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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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Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Ngala Airfield9 mi
Hoedspruit Airport17 mi
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We had amazing days there! All the staff are absolutely incredible. Very friendly and helpful. We did 8 games in total, but in the third one we already had seen all the big five plus giraffes and other animals. What an experience! Roland and Banie are great, as well as Laryssa
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Beautiful lodge with only 4 rooms, so very quiet and peaceful. We had a lovely room overlooking the water hole (Lion room), where we saw many animals come to bathe in the hot afternoon sun, warthog, kudu, Nyala, elephants and buffalo. The game drives were superb and both our
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Whole staff is far better than we expected, we stayed at Lion room that while you can see Elephants and animals drinking water from the lake. The manager Larissa is very helpfull, during our stay the bar was handled by Moses and Lazarus, great guys. Talking about Safari, we
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Serondella Game Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Hi there edureisolv, thank-you so much for leaving this review. I'm so glad that you got to see all you wanted to see - AND the rhino, that is definitely a treat :) Hope to see you back again some day.
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Well what can you say when everything was so perfect. This was a best ever trip and far exceeded our expectations. Monica and chewie were fantastic host and couldn’t do another for us, they went above and beyond call of duty . The safari was wonderful saw Big five heard of
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Serondella Game Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Hi there Truswe, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Serondella. I'm thrilled that you had such a wonderful time here with us - I'm sorry you were sad to leave. Hopefully this means you'll be coming back again soon :)
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We recently returned from a trip to southern Africa, with Serondella being the first stop on our tour. Even after waiting for a couple of weeks for the experience to sink in, there still doesn't seem to be enough words to do the place justice! The fine balance of luxurious
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Serondella Game Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there patlev87, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay with us at Serondella Lodge! It is so heartening to hear that we were able to offer an experience that stays with our guests, even after they have left. Hope to see you back again some time soon.
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Giraffe sighting from our room. I took this from the porch behind our room.
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Front deck on room
Serondella only has one Land Cruiser, so yes there would be 8 guests on the vehicle if all suites have been booked during your stay. Should you prefer a private vehicle then please contact reservation to confirm price and if there is one available.
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No they are within the Thornybush reserve.
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Hi there Veer S, you can send them a message from the Thornybush Collection Facebook page @ThornybushGameLodge.official
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The game viewing is particularly great in the Thornybush Reserve but we can't guarantee what you'll see within two days. Please bear in mind that two nights only give you one full day in the bush if you consider your check in and departure times..
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All our Lodges are able to accommodate most dietary needs, please advise the reservation consultant of your dietary requirements when make the reservation.
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"Lion's room has the better view - the lake!"
"our room (Lion) had a beautiful deck area with views of the neighbouring waterhole."
"Lion and Rhino rooms have a view of the water hole (not sure which others do)"
"There are 2 rooms facing the waterhole"
"Request a room with a view of the watering hole. You can sit on the back deck and watch game come to the watering hole all day."
$820 - $946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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