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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We spent our first wedding anniversary at Serendipity, based on the excellent feedback on TripAdvisor. Elsabé is a wonderful host, and the personal attention to detail by her and her Lizelle (at the restaurant) made it a very special stay for us. The guest house is on the banks of the Touw river, and the complimentary use of the canoes...

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended for comfort as it felt like home to our group. 😉 Tasty food....personal service and detail from the hosts. A property well maintained. Thanks for creating a stunning memory. We really enjoyed staying over at Serendipity. We will be back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Hostess, Elsabe was most accomodating to our needs. The room was very comfortable. The room had a beautifull view. We highly recommend the restaurant. The food was excellent, and the service was very good.

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A very nice return-stay at a wonderful well located place. The hosts are very committed to making each stay a memorable one and the restaurant is excellent with the husband telling a nice story about the menu and the wife cooking marvelously for a great culinary experience.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you want an experience you will always remember then you need to visit Serendipity. Words cannot express the care and consideration the family and their staff takes with each customer. The food is sublime, the service outstanding and the overall experience fantastic.

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Herentals, Belgium
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This property or Bed and breakfast is good to stay after a dinner in the restaurant in the same building with the same name! It isn't a thing to go too and have few nice days! We went overtheir because 2 years ago we where in the restaurant and that was at that moment top! But now the Chef who...

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Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

I am totally at a loss as why you downgraded the facility. As to service: you were served by the owners of the establishment personally. I personally served you our famous three course breakfast. Lizelle the executive chef explained the menu and the ingredients and method of preparing. This has become a feature of Serendipity that we explain the venison,...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Lovely in every way from the stunning house on the river to the amazing gourmet restaurant food was amazing. All run by the family and what an amazing job they all do so warm & welcoming - thank you all for making our stay perfect. Pure luxury

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Excellent attention at this lovely guesthouse overlooking the river & with an easy, pretty walk to the wonderful beach at Wilderness. Beautifully prepared, delicious food in the restaurant too. 10 mins walk to Milkwood for a small choice of other eating places.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Serendipity is tucked away literally in a quiet backwater where if you want to you can paddle your own canoe (at no charge). The rooms are well designed opening onto a spacious sun deck overlooking the water - where there's always something gong on. The restaurant is stunning - the service and food quality (using lots of local ingredients) is...

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Uk
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is our second visit. Food outstanding with great attention to detail. Without a doubt the best food on the Garden Route. Rooms well equipped and as usual a most enjoyable stay A warm welcome from our hosts

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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $180 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Serendipity 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms overlook the water, and share a common deck”
 of 5 bubbles mesandra57, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not many options, you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles 616christelleb, 28 Dec 2016 | 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, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All four rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles ShirwellRobynK, 14 Aug 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, 8 May 2016 | Read review
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