Family Fun on Thesen Island

Thesen Island is a hub of activity, and a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. From your base on Thesen Island you’ll have access to a wide range of family friendly Knysna activities that will ensure a relaxing and fun-filled holiday on the stunning Garden Route.

Thesen Island

Bicycle Hire
Rent bicycles and cruise through the quiet lanes of Thesen Island, opt for a picturesque coastal route or venture into the Knysna Forest with Turbine Water Club. Cycling is a way to see the beauty of the island from a different perspective and is suitable for all ages. So hop on the back of some bikes with Turbine Water Club, and discover all that Knysna has to offer.

Breakfast at Ile de Pain
After a tragic fire, the original Ile de Pain is currently out of action until it is rebuilt. In the meantime, you can pick up a light breakfast and sample their coffee brew from the neighbouring deli. Bustling with life, it’s a wonderful place to pause with your family and soak in the energy of the island.

Thesen Island Coffee

Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Try your luck, and your balance, with an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Tony Cook Adventures, organised through the Turbine Water Club, will ensure that your little ones are well prepared with lessons and safety information before you set out together onto the calm waters.

Col’cacchio Pizza
In an area of the island affectionately known as Turbine Town, you’ll find the wonderful, crispy bases of Col’cacchio Pizza. The well-established restaurant, known for it’s warm and inviting atmosphere, as well as its delicious food, is located on the water’s edge for a scenic Knysna dining experience. Col’Cacchio’s is conveniently placed in view of a popular playpark so your loved ones can enjoy themselves while you feast on a tasty dinner.

col'cacchios pizza

Knysna Scootours
Like their catch phrase suggests, Scootours is ‘downhill fun for everyone’. Take a trip through the Knysna Forest and breath in the fresh air as you speed through the dense greenery. The scooters are non-motorised, making them eco-friendly so you can rest assured you’re not disturbing the local wildlife. Junior Passenger Track is an option for little ones that enables them to ride along with you. Go bumping down and enjoy Knysna at a different pace with Knysna Scootours.

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Ensure your family close proximity to the fun, and book your family friendly Knysna stay at Turbine Hotel & Spa now by calling +27 (0)44 302 5746, emailing or visiting our website.

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Tim Abbott

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