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About Thesen Lifestyle – Luxury Villas

Knysna Luxury Accommodation is situated in the safe and upmarket security village of Thesen Island, with 24-hour security, which is on the Knysna Estuary. It is close to Knysna Town and all amenities, as well as being within walking distance to the Knysna Quays where you will find a fine selection of restaurants and shops.

Thesen Island itself boasts a quaint and interesting shopping village with some of the finest restaurants, clothing and homeware shops in Knysna. The beautiful security village is made up of small islands joined by bridges with waterways dividing them, and there is direct boat access to the Knysna Lagoon which is a watersport playground.

There is also a children's playground, eight-hole golf course, bird park and bicycle rentals within the village itself. A perfect home-away-from-home for a luxurious, comfortable and fun-filled holiday.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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      • Saffron House - S13 Saffron House - S13 Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Family friendly, with its four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Saffron House comfortably sleeps eight guests, We invite... see more
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          • Salt Marsh View - H37 Salt Marsh View - H37 Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering This spacious, luxury self-catering African themed house on the lagoon water's with a stunning view of salt marsh and... see more
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              • Salt Marsh View - Guest Suite - H37 Salt Marsh View - Guest Suite - H37 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A luxury self catering granny flat part of the Salt Marsh View House on Thesen Island in the sought after holiday destin... see more
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                  • Amber Reflection - Guest Suite - E13 Amber Reflection - Guest Suite - E13 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A self-catering flatlet on Thesen Island, this flat is Part of the house and offers beautiful views from the privacy of... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Self-catering, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Self-catering, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
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                      • Amber Reflection - E13 Amber Reflection - E13 Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering A self-catering house on the lagoon water's edge, this house is relaxing and offers beautiful views over the Thesen Isla... see more
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                          • Cedar House - P30 Cedar House - P30 Sleeps 14 Includes: Self-catering 5 Bedrooms 1 x King 2 x Queen 2 x Single Beds (convertible to King)2 x Single Bunk beds (sleeps 4) 2 x 3/4 Loft bed3... see more
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                              • Jubilee Suite - J11 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering 1 king and 2 single beds. Self-catering, free Wi-Fi, DSTV and secure parkingYou can make use of the swimming pool when... see more
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                                  Reviews for Thesen Lifestyle – Luxury Villas

                                  6 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                  Hadi Shayesteh
                                  27 December 2018

                                  This is specifically for unit J11, We were not allowed to get access to the pool, because owners were present (And we were paying 3times of the normal rate for our stay), we asked if there were kayak at the place that we can use, and we were told that we need to rent one from outside the island, where there was a kayak just sitting next to the water in front of the house that we could have used (You could see it wasn't being used for a while by the owners, and when we read other ads the guests usually were allowed to use them ) and the place did not have any hand wash or soap in the bathrooms,...
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                                  Dougie Atterbury
                                  28 October 2018

                                  Enjoyed our stay. The unit is very neat and tidy. The estate is clean and beautiful and will definitely visit again.

                                  Sonja Sass
                                  15 October 2018

                                  We loved the location and the accommodation. Very quiet and peaceful. It felt like were were staying in a small little town. Very neat overall - that includes the gardens which are kept tidy. Not much to suggest, but if I may suggest something, it will be that you get a tea pot, and a pair of scissors. I could not find any of these two items. But all in all it was a pleasant stay. And last but no least I must mention Danielle. She was very kind and helpful.

                                  Ulwin Hoffmann, South Africa
                                  16 June 2015

                                  This accommodation offered us everything we needed for a comfortable, convenient and overall enjoyable stay in Knysna. Use of kayaks at no extra cost was a boon.

                                  Meg Henderson, South Africa
                                  14 August 2012

                                  We had a wonderful 3 nights at Saffron House. It was everything that we had hoped for and was extremely well equipped and comfortable. The outlook was great and the house itself was impeccably neat and clean and very well situated - easy walking to the shops and restaurants and lovely walks round Thesen Island. A special word of thanks to Cica for the excellent service.

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                                  Thesen Lifestyle – Luxury Villas is 1.6km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 74.9km (George Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling