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Situated at the heart of the world renowned Garden Route, we offer Garden Route accommodation on the southern coast of South Africa, accomodation in 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 our reputation for accomodation in Knysna, Thesen Island Accomodation, as one of South Africa's best loved travel destinations in the Garden Route.

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 whilst staying in a Luxury Self Catering house in Knysna or Luxury Self Catering apartments in Knysna.

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 or enjoy our estuary from the deck of a luxury yacht, walking distance from your Thesen Island Villa or Thesen Island Apartment. 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 Thesen Island Beach from your Thesen Island Beach House, take advantage of our incredible fishing waters using your Knysna Beach House as a base. Spot the elusive Knysna Loerie amongst Knysna's abundant bird life and watch the sunset from the Eastern Head viewpoint, returning to relax at your luxurious Knysna self catering accommodation.

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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.

Our Knysna Villas as well as our Knysna Guest Apartments offer 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!

Our Knysna Houses and Knysna Apartments, on Thesen Island are easily accessible by flying into George and renting a car for the scenic 56km drive from George to Knysna. The town is also conveniently situated along the Cape Town - Port Elizabeth route on the N2 (approximately 500km east of Cape Town and approximately 270km west of Port Elizabeth) and is within easy self-drive distances from these and other major centres.

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While we enjoy a warm summer, our winters rival a balmy European summer with daytime temperatures averaging at 19C. Water temperatures of our estuary average between 18C and 22C in summer and 12C to 18C during winter, with similar sea temperatures.

Knysna is your perfect breakaway. Thesen Lifestyle Luxury Self catering Villas and self catering apartments has the perfect Thesen Island Knysna accommodation to suit your needs. We look forward to seeing you at Thesen Islands Destinations Knysna Luxury Holiday Accommodation.