Our guesthouse in Knysna has a calming colonial ambience, offering peace and tranquility. Allow yourself the opportunity to relax in a warm intimate and cozy haven far from the maddening crowd.

The elegant and exquisitely decorated en-suite bedrooms cater for your every need. Thoughtful touches, unique services and attention to detail make for a special stay. All linen, crockery and cutlery is provided. Excellent shopping amenities and an abundance world class restaurants are five minutes walk away. Plantation Manor had the very best local architects, engineers, builders and interior decorators used. The finishes are of a standard seldom found and the location with two of it's own mooring berths make this one of the most desirable property's on Thesen Island. The rooms are all large and spacious with the centre of the Manor being a double volume room as the dining room opens up to the rooms above. All rooms have wonderful natural lighting and where possible expansive views of the lagoon at the end of the beautifully manicured gardens.


Four Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms will sleep eight people with heated towel rails, under floor heating for winter and overhead paddle fans when required in summer. Two of the rooms face the lagoon and two face the northern Knysna hills. The lagoon facing bedrooms have king size double beds whilst the bedrooms facing the northern hills have two single beds each. A large dining room with solid rosewood flooring seats 12 people comfortably. The family room is carpeted with a 50 inch plasma TV and DVD player with the full bouquet of local and international channels to choose from as well as endless movies. Internet connection is available and wi-fi is free. Telephones for local calls in South Africa are also provided. The lounge is a masterpiece, carpeted with comfortable chairs and sofas with a gas fireplace opening back into the dining room. A tiled patio runs the whole length of the front facing the lagoon with its own cane furniture and leads into a ten metre swimming pool and a relaxing spa. A state of the art charcoal barbeque completes the patio. The kitchen and scullery are fitted with all the latest appliances and a reverse osmosis machine provide pure drinking water. Tripe garages complete the Manor and our caretaker is on call for your every need.


Rands 6'000 per day for the entire Manor anytime of the year except December and January when it is R10'000 per night.

map & directions

Thesen Island, Knysna, Western Cape

Security is excellent with biometric fingerprint analysis allowing entrance to Thesen Island. This is a simple procedure done upon arrival.

enquiries & reservations

Thesen Island, Knysna

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