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About Lazy Island

Lazy Island situated on Thesen Islands in the Knysna lagoon. To enter Thesen Islands you have to enter through a 24-hour security boom which makes this a very save destination. There are beautiful walks on the island to bird hides, beaches, mashie golf course tennis courts, squash courts and a beautiful walk around the island especially at night. Next to the residential area is the harbour town bustling with shops and restaurants and many tourist activities. For example ferry boats, canoe hire, yacht charters and weekend craft markets. There is also fishing at the famous old Thesen jetty where locals can give you tips. 

The venue of Lazy Island is divided into three self-catering units: Beach, Driftwood and Pebble. You can rent the whole house or only one unit each with own private entrance. There is a communal jetty with a small rubber boat and canoes available. It is also ideal if have a boat and want to moor it there. The jetty is accessed from a jetty at the entrance of Lazy Island. Lazy Island hangs over the water, which makes this a unique water destination. Beach is on the entire ground floor.

It is the largest unit and serves as the main kitchen, lounge and dining room should you rent the whole house. There is only one bedroom with luxury queen bed with 100 percent cotton linen and en-suite bathroom with a spa bath and rain shower. Beach has a small beach garden with sand ending at the channels' water gabion. The verandah hangs over the water with a Weber braai and beautiful views of the water. The kitchen is fully-equipped for six people. Luxury equipment and granite tops. There is also an outside shower,

Driftwood is on the first floor with a view of the water. Driftwood is a romantic unit with an open plan layout. The kitchen is small but fully-equipped with bar fridge, microwave, gas hob, kettle and toaster. The en-suite bathroom has a spa bath and a rain shower. The ambience is island style and relaxed. There is a DStv and a DVD player. Under floor heating and a fireplace for winter nights and a fan for summer. The room opens up onto a balcony where there is two loungers and a Weber braai. The luxury queen size has lovely 100 percent cotton linen.

Pebble is also on the first floor with an outside staircase and a small balcony. This is our smallest unit with two single beds and lovely 100 percent cotton linen. The en-suite bathroom has a large rain shower. The kitchenette is fully quipped for two people. DStv with a DVD player.

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 11 hours
  • Minimum stay: 4 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

50% non refundable deposit.
In Peak season the full amount of the amount outstanding is due 30 days before arrival and not refundable.
We will always try to fill the cancelled booking and then pay the the monies we receive back to the original visitor

Lazy Island Rooms

Reviews for Lazy Island

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Frank Wiswall
08 March 2017

The room was lovely with a balcony looking on to the waterways of Thesen Island. Our host always made sure our stay was satisfactory. Will definitely return and recommend to friends. Couldn't fault.

Quade Deal, South Africa
20 July 2015

Feels so peacefull, homely and cozy. We had lots of fun and we are planning to visit soon

Wendy Saffery, South Africa
15 July 2014

Lazy Island was the perfect 'home from home' for our Oyster Festival trip. The location is great and we couldn't have asked for more. After all the events it was great to come back to comfort and the Jacuzzi bath!Thank you Corlia for a fantastic stay we will definitely be back.

Oliver Westinner, South Africa
01 July 2014

Lazy island is a little gem tucked away At the end of a quiet street on Thesen island.It is the perfect place to stay for a busy traveleror a couple.Everything was perfect and neat.I will be sure to plan a trip with the family soon.

Hesther de Waal, South Africa
18 February 2014

Lovely lovely place!

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Lazy Island is 1.7km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 75km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling