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Serendipity Restaurant

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Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
+27 44 877 0433
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience is relaxed but fairly formal, with the menu being introduced on the patio in front of the lake. They take great pride in their produce and use plenty of local ingredients. I loved the passion with which each member of staff delivered their set agenda or dish of food. The food itself was very good...with surprisingly reasonable quantities!... More 

Thank Gillian M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

wonderful atmosphere in an absolutely beautiful setting, next to the river and in a beautiful renovated home in the wilderness area. The service was great and the food was amazing with multiple courses. a lovely spoil & great culinary experience. Be sure to call ahead and book.

Thank Stacey N
Plankstadt, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were very content as last year too about dinner, wines the service especially by Rudolph. That is short, but's all.

Thank peterhilla
George, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the attention to detail and the way in which the owners explained every meal with passion. The food was incredible and we loved the inclusion of South African cuisine. It was a spectacular evening with beautiful views. This was a memorable night out with our family tasting exquisite food and wine.

Thank Lindsay B
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say that hasn't been said before? From the pre dinner drinks (SA G&T) enjoyed overlooking the river whilst Rudolf explained not only the menu, but the background to the ingredients, to the superb food and matched wines. On of the best restaurants we have been to, and would return in an instant. Lizelle is delightful and talented,... More 

Thank MareeandPhil
Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us visited Rudolf & Lizelle and their beautiful restaurant in Wilderness! It was a truly memorable experience. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with fantastic pre-dinner drink. All drinks had special local flavour and influence. The menu was nicely explained and it was clear that a lot of thought went into creating unique dishes with a... More 

Thank AntonMenkveld
Loxwood, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at Serendipity is not just a meal - it is an experience! From drinks on the deck overlooking the river and the detailed explanation of the dining experience ahead, to the service of the multi-course menu and wines (a different wine with each course if you wish) this was an highlight evening of our holiday on South Africa's Garden... More 

Thank Graham E
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so excited to visit Serendipity after reading and hearing rave reviews, but our experience did not meet our expectations. I loved the pre-drinks offered on the beautiful veranda - gorgeous view and it really set a nice tone for the rest of the evening. But we were then seated in a very quiet dining room off the the... More 

Thank CTnicoleH
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Complex, but well distinguishable tastes. High-quality, mostly only local sourcable ingredients. Professional, but friendly, family-like service and settings. Be prepared for a 3 hour excursion. It is not just food, it is a cultural and culinary experience.

Thank Nyul11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something truly special, delicious and unique, this is it! Set in a small guest house, the chef takes great pride in offering unique dishes that have South African elements that you may not have heard of. The menu is a set menu with a couple choices and a vegetarian option. The menu requires explaining which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freesia Avenue, Wilderness, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27 44 877 0433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?