South African Lodges
Thornybush Game Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type
Spa, Big Five

Serondella Game Lodge Reviews & Information

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The four-star Serondella Lodge is on the edge of a dry river bed, within the game-rich Thornybush Nature Reserve.  Featuring only three Suites and being able to accommodate eight guests, this lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park of South Africa ensures that guests enjoy a private, tranquil and most natural wildlife experience during their stay.

Each of the three Luxury Suites offers fantastic bushveld views from the bedroom and the bathroom.  The suites large windows create the feeling of being outdoors to watch the active waterhole.

For families, the Family Suite is an ideal accommodation option which is an entirely self-contained with three suites.  Two of the suites are located downstairs, and one suite can be found upstairs.  A lounge with an open fireplace is set between the two downstairs bedrooms. 

Room types:

  • Three Suites
  • One Family Suite (three bedrooms).

Facilities and Services

Featuring the three bedroom Family Suite and offering elevated game viewing hides, this lodge is an ideal safari camp for enthusiastic photographers and families alike.

The outdoor boma makes for excellent dining experiences under the star-studded sky around a roaring fire with the noises of wildlife in the background.  The swimming pool offers a perfect way to refresh during the hot afternoons.  Serondella is nicely set between a wide variety of trees which provided welcoming shade and an incredible and colourful abundance of birdlife.

The name lodge name means 'the place of the elephant' who are regular visitors to the lodge's two waterholes.  This way guests do not only encounter wildlife during the game drives but also from the comfort of their suite and lounge of the lodge.

Facilities and Services:

  • Boma
  • Swimming pool
  • Sundeck
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Curio Shop
  • Three suites and one family suite with three bedrooms (eight guests)
  • Elevated viewing hides
  • Air-conditioned
  • Tours and transfers on request
  • Two water holes.


  • Breakfast / brunch 10h00 - 10h30
  • Lunch / High tea 15h00-15h30 High tea
  • Dinner 19h30 - 20h00.

Health and Beauty Spa

Guests may enjoy relaxing health and beauty spa treatments at the lodge's exclusive Amani African Spa.  Surrounded by nature and bushveld, this oasis is an ideal place to bring balance to the emotional, physical, and mental well-being.


Visitors have the opportunity to explore the untamed, African bush in open Land Rovers as well as on foot.  The reserve is home to a great abundance of animal species: 147 mammals (including the 'Big Five', 507 birds, 114 reptiles, 49 fish, 34 amphibians as well as 336 trees. 


  • Early morning safaris
  • Late afternoon/evening game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing
  • Boma dining (outdoors)
  • Spa treatments.

Game drive departure times:

  • Summer 05h30 & 16h00/4pm
  • Winter 06h00 & 15h00/3pm.

Below detailed information about the Serondella Game Lodge is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck


Serondella Dining

The meals at Serondella are of a very high standard – full of variety, flavour and creativity.  The lodge makes a special effort to keep the dining locations exciting – offering open-air dining in a communal setting, bush dinners and even romantic dinners for two in a secluded bush hide overlooking a waterhole.  All meals are inclusive in the rates.

Game Viewing
  • Early morning safari
  • Late afternoon / evening game drives
  • Walking safaris.

  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby conference facilities
  • Nearby Spa
  • Open Air Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • The Bird hide
  • Viewing deck
  • Waterhole for wildlife

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • Children under 12 years of age are welcome at the Serondella Lodge.

    A Family Suite is available which consists of three bedrooms.

Available Rooms


# Rooms:

The fact that Serondella can accommodate a maximum of eight, means that guests will have the hosts undivided attention for the duration of their stay. Surprise bush and boma dinners, as well as intimate sunset dinners for two on the viewing hides are the very least the discerning guest can expect from Serondella Lodge.

Serondella means the place of the elephant and they are habitual patrons to the lodge’s two flanking waterholes, allowing excellent opportunities for spectacular photographs and videos from the comfort of the lodge’s lounge or suites.

Serondella Room features include:

  • Three suites and one family suite with three bedrooms (eight guests)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Verandah

Family Suite

# Rooms:

As an alternative for families, is a family suite, completely self contained with three suites, two downstairs and one suite upstairs, a reception room with open fireplace between the two downstairs bedrooms.

Serondella Game Lodge Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.392502

Longitude: 31.177268


Directions from Johannesburg to the Thornybush Game Lodge:

1. The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
2. Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
3. Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left
4. Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
5. Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
6. At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
7. Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
8. Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
9. Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
10. Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, nKaya and Nkelenga
11. Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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