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Surrounded by fantastic views, The Lofts is a waterside boutique hotel set on Thesen Island at the edge of the Knysna Lagoon. Located at the heart of the ever-popular Garden Route and a perfect destination for those who want to unwind and relax in considerable luxury, The Lofts offers a wide range of facilities and is well placed for guests to explore the immediate area.

Enjoy a wellness treatment at the privately owned Le Spa Tranquille before venturing out to discover the attractions of Knysna - there are forest trails to hike, long beaches to stroll on and an array of wildlife experiences to enjoy. 


  • At the heart of the Garden Route Set on Knysna's elegant Thesen Island
  • Close to great shops & restaurants
  • Impressive views of Knysna Lagoon
  • Fully equipped apartments for small group holidays

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There are many facilities at The Lofts Boutique Hotel to ensure your holiday is as comfortable as possible. Golfers will love the nearby golf courses available (Knysna Golf Club, Simola & Pezula) while the privately owned spa will be appreciated by guests who fancy treating themselves to a pampering and wellness session or two.

Alternatively, you can make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and relax with a good book or spend some time cooling off in the splash pool. The Lofts Boutique Hotel also offers internet access, satellite TV and a bar, and the staff will be happy to recommend and arrange local day tours and excursions.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Secure Parking


Guests at The Lofts Boutique Hotel can easily walk to many of Knysna restaurants which means the added advantage of eating somewhere different every night - just ask the friendly staff for their recommendation. Enjoy a delcious breakfast at one of four venues near the hotel.

The hotel also features self-catering apartments for those who prefer a home-cooked meal.

Luxury Loft Room

The Lofts has 10 rooms - three Luxury Lagoon Suites and seven Luxury Loft Rooms as well as 5 self-catering apartments. All the air-conditioned rooms have under-floor heating, satellite television and internet access and there are a variety of bathroom designs to suit your needs.

The Lagoon Suites are designed as honeymoon suites while the Luxury Loft Rooms all have balconies with four rooms available as small group apartments.

Luxury Loft Room AMENITIES

    Underfloor heating
    Wi-fi available in room


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  • dates rates from board basis
  • 06 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $70 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $105 Bed & Breakfast
  • 06 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $105 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Lagoon Suite,Luxury Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The concept of the hotel is modern, with facilities that brings you the feeling of being at home. The place is quite peculiar as everything is new in this island… there are lots of art galleries, small café and boutique hotels… The breakfast was in Ille de Pain, which is a gorgeous restaurant: a very popular place in the area.

    Alfonso Alvarez, January 2014
  • The perfect choice of properties: Now by that i dont really mean just pure fancy properties. It really felt like you had put in an effort to choose the properties wisely.

    Aseem Apte, March 2012
  • The Lofts was very pleasant, good facilities, placement and location.

    Cedric Jones, March 2010

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"A really lovely lodge situated on the water's edge with spectacular views of Knysna lagoon. Without a doubt a perfect stop over for the whole family!"



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The Lofts was very pleasant, good facilities, placement and location.

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