Thesen Island Places of Interest

Thesen Island is situated on the Garden Route, between the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Thesen Island

Thesen Harbour Town

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Thesen Island

Featherbed Nature Reserve

A Natural Heritage site, the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna is an utterly unique privately owned reserve that lies on the Western Head of the famous landmarks known as 'The heads' in Knysna, accessible ...

Knysna Elephant Park

Get up-close-and-personal with nature at Knysna Elephant Park. With the help of our resident African elephants and our well-informed guides- you will learn about the sad and mystical story of the Knysna ...

Knysna Forest

Across Africa are only a handful of sheltered, remote pockets of Afromontane forest; all that remains of huge tracts of ancient forest that covered large parts of the continent. On the Garden Route is one such ...

Knysna Golf Club

The Knysna Golf course is probably the only golf course in South Africa which can boast holes that are below sea level. The Knysna Golf Club is situated on the eastern shores of the tranquil Knysna estuary one ...

Knysna Heads

The Heads are a stunning sight to enjoy from a number of restaurants, and provide the perfect backdrop for those indulging in water sports nearby. The East Head is the more accessible one, and visitors need ...

Knysna Lagoon

The breath-taking blue of the Knysna Lagoon imbues the coastal town of Knysna with an allure that is quite irresistible. This lagoon opens between two massive cliffs, known as The Heads. These stand tall, ...

Knysna Waterfront

The town of Knysna is exquisite, perched conveniently on the Garden Route. It is situated on the banks of a magnificent lagoon, which stretches out to the Indian Ocean at a dramatic point between the towering ...

Pezula Golf Course

Situated in the very heart of the Garden Route, on sweeping coastal cliffs, east of the charming town of Knysna, Pezula encompasses a world-class Championship Golf Course and Club. The Championship Golf Course ...

Pledge Nature Reserve

This 10 hectare local nature reserve functions as something of a green lung in Knysna, lying as it does just behind Main Road. Made up of forest, wetland and fynbos, Pledge Nature Reserve it is not only ...

Simola Golf Course

Keeping your head down at Simola can be a challenge; simply because the views around the course are awe-enspiring, and with this, it is clear to see why Simola takes its place as one of South Africa's premier ...

Spitskop Nature Reserve

The Spitskop Nature Reserve was named after Spitskop, an impressive granite koppie just outside the small town of Upington. Consisting mainly of sandy flats interrupted by two rocky outcrops, the Spitskop ...

Steenbok Nature Reserve

Just four kilometres from the heart of the historical little town of Knysna, Steenbok Nature Reserve provides a refuge for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, breathing in the fresh sea air and ...

... and little further afield

Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary

The world’s largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience for those who visit, and a ...

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Situated at the top of Caledon Street, in the town of George, the Garden Route Botanical Garden is worth a visit for its value as a 'green lung' but also for the role it plays in raising awareness about the ...

Garden Route National Park

The new Garden Route National Park, established by SANParks and also known as GRNP, spans an impressive 121 000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, the Knysna Lakes ...

George Golf Club

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua mountains, George Golf Club is among the oldest courses in the country. George country club has for many years maintained a worthy rating amongst the top ...

Groot River Pass

Between Plettenberg Bay and Jeffreys Bay lies the R102. It leaves the N2 and winds its way down into Nature's Valley and then back out again, crossing a huge coastal plateau in the process. To facilitate the ...

Kareedouw Pass

The Kareedouw Pass is one of several mountain passes through the quartzite of the southern Outeniqua-Langkloof-Tsitsikamma-Kareedouw range of Cape Fold Belt mountains. Other passes include the Outeniqua ...

Outeniqua Choo Tjoe

It is with great sadness that we need to report that the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is no longer in operation. Information supplied here for historical purposes only: One of the few remaining steam trains in the ...

Post Office Tree Shoe

A post office is more than a public telecoms department. It is the hub where love letters are nervously sent and eagerly received, where corporate contracts and important deals are swiftly passed from one ...

Swartrivier Pass

The Swartrivier Pass forms the initial part of the historical Seven Passes drive, athough it is not officially one of the seven passes because it has changed so much from the historical Swartrivier Pass. Today ...

The Links at Fancourt

Gary Player, who has been a part of the design team since the original courses at Fancourt, came on board to add the Links in 2000 and has gone on to say The Links is perhaps his greatest achievement as a ...

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