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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful hospitality as always from philip and elsabe. Beautiful house beside the lagoon a pleasant walk to the village and the beach. Excellent day walks in the national park close by. Add all this to an acclaimed in house restaurant and what more could you want. Thank you both until the next time!

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Elsabe K, Owner Managed at Serendipity, responded to this review

Dear Vivienne and David It is always a pleasure to host guests like yourself. Thank you for taking time in writing a review. As returning guests it is great to find you in good health and we are looking forward to many more good time together.

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The restaurant and chefs were lovely.They were so enthusiastic and we had an incredible meal. Without much warning they managed to cope with my food allergies. The accommodation was spotless.although the management were very formal.. It didn't feel like a relaxing experience at the guest house,although the breakfast was nice ,we were asked what time we would be down and...

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Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Dear Brulynne Thank you for taking time to write your positive review specially about our dinner, spotless accommodation and nice breakfast. Was this humour from your side to say you dare not be late for breakfast ? I hope so otherwise your wording are not correct. As a point of interest, we made an exception (after a few emails and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an amazing stay. Their attention to detail is remarkable. So accommodating and friendly. We also booked for dinner which was outstanding, we have many food requirements and they are the first restaurant ever to go to so much trouble for us.

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Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Hi Christelle Thank you for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host the family. We strive to accommodate our guests food requirements and I am happy that we are the first restaurant ever - as you mentioned - that took care of your special needs. We are looking forward to your next visit

Kiel, Germany
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Wonderful surroundings - restaurant in a big lodge with a nice view on the water (not the ocean, though). The tables are set in several small rooms which seem to have been diningroom, livingrooms and halls of the lodge. A 3 course menue is offered - not much choice, but it was excellently cooked. We had springbok and bonito. The...

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Excellent host we were presented with a beautiful bottle of wine on arrival. The accommodation was clean crisp and welcoming The bedrooms were spacious and offered a comfortable bed, toiletries were high end with that touch of luxury. Fantastic breakfast, the food was beautifully fresh and tasty. Guest house was in a great location with beautiful views from each of...

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Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Dear Mary Thank you for taking time in writing your review. It is so wonderful to hear from you and thank you for these kind words. It really makes it all worth while, and that we know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and the service we provide. I like your comment on our clean crisp and...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed November 17, 2016

I loved every minute of my stay there, the rooms are tastefully decorated . The staff were very welcoming and helpful . Breakfast was just what you wanted, fresh fruit and yoghurt and a good fry up. The dinner was out of this world, I had the food and wine pairing and everything was amazing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Our hosts offer a home away from home. The welcome is warm and the hospitality, genuine. The setting on the Touw River is lovely - a considered layout ensures privacy and allows everyone views out onto the river. Our every need was anticipated. We highly recommend both the guest house and the restaurant.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We stayed over for 1 night and enjoyed dinner in the restaurant. The restaurant was indeed fine dining and it was a fantastic experience overall (especially with the wine pairing). The location of the guest house / restaurant is also first class. Would love to go back one day. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I must remind myself not to book one night only on a Sunday and miss the promise of one of Serendipity's famous dinners ! If the dinner is as good as everything else at Serendipity it would be fine indeed .

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Saudi Arabia
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We spent four nights at this lovely house during our honeymoon. The room was cleaned twice daily, breakfast served fresh every morning, and the family helped us with all tours booking and drives to the restaurants. Outstanding service and stay!

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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 

Additional Information about Serendipity

Address: Freesia Avenue | Garden Route, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $113 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Serendipity 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Not many options, you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles 616christelleb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“WE had room 2, but from my knowledge all the rooms look over the lagoon, so all the rooms are perfect views”
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 of 5 bubbles seanttill, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“All four rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles ShirwellRobynK, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 has great views and is to the right of building, but little noisy due to kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles plgibbs, May 8, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms access the balcony facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 920PaulM, Feb 1, 2016 | Read review
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