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About Thesen Islands' Lodges

There are two luxurious guest houses situated alongside each other, each offering self-catering accommodation for 10 guests, at surprisingly affordable rates.

With panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon spanning from Belvedere to the Knysna Heads, our lodges are just a few steps away from the restaurants and shops of Thesen Island, and they are situated a mere five-minute drive from Knysna town centre.

Enjoy breakfast on the patio, a large sociable dining room table, L-shaped sofas and a fireplace for keeping warm during winter. Elegant d├ęcor and contemporary, open-plan architecture lend a sublime and relaxing atmosphere to each unit.

Each bedroom is en-suite and comprises a spacious bed, a flat-screen TV, DStv and free wireless Internet. All of this is combined with a fully-equipped kitchen and housekeeping services to ensure carefree holiday living.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • TH41 Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Selfcatering Unit. 5 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, Double or Single beds. Lounge and dinning room. Fully equiped kitchen,... see more
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      • TH42 Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Selfcatering Unit. 5 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, Double or Single beds. Lounge and dinning room. Fully equiped kitchen,... see more
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          Reviews for Thesen Islands' Lodges

          7 guest reviews Reviews of

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          21 January 2015

          I had a good stay at Thesens Islands. It was clean and neat. The rooms were comfortable and the staff are friendly. I will recommend them to others.

          Sue-Mari Maass, South Africa
          10 January 2015

          We stayed in the Seahorse unit on 4 Jan 2015. The room was clean and the communal area also seemed in tact, although the shower had dirt markings and there was a number of unfinished touches in the unit - such as the one bed-light not working (and basically falling apart). The one light in the bathroom was also taken apart with wires hanging all over the place. A disappointment for a four star rating. Not recommended for the price paid.

          Madeleine du Toit, South Africa
          30 October 2014

          Die diens was uitstekend, die lodge was pragtig en ons het baie lekker gebly. The service was outstanding! The lodge is beautiful, we joined our stay.

          Mr Donian
          02 October 2013

          This establishment has good location,well serviced and comes at affordable rates.Enjoyed my stay,thank you.

          Retha van Hoven, South Africa
          22 April 2013

          It was great staying at Crane's Nest. We were met by a very friendly and efficient Mabelle (her communication upfront was also great). We were the only guests, so we had the whole place to ourselves (double-delight). It was very well equiped with the best shower ever. Really enjoyed it. Plus the breakfast voucher at Ile de Pain made for a great breakfast experience.

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          Thesen Islands' Lodges is 1,3km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 74,3km (George Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling