Serondella Lodge

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.

Serondella Lodge offers outstanding game viewing in the company of your highly qualified tracker and ranger along with the superb comfort and hospitality of a luxury lodge.

Ideal for family getaways or a romantic getaway, Serondella Lodge accommodates a maximum of 8 people in 3 suites and a Family Suite with 3 bedrooms all en-suite, each offering a choice of bush or waterhole view, and located for maximum privacy and seclusion. The herd is waiting to welcome you.

Luxury Suite


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.

Botsotso Family Suite


Serondella is all about families, and the family suites emphasize 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.

Willem's Den


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.

Early morning and late afternoon game drives

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wake-up call, coffee, tea and rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open Land Rover with experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which varies depending on the season but typically starts early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor. The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight.

Guided Bush Walks

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. The 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.


Connecting to nature enhances a sense of wellness, and it is something that is integral to the Serondella experience of physical and mental wellbeing. The spa and meditation deck create a space for holistic relaxation, whether that be through yoga practice or a plunge in the spa-pool.

Hot Air Balloon Excursion

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.

Community Project

Guests are invited to visit to the community project encompassing local initiatives to provide services to the local communities. Terms & Conditions available on request. Additional costs apply.

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The Place of Elephants
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