Leisure Isle is situated in the heart of the Garden Route on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon, linked to the mainland by a narrow causeway. An idyllic holiday destination, Leisure Isle rentals are favoured by retirees and families who enjoy the year-round pleasant weather. As it’s surrounded by a tidal estuary, the natural scenery here changes constantly which is part of its unique character. Leisure Isle property for sale is varied, from large lagoon-facing homes with multiple bedrooms and well-kept gardens, to smaller cottages. Along with direct access to the sandy shore, some properties offer views of the Knysna heads, the two sea cliffs that guard the mouth of the lagoon. 

Leisure Isle property for sale is highly sought after by those looking to invest in a relaxed lifestyle close to the water’s edge. Home-seekers are drawn to the quaint gardens and narrow streets of this residential suburb where kids and adults enjoy walking and riding safely along the roads. Rental property in Leisure Isle is well suited to nature lovers as the island’s estuary and surrounding parks are home to a host of water birds and protected fynbos. Leisure Isle rentals are also popular on the northern shore of the Island near the Boat Club in the little Peter Gordon Harbour where the public slipway gives easy access to the lagoon for boating, yachting and canoeing. Take a look at the available Leisure Isle property listings below.

Explore Leisure Isle

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

Enjoy everything from tennis, bowling, walking and cycling on the Isle or take to the lagoon for kiting, fishing, windsurfing and boating. 

Nature trails

Nature trails

Here you’ll find some of the most spectacular hiking trails in the world, through forest, fynbos and along the pristine coastline. The most famous of these are the Outeniqua Trail, the Harkerville Trail, the Otter Trail and the Tsitsikamma Trail. 



Owning property on Leisure Isle means you’ll be able to enjoy the wide array of festivals that take place here annually. Knysna is host to the Knysna Marathon and accompanying Oyster Festival, the Literary Festival, Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, Speed Festival and the Knysna Woodcutters Festival.



The Knysna Elephant Park, Birds of Eden and Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tours are not to be missed either. 

Living in Leisure Isle

Areas near to Leisure Isle

Thesen Island,


There are 11 schools within the area surrounding Leisure Isle, including Knysna Montessori School, Oakhill School, Knysna Primary and High School and Heatherhill College. 


There are a host of medical practitioners and pharmacies in town. The whole family’s needs can be tended to at the Knysna Private Hospital, a member of one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa. 


In the town of Knysna, you’ll find the Knysna Waterfront and Knysna Mall for all your necessities such as groceries and clothing. Take some time to explore the streets which are also dotted with various coffee shops, curio and boutique stores. Be sure not to miss out on the Friday Market during the summer months. 


Leisure Isle is blessed with a Mediterranean climate with moderately warm summers and fairly chilly winters. This great climate is one of the factors that draws home seekers to pursue Leisure Isle property rentals and sales.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius