We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Serendipity

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Serendipity
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 172: English reviews
Start your review of Serendipity
 Click to rate
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great restaurant Rooms - called suites - are small with tiny bathrooms and would benefit with upgrading and modernising. Not very clean. The communal terrace is OK providing no-one is smoking outside.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 239jcc
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very comfortable room with beautiful river view. We had dinner at Serendipity on our 2nd night which was a sublime experience in a lovely setting. Welcoming host, Elsabe made us feel so at home. Breakfast was also great.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank davidlP6562WT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at the last moment and we're lucky to get a table for the 4 of us. Thanks to the chef and staff for looking after us so well the food was top class and the fine dining experience was amazingly good the chocolate desert was to die for

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jong656
Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently celebrated a milestone anniversary by spending 2 nights at this unquestionably 5-star guesthouse. Accommodation is top class, with careful attention to detail to ensure guests' comfort. Then there is the restaurant - another spoil! Again attention to detail, attentive staff and absolutely delicious and usually different combinations make this a fine dining experience of note. We will definitely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mesandra57
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wonderful hospitality as always from philip and elsabe. Beautiful house beside the lagoon a pleasant walk to the village and the beach. Excellent day walks in the national park close by. Add all this to an acclaimed in house restaurant and what more could you want. Thank you both until the next time!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Vivienne L
Elsabe K, Owner Managed at Serendipity, responded to this review

Dear Vivienne and David It is always a pleasure to host guests like yourself. Thank you for taking time in writing a review. As returning guests it is great to find you in good health and we are looking forward to many more good time together.

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant and chefs were lovely.They were so enthusiastic and we had an incredible meal. Without much warning they managed to cope with my food allergies. The accommodation was spotless.although the management were very formal.. It didn't feel like a relaxing experience at the guest house,although the breakfast was nice ,we were asked what time we would be down and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Brulynne
Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Dear Brulynne Thank you for taking time to write your positive review specially about our dinner, spotless accommodation and nice breakfast. Was this humour from your side to say you dare not be late for breakfast ? I hope so otherwise your wording are not correct. As a point of interest, we made an exception (after a few emails and...

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Such an amazing stay. Their attention to detail is remarkable. So accommodating and friendly. We also booked for dinner which was outstanding, we have many food requirements and they are the first restaurant ever to go to so much trouble for us.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christelle B
Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Hi Christelle Thank you for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to host the family. We strive to accommodate our guests food requirements and I am happy that we are the first restaurant ever - as you mentioned - that took care of your special needs. We are looking forward to your next visit

Kiel, Germany
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wonderful surroundings - restaurant in a big lodge with a nice view on the water (not the ocean, though). The tables are set in several small rooms which seem to have been diningroom, livingrooms and halls of the lodge. A 3 course menue is offered - not much choice, but it was excellently cooked. We had springbok and bonito. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank frequenttravelor1954
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Excellent host we were presented with a beautiful bottle of wine on arrival. The accommodation was clean crisp and welcoming The bedrooms were spacious and offered a comfortable bed, toiletries were high end with that touch of luxury. Fantastic breakfast, the food was beautifully fresh and tasty. Guest house was in a great location with beautiful views from each of...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mary M
Elsabe K, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this review

Dear Mary Thank you for taking time in writing your review. It is so wonderful to hear from you and thank you for these kind words. It really makes it all worth while, and that we know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and the service we provide. I like your comment on our clean crisp and...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I loved every minute of my stay there, the rooms are tastefully decorated . The staff were very welcoming and helpful . Breakfast was just what you wanted, fresh fruit and yoghurt and a good fry up. The dinner was out of this world, I had the food and wine pairing and everything was amazing.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank W2369JNpatriciap

73 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (42)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (31)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (29)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Wilderness hotels
1.7 km away
Cinnamon Boutique Guest House
1.4 km away
The Wilderness Hotel
The Wilderness Hotel
#2 of 5 in Wilderness
592 reviews
2.1 km away
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
#3 of 5 in Wilderness
280 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
Beach Villa Wilderness
Beach Villa Wilderness
#3 of 55 in Wilderness
233 reviews
0.4 km away
Wilderness Manor Guest House
Wilderness Manor Guest House
#1 of 55 in Wilderness
419 reviews
1.8 km away
On the Beach Wilderness
On the Beach Wilderness
#2 of 55 in Wilderness
185 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: $167 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Serendipity 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Agoda, Orbitz, Priceline, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Serendipity reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Serendipity staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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”
  • room 2 view
  • room2
 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
5 of 5