If you enjoy luxury and sophisticated elegance, Leisure Isle Lodge will delight you. Savour the sights and sounds of Knysna from Leisure Isle Lodge, perfectly positioned on Bollard Bay near the majestic Heads. It is an exceptional retreat offering superb accommodation and uncompromising levels of service.
Wake up to an orchestra of exotic birds, the slow and steady roll of waves and our delicious breakfasts served on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Take in one of the magnificent sunsets while sipping on a sun downer.
Enjoy exciting contemporary cuisine, complimented by quality wines, in the elegant and intimate restaurant. Convivial evenings in the lounges and bar.
The idyllic picture postcard scene is an everyday reality of life on Leisure Isle, a tiny island set in the midst of the vast Knysna Lagoon on the spectacular Garden Route coast.
Linked to the mainland by a narrow causeway, Leisure Isle is a haven of peace and tranquility. Here, life is savoured at a leisurely pace... cars drive slowly along twisting roads, kids ride bicycles freely, residents enjoy daily sunset walks around the scenic 4km periphery and holiday makers relax on sun-drenched beaches or swim in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.
Leisure Isle boasts an art gallery, a fine dining restaurant, a small boat harbour and its own nature reserve teeming with a vast variety of bird life. Less than 10 minutes drive from the centre of Knysna, Leisure Isle is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of all the activities the town and its environs has to offer while maintaining seclusion and safety.
The charm and ambience of Leisure Isle also lies in the haphazard juxtaposition of the old and the new, reflecting its long history and the changes in architectural style as well as the affluence of its residents.
Grand mansions and villas sit comfortably alongside modest seaside cottages. Leisure Isle welcomes all with unpretentious warmth and hospitality
Eleven spacious, well appointed, individually decorated suites or double-rooms en suite enjoy either magnificent lagoon views or open out onto the garden and swimming pool.
To add to the charm and intimacy, the soft, fine linen; huge beds and thick white towels quietly whisper romance. Of course each room is equipped with satellite television, mini bars, beverage facilities, hairdryers, heated towel rails, under floor heating and ceiling fans.
What sets Leisure Isle Lodge apart from ordinary accommodation establishments is the extraordinary effort that goes into making each and every guest feel like they're the only ones. Some may refer to this as 'going the extra mile' or that 'something special', but it's the only way we know: Little personal touches bring a smile...
Here at Leisure Isle Lodge we aim to create an atmosphere of enjoyment, luxury and ultimate peace of mind which is why we take pride in our high levels of service and upmarket facilities we offer:
Just some of the 'standards' at Leisure Isle Lodge
â€¢ Conveniently situated right on the beach.
â€¢ Quiet and restful atmosphere.
â€¢ Secure parking.
â€¢ King size, Extra-length beds, direct line telephones, satellite TV, coffee & tea making facilities, hair dryers and under floor heating
â€¢ Wireless Internet access.
â€¢ Member privileges at Pezula and Simola at reduced rates.
â€¢ Guest lounge with open fireplace
â€¢ Bar Lounge & verandah overlook the Lagoon.
â€¢ Twin bedded rooms face the heated swimming pool and beautiful garden with braai patio.
â€¢ One lagoon facing room with twin beds is especially equipped for the disabled.
â€¢ Beautiful guest lounge with open fireplace.
â€¢ Hospitality bar and lounge, all with wonderful views of the lagoon.
â€¢ Solarium overlooking the pool.
â€¢ Major credit cards accepted.
â€¢ Children 12 plus welcome.
â€¢ Canoes & mountain bikes available.
â€¢ Sporting facilities nearby
Take an island stroll, try your hand at a little lagoon fishing, enjoy a leisurely swim in one of the islandâ€™s safe bays or beaches, paddle across the lagoon in a canoe, ride a mountain bike around the island or take a dip in our eco-friendly pool. Enjoy full member privileges at the world-class Pezula Championship Course and Simola Golf Course. What better way to spend a perfect day in paradise?
Knysna is always a hive of activity - whether during the day or through the night. Local restaurants are sure to wake those taste buds of yours, and for those looking for a cold ale or exotic cocktail, well... you have certainly come to the right place...
After a hearty breakfast you can look forward to all that Leisure Island has to offer - you could take a stroll around the island, perhaps cast a rod onto the waters of the lagoon, or enjoy a leisurely early morning swim in one of many little bays or beaches close to the lodge. For those who prefer a warmer and more luxurious experience, our heated swimming pool is a winner, come rain or shine. And for the more energetic, there are bicycles, wind-surfers and paddle skis available.
As far as activities further afield go, Knysna is famous for its 'village' atmosphere - there is so much to see and do! Spend the day exploring the art routes with galleries, shops, arts & crafts, bistros, golf courses, game parks, restaurants and pubs. Remember, no visit to Knysna is complete without savouring a walk or drive in the indigenous forests.
With the end of the day brings a return to the lodge to take in one of the magnificent sunsets, while sipping on a sundowner prepared at the hospitality bar. What better way to end a perfect day?
Within the privacy and tranquility of Leisure Isle Lodge is our own, privately-run Skin Renewal Spa. Indulge your senses at our intimate facility, specializing in Dermalogica and Danne products. The Spa offers a vast range of treatments which include deluxe facials, aromatherapy & Indian head massages, manicures, pedicures and waxing.
Highly trained therapists will ensure that you are pampered from head to toe.
Danielaâ€™s is the elegant and intimate restaurant at Leisure isle Lodge. This newly renovated and beautifully appointed luxury guest house is graciously situated on the picturesque shores of Leisure Island.
Creamy white on white elegance is enhanced by appointed tables and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the exuberant cooking in the light and airy dining area, or outside on the deck, overlooking Bollard Bay and the lagoon.
Each selection on the Ã la carte menu is a balance of lusciously combined ingredients. The original wine list has been carefully selected to compliment the menu. Reservations advisable for lunch and dinner.