Luxurious intimate safari lodge in the Thornybush Reserve, Greater Kruger.
The Thornybush Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
After many years of expert management by The Thornybush Collection, Serondella returns to operating independently. Reimagined and reinvigorated, the lodge is a better version of its former self, offering nothing short of 5-star accommodation and service.
Nestled in a private concession in the north-east sector of the renowned Thornybush Private Game Reserve, and overlooking an active waterhole, the lodge’s position within the Greater Kruger National Park is simply perfect for an unforgettable safari experience.
Serondella can accommodate up to 14 guests. All ages are welcome and children of 5 years and younger are accommodated free of charge.
Serondella’s original offering consisted of two one-bedroom suites and a two-bedroom family suite, each of which has undergone a wonderful makeover. A new addition is “Willem’s Den”. This three-bedroom family suite was previously the owner’s private retreat. After a complete transformation, it is now available to guests and features a private boma and heated plunge pool.
The suites are welcoming retreats with private decks and luxury, high quality amenities. The contemporary Afro-Scandi décor is carried out throughout the lodge, complemented by unique Anton Smit art.
The lodge has commenced an exciting culinary journey, starting with a commitment to using organic and locally sourced produce for artisanal dishes, and a wine list created under the guidance of sommelier extraordinaire Carrie Adams and David van Niekerk of High Constantia.
But a lodge is nothing without its people, and Serondella is proud of its revitalized team. Expect to be dazzled by a bright smile and a warm heart from each of its members, from the experienced guides and trackers to the fastidious housekeepers, passionate chefs and professional hosts.
Twice daily open-vehicle game drives are conducted by FGASA trained guides, whose passion it is to share their knowledge of the bush.
- Accommodation in a luxury suite;
Beverages excluding premium brands;
Twice daily safaris in open game viewing vehicle and additional bushveld walks (at the discretion of the guide and time of year), all with FGASA accredited field guides and tracker;
Transfers between Thornybush Game Lodge and Thornybush Airstrip
Emergency Evacuation service by air or road ambulance in case of a life threatening situation;
Situated on a riverine forest on the banks of the ephemeral Monwana river. With huge Feverberries, Appleleaves and Boerbeans as the lodge and suites’ background, the view over the lodge waterhole is almost always interrupted by animals that gave Serondella its name – Elephants.