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This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. This luxurious waterfront guest house offers spacious rooms with balconies and panoramic views of Touw River. Serendipity Country House features an award-winning restaurant.

Serendipity Country House & Restaurant has elegantly decorated rooms with percale fine linen, under floor heating and ceiling fans. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a seating area and flat-screen satellite TV.

Guests can start their day with a hot breakfast in the property’s breakfast room, situated on the bank of the Touw River Lagoon.

Serendipity Restaurant serves local and international dishes, and a five course South African inspired menu. After diner, you can relax in the lounge with the huge fireplace, or read a book in the guest house’s library.

Serendipity boarders on to the Wilderness National Park, giving you the opportunity to explore the Garden Route with its pristine beaches, mountains, forests, lakes and rivers.

This is our guests' favourite part of Wilderness, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Your stay will include:
Free WiFi Dining area Flat-screen TV Terrace Sun terrace

Serendipity Country House & Restaurant has been welcoming guests since 23 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Wilderness, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Closest beach
  • Wilderness Beach

    9.4 Superb beach
    450 yards from property
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Hosted by Elsabe Kuypers (Owner)

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Elsabe Kuypers (Owner)
Serendipity is a architect designed lakeside Guest House and Fine Dining Restaurant. We are situated in Wilderness, the hub of the Western Cape Garden Route at a RAMSAR proclaimed water bird sanctuary. Our guests are ecologically aware, fine dining connoisseurs who love good food, the beach, the mountains and the forests. A special place where guests become friends! Serendipity is the winner of the 2016 WORLD LUXURY REATAURANTS AWARD for South African inspired fine dining.
My name is Elsabé. My life passion is to prepare and present excellence. I love sharing ideas with my guests. I have now been owner/ manager of Serendipity since 2004. I have for many years attended to the social network of the Honorary Consulate General of Costa Rica. I also attended for more than 25 years to the social life of the Trustee for the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) head office at Fort Lauderdale USA.
Wilderness is a most famous hub for visiting the Western Cape Garden Route. The Garden Route consists of the Afromontane Forest and fynbos. The Fynbos Biome is considered by many to be synonymous with the Cape. Southern Afrotemperate Forest (the Southern Cape Forests) is a kind of tall, shady, multi-layered indigenous South African forest. This is the main forest-type in the south-western part of South Africa. In this range the massive Wilderness-Knysna-Tsitsikamma forest complex is surrounded by fynbos vegetation.The area is famous as a dining environment and especially golfing, birding, whale watching, hang gliding, exploring the mountain passes and walking the many trails.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Dutch,Xhosa,Zulu
Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Half Collared Kingfisher Trail
    0.9 miles
  • Milkwood Village Shopping Centre
    1.1 miles
  • Map of Africa View Point
    1.8 miles
  • Garden Route Dam
    4.9 miles
  • Lake Bo Langvlei
    5 miles
  • Garden Route Mall
    5.2 miles
  • Timberlake Organic village
    5.3 miles
  • Outeniqua Transport Museum
    7.1 miles
  • Fairview Business Park
    7.1 miles
  • Lakes Area National Park
    7.6 miles
Top attractions
  • George Museum
    8.1 miles
  • George Golf Club
    9.2 miles
  • Outeniqua Pass
    11.3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Wilderness Beach
    450 yards
  • Victoria Bay Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Ballots Bay Beach
    3.2 miles
Closest airports
  • George Airport
    12.3 miles
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
    42.6 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    Serendipity Country House & Restaurant

    Cuisine: South African

Facilities of Serendipity Country House & Restaurant
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Refrigerator
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Toilet paper
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Wellness facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Adult only
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
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House rules Serendipity Country House & Restaurant takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 18:00


Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Serendipity Country House & Restaurant accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note the restaurant is closed on Sundays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.