Serene-Estate Guesthouse, with its striking modern lines and minimalist aesthetic, is a stand-out without stealing any of the limelight from the beautiful natural surroundings in which it is found. Situated in Kwazulu Natal’s ‘hippo town’, St Lucia, guests will find themselves right on the border of the pristine iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Found near one extreme of this 220km protected coastal stretch and natural World Heritage Site there is no shortage of things to see from wildlife and varied birdlife to marine life. Whether self-guided or guided, experienced on foot, by bicycle, from a kayak, boat cruise, or on horseback there are endless ways to explore the area. Seasonally humpback whales venture near the coastline and turtles arrive to lay their eggs.
The spacious accommodation is offered in 5 parkside Luxury Suites with wide pivot doors opening onto private gardens or balconies while 1 Garden Room is situated at the front of the guesthouse. A healthy continental breakfast is on offer daily and dinner can easily be arranged at several restaurants within walking distance—although, with hippos wandering the streets at night, you may prefer to drive.
- Extensive room amenities
- Salt water pool with deck, guest terrace with roof garden and fish pond overlooking the iSimangaliso Park and a comfortable lounge available
- Wildlife may be seen from the guesthouse
- Snorkelling, fishing, cultural tours of local villages are also available
- Only 45mins from the Big 5 Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park and 1 hour from Richards Bay