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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The Garden Route

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The unique location of the Lofts Boutique Hotel on Thesen Island, in the centre of the Knysna Estuary, sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay here. As you drive over the venetian style bridge you feel that you are entering a different, more peaceful world.

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.

The Atrium is the 'lounge' of The Lofts and is an ideal space to relax, read, chat 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 Knysna Waterfront for some shopping therapy.

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Our standard rates for a Balcony Room
1 October 2023 to 15 December 2023 GBP 77 USD 95 ZAR 1,730 EUR 88 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights
16 December 2023 to 5 January 2024 GBP 91 USD 112 ZAR 2,052 EUR 105 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

A breakfast voucher is included.

Children Policy

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.

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The Lofts Boutique Hotel
The Lofts Boutique Hotel
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138 Marine
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The Cape Winelands
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Destination: South Africa.

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 in 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.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Nkorho Bush Lodge
  • 1 Night at The Beach Hotel
  • 3 Nights at The Lofts Boutique Hotel
  • 2 Nights at 138 Marine
  • 2 Nights at Lavender Farm Guest House
  • 3 Nights at The PortsWood
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*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.

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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 (also known as Gqeberha) /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 at the end on the left.

General Information For Guests

There are 3 room types - lagoon view rooms, balcony rooms (with sunny north-facing balconies) and apartments (with 2 bedrooms and self-catering facilities.

A breakfast voucher to the value of ZAR 150.00 per person will be issued for guests which can be presented at Ile de Pain Bakery and The Boatshed Cafe.

There is a lounge/bar area, free parking, a laundry service (additional cost), outdoor pool, restaurant, spa and Wi-Fi. Room service can also be arranged on request.

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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If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.

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