Serondella Game Lodge

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Enjoy a classic South African Big 5 safari at Thornybush Private Game Reserve from the perfectly located family-friendly Serondella Game Lodge. Situated in an exclusive-use game reserve next to the Kruger National Park, the 11 500-hectare reserve lies in prime game-viewing territory with a wealth of birdlife also in the mix.

Go on early morning, afternoon and evening game drives in search of big cats and big game, and later swap stories under the stars as you reflect on a day well-spent. Bring the whole family along to Serondella as children receive a fun backpack on arrival and babysitting facilities are also available.


  • Adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa
  • Superb Big 5 game viewing in Thornybush
  • Private, floodlit waterhole - great for photography and birdwatching
  • Flexibile schedule of activities and personal attention


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
  • High tea on offer
A once in a lifetime experience exceeding all expectations, Serondella Game Lodge offers the superior safari experience.
Lorna Symons

Lorna Symons

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With its rustic walkways, private viewing platforms and thatched suites, Serondella Game Lodge blends in effortlessly with its surroundings. There is also a definite air of exclusivity: the lodge accommodates a maximum of eight guests at any one time. The camp has four luxurious rooms - one of which is a Family Suite consisting of three en suite rooms that can sleep up to six people. Facilities include air conditioning, a safe, separate bathtub and shower, a hairdryer, bathroom amenities and laundry service.


The Inyoni Pan - where kingfishers dive and numerous animals come to drink - is directly in front of Serondella Game Lodge and offers the patient observer great opportunities to take wildlife photographs and videos from the wide wooden deck.

You can soak up both the sun and the views at the lodge's swimming pool while visitors with children will be delighted to know that the lodge offers babysitting facilities and a laundry service. Children receive activity packs on arrival which include colouring books, crayons and interactive safari toys.

To relax even further, browse the safari shop for gifts or arrange for a spa treatment at the neighbouring Thornybush Game Lodge.


Serondella's bush 'braais' (barbecues) are certainly something to look forward to: be served traditional dishes and accompanying drinks under the stars accompanied by the sounds of the African night.

Private dinners can also be arranged on the lodge's viewing decks where you can enjoy gourmet African cuisine while keeping an eye out for animals visiting the floodlit waterhole.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting service available
  • Bar
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Traveller Reviews

Serondella Game Lodge

Jane Gomarsall

"We had an absolutely fabulous time! Serondella was the perfect choice."

Richard Faloon

"Serondella Lodge was spectacular, seeing the Big 5 plus hippos, giraffes, cheetah and more. We also had the lodge to ourselves for a day!"

Kathryn Taghon

Thornybush was a great recommendation when we said we'd like to visit the Kruger area in addition to Botswana. Like all the lodges, it was beautiful, the food great and the couple that were managing it very pleasant and informative. At some points, particularly when you encounter a fence on the private reserve it imparts a sense of the place being a glorified zoo. That sense quickly dissipates when you encounter lions and then cheetahs feeding on a kill they had just made. No zoo that I know of has the big cats preying on the other inhabitants. We would definitely return to Thornybush and recommend it to our friends
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Leigh Darrin

Our first "safari" leg, Serondella was lovely. The accommodations and small lodge was exactly what we wanted. I also liked that when a heard of elephants came to the lodge watering hole in the afternoon, that all of the staff came out excited to see them and enjoyed watching them with us.
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Diana Cunha

Now, the Serondella Lodge... we just loved it! Very small and it was never full so we could almost imagine that it was our holidays house;-) Justine and Ben were great. We saw the BIG FIVE and a lot more animals. The food was greater but I think the y could have prepared some different meals for the kids, as the meals they prepared were not very much kid's type. We met wondefull people there!
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Emma Hall

"Thornybush in SA - amazing still. Service levels, food, ranger (Marco). So intimate - only 8 people max, and first night just the 2 of us anjd we had private game drive the next morning as well! It is fabulous."

Scott Marber

I thought Serondella was perfect. The chalets were beautiful, the grounds were nice, and the hospitality was wonderful. People make all the difference and Marco the Ranger and Vivian the manager were knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was a lso great. I would definitely go back. You should put them on your "A" list.
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Sam Vindalon

We spent the next two nights at Serondella lodge and it was fantastic. The accomodation was great and the other facilities were equally very good. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Vegetarian foods were equally very good. Both Vivian and Marc o were great and run/managed the place very well. Marco was also the ranger who drove the jeep with a tracker. He is quite knowledgeable about animals and plants. We were able to do a bush walk which we had not done in the previous lodge. They made sure we saw all the animals. Infact we caught up with some of the animals that we did not see at the previous Lodge.
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Stephen Turner

The safari was great and of course we saw the big 5. The Serondella Lodge was wonderful. We were so spoiled with the lodge having a minimum number of guests. It was so nice that you really get to know the staff and the other guests; you really get the personal treatment! The meals were delicious.
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Ken Bender

"Had to be the highlight of our entire holiday!"

Gary Howard

"Was perfect and we managed to see all the big 5 (and lots more besides that), it receives our full recommendation."

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