Serene-Estate, St Lucia Estuary
|119 Hornbillstreet , 3936, St Lucia Estuary, KwaZulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA.|
Description: Serene-EstateSerene-Estate Guesthouse is a supremely comfortable five star boutique guesthouse located in exotic South Africa. As St Lucia Estuary is completely surrounded by iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site), Serene-Estate Guesthouse is an exclusive quiet retreat to enjoy the diverse and colorful nature in KwaZulu-Natal. Completely new and modern, the minimalistic European architecture does not compete with, but rather integrates the natural surroundings with distinctive features such as a roof garden fish pond. Serene-estate Guesthouse is the perfect base to explore the wild and relax in luxury.
With just six individually decorated bedrooms, Serene-Estate Guesthouse is a small paradise hotel that focuses on quality and personal service. There is free wireless Internet throughout the lodge and the lounge area for breakfast features a reading table, a cozy sitting area, an honesty bar and coffee table with Nespresso coffee. There is even a piano, a large library for special events, and a big swimming pool with a Martini deck directly bordering the wetlands park.
Type of rooms: Serene-EstateEach room is distinctly luxurious with its own special atmosphere with air-conditioning (heating & cooling), ceiling fan, mini bar, big flat screen satellite DSTV (with about 36 channels), a safe, free wireless internet, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities. Each room's bathroom has double basins, a separate toilet, bath, separate shower and towel heater.
1 Top Room: 43 m2. The Top Room features a special roof construction, a high loggia with a beautiful panoramic view over the park. double/twin.
4 Parkview Suites: 50 m2.These suites are bright, large and have big windows with a wide pivot door to your private garden and terrace with a view into the St Lucia Wetlands park. Each suite has a comfortable sitting area and its own distinctive Zulu color. Double/twin.
1 Double Garden Room: 37 m2. The Garden Room has a large private garden and is situated at the front side of the guesthouse.
Beds: All rooms feature one king size bed. One extra bed of 90 x 200 cm may be added for a child over 14 years old.
Additional information: Serene-Estate
Dining: Healthy fresh breakfast with real Illy coffee such as espresso, cappuccino or café latte, and also free tea & coffee during your stay in the room is included in room rates. Dinner can be arranged at several restaurants in nearby St Lucia within walking distance, about 7 minutes. There is outdoor dining in at least 8 restaurants in St Lucia.
Special Events: The library (100 m2) can host 25 people for a seminar or quiet celebration. The garden features a multi-functional gazebo and tea garden.
Big Swimming Pool: Salt water with sun deck, 1.8m deep and 12m long for the real swimmer.
Location & Nearby Activities:
Beaches: 5 minutes (about 3 km) by car or 300 meter as the crow flies.
Golf: 10 km in Monzi
Entrance iSimangaliso Wetlands Park: 3 km
Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park (game reserve): 60 km (50 min. drive)
Richards Bay: 70 km
Diving: Sodwana Bay, Richards Bay
Airport Shuttle Service: can be arranged.
CHILDREN: over 14 years old are welcome.
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: 50% or 100% charged in order to confirm booking. If no deposit is received, they may cancel any bookings without notice or liability to the client.
If cancelled less than 7 days prior to check-in date, 100% of the reservation is charged.
If cancelled 7 -14 days prior to check-in date, 75% of the reservation is charged.
If cancelled 14 -21 days prior to check-in date, 50% of the reservation is charged.
If cancelled 21-30 days, 25% of the reservation is charged.
No show & departure prior to check-out date: 100% of the reservation is charged.
All cancellations: costs for bank fee/commission (3% of the paid amount) is charged.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Number of rooms: 6
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: extension lounge 2011.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English, Dutch, German.Smoking policy: Only on each private terrace.
Credit cards accepted: Visa and Master Card. Personal cheques are NOT accepted.
How to get here:
From Johannesburg by car: Take the N 2 South (7 hours drive) In Mtubatuba turn left (R618) and follow the signs to St Lucia (25 km) You enter St Lucia by crossing the bridge over the estuary At the T-junction you turn right into McKenzie Street. You pass Spar Supermarket at your left side When you see a small ticket office and Wimpy at your left side, turn left into Dolfyn Street. Take third street to the right into Hornbill Street. Serene-estate Guesthouse is at your left side after a few hundred meters. Park your car at the front.
From Durban by car: Take the N2 North in the direction Pongola/Empangeni (2 -2.5 hours drive). In Mtubatuba turn right (R618) to St Lucia. You enter St Lucia by crossing the bridge over the estuary. At the T-junction turn to the right into the main street: McKenzie Street. You pass the Spar Super market at your left side. When you see a small ticket office and Wimpy Restaurant at the left side, turn left into Dolfyn Street. Take third street to the right into Hornbill Street Serene-estate Guesthouse is at your left side after a few hundred meters.
RICHARDS BAY AIRPORT: Take a domestic flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Richards Bay. You can rent a car at the airport and drive on the N2 northly (50 minutes drive to St Lucia), see above from Durban.
Or they can organize a transfer from Richards Bay airport to St Lucia Estuary. Then you are able to rent a car in St Lucia.
DURBAN AIRPORT: Take a domestic flight to Durban (accessable from most domestic airports in South Africa like Cape Town, Port Elisabeth, George, Nelspruit etc.). From Durban follow the mentioned route above (about 2 hours drive).
GPS 28'' 22'' 51''S / 32'' 24'' 49''E
GPS Coordinates: 28° 22' 51.41'' S 32° 24' 49.56'' E
Nearest airport: Richards Bay - 70km or - Durban - 213km.