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A family owned and run hotel situated on the edge of the picturesque Knysna Lagoon.

Located on Theusen Island, a world-renowned destination with an abundance of shopping and dining options. Whether you’re interested in kayaking, accessed from the hotel, taking a sunset cruise, or exploring the surrounding natural beauty, there is something for everyone.


From 1870, Theusen Island was a timber and shipping business. When the island was re- developed, the architects kept as many maritime features as possible:  its entire existing timber framework has been retained and all the timber cladding has been re-used! Inside the The Lofts there are gang planks suspended by hoists and exposed beams in some rooms give great character.

We pride ourselves on offering the best sunsets in town, and the friendliest hospitality to our guests. Our team of passionate, dedicated staff are committed to making your stay with us as comfortable and memorable as possible. There is a small spa to indulge after sightseeing and a sauna. There is a fun Hide Out room for kids. Enjoy ‘Sunset Sessions’  on Saturdays during summer, with a live DJ playing house music on the deck, providing the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy stunning sunset views over the Lagoon.

The hotel has kayaks and bicycles so that you can explore.


The Nest Food Bar, with unique decor and vibey atmosphere, serves delicious brunch, dinner and cocktails. There is some wheelchair access availability in the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you to our unique, quirky hotel and providing an unforgettable experience in Knysna.


Rooms and apartments are beautifully appointed and designed with your comfort in mind. All are en-suite, air conditioned, have a King or twin beds, mini bar with water, tea/coffee station, TV with satellite channels and WiFi. Parking is off street.

Choose from:

Lagoon, Sunset View Room. For 2.   Book


With breathtaking views and a sense of being at one with nature, perfect for honeymooners and romantics.

Spacious room with seating area and open-plan bathroom with a separate toilet. Some with bath.

Balcony Room. For 2Book


Enjoy these playfully designed rooms. Balconies with partial views of the lagoon and sun loungers. Bathroom with either a shower, bath or bath/shower.

Apartment. For 4.  Book


Walk the boat shed’s quirky ‘gangplanks’ to arrive at your loft.

Split level, two-bedroom and two bathroom with a seating area and kitchenette. Small balcony that overlooks Thesen Harbour Town. The Loft bedroom has 100-year-old robust wooden trusses.

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Additional Details

  • Credit Cards accepted:Visa, MasterCard, America Express
    • RRRR
    • Price Range R3210 to R4600 per Balcony Room for 2 incl. breakfast. Apartments for 4: R4378 to R5830 incl. breakfast. - R5370 to R7670 per Lagoon View Room for 2 incl. breakfast.