Leisure Isle Lodge – near Knysna, The Garden Route, South Africa

Luxury and sophisticated elegance

Small island retreat in the heart of the Garden Route overlooking a lagoon and perfectly positioned on Bollard Bay


All the 11 rooms are very spacious and stylish and individually decorated. Suites or double rooms either enjoy a magnificent lagoon view or open out onto the garden and pool. All rooms are very well equipped including satellite TV and the finest linen.


Daniela’s, a separate restaurant on site has an excellent reputation for serving exciting contemporary cuisine, offering superb breakfasts and delicious dinners.  There is an excellent choice of other restaurants in Knysna itself a 10 minute drive away.

Facilities and things to do

The lodge has its own spacious deck area overlooking a small sandy beach. On the land side there is an attractive garden with swimming pool.

There are lots of things to do close by and include:

  • Take a lagoon cruise, enjoy wonderful views at Knysna Head, visit the CP Nel Museum
  • Outeniqua Tjoe-Choo Steam Train rides along the coast beside the Outeniqua Mountains from  Knysna to George
  • Drive through the ‘lake district’ to Wilderness – golden stretches of beaches await you
  • Beautiful Plettenburg Bay is 30 minutes away
  • Try the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour, a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in rainforest at Stormsriver  (between Knysna and Port Elizabeth)
  • For golf lovers Knysna is ideal with two excellent courses nearby


Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Leisure Island has a small island community. The hotel overlooks the Knysna Lagoon. This property and location is ideal as part of a tailor-made itinerary along The Garden Route.

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Photo: Bedroom (Hotel)  3