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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Serondella Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Saint James, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I could not say enough about our experience at Serondella. Charl and Mich were amazing hosts. They did everything they could to make us feel at home. Charl went out of his way to show us the Big Five. Each and every safari trip was filled with excitement. We saw many animals up close. The food was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this lodge on our honeymoon in May 2013 and all I can say is that it is amazing. mish and charl really looked after our every need and also had a few surprises for us. Giani was an an excellent tracker and found us all the big 5. We stayed for 4 nights but We'd have loved... More

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Serondella for three nights in June 2014 and had an outstanding experience there. The guide / management team (at that time) of Chewie and Monica, and local tracker and staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and enthused about their work. Besides the excellent staff, the lodge's accommodations are luxurious, the setting and watering hole constantly scenic,... More

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Olympia, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We spent three nights at Serondella in May 2014, and it was the highlight of our three-week trip to South Africa. We saw such an amazing variety of wildlife on the game drives -- a cheetah chasing an impala, a leopard stealing another leopard's kill, lots of lions (including lions after a kill and lions interacting with each other), rhinos,... More

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Westlake, Texas, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Mish and Charl were great, the property is amazing, the staff is first class, the meals are perfect and the game drives were as good as it gets. 8 people max makes it very intimate and personal. Don't choose a 5 star based on the stars as the only difference is a TV and you shouldn't have one. Serondella is... More

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Bend, Oregon
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38 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We loved everything about our stay with Charl and Mish at Serondella Game Lodge. First, the staff was absolutely wonderful! The best. So kind and friendly and service focused. Then, the food was unbelievably delicious! We ate up everything they offered us including some of the more unusual game (Impala, for example). The game drives were incredible! What an experience.... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We celebrated our honeymoon in May 2014 with safari at Serondella, followed by a beach vacation in Mauritius. While the entire trip was amazing, our experience at Serondella was simply incredible. Mish, Chal, and the entire Serondella staff are all so welcoming, you feel like family. The food was incredible and fresh. Chal and Jeffrey provided a great game drive... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I stay at the Serondella lodge for 4 nights this May 2014 and did not what to leave Mich and Charl could not have made us more welcome if we had been they mum and dad. The food was excellent and as my wife is a coeliac ,she did not know what to eat first with bread... More

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Perth Western Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I (early 50's Australian couple - first safari experience) just returned from fabulous time in South Africa. Our first stay was at Serondella and WOW - we were just blown away by this lodge. Charl and Mich we cannot thank you enough you made our stay so much more than we expected. Huge thank you to both... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stayed here for three nights with family. Five of us had the family suite to ourselves and shared the lodge with one other couple. Game drives were fantastic. Saw everything, most multiple times w a variety of behaviors. Nyala and/or vervet monkeys on the grounds every day. We saw warthog, baboons, impala, and nyala from the deck of the lodge.... More

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Address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Serondella Game Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Serondella Game Hotel Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Serondella Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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Serondella Game Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve, is a four star superior lodge set in the heart of the African bushveld. Offering fantastic big 5 game viewing, exquisite African cuisine and personalized service. ... more   less 
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