About Thesen Island Knysna Destinations

Thesen Islands is a 90 Ha marina development, situated in the Knysna Lagoon on South Africa’s Garden Route Coast and consists of 19 private islands. The residential development is a private, gated community boasting an exclusive, secure lifestyle - with private jetties, tennis and squash courts and easy access to all the attractions of Knysna - South Africa’s favourite town.

Thesen Islands Destinations was the officially appointed short term accommodation agent on Thesen Islands and Thesen Islands Property Brokers sells property exclusively on Thesen Islands. We therefore offer you a complete service from selling you the best deal on the Islands to renting out and managing your investment on your behalf. Our offices are conveniently situated at the residents’ entrance and exit on Thesen Islands.


Considered to be South Africa's most sought after holiday destination on the Garden Route, Thesen Islands is definitely top of South Africa's favourite holiday hot spots, offering guests a safe, secure and relaxed environment to spend their holiday in.

We offer villas and apartments ranging in size from 1 bedroom apartments, to 6 bedroom villas. All of our rental accommodation is tastefully decorated, and offers all the necessities, including linen and full bouquet satellite TV. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from your private patio, or a stroll along the scenic water ways. Play tennis or squash at the Sports Club, or try your hand at a round of the 18 hole putting lawn. Laze by your own private pool, or build a sand castle on one of Thesen Islands private beaches. Whatever the type of holiday you are looking for, Thesen Islands can provide it plus so much more.

Our accommodation is fully equipped for self catering, allowing our guests the option of a quiet evening in, but the close proximity to award winning restaurants in Thesen Islands Harbour town, and Knysna itself, offering breakfasts, lunches and dinners, means that if you fancy getting out and about, there is plenty of choice, all within walking distance from your villa.


Thesen Islands Property Brokers are your property specialists on South Africa’s most exclusive residential lifestyle estate: Thesen Islands, Knysna.

The focal point of the spectacularly beautiful Knysna lagoon, Thesen Islands offer a safe, secure and relaxed lifestyle for discerning buyers.

Andre Schempers, the principal of Thesen Islands Property Brokers and Thesen Islands Destinations, is a practicing attorney who has resided on Thesen Islands since 2002 when he became actively involved with both the sales and rental of properties on Thesen Islands as an external consultant of the developers of Thesen Islands. Andre has not only got the legal knowledge of property sales and transfers but also the specialist knowledge of the Thesen Islands’ technical requirements.

As a result of our good track record, standing and reputation with the Thesen Islands Development Company and technical knowledge of Thesen Islands, Thesen Islands Property Brokers were mandated to market the Dry Mill Marina apartments on Thesen Islands. We have not disappointed our principals as Andre has personally been responsible for most of the sales of the Dry Mill Marina Apartments.

Thesen Island Property Brokers offers a complete brokerage service - from sourcing houses on the Islands to sale of apartments in the Island’s unique Dry Mill Marina. And, with our technical knowledge of Thesen Islands’ regulations and architectural guidelines, we can help you to speedily conclude the formalities so that you can start living your dream home.

Whether it is property to buy, or rent, that you are looking for, our concentrated knowledge of Thesen Islands, and each individual property, and personal touch make us the preferred team to contact for all your Thesen Islands requirements.