On our 2-week South African adventure we drove from Hermanus to Wilderness and stayed just one night at Serendipity before continuing on to Knysna. Serendipity is a lovely, gated B&B situated in a quiet residential area. The house backs to a fresh water (but tidal) lagoon, and they had kayaks and canoes that guests could use for free. The entire facility was immaculate and attractively furnished, with pampering touches like complimentary sherry and bathrobes in your room. The elegant rooms opened on to a large common deck which overlooked the lagoon. The owners (Elsabe and Philip) took care of your every need. Their daughter (Lizelle) is an award winning chef and she put together one of the best meals we have ever had anywhere. Her husband (Rudolph) served as Maitre'd and before dinner gave a full explanation of each course in a separate room. They had secure gated parking and it was less than a 5 minute drive to a lovely beach. There appeared to be many things to do in and around Wilderness but unfortunately we were there just one night. It was the most expensive place we stayed and the most expensive meal we had, but really provided a unique and enjoyable experience.
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- Serendipity Wilderness, a 5-Star Restaurant and Guesthouse, is a sprawling multi-storey residence with serene and graceful double volume public areas, with fireplaces, situated in a manicured garden on the banks of the Touw River Lagoon, managed by academic and professionally trained owners. Dining at Serendipity offers superb cuisine, friendly and professional service in a graceful setting. A five course South African inspired menu, experienced in a refined atmosphere, is the benchmark of Serendipity ... more less
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