Serenity Retreat is a relaxed haven for cost conscious independent travellers , families, hikers and small Groups - an ideal base from which to explore the many aspects of this Amazing Area on the doorstep of the Tsitsikamma National Park .
This family of 5 runs a establishment and has an easy going atmosphere offers free WIFI, friendly service, tons of travel tips and info and the companionship of 1 loveable husky, Secure off-street parking is available.
Accommodation is Simple but Stylish - clean and affordable and has self catering facilities. No costly fancy frills – home comforts are assured.
SERENITY HOUSE is our exclusive use Self Catering unit - colourful and comfortable - sleeps 8/9 people and has 3.5 bedrooms/two bathrooms and a huge open plan kitchen/dining lounge area. There is DSTV and a DVD player and a covered stoep and braai facilities.
THE 2 RONDAVELS
Our "African Hut" rustic brick and thatch garden rondavels – offer a Budget option – while still offering comfort, warmth and privacy. A separate communal kitchen/dining and lounge area (with tv/dvd player) – with stoep and portable braai – provides self catering options for the 2 rondavels.
FACILITIES & SURROUNDINGS
We are located in the Storms River Village - a stone`s throw away from Storms River Mouth/Tsitsikamma National Park, the start of the famous Otter Trail and many other shorter day hikes and walks.
Our fun filled forest dorpie boasts an Info Centre, Adventure Centre, some good restaurants including the retro Marilyn’s 60’s Diner which is becoming a landmark of renown. There are a few basic shops and coffee shops in downtown Stormsriver and even a Mountain Spa. Our Village is a vibrant multi-cultural community where friendly faces and an unhurried way of life are a reminder of bygone days.
Storms River Village is the home of the amazing Tsitsikamma Tree Top Canopy Tour, Blackwater Tubing on the Stormsriver, the eco friendly Segway Tours, Mountain Bikes and Trails and the memorable Woodcutters Journey through indigenous forest. The Big Tree stands guard over the Village and many other forest and fynbos trails surround us. There are coastal activities – kayaking, snorkelling, boat rides etc. at the nearby Storms River Mouth and the world`s highest Bungy Jump and Bridge Walk are close by at the Bloukrans Bridge - a mere 20 km away.
Come on down to the woods today - you are in for a Big Surprise!.............
Serenity House - Self Catering
The Self Catering House comprise an en-suite family room (inter-leading rooms - queen size bed in main room and bunks in other) and 1 x twin room and 1 x room with double bunk and single bed sharing separate shower/toilet.
Spacious and fully equipped open plan kitchen/dining and lounge area with DSTV/DVD. The house comfortably accommodates 8 people in 3.5 bedrooms. Serenity House is spacious, colorful and comfortable and there is a covered stoep with kettle braai. The house is a real home from home – fully equipped and with space aplenty.
We also have 2 African Hut style brick and thatch rondavels in the garden. Whilst basic - they provide all home comforts, hot water, clean and comfortable - sharing kitchen facilities in a separate cabin with each other which also has small lounge and TV (local channels)
Driftsand - The smaller rondavel has comfortable twin beds and is cozy and bright. This is our Basic Beat the Budget option with no unnecessary frills perfect for a single person or overnight/short stopover
Driftwood - the larger rondavel is more spacious and can sleep 2 adults and a child. The colours of blue and white give it a relaxing feel. There is a comfortable double bed, additional single bed and small seating area. The extra space makes this a more comfortable option for mature guests and also an affordable romantic getaway.
Both rondavels are ideal for the budget conscious traveller who still wants comfort and privacy and ample hot water at the end of day out in nature.
Serenity Retreat Activities:
Tsitsikamma National Park, the famous Otter Trail and many other shorter day hikes and walks start from here.
Danny, one of your hosts (when not Touring) is a qualified National Tour Guide and speaks Swiss German and German and conducts guided hiking hours in the indigenous forest and along the spectacular coastline of the Tsistkamma.
He can also arrange tailor made guided tours.
Stormsiver Village is the home of Stormsriver Adventures, the amazing Tsitsikamma Tree Top Canopy Tour, Blackwater Tubing and Waterfall Zipline Tours are close by and the World's highest Bungi jump and Flying Fox are at the Bloukrans Bridge - a mere 20 km away.
Indigenous forests and nature trails surround Serenity Retreat and Horse and Mountain Bike Trails follow the old Stormsriver passes and paths.
Natures Valley and the Crags are less than 50 kms from Stormsriver and the Crags boasts many Wildlife Sanctuaries - Elephants, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Wild Cat Rehabilitation and Snake Sanctuary.
We are ideally situated between the surfing mecca of Jeffrey's Bay and the jewel of the Garden Route - Plettenberg Bay is only 65 kms away.
Serenity Retreat Map:
Good value and great place.
Rating: Reviewed by patrick mcneill over a year ago
We had a lovely time - charming and very helpful host. Surroundings beautiful and peaceful. Facilities good and clean. One suggestion - lighting in the rondaval could have been better - difficult to read at night.
Rating: Reviewed by Andree Lacey over a year ago
We were very pleased with the stay and the information you gave us :-)
Rating: Reviewed by Van Dessel Marleen over a year ago
Nice and simple.
Rating: Reviewed by Yael Gavrieli over a year ago
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