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Thesen Islands' Lodges
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
8 baths
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
8 baths
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On the edge of the Knysna lagoon in Thesen Harbour Town, we offer B&B or self-catering options and are perfect for any stay in the beautiful Garden Route.

The space

Our lodges here at Thesen Islands' Lodges, are designed to be unique and beautiful, yet still extremely comfortable.
Each lodge is divided into 5 separate rooms (4 north-facing and 1 loft with a spectacular view of the Knysna Heads) as well as a common area that welcomes all guests.
Each room has an en-suite bathroom and the common area includes a lounge, fully equipped kitchen and a dinning area that seats ten.
There is also the patio, just off the common area, where can take in the magnificent Knysna Lagoon.

Guest access

As a guest you will access to:
- the room(s) you have booked
- the common area (Lounge, Dining Area, Kitchen)
- the patio
- reception

Of course, other clients' private rooms are strictly off limits.

Interaction with guests

Our Staff will be at reception upon arrival and for most of the working day. We will always be within cell-contact for any needs/problems that arise during your stay.
Staff will only be present in the lodges for housekeeping and on request, otherwise you'll have it all to yourselves.

Other things to note

Be sure to contact us to see if there are any specials on!

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $94 NZD / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

The only set "rule" is an understandable silence-"curfew" at 22:00 (ten o'clock in the evening). This entails keeping the noise down, as not to wake anybody around you. This is to ensure a peaceful nights rest for all of our guest.

Other than that, just the general respect of others who are also staying in the lodge.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Cristóbal User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 55 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Alejandro User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Mabelle User Profile
Response from Mabelle:
We are sad that we had only one day available for you and your party. I would have loved to welcome you in Spanish. Hopefully in the future you make another trip to this country and stay with us. Disfruten Sudafrica y Knysna.
December 2016

Jessica User Profile
January 2016
We rented out the whole place for 3 nights, I must admit, we were slightly disappointed with the accommodation. As it is called Thesen Island lodges, and described as on the waterfront, we thought it would be a lodge on the waterfront, it was not, it is an apartment overlooking a car park. The pictures seem edited, as the views didn't look like that to us! The interior is fine, if a little tired but quite modern and perfectly functioning. The living space is all windowsbut without any blinds/curtains, and as it looks out onto a busy car park, you are very overlooked - we did not feel comfortable in the living area at all at night. The internet is useless, you receive a piece of paper with a password, which sometimes runs out in seconds - we did not download anything, just browsing! i ended up using my own mobile data! All in all, I would say the stay was fine, but I think we felt a little cheated and misled by what we saw and were expecting, and the reality. I think you can find much nicer places to stay in the area, that are quiet and peaceful like Knysna is!

Andy User Profile
March 2015
Yes lovely place thank you, host was very accommodating and we enjoyed Knysna especially in the comfortable accommodation, splendid rooms and views of the lagoon.

Philip User Profile
February 2015
Mabelle was very welcoming and gave us a comprehensive insight to the vicinity at the start. The accommodation was comfortable although arranged in an unorthodox fashion from our point of view. It comprised five bedrooms and a large communal kitchen, eating and sitting areas, perfectly fitting for a party of ten but not ideal if the accommodation were fragmented. Nevertheless everything that would ever be needed was provided.

Aviv&Diana User Profile
February 2015
Great property, amazing location and perfect breakfast.

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Mabelle User Profile
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Response time: within a few hours

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