Knysna Luxury Accommodation
offers you four well appointed homes on one of South Africa`s most exclusive destinations, Thesen Islands in Knysna.
Knysna is well known as the jewel of the Garden Route and, perched within the Knysna estuary, Thesen Islands offers residents and visitors not only a luxurious lifestyle, but piece of mind. Connected to the town by a single road, only residents and their guests have access to the boomed security entrance.
Within the islands, all connected by arched bridges over a network of channels and waterways, you are invited to enjoy a variety of water activities as all our homes provide access to the water and private jetties. But Thesen Islands offer so much more: navigate your way through the maze or enjoy a leisurely stroll in the park; take the kids to the play park; grab your binoculars and head to the bird hide or fill your basket with fruit from the orchard; enjoy a game of squash (racquetball) or challenge the family to a game of tennis; perfect your putting or simply relax under your umbrella on your private beach.
And you can enjoy these amenities secure in the knowledge that the kids are safely riding their bicycles, skateboards or roller blades along the extra wide footpaths, with traffic on the islands limited to a speed of 30 kph.
A selection of exclusive restaurants and shopping waits only a short stroll away at Thesen Harbour Town, while the excitement of the Knysna Waterfront and the rest of town also lie within easy walking distance, approximately 20 minutes away.
Accommodation ast Knysna Luxury Accommodation: Saffron House
Family friendly fully equipped Saffron House offers visitors a single garage, laundry room, open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge area. The lounge leads onto a deck directly over the waterway, while the dining area leads to a deck, complete with braai, within the private garden, with access to the private jetty.
Beach House Q2
Beach House Q2 is fully equipped and offers a separate double garage, as well as a single garage with access to the house. Beach House Q2 comfortably sleeps eight guests, with two visitors per bedroom.
Salt Marsh View
Salt Mmarsh House offers unrivalled views over the tidal marshes of the Knysna estuary, to be enjoyed in easy, relaxed privacy. Located on the eastern edge of Thesen Islands, it is fully equipped with aa double garage and ample driveway provide more than enough parking space, with a flatlet, which may be rented separately, perched atop the garage. Salt Marsh House comfortably sleeps eight guests, with two visitors per bedroom.
Amber Reflections offers beautiful views over the Thesen Island channels from the privacy of cosy luxury. A double garage for smaller vehicles, plus off-street and safe, on-street parking offer generous parking space. A flatlet, which may be rented separately or along with the main house, boasts its own parking alongside the garage below. Amber Reflections at E13 comfortably sleeps six guests, with up to two visitors per bedroom.
Knysna Luxury Accommodation Activities:
Situated at the heart of the world renowned Garden Route on the southern coast of South Africa, Knysna has long been a favourite destination of local and international travellers. The friendly people, moderate climate and breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding areas have stolen the hearts of visitors the world over, reinforcing Knysna's reputation as one of South Africa's best-loved travel destinations.
The sparkling waters of the Knysna estuary, miles of uninterrupted beaches, acres of Cape fynbos and mysterious, ancient indigenous forests create a natural playground right in our backyard, with an amazing variety of adrenalin, adventure and family oriented activities to choose from.
Kick off your day with a horse ride through the indigenous forest, followed by a visit to the Millwood goldfields. Try your hand at mashie golf or hit the perfect drive on one of three world-class golf courses. Take a cruise through the Knysna Heads on Old Three Legs or enjoy our estuary from the deck of a luxury yacht. Join a moonlight meander and explore our fascinating inter-tidal zone with your flashlight or take a day-time stroll along Brenton beach to spot some whales and dolphins. Visit one of the five al fresco markets in the area before grabbing your mountain bike and riding into the ferns or enjoying a snorkel in the lagoon. A walk through historic Knysna is sure to build up a thirst - quench it by going for a tour of Mitchell's Brewery. Release your inner child by exploring the beach and castles at Noetzie or visit the Rastafarian community before taking advantage of our incredible fishing waters. Spot the elusive Knysna Loerie amongst Knysna's abundant bird life and watch the sunset from the Eastern Head viewpoint.
But there's even more: get close and personal to a variety of wildlife. From elephants and monkeys to big cats and exotic birds - Knysna and the surrounding areas offer facilities that allow you to really connect with nature.
Knysna is also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the Garden Route as well as parts of the Klein Karoo. All within an hour or so drive from Knysna you will find the world's highest bungee jump, tree top canopy tours, shark cage diving and even the opportunity to ride an ostrich!
Knysna is easily accessible by flying into George and renting a car for the scenic 56 km drive from George to Knysna. The town is also conveniently situated along the Cape Town - Port Elizabeth route on the N2 (approximately 500 km east of Cape Town and approximately 270 km west of Port Elizabeth) and is within easy self-drive distances from these and other major centres.
Knysna is your perfect break away. And Knysna Luxury Accommodation has the perfect accommodation to suit your needs.
Click to display the map
Health & Climate:
While we enjoy a warm summer, our winters rival a balmy European summer with daytime temperatures averaging at 19 degrees C. Water temperatures of our estuary average between 18 degrees C and 22 degrees C in summer and 12 degrees C to 18 degrees C during winter, with similar sea temperatures.