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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.

  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 58
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Thesen Lifestyle – Luxury Villas

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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.

Cheryl Morton, South Africa
18 February 2008

Unfortunately our stay was too short and we couldn't fully appreciate our wonderful setting. Saffron House and Thesen Island have so much to offer and we could barely make use of it all. We would love to return for a more leisurely holiday!

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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

Things to do in and around Thesen Island

Amani Spa Thesen Island

(0.6 km from Thesen Island)

Amani Spa is situated on Thesen Island, alongside the Knysna Lagoon at a spectacular location on the picturesque Garden Route. They offer a wide variety of body, facial and beauty treatments, an exotic mosaic-tiled rasul (spa room decorated in the...

Le Spa Tranquille

(0.8 km from Thesen Island)

Le Spa Tranquille is located on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon in Thesen Island. Each therapy room has a picturesque view of the lagoon, which combined with our therapists expert touch, guarantee a soothing experience leaving you feeling de-stressed...

Knysna Fine Art

(1 km from Thesen Island)

Knysna Fine Art is one of South Africa’s finest galleries, specializing in contemporary South African art in a variety of media, although a number of international fine artists are exhibited. The gallery also handles the work of the South African...

Springtide Charters

(1.1 km from Thesen Island)

Sail on a 50-foot charter yacht from the Knysna Lagoon though the famous Knysna Heads to the ocean Springtide Charters offer a luxurious and exhilarating sailing experiences ranging from sunset and breakfast cruises, wedding and honeymoon packages,...