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Welcome To The Island Resort


Welcome to Island Legacy



The Island Legacy Resort and Travel group offers accommodation in one of the most picturesque and relaxing island settings in Knysna. Here you can escape with Legacy Travel and relax in a way you never knew was possible without having to travel outside South Africa. We offer our discerning guests a combination of relaxing and up-market living with stunning views over the scenic Knysna Lagoon in luxurious en-suite rooms or in spacious self-catering suites. Come and escape with Legacy. Our resort accommodation comprises private villas, each with its own garden terrace.

Knysna is a coastal town that offers visitors the chance to relax in a beautiful environment. The Island Legacy Resort, part of the Thesen Islands, is the ultimate place to escape from the busy lives spent in larger cities. The town presents a relaxed atmosphere while also offering many activities one can enjoy.

This waterfront Legacy accommodation facility is not only a stunning location, but offers a variety of both fun and relaxing activities to cater for the needs of guests and travelers of all ages. A stay in this stunning island resort of Knysna arranged by Legacy Travel allows holiday makers to enjoy the beautiful golden beaches as well as enjoy any of the fantastic diving locations in the area.

One can also find relaxing escape by partaking in horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking. The town has many wonderful restaurants and shops to enjoy, as well as the Art Market. For those on honeymoon, their time can be spent either simply relaxing and escaping from it all in peaceful and romantic surroundings, or escaping from the crowds and partaking in a multitude of exciting activities, both sporting and recreational.

Enjoy the many amenities of the unique and secure Island Legacy resort within short travel distance from the Legacy accommodation area: diving, fishing, sailing and daily boat trips from our on-site jetty to the Heads and Knysna Estuary. Legacy accommodation guests can experience local bio-diversity and indigenous plants and the natural environment at its best. Try some of our exciting or relaxing water sports which include scuba-diving, windsurfing and kayaking. Relax and travel on a fishing trip or escape from the crowds and unwind at the old ferry junction near the Heads. Sample our delicious local cuisine and world-famous oysters at the range of local restaurants in Knysna village.

All Legacy accommodation suites feature under-carpet heating,air-conditioning, dual vanities, a bath, separate shower and hairdryer. Each suite, both adult and junior, has Satellite TV, DSTV and internet WIFI as well as Mac mini for iPods and DVDs. In addition we have a laundry and ironing service on a collect and deliver basis. We also have a shuttle service provide by our Legacy Travel unit.

The mini-club will make sure your young ones enjoy their holiday as much as yourselves. Baby-sitting is available on request in the recreation section at the back of the Legacy accommodation property or in your own .

Legacy Travel is part of our local ad-hoc travel service which includes a free hospitality offering to guests who need to travel from and to Port Elizabeth International Airport. They are picked up and returned at the end of their stay with us at no expense.

The resort has a swimming pool and all Legacy accommodation suites have sweeping views of the Knysna Yacht Club and mountains. It has a TGCSA 5 Star rating and is recommended where both local and international travelers can relax and escape to the finest surroundings the Eastern Cape has to offer.


The resort has a swimming pool and all Legacy accommodation suites have sweeping views of the Knysna Yacht Club and mountains. It has a TGCSA 5 Star rating and is recommended where both local and international travelers can relax and escape to the finest surroundings the Eastern Cape has to offer.