Tapas & Oysters

Thesen Island, Knysna


A vibey indoor/outdoor restaurant on the water’s edge – perfect for parties, celebrations, and younger tour groups looking for a real jorl, Knysna-style. Live music on Wednesday and Friday evenings; six big-screen TVs for those vitally important sports broadcasts; kids’ play park; awesome, inventive, and creative tapas and Oysters – and complementary use of our jetties if you decide to arrive by boat.


Here you will find interesting shops, restaurants, a tapas bar, hotels, a gym, a children’s playground, all along the main street and around the village square. Apart from eating and shopping there are a host of other activities available. You can do the Thesen historical walk route following the illustrated information panels, or you can go on an exciting whale-watching trip, do some fishing from the pier, spoil yourself with a massage or beauty treatment, or even embark on a relaxing lagoon houseboat holiday. Pause on a shaded bench – you won’t be bothered by traffic because the parking is mostly tucked away out of sight.


The Oyster Experience Our manager presents a brief talk about the real Knysna Oyster, and serves a selection of 3 coastal oysters and 1 cultivated oyster – with a glass of South African bubbly. R130.00 per person excluding gratuity. Reservations essential. Live music every Wednesday and Friday evening

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