Favourite Holiday House and Destination
This is the 4th time we have booked and stayed at the 'Winking Prawn on Thesen Island, Knysna. We have come here with Friends, with Family and even just my wife and I alone.
The house is just perfect, and every room and detail has had no expense spared and has been lovingly and tastefully put together. It is like staying in your own home away from home, just better, a five star better! The house sleeps 8 incredibly comfortably in 4 large and well decorated on-suite bedrooms. The layout of the house makes each room private and enjoyable for each and every couple with most rooms having their own access onto the deck and garden that ajoins the canal.
The winking Prawn is on one of the most lovely Islands in Thesens, quiet, and on a beatiful canal where you can row your canoe or just sip away at sundowners in the waterside Gazebo or on the deck. You are close to the bird sanctuary and additional park area, and a walkable distance to the club house. The main Thesen Centre has the most exceptional restuarants and bread (Isle de Pain,). Knysna and surounds is incredible and unique in all the world we we have traveled, and there is something for everyone and the area can be visited and enjoyed anytime of the year. The town has a quaint but energetic atmoshere.
There are beautiful walking beaches, swimming beaches, hiking trails around the seaside cliff and into the natural rain forests. There are also well organised and demarcated routes for Mountain Biking, also the area has some of the best Golf courses in the World, Pezula, Sparebosch, Fancourt (Presidents Cup) all in close proximity.
There numerous nature sancturies to view, elephants, birds, and even wolves. The resturants in the area are sublime and there are even some wine farms to lunch at and sample the fruits of the earth.
Lastly for those who have a penchant for adrenalin there are tree top tours on zip lines and the world's highest bungi jump at the Bloukrans river.
Knyna is the perfect base for the holiday of your dreams. Whether you travel with friends, family or just for a romantic break the Winking Prawn would be my accomodation of choice in this area over and over again. The owners and the staff are incredibly helpful and everything you need is at the house.
Try it, you won't be dissapointed! Tony and Brenda Payne (Married Couple - Late Thirties)
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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