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Best things to do in Thesen Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
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“One of our favourite restaurants in Knysna is île de païn a café-style restaurant situated on Thesen Islands. They specialise in distinctive and appetising breakfasts and lunches and authentic artisanal breads. www.iledepain.co.za”
50 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Very casual hangout, for eats, drinks, live music, sport on tv, child friendly, with an outside playground for the kids, good for people and boat watching...”
46 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Italian, Seafood, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Open 11:30am till late · Seven days a week The lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water's edge on Thesen Island. Sirocco is a the perfect restaurant for lunch and dinner, great views, friendly service and great food. They are next door to Knysna Charters so after a Sunset Cruise or a mid-morning cruise, you could move into a meal....the perfect day.”
23 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Ocean Odyssey offers unforgettable marine adventures. Our close encounter, boat-based whale watching tours and marine eco-tours are perfect activities to add to any itinerary in Knysna. We offer three daily departures and a fleet of ocean going vessels. This is the ideal experience for local visitors and international tourists. SUP Explore the waterways of Thesen Island with the world’s fastest growing watersport, Stand-Up Paddling. Stand-Up Paddling, or SUP for short, is easy, fun and guaranteed to keep you fit whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery of our waterways & lagoon. ELECTRIC BIKES Ocean Odyssey has introduced the ideal alternative with their newly acquired fleet of innovative GONOW electric bicycles – one of the fastest growing trends in urban travel. Self-powered and easy to ride, electric bicycles take away the hassles of getting stuck in traffic or looking for parking. ”
14 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“This cute harbour town has ample shopping options. From Weylandts Decor to hand made chocolate, jewellery, hair dressers (Nicci Philips - the best in town), and designer clothing shops. It also boasts with some of the best restaurants in town - Ile de Pain, Sirocco, Tapas and The Exchange. There's also a great Health Shop and a lovely Spa (Le Tranquile) which I often visit. Neighbouring the Tapas and Exchange restaurant is a great children's play area - making it perfect for those family dinners. You can sit and dine while the kids are playing in eye-sight :)”
15 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“My favorite place to have a cocktail and watch the sun go down. Lookout for their specials - currently cocktails are half price on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.”
8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great to walk around and enjoy the various places to shop and eat. A great Hairdressing Salon on Thesen Island called The Island Stylist. Many places to hire bikes, book tours and visit some historical building; The Turbine.”
8 locals recommend
Hotel
“I love going here for breakfast! They have art on the walls, beautiful seating areas and you are surrounded by the history of Thesen.”
9 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“They offer a wide variety of activities...from oyster tours, sunset cruises, kayaking etc etc....”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality food and great service, teamed with a relaxed atmosphere. Col'Cacchio pizzeria is a family friendly environment which allows everyone to enjoy being part of the whole pizzeria experience.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“An annual festival held in Knysna early in July. A must for all the avid cyclists and runners. Book early to avoid disappointment.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends
Indonesian Restaurant
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“The collection includes old classics, vintage enduro bikes, motocross and superbikes, and a wide variety of customs too - but the emphasis is definitely on the tough little 50s of earlier days.”
2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Clothing Store
1 local recommends