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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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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the last meal in our short 10 day 'Taster' trip to South Africa. Well, we thought we would go there for the wine tasting but were staggered by the high quality of the restaurants. And Serendipity is among my top 3 for the whole trip. We were treated extremely well from the moment we were picked up at... More 

Thank UKtraveller077
Schwalbach, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful evening at this fabulous restaurant.i. It was one of the most memorable dinners during our stay in South Africa and we would like to thank the whole team for creating such a nice atmosphere, delicious food and great wines as well as such a friendly and personal attention. We would really love to come again soon.

Thank BUL19552014
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the restaurant in advance based on recommendation from the hotel I was staying at. I was looking forward to it and it surpassed my expectation at such a reasonable price. Its a small restaurant with only a few tables but perfectly formed. The host and hostess and out of this world - Lizelle and Rudolph who cook the... More 

Thank ElmiraG15
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful stay . Arrived in the wilderness late afternoon googled best restaurants and up popped Serendipity and as an extra bonus they had one room available for us . The whole dinner was an experience as the entire menu was explained prior to dinner. Elsabe and her family were wonderful hosts .. the food was Devine .. strongly... More 

Thank raymondr500
Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the cheapest, but definitely worth the extra bucks. Bookings are essential. Something different and you need to try it.

Thank Coetzee S
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked Serendipity because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor but was not prepared for the full foodie experience I was to receive. Our guest house owners warned us that the 6.30pm start should be adhered to and that it would be a 3 hour tasting experience. It was!! We were greeted and offered an aperitif out on the... More 

Thank HuddersfieldKazbo
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just yummy and amazing!!! Best food I have had to date and the wine was paired perfectly with the dish. I would also recommend their cocktails.

Thank Marike G
Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The food: superbe combination of international haute cuisine and South African spirit. The location: romantic and a little remote. The people: lovely, friendly and you trust them with any of their recommendations, because you feel, they love, what they do. Will we go there again? As soon as possible!! Booking well in advance is recommended.

Thank Marcel K
Oakham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

this is such a wonderful combo. Mine host is wonderfully engaging and informed (in a light hearted manner). His spouse is a very talented chef indeed and the venue beautiful. The food and wine - we chose the wine flight - is pretty much perfect. The 0.1% area for improvement would be one wine was a challenge before the specific... More 

Thank Oakhamscot
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What an incredible experience. This restaurant is a must visit if you are in the area. The food was excellent, and the wine pairing menu, brilliantly delivered by Rudolf and his colleagues. A little more expensive than most restaurants in South Africa, but well worth the extra money.

Thank Smudger_10

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?