erendipity is a luxurious waterfront restaurant and Guest House cradled by the protected evergreen Outeniqua forests situated on the banks of the Touw River and borders on to the Wilderness National Park.
Serendipity Guest House offers perfect Wilderness accommodation and is an ideal base from where you can explore the Garden Route with its pristine beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and kloofs. It is an absolutely spectacular holiday destination, and a place to restore your soul and revitalize your body and mind.
Luxury is the collective experience that brings about a feeling of wellbeing and creates lasting memories.
Experience fine dining in an unforgettable setting! We believe food should showcase our indigenous bounty, be from sustainable sources, organic where possible, always fresh; wine should complement and elevate the experience; service should be warm, friendly and generous. These highly valued ingredients bring a level of luxury to diners at Serendipity.
We want to ensure that when guests choose to spend time with us, they enjoy a warm, friendly, truly luxurious South African experience.
Serendipity Guest House
Serendipity Guest House offers top quality en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms with under-floor heating and ceiling fans, personal safety deposit box, flat screen DSTv, Wi-Fi. Guests may choose between single beds or king size beds.
Serendipity restaurant is situated on the bank of the Touw River Lagoon adjacent to the Wilderness National Park in the Garden Route of South Africa. We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable, uniquely South African gourmet experience with us.
Wine is selected from the best vineyards in South Africa with a focused attention on wines that will complement the menu and that will ensure a memorable dining experience. The winelist contains a spread of varietals and a description of each wine that is helpful for novice wine drinkers and our overseas guests unfamiliar with local labels.
The meaning of the word ‘Serendipity’
The word serendipity was coined by Horace Walpole, 28th January 1754, in a letter he wrote to his friend, Horace Mann, the English resident in Florence. He told him that he invented it in reference to the title of an old Persian fairy story The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes regularly discovered pleasant things that they weren’t searching for.
But if you read the story you will find that the princes were actually well educated and intelligent men. Their good fortune was based on careful deduction, not chance. As the saying has it, “fortune favours the prepared mind”, just as discoveries today that are said to be serendipitous are so often the result of experience and good observation.