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TH 34 Long street, First Floor, Thesen Islands, 6570 Knysna, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 15 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Knysna Houseboats.
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Knysna Houseboats's staff speaks: Dutch, Italian, French, English, German
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No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Dutch, Italian, French, English, German
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child or adult is charged ZAR 150 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 15 reviews
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Situated at the tip of Thesens Island, Lofts Boutique Hotel offers uniquely themed accommodations and extensive spa treatments with an outdoor swimming pool. All with stunning views of Knysna Lagoon.
Score from 174 reviews Wonderful
The luxurious, 5-star Alexander Guest House offers individually designed rooms and suites. A spacious sun terrace offers guests a place to relax beside the outdoor pool.
Score from 101 reviews Exceptional
Within 300 metres of Knysna Waterfront shopping area, Rex Hotel offers the ultimate in self-catering comfort. Luxurious rooms and apartments feature modern design, LCD TVs and extra-large windows.
Score from 217 reviews Excellent
This guest house occupies a secluded location on the Garden Route. It provides far-reaching views across Knysna Bay and the beach is just a few minutes’ walk away. Free WiFi is available.
Score from 132 reviews Very good
Well-equipped, neat boats, good "skippers" training for the uninitiated boater. Dinner delivered to your houseboat when you don't feel like preparing your own food. A fantastic experience.
The weather and wind on the first two days limited our ability to explore the lagoon as much as we would've liked but the final 24 hours was beautiful with a perfectly smooth lagoon and a stunning, sunny evening and sunrise on the final morning.
Professionalism, standard of boats, cleanliness
The tranquility, the abundance of space, the professionalism of the staff and the unforgettable experience! Worth a repeat!
Keep it up!
Well equiped Clean Excellent skippers course Great scenery Friendly staff
Nothing to dislike
We spent 3 nights on the lagoon in a houseboat. The boat was immaculate and everything was working correctly onboard. The service from the team at Knysna houseboats was flawless, we chose to call into the base at the marina every morning to restock ice for our cooler. Whilst there and the boat was cleaned and the water and fuel topped up, it was like a floating hotel room. The boats were easy to operate and should be no problem even if you do not have any boating experience. The staff are willing to spend as much time as you need to make sure you are comfortable with the operation of the boat. Navigation of the waterway is easy as you just follow the white buoys in the middle of the channel. We spent two nights on land and three nights on the boat, the boat was by far the better experience, you can sit in a restaurant over looking a marina in most coastal towns but how often do you get to spend the night on your own boat drinking glass of wine gazing at the stars?
We loved everything about the trip,it was for our honeymoon and we will go every year for anniversary. And there was no tsunamis made......lol
It was excellent – would recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of adventure and to just relax, read books, playing cards, fishing etc... Nothing like sleeping out under the stars and hearing the gentle lapping of water against the hull of the boat when you sleep, and nowhere better then Knysna lagoon. A holiday that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon, thanks once again to Joost and his very friendly staff at Knysna Houseboats - Chris & Lyn McCarthy
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