Serondella Game Lodge - Thornybush Nature Reserve| safari.com

Overview

Located directly adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park is Thornybush Nature Reserve - roughly 11,000 hectares, a private bush venue which which specialises in romantic getaways, bush weddings and business retreats or indabas. With world class, state of the art facilities, and five star accommodation, Thornybush Nature Reserve is home to a series of gorgeous safari camp units, tented camps, and the eponymous Thornybush Game Lodge - a fantastic meeting place of unbelievable adventure and top notch accommodation and facilities.

Shadowed by the teeming shapes of bird-filled trees, a sleepy and intimate lodge of luxury standards and shady relaxation, Serondella is situated in the peaceful setting of the Monwana River. A riverine wonderland, gorgeous enough to melt the heart of the most jaded luxury lodge enthusiast - with luxury accommodation, sepia themed sunsets, and a thriving population of awesome wildlife, Serondella is an unforgettable luxury destination, not to be missed out on. Children of all ages are welcome at Serondella Game Lodge and a kiddies safari program especially designed for their entertainment will keep them occupied during their stay. 

Serondella translates as "the place of the elephant", and it carries this sense of grandeur both physically (with frequent visits from these friendly pachyderms), and by way of its larger-than-life character.

Children's Program
Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection prides itself on actively welcoming children of all ages at Serondella Game Lodge
Children staying at Serondella Game Lodge, will receive the “Ranger in Training” backpack – however the Children’s Program will not apply.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Serondella comprises of three standard and one family sized suite, air conditioned, with en-suite bathroom facilities, baths, showers, tea and coffee stations, and private viewing decks overlooking beautiful vistas.

Wildlife

Thornybush Nature Reserve, located directly next to the Kruger National Park is home to many of the same species - servicing a huge wildlife spotting demand from its guests, including Big Five spotting, and more than sixty other species such as hyena and cheetah, antelope, zebra, giraffe, as well as more than 280 bird species for the avid watcher's delight.

Extra Info

Children
Children of all ages are welcome at Serondella
Children staying at will receive a Kiddies Backpack.

Excludes:
Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy

Directions

BY AIR:

• O R Tambo Johannesburg International - Hoedspruit

• Cape Town International - Hoedspruit

• Transfers to lodge are available

BY ROAD:

From the South on the R 40 to Serondella Game Lodge

• Continue through Acornhoek towards Klaserie

• 24 km after Klaserie turn off - turn right at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Nature Reserve gate

• From the North on the R 40 to Serondella Game Lodge

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

• Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

• From Johannesburg to Serondella Game Lodge

• The N12 to Witbank, where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway

• Continue with the N4 in the direction Nelspruit

• Approximately 30 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left

• Travel though on the town of Belfast and Dullstroom to Lydenburg

• Take the R 36 (which becomes to R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

• Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

• From Pretoria to Serondella Game Lodge

• Take the N4 in the direction Nelspruit

• Approximately 30 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left

• Travel though on the town of Belfast and Dullstroom to Lydenburg

• Take the R 36 (which becomes to R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

• Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

• From Swaziland to Serondella Game Lodge

• From Jeppe’s Reef border post, follow the R 570.00 north in the direction Malelane

• Take the N4 highway in the direction of Nelspruit for 64 km

• On arrival in Nelspruit turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River

• Continue Through White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge to Klaserie

• 24 km after Klaserie turn off - turn right at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

Please note: you will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person.The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Prices subject to change)

GPS: -24.424220 (latitude) 31.156550 (longitude)

Reviews


Serondella was fantastic - the staff and the physical amenities - and we saw four of the big five. Didn't even mind that it rained most of the time we were there. Definitely recommend it!

Kaia Mattioli

Located directly adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park is Thornybush Nature Reserve - roughly 11,000 hectares, a private bush venue which which specialises in romantic getaways, bush weddings and business retreats or indabas. With world class, state of the art facilities, and five star accommodation, Thornybush Nature Reserve is home to a series of gorgeous safari camp units, tented camps, and the eponymous Thornybush Game Lodge - a fantastic meeting place of unbelievable adventure and top notch accommodation and facilities.

Shadowed by the teeming shapes of bird-filled trees, a sleepy and intimate lodge of luxury standards and shady relaxation, Serondella is situated in the peaceful setting of the Monwana River. A riverine wonderland, gorgeous enough to melt the heart of the most jaded luxury lodge enthusiast - with luxury accommodation, sepia themed sunsets, and a thriving population of awesome wildlife, Serondella is an unforgettable luxury destination, not to be missed out on. Children of all ages are welcome at Serondella Game Lodge and a kiddies safari program especially designed for their entertainment will keep them occupied during their stay. 

Serondella translates as "the place of the elephant", and it carries this sense of grandeur both physically (with frequent visits from these friendly pachyderms), and by way of its larger-than-life character.

Children's Program
Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection prides itself on actively welcoming children of all ages at Serondella Game Lodge
Children staying at Serondella Game Lodge, will receive the “Ranger in Training” backpack – however the Children’s Program will not apply.

Accommodation at Serondella comprises of three standard and one family sized suite, air conditioned, with en-suite bathroom facilities, baths, showers, tea and coffee stations, and private viewing decks overlooking beautiful vistas.

Thornybush Nature Reserve, located directly next to the Kruger National Park is home to many of the same species - servicing a huge wildlife spotting demand from its guests, including Big Five spotting, and more than sixty other species such as hyena and cheetah, antelope, zebra, giraffe, as well as more than 280 bird species for the avid watcher's delight.

Children
Children of all ages are welcome at Serondella
Children staying at will receive a Kiddies Backpack.

Excludes:
Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy

BY AIR:

• O R Tambo Johannesburg International - Hoedspruit

• Cape Town International - Hoedspruit

• Transfers to lodge are available

BY ROAD:

From the South on the R 40 to Serondella Game Lodge

• Continue through Acornhoek towards Klaserie

• 24 km after Klaserie turn off - turn right at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Nature Reserve gate

• From the North on the R 40 to Serondella Game Lodge

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

• Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

• From Johannesburg to Serondella Game Lodge

• The N12 to Witbank, where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway

• Continue with the N4 in the direction Nelspruit

• Approximately 30 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left

• Travel though on the town of Belfast and Dullstroom to Lydenburg

• Take the R 36 (which becomes to R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

• Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

• From Pretoria to Serondella Game Lodge

• Take the N4 in the direction Nelspruit

• Approximately 30 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left

• Travel though on the town of Belfast and Dullstroom to Lydenburg

• Take the R 36 (which becomes to R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass

• At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge

• Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

• From Swaziland to Serondella Game Lodge

• From Jeppe’s Reef border post, follow the R 570.00 north in the direction Malelane

• Take the N4 highway in the direction of Nelspruit for 64 km

• On arrival in Nelspruit turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River

• Continue Through White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge to Klaserie

• 24 km after Klaserie turn off - turn right at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road

• Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)

• Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate

Please note: you will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person.The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Prices subject to change)

GPS: -24.424220 (latitude) 31.156550 (longitude)

Serondella was fantastic - the staff and the physical amenities - and we saw four of the big five. Didn't even mind that it rained most of the time we were there. Definitely recommend it!

Kaia Mattioli

Accommodation options

Suite / Family Suite

Inclusions:  
The above rates include accommodation, all meals, teas, coffees & snacks.Dawn and dusk safaris in open land cruiser vehicles and bushveld walks.  

Excludes:
Conservation Fee & TOMSA Levy