Garden Route Tourist AttractionsThesen Harbour Town
Where? 18 Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, 6571, Garden Route, South Africa
The Garden Route is known and loved all over the world for its magnificent vistas of sea, mountain and countryside; together with its extraordinary abundance of attractions and things to do. Thesen Harbour Town is connected to the secure marina estate of Thesen Islands in Knysna, but is open to the public (unlike the islands, which have strict access control). This ‘town’ offers a central hub for locals and visitors to gather and enjoy such variety.
The restaurants include Col’Cacchio, Sirocco, Tapas and Oysters, Turbine Island Café, The Turbine Tapas Bar and Deck, and Quay Four. While seafood, sushi and tapas are obvious favourites, there are a number of gourmet pizzas, burgers, steaks and South African fare options that promise a mouth-watering experience. South African wines, speciality cocktails and craft beers are all par for the course here, and are the ideal accompaniment to a dusk dinner or a lunch in the sunshine.
The children’s play area is conveniently situated in the view of a number of the eateries, so that parents can relax with friends and keep an eye on their little ones.
Many boutiques, clothing stores, art galleries, salons and speciality stores have made Thesen Harbour Town their address. These give visitors the opportunity to browse around and purchase beautiful garments, arts, crafts and souvenirs. A central ablution block (in addition to the private bathrooms of the restaurants) is clean and well kept for the convenience of diners and other visitors that find themselves strolling around the Harbour Town.
There are also various activities that have Thesen Harbour Town as their base. Scratch Golf, a number of sailing excursions, whale- and dolphin-watching tours, and booze cruises mean that, no matter what your reason for visiting Knysna (honeymoon, business, or the vacation of a lifetime), there will be the perfect way to make lifelong memories here.