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The Thesen Islands are in the seaside town of Knysna in the Western Cape and have several residential marina developments. The land was originally occupied by a timber factory, relocated to protect the sensitive ecosystems around the islands. A strict building code was enforced on developers t... read more

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Thesen Islands Holiday Living

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Come and enjoy exclusive Thesen Islands accommodation on this award winning marina development in the heart of South ...

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

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R950.0

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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Guest Houses, Hotels, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Our accommodation consists of lagoon suites with uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the lagoon, luxury loft room...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities
WiFi
Bar
TV

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R3380.0

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Thesen Island Villas

Villas in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Thesen Island Villas offers the choice of two 3 Bedroom double-storey houses, Villa Q9 or A22 as below.
Thesen Island...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
Aircon
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R2800.0

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Knysna Luxury Accommodation

Villas in Thesen Islands, Knysna

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WiFi

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R960.0

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P108 Plantation Manor

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

The elegant and exquisitely decorated four en-suite bedrooms - two face the lagoon and two face Knsyna northern hills...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Dishwasher
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R6000.0

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38 Crab Claw

Holiday Homes in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Crab Claw Suites situated on Thesen Island in Knysna is a uniquely tranquil 90 hectare neighbourhood, the concept is ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon

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R1320.0

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The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Hotels, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star hotel in Knysna which offers guests luxurious accommodation o...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Internet access
WiFi
Bar
Laundry facilities
Conference Facility
Dishwasher
TV
Full Kitchen
DSTV

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R2585.0

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Knysna Luxury Homes

Holiday Homes in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Both of our properties offer direct access to the network of waterways, as each comes equipped with its own floating ...

Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
TV
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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R766.0

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Thesen Island Rentals

Cottages in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Lovely quaint cottage on safe and secure Thesens Island. Two en-suite bedrooms, open plan lounge/dining area and full...

Braai Area
Dishwasher
Laundry facilities
Full Kitchen
DSTV
TV

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R2250.0

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Knysna Houseboats

Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

BE CAPTAIN OF YOUR OWN HOLIDAY…

Hire a fully equipped, self-drive houseboat and spend your holiday gently cruising...

Full Kitchen

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R2150.0

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More info about Thesen Islands

The Thesen Islands are in the seaside town of Knysna in the Western Cape and have several residential marina developments. The land was originally occupied by a timber factory, relocated to protect the sensitive ecosystems around the islands. A strict building code was enforced on developers to retain the natural beauty of the islands. The result is a magnificent neighbourhood of homes positioned over the lagoon, all with patios and private jetties, and accessed by arched bridges crisscrossing the islands.

The Thesen Islands are part of the Garden Route, one of South Africa’s top tourist destinations. The natural riches along this stretch of the southern coast is often likened to Eden.

The Islands were named after a Norwegian settler Thesen who arrived in 1869 and built a timber processing and shipbuilding empire. They are included in the 15000ha Knysna National Lake Conservation Area.

Experience a romantic island-style holiday in one of the marina’s magnificent homes along the water’s edge.

Things to do

If you don’t have your own, hire a small craft and explore the restful Knysna lagoon waterways before travelling via the colossal cliffs known as the Heads, into the warm Indian Ocean.

Thesen Islands has tennis and squash facilities. Hire a bicycle to check out the marina.

Visit the magnificent forests of Knysna for an opportunity to see the wealth of bird life, monkeys, the King Edward III tree – a 600 year old Yellowwood tree 39m in height and a glimpse of the Knysna elephant.

Sign up for the Knysna Township Trail, a 4km route that takes visitors through the townships to sample beer, watch craftsmen at work, visit a school and a Sangoma (witch doctor).  

A great time to be on the Thesen Islands is in winter during the Knysna Oyster Festival. The town comes alive with various entertainment events while patrons indulge in wine tasting and oyster quaffing.

Where to Eat

Choose a table on the pool deck to enjoy a delightful meal at the Island Café at Thesen Harbour Town. Small menu but fine selection to suit all tastes.

Also located in the trendy Thesen Harbour Town is Sirocco, a relaxed outdoor restaurant with beer garden on the water and offering guests an excellent light meal to complement their range of unique brews.

Lunar café on the islands offers a combination of quality cuisine for diners and freshly made bakes for those just wanting a coffee break.

Night Life

Light the fire and enjoy a braai (barbeque) and a few drinks with new found friends on your patio overlooking the placid lagoon.

Enjoy a few drinks and mingle with the locals at the Tapas and Bar Deck in the Turbine Hotel.

Where to Stay

An extraordinary boutique hotel with luxury suites, in a refurbished power station beautifully decorated, and fully equipped holiday homes and cottages are available on the Thesen Islands. All have majestic views of the surrounding lagoon.

Transport

Air The nearest airport is George Airport 70kms from Knysna.

Car Several car rental agencies are based in Knysna and at George airport to hire a vehicle, or you could order a rental online.

Taxi There are a number of metered taxi companies in Knysna. Shuttle service operators transport visitors between George Airport and the Thesen Islands.

Did you know?

George Bernard Shaw was so impressed with Knysna that he stayed for 5 weeks in 1932 and wrote ‘The black girl in search of God’ while here.

Be on the lookout for the beautiful pansy shell on these beaches. It’s a rare find and Knysna’s unofficial symbol. The shell is the skeleton of the short-spined sea urchin.