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

Botlierskop Game Reserve

Botlierskop is named after one of the spectacular rock formations on the reserve. Botlierskop is a well stocked, free roaming private game reserve, which gives visitors the opportunity to view South African ...

Cape Floral Kingdom

The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home to nearly 20% of the continent’s flora. The site displays outstanding ...

Garden Route Game Reserve

Garden Route Game Reserve situated in the heartland of the world famous Fynbos Botanical Route, welcomes you to the majestic beauty that fauna and flora has to offer. Come and view the Big Five (still in small ...

Homtini Pass

The Homtini Pass is one of several passes on the famous 7 Passes route. Back when it was constructed in the 1880s this route involving seven passes was the only route between George and Knysna. It was to ...

Karatara Pass

Karatara is the fifth of the seven passes on what is known as the 7 Passes Road. Back when it was constructed in the 1880s this route involving seven passes was the only route between George and Knysna. It was ...

Lakes Area National Park

Formerly this national park consisted of the Wilderness National Park and Knysna National Lake Area. Because of their proximity and similarities they are currently managed as a single unit. The Knysna National ...

Mossel Bay Golf Club

The 18-hole links course has recently been remodeled and upgraded and is getting rave reviews. The golf club is situated above a peninsula that juts out into the Indian Ocean with terrain that is densely ...

Oyster Bay Reserve

Oyster Bay Reserve is a 330 hectare botanical nature reserve on the outskirts of Mossel Bay. The aim of the reserve is to conserve, preserve and educate by running a series of community projects that include ...

Robberg Nature Reserve

Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a beautiful, remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular walking destination in and around Plettenberg Bay. Robberg Nature Reserve is a charged booster ...

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 ...

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