Thesen Harbour Town in Knysna, at the heart of South Africa’s lovely Garden Route, is the commercial part of a residential group of islands threaded with swimming and boating canals and lined by Cape Cod-style homes. Once a single island holding a sawmill that supplied the paper industry, Thesen Islands has since, to great environmental acclaim, been successfully rehabilitated and rejuvenated into a bustling residential and commercial centre right on the famous Knysna Lagoon.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it on Thesen Harbour Town - from a wide selection of dining venues to clothing and jewellery boutiques, art, furniture and lots more. You can visit their websites or locate them on the map of Thesen Harbour Town by clicking on the links below.
That’s what you get when you visit Thesen Harbour Town. With expansive views to the sandstone promontories known as The Heads, which guard the mouth of the estuary opening out to the sea, and within walking distance of the Knysna CBD, lapping waters surround us. Our sunsets across the water stop visitors in their tracks. There are oyster-catchers and spoonbills and herons and egrets. We also have stingrays and seals and sometimes, near the mouth of The Heads, even Southern Right whales!Our motto is Eat, Shop, Stay, Play . . . which means there is so much more to our Island.Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Thesen Harbour Town - from a wide selection of dining venues to clothing and jewellery boutiques, art, furniture and lots more .