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About Leisure Isle

Surrounded by the Knysna River and salt marshes, Leisure Isle is a tiny island reached via a single causeway from the mainland. It’s a suburb of Knysna, located on the southern coast of the Western Cape Province. This region on the Garden Route, one of South Africa’s prem... read more

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pet friendly, fireplace, apartments, bed and breakfast, chalets, cottages, guest houses, guest lodge, holiday homes, self catering, villas.

17 accommodation listings in Leisure Isle. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Isola Bella Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering, Villas in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms leading out onto balconies. Exquisitely furnished in white, offering a lux...

Full Kitchen
DSTV
TV

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R1200.0

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Lovemore Lodges Knysna

Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

GREENHOLE COTTAGE is a three bedroom cottage and sleeps 8 people. One bedroom is en-suite and the other two share a ...

Braai Area
Fireplace
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
WiFi
Dishwasher
TV

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R1050.0

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African Breeze Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

African Breeze offers stylish accommodation in line with International standards and consists of 5 spacious rooms, al...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Laundry facilities

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R950.0

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Knysna Belle Island Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Three luxurious lagoon facing suites. Two garden facing suites. One family suite overlooking the garden and pool.
All...

Swimming Pool
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R1155.0

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Cuningham's Island Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Superior Double Rooms, or Standard Double and Twin rooms available. We also offer one Family Unit which sleeps 2 adul...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Internet access
TV

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R760.0

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The Islander Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

The Islander offers self-catering accommodation and a luxury guesthouse with full bed and breakfast.

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Bar
Braai Area
Fireplace
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Internet access

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R1100.0

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Rivertide Lodge

Guest Lodge in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Offering panoramic views of the Knysna Heads, Rivertide Lodge is situated just 5 minutes’ walk from the Knysna Lagoon...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
WiFi
Laundry facilities

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R550.0

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Leisure Isle Boutique Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Wake up to an orchestra of exotic birds, the slow and steady roll of waves and our delicious breakfasts served on the...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar

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R1550.0

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Vue Grande Self Catering

Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Penthouse/honeymoon suite, upstairs main en suite bedroom attached on the one side to a deck & the opposite side to ...

Braai Area
Aircon
TV
WiFi
DSTV
Full Kitchen
Internet access

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R1200.0

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Island Nest

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Safe and tranquil in the heart of the Garden Route, Leisure Isle is unique in South Africa – and is widely acknowledg...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Internet access
Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R950

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Leisure Island Apartment

Apartments in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Leisure Island Apartment is situated on Leisure Island in Knysna. Leisure Island is a small island in the lagoon. We ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R800

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Amanzi Island Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

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Founders Keepers Apartment - Leisure Isle

Apartments, Chalets, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Founders Keepers is situated on the exclusive Leisure Isle on the Knysna Lagoon. We are less than a two minute walk t...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
WiFi
Laundry facilities

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R750

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Leisure Isle 80329

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

A modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with open plan living area, undercover patio with built-in braai. Property is en...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Laundry facilities

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R4913

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Leisure Isle 300

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Lovely holiday home located in Leisure Isle, Knysna. Home is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with double volume lounge, d...

Braai Area
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12 On Parkes Lane

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Leisure Isle is a great choice for travellers interested in beach walks, walking and friendly locals.

At the guest...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R600

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La Maison Du Bonheur

Apartments, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Also known as ' Place of Happiness' the guest house is situated just 50m from the tranquil waters of Bollard Bay Beac...

Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
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R2500

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More info about Leisure Isle

Surrounded by the Knysna River and salt marshes, Leisure Isle is a tiny island reached via a single causeway from the mainland. It’s a suburb of Knysna, located on the southern coast of the Western Cape Province. This region on the Garden Route, one of South Africa’s premier destinations.

The properties on Leisure Isle are a combination of old money mansions and modern, grand homes bounded by fertile gardens and narrow lanes. The lanes encourage an active lifestyle of walking, running or cycling to conveniences nearby.

The area falls under the protection of the South African National Parks Board who ensure that the island remains pristine. A 17ha nature reserve on the northern end of the island is closely managed by SAN Parks.

Leisure Isle has a small harbour on the northern end and the beach at Bollard Bay in the west looks out at the Knysna Heads, two gigantic promontory pillars on either side of the Knysna lagoon mouth.

Leisure Isle epitomises social living in a safe – and green – environment.

Top 8 reasons to visit Leisure Isle

1. Find inner peace at the Steenbok Nature Reserve on the island for fantastic lagoon views over the pristine salt marshes and coastal thicket vegetation. The reserve is home to many creatures including the Knysna dwarf chameleon and the strikingly beautiful painted reed frog.

2. A day on the beach at Bollard Bay is a short walk away from your accommodation. Slip back for lunch, no need to pack supplies. The waters are warm and calm, it’s an ideal swimming beach for the family.

3. The centre of Knysna is 6km from the island to enjoy the shopping malls, numerous restaurants and attractions in the town.

4. Hire a boat from a local boating company to explore the lagoon and negotiate the Knysna Heads to breach the Indian Ocean. The Leisure Isle Boat Club hires out berths to visitors at their harbour. The harbour also has a slipway launch.

5. Drive the Knysna Timber Route to appreciate the vast forests surrounding the town and discover its colourful timber history. Take a breather at the Millwood Museum and Tea Garden.

6. Meet the locals at the Leisure Isle clubhouse, if you can secure an invite…

7. The Leisure Isle Festival takes place every November with over 100 food, beverage and craft stalls selling their products, vintage cars are on display and property owners open their gardens to the public. All proceeds go towards designated charities.

8. The area has a wealth of attractions including the Knysna Elephant Park, the Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Blue Flag beaches of Plettenberg Bay, the stone castles of Noetzie and 4 golf courses nearby.

Transport

Leisure Isle is 75km away from George Airport. A number of car rental agencies are located in Knysna and at the George airport or you could order a rental online. Several metered taxi companies operate in Knysna. Shuttle service operators transport visitors between George Airport and Leisure Isle.

Did you know?

Leisure Isle was formed approximately 5000 years ago, created by swirling currents and the buildup of sand banks. In the early 1930s, businessman George Cearn saw the potential in the island, known then as Steenbok Island, and arranged with authorities to pay prisoners to build the stone causeway. The prisoners were fed daily by Cearn’s wife. Originally, 300 plots were made available and the rest is history.

The tiny Steenbok is an antelope found throughout most parts of South Africa. Adults reach roughly 60cm at the shoulder and their large striped ears tend to give them away. What separates this buck from others is that it digs a hole to use as a toilet, then covers the hole. Steenbok inhabited Leisure Isle for many years, the last dying out in the late 1950s.