Self-catering luxury villa in Knysna, Garden Route Western Cape, South Africa. This superb holiday home on Thesen Islands is designed for relaxed, easy indoor/outdoor living with large verandah with uninterrupted view of Knysna lagoon and wetlands.
The ground floors has high ceilings, an open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, which leads onto a verandah, and a deck with a crystal clear pool, and a superb gas braai. A staircase off the deck will lead you to our private floating jetty, where you could tie your own boat or do some fishing. Our large verandah deck is ideal for those that wish to sunbathe in privacy and lie next to the pool.
Guests use an electronic disk for entering and exiting.
Linen and towels provided (bring your own beach towels). Kitchen with dishwasher, electric range, two refrigerator/freezers, electric kettle, toaster, large ice machine, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
Dining room seats up to 16 people. Lounge seating for eight people. Under floor heating in lounge/dining/kitchen area. Guest WC. Private jetty (maximum boat size: 5.5m by 2.3m). Weber braai (BBQ). 2-car garage, with laundry room (washer and dryer).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: George International AIrport 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
Knysna is one of the Garden Route?s best known travel destinations and was recently named as one of the Top 100 Destinations in the World and one of the Top 25 in Africa in the Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Destinations Awards.
Surrounding Knysna are the towns of Sedgefield, Brenton, Noetzie, Rheenendal and Buffalo Bay. Indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers and mountains and beautiful coastlines combined with a moderate climate, make the Knysna area a natural Eden for flora and fauna lovers.
Here are some of the reasons why this destination is a world favourite:
Perfect 1. Weather all year round
Whatever the season, Knysna stays green. Its warm, temperate climate makes it the perfect all-year-round destination.
The mild winters on the Garden Route, from May to August, ensure sunny and beautiful wind-still days and are often referred to as the “secret season”. In fact, Knysna has a phantom autumn – it is certainly not a real one, but we have nothing else to call it. The forests do not loose its leaves, people don't hide indoors and children aren't dressed like overweight sleeping bags with limbs. Truth be told, day-time temperatures rival a balmy European summer, with an average winter temperature around 19?C.
2. A Natural Paradise
Nature quite literally knocks on your front door. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. This exceptional nature's playground of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers offers an unforgettable holiday. Whether you're an adventurous type or simply like it lolling around in the sun, Knysna has it all.
Thesen Islands offers a lot to the visitors, both young and old. There is walking, cycling, and swimming at the beaches. There are also two tennis courts, a squash court, a children's playground and a small grassed 18 hole golf putting course, all these facilities can be used by our guests.