Wilderness is a small, idyllic village at the beginning of the Garden Route with a great long sandy beach and a lively hotel and restaurant scene. The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant is certainly a highlight, offering first-class gastronomy and living. We visited the Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant in February 2019 and are thrilled.
Summary for the hurried reader
The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant* in Wilderness can confidently be described as a stroke of luck for all lovers of sophisticated cuisine and living. Excellent South African and international cuisine combined with luxurious living on the Touw River offer an extra class of enjoyment. Phillip and Elsabe Kypers have created a stylish living oasis on the lagoon of the Touw River. Beautiful, tastefully furnished rooms with a view of the lagoon on the 1st floor welcome the guest. A stylish library and Wlan complete the offer.
The daughter Lizelle and her husband Rudolf Stolze have created a top-class restaurant on the ground floor. With a wonderful view and in a great, cordial atmosphere, exquisite dishes of international and South African cuisine are served. The menu is small and a 5-course menu with choice options is offered. Each course can be accompanied by a selection of wines, which you should definitely do. The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant is one of the top 100 in South Africa and is an absolute recommendation. ( Book the Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant* here )
Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant – Origin
The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Kypers, who had set themselves the goal of designing a luxury accommodation with a private residence in Wilderness. The challenge was to build a house in an ecologically sensitive area, adjacent to a tidal lagoon with a basement, partly below the water level, which would at the same time meet the highest ecological standards. The building was completed in 1999 and the result is impressive. The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant blends harmoniously into the landscape and offers the guest a wonderful, stylish ambience on the River Touw.
The Serendipity Guest House
The rooms are on the 1st floor of the house and are luxuriously furnished. Guests can stay in single beds or king-size beds in air-conditioned bedrooms with underfloor heating and ceiling fans and views of the lagoon. The rooms are also equipped with a safe, multinational sockets and flat screen TV. A free, fast WiFi completes the offer. Guests can relax on a large terrace overlooking the lagoon or in the cosy and stylish library on the ground floor. Free canoes are also available. The house is secured and underground parking is available.
The Serendipity Restaurant
The daughter Lizelle, together with her husband Rudolf Werner Stolze, who can look back on ancestors from Gera, has created a top-class Serendipity culinary gem on the ground floor of the Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant.
Lizelle Stolze has been awarded numerous prizes and qualifications. For example, she is a member of the South African Chefs Association and Honoraire Culinaire of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant stands for outstanding cuisine paired with friendly and professional service and wonderful wines in an elegant but relaxed ambience, starting before dinner.
Rudolf Stolze introduces his guests to the menu on the terrace and advises them on the choice of menu options. Already here you can see how much passion and passion Rudolf and Lizelle have put into the selection and composition of the menu.
We have decided on ostrich meatballs, consomeé, springbok and fresh tuna with the appropriate wine accompaniment and were not disappointed. Lizelle and Rudolf inspire their guests with great flavours and excellent preparation. A pleasure for the palate. The price/performance ratio is extremely good. A menu with wine accompaniment costs between 60 – 70 Euro per person.
The TFL Conclusion
The Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant in Wilderness can confidently be described as a stroke of luck for all lovers of sophisticated cuisine and living. Excellent South African and international cuisine combined with luxurious living on the Touw River offer a pleasure of the extra class. Lizelle and Rudolf spoil their guests on a high level and invite them to come back. It is not without reason that the Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant is among the Top 100 in South Africa. In addition there is the possibility to spend a very pleasant night on site. Accordingly, Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant is very popular. Without early reservation you have little chance. ( Book the Serendipity Guest House & Restaurant* here )
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