An architectural wonder found on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon

Located in the heart of the Knysna Lagoon on Thesen Island, The Lofts Boutique Hotel makes for a revitalising stay in the centre of this bustling Garden Route town. The hotel offers multiple room options presented in various styles, each individually decorated with a medley of colours and textures. The sundeck and splash pool are perfect for summertime relaxation, and during low tide, travellers can hop down onto the sand and enjoy a quiet walk on the beach. Alternatively, guests can visit the privately-owned spa, stroll through The Boatshed and enjoy the unique shops, or indulge in a superb meal at île de païn, one of South Africa’s top restaurants.

Stay Location


Best time to go to Garden Route

The best time to visit this region is in the warmer months of September to April. The Garden Route is rainy throughout the year and is a popular summer destination that can get busy over the Christmas holidays. You will soon understand why, as you feel the warm rays while kloofing, abseiling and paragliding or simply taking a dip in the azure Indian Ocean. The months of May to August are colder but will provide opportunities for whale watching (peaking in September) with more windless days to enjoy.


Exclusive Lagoon Rooms

The Exclusive Lagoon Suites are double rooms with excellent views of the Knysna Lagoon. Each suite includes a large bedroom with an open-plan bathroom and a separate toilet. Luxuries include extra-length twin beds (which can also be made up as a king-sized bed), hanging and packing space, a flat-screen television, coffee station, air-conditioning, and free wifi.

Luxury Loft Rooms

Each of the Luxury Loft Rooms is decorated in a different theme, which lends to their eccentricity. The rooms feature a large bedroom, a lovely north-facing balcony with 2 sun-loungers, a bathroom with either a shower, bath or a bath/shower, and a toilet. Amenities include hanging and packing space, a flat-screen television, coffee station, air-conditioning, and free wifi.

Luxury Units w Self-catering Facilities

The Self-catering Units are located on the south side of the building, giving them a quiet, peaceful, and homely feel. The main en-suite bedroom has an extra length king-sized bed (which can be made into 2 twin beds), hanging and packing space, and a flat-screen TV. The 2nd bedroom is a loft-style room and includes either king, queen, or twin beds – depending on the unit – and hanging and packing space. There’s also a lounge area and a fully-equipped kitchenette.

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