Welcome to Serenity!

Your home away from home.

Serenity is a property set on the banks of the Vaal River near Orkney. This is a place where you will be welcomed as part of the family. You can relax in the peaceful and serene atmosphere of nature, right on the riverfront. Serenity offers comfortable accommodation and extremely safe fishing.

Personal Touch

Serenity Place of Restoration was started by Wally and Dominique Thöle, with only three units. Over the years, they built up the business into what it is today. Wally has personally built and worked on all of the units, giving them all a very personal touch.

As a family business we strive to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. Special occasions and catering can be arranged upon request. Whether you need a short holiday, a weekend away for some safe fishing or if you’re traveling for business, we have the ideal place for you.

We make it our business to make your stay with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Guesthouse Accommodation

(Please click on the drop down menu under “Accommodation” on the above menu or on the links below to see each unit’s specifications, photos and rates)

Serenity Guesthouse boasts with it’s exclusivity, offering only four units, guaranteeing you a peaceful and private experience – The Loft, The Sunbird, The Barn Owl and The Grey Heron.

The Loft is a family unit for six people and has it’s own fully-equipped kitchen and a beautiful patio, looking on to the river, with braai facilities. It also has an in-door fireplace for chilly winter nights.

The brand new Sunbird chalet is a unit that sleeps up to four people. It is a fully equipped unit with it’s own timber deck over-looking the Vaal river and has it’s own 6 x 2 meter jetty to fish from, only 50 meters away.

The Grey Heron has a double bed and The Barn Owl has two single beds with their own en-suite bathrooms and are also equipped with basic kitchenware. They each have a small fridge, microwave, kettle and a Weber.

Serenity also offers a beautiful camping area with only 1 stand, ensuring a private, peaceful and safe camping experience.

Bush Lodge Accommodation

Serenity Bush Lodge is a new addition to our property and it offers a slightly different experience. With 5 additional units we now offer a wider variety of accommodation options.

The Lodge is a 6-sleeper, stand-alone house with it’s own swimming pool, private braai area as well as private fishing area. It has a luxurious interior with a big screen TV with Open View.

The Bush Lodge also has three small Wooden Cabins: The Lion, The Leopard and The Cheetah cabin. Each cabin can sleep 4 people who would like the camping experience without the tent. These cabins are minimally equipped for your convenience with basic kitchenware , a small fridge, microwave and kettle. Linen is also provided.

The Rooikat Caravan with tent “patio” is nestled in among the trees and bushes to really give the bush experience. It is also equipped with basic kitchenware and can sleep up to 4 people. Linen is not provided in the caravan.


Serenity does not have a restaurant, however we do offer meals upon request if booked in advance, at an extra charge. We can send you a menu if requested a few days before arrival.

Depending on the weather we serve meals on the river jetty or on the Loft’s timber deck with a beautiful view of the river.

Serenity also caters for special occasions such as Valentine’s day or anniversaries. An exclusive romantic fondue can be provided at an additional cost. A special package is available for one night in the Loft, with a fondue and breakfast included in the price.

As a family business, we pride ourselves in giving that personal touch, so we are happy to discuss possibilities for any special occasion or event you’d like hosted at Serenity, according to your preferences.

Contact management to discuss options and prices.