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Establishment Description

COUNTRY HOUSE Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant is a TGCSA ‘Country House’ situated in the heart of the Garden Route in Wilderness in a tranquil setting on the banks of the Touw River estuary of the Wilderness National Park, a UNESCO proclaimed water bird sanctuary, and its ensconced by the unique indigenous Africa Montane Forest. Serendipity is proud of its mature manicured gardens with an extensive collection of sought-after specimen plants and flowers and abundant birdlife.


The sprawling house with its double-volume guests’ lounge and library and guests’ deck perched above the Touw River Lagoon was conceived and architecturally designed and master built as a prestigious guest house. The air-conditioned en-suite accommodation is designed and equipped for double occupancy, either king-size beds or twin-beds, soft furnished with superior quality mattresses, white plush percale linen, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities as well as complimentary sherry, a fridge and a safety deposit box.

Area activities

Serendipity is the hub from where to experience such activities such as golfing at world famous golf courses, paragliding, caged shark diving, mountain biking, surfing, kloofing, abseiling, birding, hiking, exploring picturesque mountain kloofs and passes, whale and dolphin watching or just relaxing in the glorious indigenous forests, lakes and on the golden sandy beaches.

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Children Policy

Children over the age of 12 years of age are welcome

Deposit Terms

We require 50% deposit to secure the booking and the balance is payable before departure.A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a reservation. On-line reservations to be paid immediately with credit card when making a reservation. When paying your deposit by EFT (Electronic fund transfer) the deposit is required within 4 days of confirmation.
All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card.
Balance payable prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

Cancellations less than 7 days prior forfeit the full deposit. Cancellations 7 to 14 days prior forfeit 75% of the deposit. Cancellations 14 to 21 days prior forfeit 50% of the deposit. Cancellations 21 to 28 days prior forfeit 25% of the deposit. All refunds are subject to a 15% administration fee.

Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.

Room Types & Descriptions

The rooms are designed and equipped for double occupancy, either king-size beds or twin-beds. The view from the suites is onto the Touw River Lagoon, and the Wilderness National Park bordering the property.
The air-conditioned en-suite accommodation are soft furnished with superior quality mattresses, white plush percale linen, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, clock radio. Your suite has Satellite television with a full hotel bouquet of programs and tea and coffee making facilities as well as complimentary sherry, a fridge and a safety deposit box. The bathroom is equipped with top quality towels and amenities and has under floor heating. The rooms are Wi-Fi enabled for broadband internet connection.


Superb cuisine, friendly and professional service and wonderful wines in a relaxed setting is the credo for fine dining at Serendipity. We want to serve food with integrity and honesty: A five course South African inspired table d’hôte menu in the true modern sense of the word.

CSI Profiles


Food Philosophy

The philosophy of Serendipity Restaurant is founded on the beliefs:
THAT South Africa has a wealth of culinary gems mostly unknown to the world and it is our passion to showcase this in a unique and innovative way at Serendipity.
THAT the kitchen is a language by means of which harmony, creativity, happiness, beauty, poetry, complexity, magic, humour, provocation, and culture can be adequately expressed.
THAT quality occurs by intimacy with and love and respect for the product, as well as the knowledge of the technique to elaborate and enhance it.
THAT all the products are gastronomically valuable, irrespective of price and should at all times and under all circumstances be handled with greatest respect.
THAT local and indigenous red meat and birds are preferred ingredients; products of the vegetable world and the sea are also predominating and great accent is placed on freshness and seasonal produce.
THAT although the characteristics of products are modified (temperature, texture, form, etc.), the objective is to always preserve the purity of their original form; and to save flavour in the processes.
THAT Serendipity is not just another restaurant but an exceptional experience of South African hospitality and haute cuisine in an ambient environment

Chef's Profile

Serendipity 2Executive chef, Lizelle Stolze, has a BComm in Hotel and Tourism Management from the University of Pretoria. She is a dux Cum laude student of Prue Leith Academy of Food and Wine where she also lectured after completing her studies.
Lizelle is an idealist and has, during 2001; together with her husband Rudolf, she founded Serendipity Restaurant. She travels locally and internationally to keep abreast of food trends and has won numerous accolades and awards
She regularly feature in newspapers, magazines and on television and is regular is a columnist about food and food trends and a sought after demonstration chef.

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Self Drive Options

From the N2 highway, turn into Wilderness Village (away from the ocean), at the Caltex Garage. Drive through the village until you reach the T-Junction. Stop at the Protea Hotel. Turn Right into Waterside Road and drive 1, 2 km to Freesia Avenue. Turn Right into Freesia Avenue, (the first street on your right). Serendipity is the fourth house on the Right.

GPS Coordinates:
33° 59’ 35” S
22° 35’ 33” E

Nearest Airport

George Airport

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