together quite a unique safari experience for us. We want to thank Monica, Chewy, Conwright and the whole staff about their fantastic job for us.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Serondella at the end of a 2 week holiday in South Africa. This was our first safari so we weren't sure what to expect but we had the most amazing time. The lodge itself is in the middle of the bush with great views of the nearby waterhole. It is very small and intimate with just 4... More 

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