Knysna in is the centre of The Garden Route. Thesen Island is in the centre of the Knysna Estuary and The Lofts Boutique Hotel is in the centre of it all. What better way to enjoy Knysna than a stay on an island, located not only in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon, but also in a Blue Flag Marina?
The unique location of this Boutique Hotel on Thesen Harbour Town sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay on the island. Driving over the venetian style bridge you are transported to the world of nature, lending an invisible and intangible flavour to your holiday experience at The Lofts Boutique Hotel.
The Atrium is the 'lounge' of The Lofts and is an ideal space to relax, read, eat, drink, chat, correspond, or just sit and enjoy. It has high ceiling, lots of character and resembles an old passenger sailing vessel. Other facilities include a splash pool and sundeck. Guests can also take a canoe out and paddle through the Thesen Islands canals, or hire a bicycle and cycle into the town or to the Waterfront for some shopping therapy.
Set within the remodelled timber frame of the old Knysna boatbuilding shed, the luxury loft rooms and lagoon suites offer the discerning guest a combination of luxurious accommodation and breathtaking views over the scenic Knysna lagoon. All are individually decorated and styled to provide the ultimate in comfort and unique living.
The suites have a large bedroom with an open plan bathroom and separate toilet; and the loft rooms feature a large bedroom, a balcony with 2 sun loungers and an en-suite bathroom.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. There are 2 family rooms available.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how The Lofts Boutique Hotel can be included in you own dream holiday.
Shamwari Safari and Garden Route Explorer
The Beach Hotel
Shamwari Game Reserve
The Garden Route
The Lofts Boutique Hotel
The Garden Route
La Plume Guest House
The Klein Karoo
Southern Sun Waterfront
Destination: South Africa.
Feel the heartbeat of nature as you watch for whales from the shoreline, and explore a Big 5 game reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Take in all the sights along the Garden Route, and spend a morning with meerkats. It is a lot to pack in - hence why the trip is 15 nights!
This is a 15 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Shamwari Game Reserve, The Garden Route, The Klein Karoo, Hermanus and Cape Town.
If you're passionate about wildlife both above and below the sea, this is the holiday for you. A combination of a stay in one of the top wildlife-viewing spots in the world, plus a couple of nights Hermanus, one of the best places to see whales on the planet - what more can you ask for.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, The Garden Route, Hermanus, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
The Lofts Boutique Hotel Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town/Hermanus/The Winelands/Swellendam/Wilderness: Follow the N2 to Knysna. When you approach Knysna, you will cross a bridge - there will be a small section of the lagoon on your left, and the main lagoon will be on your right. Travel into the town centre. At the 3rd set of traffic lights turn right into Long Street. Carry on straight through traffic lights, over the bridge and onto Thesen Islands. Drive straight until you reach a 4-way stop sign. Turn right here and drive straight to the Lagoon waters edge. The Lofts reception is on the left.
From Port Elizabeth/Plettenberg Bay: Take the N2 to Knysna. Once you enter Knysna on the N2, at the 2nd set of traffic lights turn left into Waterfront Drive. Carry on straight, and turn left at the first traffic lights, over the bridge and onto Thesen Islands. Drive straight until you reach a 4-way stop sign. Turn right here and drive straight to the Lagoon waters edge. The Lofts reception is on the left.
General Information For Guests
All Loft Rooms have a digital electronic safe, underfloor heating, a hair dryer, Wi-Fi, a coffee station, air-conditioning, and a flat screen TV. The Suites do NOT have underfloor heating.
The Atrium serves breakfast every morning from 08:00.
A breakfast voucher will be issued for guests on longer stays and can be presented at 3 restaurants in Knysna, with whom The Lofts have partnered with, providing guests with a unique breakfast choice: Ile de pain and Island Cafe (both on Thesen Islands), and Café Mario at the Waterfront.
The concierge is on hand to answer any questions you might have, or to help organise activities, trips for the day or restaurant bookings.
The Lofts has an onsite health and beauty salon, a hair dressing salon, and a swimming pool.
Activities provided include canoeing, bicycling and a number of board games.
The Lofts is 5 minutes from the centre of town.
The Lofts has a non-smoking policy. Smokers are welcome to make use of balconies and the outside smoking areas, however.
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