Guests per Safari Vehicle
The rebirth of one of South Africa’s most loved family-centric lodges has come full circle!
Serondella Lodge has been completely reimagined, reinvigorated and elevated. This stunning contemporary lodge is situated in a private concession in the world-famous Thornybush Nature Reserve and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and World Heritage Site.
Perfectly situated on a riverine forest along the banks of the ephemeral Monwana River this is the ultimate of intimate game lodges. Boasting large Feverberries, Appleleaves and Boerbeans as the lodge and Suites’ background, the view over the lodge waterhole is almost always interrupted by animals that gave Serondella its name – Elephants.
The name Serondella means “The place of the Elephants” in the local isiStsonga language. The lodge is sublime in all aspects- décor, food design and hosting. And of course, exceptional game viewing safaris; by custom-designed Land Cruisers or by walking safaris. But what sets Serondella apart from many lodges, is the incredibly warm staff.
Serondella can accommodate up to 14 guests. Serondella’s original offering consisted of two one-bedroom Suites and a two-bedroom family suite, each of which has undergone a wonderful makeover. A new addition is “Willem’s Den”. This three-bedroom family Suite was previously the owner’s private retreat. After a complete transformation, it is now available to guests and features a private boma and heated plunge pool.
The suites are welcoming retreats with private decks and luxury, high-quality amenities. The contemporary Afro-Scandi décor is carried out throughout the lodge, complemented by unique Anton Smit art. The lodge has commenced an exciting culinary journey, starting with a commitment to using organic and locally sourced produce for artisanal dishes, and a wine list created under the guidance of sommelier extraordinaire Carrie Adams and David van Niekerk of High Constantia.
But a lodge is nothing without its people, and Serondella is proud of its revitalized team. Expect to be dazzled by a bright smile and a warm heart from each of its members, from the experienced guides and trackers to the fastidious housekeepers, passionate chefs and professional hosts.
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of the pristine African bushveld, this is the Thornybush Game Reserve. The reserve is home to an abundance of species - 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near-perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.
The classic bush landscape both absorbs and comforts you as if you’ve happened upon an old friend. A well-known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences. Situated within 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Thornybush Nature Reserve is a true escape from the madness of city life. This haven, which is just over 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality. Thornybush Game Reserve has evolved over the years into a visitor’s paradise. Bush lovers can saturate themselves, not only in the big five but also in the remarkable fauna and flora.
All ages welcome
Serondella accommodates children of all ages and one of the most suitable rooms for Families is the 3-bedroom Family Suite, known as William's Den. Kindly note that this suite is bush facing.
2 x One-Bedroom Suites (Madolo & Timaka)
1 x Two-Bedroom Family Suites (Botsotso)
1 Williams Den (Three-Bedroom Family Suite)
All ages welcome
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
6-hour, 30-minute drive from Johannesburg
25-minute drive from Hoedspruit Airport
Serondella Game Lodge, Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit, South Africa
All ages welcome