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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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Serondella Game Lodge is perched on the banks of the dry Monwana River, in the depths of the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve. This 4-star luxury lodge offers guests individual attention with only 3 suites and an exclusive-use 3 bedroom house, which is perfect for a family or group traveling together. Locally sourced and expertly prepared meals are served on the deck overlooking the waterhole or in the dining room of the lodge. Game drives with professional rangers and trackers, take guests out into the bush every morning and evening for sunset. There are no fences between the Thornybush Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park, so there is ample opportunity to see the Big 5 and a whole host of other animals, big and small.
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Sun terrace
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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport218 miSee all flights
Ngala Airfield9 miSee all flights
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Roshni Makhija wrote a review May 2020
United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Service, Service and one of the best service, The team here is all about experience, discipline and to ensure that you enjoy this as your new home away from home. We stayed here for the first 3 nights and were welcomed by the best team. The lady manager (sorry i could not remeber her name) was absolutley the soul of this place. Welcomed by her and team everytime we returned from the safari and be by the dinner / lunch table and ensurr we have the great expreince. Telling us stories and we were even lucky to see the 3 very thirsy Lions, a entire tribe of elephants and some adorable water loving Giraffes by the pond near the lodge which was such a delight. Our ranger and the guide were absolutley great personlaities, they were so imformative, fearless, passionate and truly dedicated to chase and show us the true jungles. They took chance, used their knowldged and expreince, managed their networks and personalized our expereince. They do this day in and day out, but not once they made us feel that this is something daily for them. I cannot thank you all enough. They had great smiles toooa and a patience of a mother.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the pond are the best for big 5 viewings.
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Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hi there MsJudgemenot, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Serondella Game Lodge!
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Kevin G wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a truly wonderful time at Serondella Lodge in Thorneybush. Saw the big 5 and lots more. The lodge is on a waterhole so there is always lots of animal activity. Great ranger and tracker. Good food. Great staff. All round excellent. A recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Candice Winterboer, Marketing at Serondella Game Lodge
Responded Mar 31, 2020
Hi there KevinG2345, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Serondella Lodge! We're thrilled that you had a wonderful time here with us and that you got to see so much wildlife. Thank-you for the recommendation. Take care
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Danielle Valle wrote a review Feb 2020
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Absolutely loved my time at Serodella meeting all of the animals and learning about life in the bush. The lodge is beautiful and Chewie and Monica are incredible hosts. The highlight was watching animals at the waterhole between drives!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Request one of the rooms overlooking the watering hole if you can!
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Responded Mar 31, 2020
Hi there Dvallegil, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Serondella. We're so glad that you had a lovely time here with us, and yes, that waterhole is very popular with both guests and the animals that frequent it. Take care
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PaulPauwen wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa40 contributions5 helpful votes
Serondella means tracking together. Unfortunately our visit coincided with extensive rains (136mm in 36 hours) and it affected game drives. Tracking becomes a challenge. Despite comfortable ponchos that kept us dry, the rain was stinging our faces. Roland and Beni tried their best but the elements proved stronger. Pity. I like small game lodges and Serondella is one of the nicest I have stayed in Thornybush. This is my 12th visit to the Thornybush game reserve and I would love to return here ASAP. It has a beautiful layout and nice view of water hole. The chalets are very comfortable with all the amenities one gets accustomed to. Roland, Larissa and their team was fantastic. Nothing was too much to make our stay and the food was delicious. Thank you. Had it been for a better weather I would’ve given this more than 5 stars
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Feb 24, 2020
Hi there PaulPauwen, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Serondella Game Lodge! Such a pity that it rained so much during your stay, and what a downpour it was! Although much appreciated by the wildlife and plants, it can make tracking and game viewing a challenge. Hopefully the weather will be dryer on your return. Till then, take care.
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Darin H wrote a review Feb 2020
Provost, Canada4 contributions
Our group of 6 stayed for three nights in this magical place. Accommodations exceeded expectations as did the meals and service at the lodge. Everyone went out of their way to to ensure our stay was perfect. Feedback on sustainability was immediately acted on and corrected which only proved to us that the guests were as valued as the wildlife and our environment. And speaking of wildlife....what a show! Every day was a new adventure. Special thanks to the expert guides and trackers who really helped us join in their love of the animals. We saw it all and learned a lot. This turned out to be a true highlight of my visit to beautiful South Africa.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 24, 2020
Hi there 477darinh, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Serondella Game Lodge. How wonderful that we were able to communicate our dedication to our guests, the wildlife and our environment so clearly :) We really are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time here with us and got to learn so much. Hope to see you again some day.
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PRICE RANGE
$721 - $968 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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serondella game hotel thornybush private game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkThornybush Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serondella Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Serondella Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Serondella Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Serondella Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serondella Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Serondella Game Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Serondella Game Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.