Loft-style living lagoon-side

The Lofts Boutique Hotel is built above The Boatshed, a trendy shopping complex on Thesen Island in Knysna. Explore the gorgeous Garden Route from your ideal vantage point, and indulge in everything this beautiful hotel has to offer. 

Visit Le Spa Tranquille, and receive soothing treatments in therapy rooms overlooking the lagoon. Take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy a drink at the martini bar lounge, or splurge on a shopping spree. Explore Knysna's natural wonders by boat or on a trip to the Knysna Elephant Park. Breakfast and lunch are available at the partnered bread & cafe – île de païn. The comforting smell of warm bread invites guests to indulge in the best breakfast and lunches available in the area.

The Lofts offers four-star accommodation with Luxury Lagoon Suites and Luxury Loft Rooms. Alternatively, they also offer self-catering accommodation, which is perfect for long stays and consists of fully-equipped two-bedroom Self-Catering Suites. The self-catering accommodation includes air conditioning, a digital electronic safe, heated towel rails, hairdryers, Internet access in each Suite, laundry and cleaning service, TV with select DSTV channels, mini-bar, fully equipped self-catering kitchen and more. 


  • Option to stay hotel-style or self-cater in serviced apartments
  • Surrounding lagoon waterways and make for a tranquil setting
  • Unique loft style accommodation above The Boatshed in the heart of Thesen Island
  • Size of this boutique hotel ensures that you will receive personal and attentive service
  • Unbeatable breakfast at île de païn bread & cafe is a must-do in Knysna


The Boatshed, Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town

Knysna, Western Cape, 6570

Popular Facilities

  • Spa
  • Plunge Pool
  • Parking
  • Bar

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