Serondella, which means ‘The Place of the Elephant’ in Shangaan, is a home away from home for our guests where Monica and Chewie are always ready to go the extra mile, ensuring all your needs are met.
The elevated deck in the main area has a spectacular view of a waterhole surrounded by a stand of tamboti trees. The sightings here of elephant, buffalo, antelope and the occasional big cat can be so good that guests are hesitant to go out on game drives.
Serondella is an intimate lodge, accommodating only eight guests at a time, so a peaceful stay is guaranteed. There’s a treetop lookout deck and a central swimming pool to cool off in, however it’s the deck overlooking the waterhole that is by far the most popular, and keeps people coming back again and again.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATIONAL PARKS AND PRIVATE RESERVES?
National parks are administered by South African National Parks Board which ensures a standardised level of accommodation – facilities and the rates are usually kept low. These parks are mainly self-drive destinations. Game viewing in the Nation Parks are restricted to tarred roads with no offer of off-road safaris. The game viewing in a private park is less restrictive to that of the national parks. Game drives are enjoyed in a private open safari vehicle with a trained guide and tracker team ensuring up-close and personalized game viewing experiences.
THE HEART OF THE BUSHVELD
On the borders of the stream flowing in a private concession of Thornybush Reserve, lies Serondella Game Lodge. The materials used for the construction of the lodge are of thatch, stone and timber. The lodge is the ideal choice for luxury accommodation, for those traveling alone or couples and honeymooners. Families with children can also be accommodated in their three bedroom family suite, although kids under the age of five are not allowed to be taken on game drives.
INSIDE THE THORNYBUSH NATURE RESERVE
Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There are three Luxury Suites, each with excellent views from both the bedroom and bathroom. The baths have especially good views of the bush, with the opportunity to spot passing game as you soak away any tension you may have arrived with. The stone fireplaces add another romantic element to the suites, which are popular with couples celebrating special occasions. The suites are air-conditioned and decorated in natural colors with an African theme.
The Family Suite is perfect for groups as it’s self-contained with three bedrooms – two downstairs and one upstairs. There’s a lounge with an open fireplace between the two downstairs bedrooms creating a perfect place to relax and discuss the day’s sightings. The baths have excellent views through large windows and the suites are decorated in natural colors with an African theme.
BIG 5 GAME DRIVES
Get the real feel for the African bushveld by going on a morning or evening game drive. Driving in an open safari vehicle, along with a qualified guide – experience the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Please Note: No children under the age of 6 allowed on game drives.
Get your feel for Africa through a culture experience under a starlit sky, alongside a percussion band and interactive drumming circles to ensure guests have a full and joyous evening around the campfire.
HOT AIR BALLOON
Experience the only Hot Air Balloon operation in South Africa to launch from within a National Park, we offer a truly unique flying experience.
You can also enjoy holistic rejuvenating spa rituals, massages, facials and even more luxurious beauty treatments. For a more intimate experience, try out the couple’s treatment room with its own hydro bath.
WEDDINGS AT SERONDELLA LODGE
Your marriage made in heaven awaits at Serondella Lodge. Take your vows in the glow of a golden sunset as you exchange rings against a beautiful bushveld backdrop; or say “I do” in an opulent lodge ceremony, surrounded by the warmth of the people who matter.
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