Thesen Islands is one of the most successful developments in South Africa, a multi-award winning marina development on the Knysna Lagoon, spread over 90ha and consisting of 19 man-made islands surrounded by 25ha of tidal waterways and linked by 21 arched bridges. The canals and wetlands that make up Thesen Islands have become home to many indigenous species of birds and crustaceans and the rare and endangered Knysna Seahorse.
Residents of Thesen Islands enjoy an unrivalled lifestyle - it is a safe, secure and sociable gated community and most homes have their own private jetties and boats to enjoy on the canals and the lagoon, while many other sports and activities are available including fishing, jogging, tennis, squash, bird watching, or simply relaxing on the beach.
The development is within easy walking distance of Thesen Harbour Town, with its upmarket shops and restaurants, as well as the Knysna Waterfront, the Yacht Club and Knysna's commercial hub.
The homes are designed according to strict architectural guidelines in the nautical-themed Cape Cod style. The Estate is managed efficiently by the Thesen Islands Homeowners Association (TIHOA). This is a development where the developer has under-promised and over-delivered, with many additional facilities being added including a maze for children, a huge sunken volley-ball court, an organic fruit & vegetable garden where residents can have their own allotment and an 18-hole putting course.
Thesen Islands is an ideal development for young families who wish to make their home in Knysna, or who want a lock up and go holiday home. Whatever the reason, a home on Thesen Islands is a sound financial investment.