Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Situated on Thesen Islands in Knysna, is one of South Africa’s most unusual hotels – the 5-star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. With its distinctive architecture paying homage to the old power station it once was, it offers guests luxurious accommodation options, exceptional cuisine and stunning views. All rooms boast luxurious amenities such as a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, a fully stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee station and original artworks by local South African artists on the walls, which are for sale too. The Turbine’s Island Café Restaurant – with tables immersed between the original turbines and a spacious terrace overlooking the canal, is open daily and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as monthly food and wine pairings. 

The vibey Gastro Pub offers classic pub meals with a delicious turbine twist!

On-tap draught beer, a comprehensively stocked wine cellar and glorious lagoon sunset views – perfect for the ‘Happy Hour’ every Friday evening with a live music line-up of local musicians. There are excellent conference facilities for business visitors and the boutique hotel can also transform into a superb wedding venue. 

The Turbine Spa is one of the finest on the Garden Route, with a wide range of body and beauty treatments for men and women, day visitors and hotel guests. The hotel’s own adventure centre, the Turbine Water Club offers and arranges a variety of water and land-based activities providing guests with the best of Knysna’s water-based activities – fishing charters, whale watching, and two firm favourites of guests, kayaking and sunset cruises; and land adventures – guided tours into the ancient Knysna Forest, and bicycle hire. The Turbine is also a disabled-friendly hotel 

The recent installation of a generator ensures that load shedding outages are a thing of the past at Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. 

  • This winter the Turbine is offering a 50% special discounted rate (per person sharing per night). Valid to the end of August 2023 this special includes weekends but excludes long weekends All bookings are subject to availability. 
  • Ts & Cs apply.