Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Kruger National Park
Serondella is a 5-star family-orientated boutique safari lodge in the Greater Kruger Park. The newly renovated lodge envelopes one of the most active waterholes in Thornybush, providing world-class wildlife viewing with an intimacy that is designed to feel like home.
The experience is immersive and conservation-focused, led by a specially curated team of guides, allowing guests to feel connected to the natural ecosystem we are privileged to be a part of.
You hear them first, a deep vibrating rumble, the sound of breaking branches as they feed, and suddenly they are all around you. The great grey dusty shadows of the mothers, protective siblings, rubber legged new-borns. Perhaps a solitary bull with magnificent tusks. And once you have seen them, nothing can be the same. Experience wild Africa where the giants walk.
Serondella means “The Place of the Elephant”, and no stay at this stunning lodge, situated on a tributary of the seasonal Monwana River in the mid-section of the Thornybush Nature Reserve, is complete without a special encounter with these gentle giants as they move between the two waterholes and the watercourse.
Two private suites are positioned under the trees along the edge of our waterhole. They are designed to sleep two people and offer ample space to relax and unwind in the privacy of the suite. Each room has a comfortable lounge, outside deck, plunge pool, and a privately-positioned bathtub.
Serondella is all about families, and the family suites emphasise comfort and convenience for both parents and children. Two bedrooms, a shared living area, a private kitchen, an outside deck, and a plunge pool offer a place for loved ones to feel at home together.
A self-contained suite for larger families offering space, privacy, and comfort with three bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen, lounge, private garden, verandah, boma and plunge pool. This is the perfect place to accommodate different generations in a home-like environment.
After a sumptuous Breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker.
Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region, and to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.
Our Shangaan trackers will enthrall you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees along with tales of traditional folklore.
One-hour long flight over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River. As the sun rises, the landscape, the vegetation and, if you’re lucky, some wildlife will provide photo opportunities. Game spotting cannot be guaranteed but on most flights, we see plains game such as giraffe and wildebeest. Terms & Conditions apply – additional cost.