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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, located 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' favorite part of Wilderness, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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

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

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Wilderness, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

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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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Closest beach
  • Wilderness Beach

    9.4 Wonderful beach
    1,300 feet from property
Property questions and answers
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  • What is the dress code for the restaurant in the evening?
    Thank you for your valued enquiry. No dress code.
    Answered on April 3, 2022
  • I am looking to reserve a double room for the night of 14th February 2020. Would I also be able to reserve for dinner at the same time?
    Yes can do. Elsabe
    Answered on November 23, 2019
  • Do all rooms have a view of the lake ?
    Yes, we have 4 rooms and they all have a view onto the water. Our fame to claim is our renowned fine dining restaurant with international accolades. The last we received in St Petersburg during July of this year.
    Answered on November 5, 2019
  • Hi! There is three of us. Can the sofa bed be used as well?
    No, I am sorry we do not provide a sofa bed. We allow only 2 people per room,
    Answered on December 20, 2021

Hosted by Elsabe Kuypers (Owner)

Host Review Score

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
Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Serendipity Country House & Restaurant

    Food: South African

Amenities of Serendipity Country House & Restaurant
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
  • Parking garage
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Refrigerator
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Toilet paper
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting 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 deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Adults only
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Express check-in/out
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • River view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Safe
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

House rules

Serendipity Country House & Restaurant takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available 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 minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

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