Serene by name and Serene by nature, Serenity Forest Eco Reserve is surrounded by lush forest and sits above a gently meandering river. The luxurious suites inspired by organic design are elevated into the tree canopy. The forest suites are suspended above the river beneath a thick forest and connected by aerial walkways; the lakeside suites are on the edge of a small dam surrounded by forest and mountain views and the luxury suite is deep in the forest at the water's edge and totally secluded.
The main living area at Serenity Forest Eco Reserve is surrounded by a vast deck abutting the trees with wrap-around views into the forest. Meals are decadent and take place in various splendid settings. And what would a serene forest eco-lodge be without an extensive range of wellness treatments?
You can visit the Kruger National Park which is only 15km from the lodge, but, like I did, you might prefer to explore trails in the 1300ha reserve full of streams, waterfalls, forests, mountains and open grasslands. The bird life was incredible – think enchanted forest – and if you manage to walk quietly, there are several small antelope and nocturnal creatures to see. I was back just in time for sundowners with views across the valley towards the Kruger Park. The area is full of activity – there’s elephant-back safaris, golf with zebras on the fairway or even balloon safaris to choose from. But with such tranquility and beauty around, you might prefer to lie prone, contemplating life, until the moss grows between your fingers…
Serenity Forest Eco Reserve