The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

The 5* boutique Turbine Hotel and Spa is uniquely located on Thesen Island in Knysna, which is considered one of the most the prestigious locations on the Garden Route. This converted power station has been transformed into an individual luxury hotel with bags of personality as the original fixtures and machinery have been loving restored and form an integral part of the hotels design.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Take advantage of the pool deck which overlooks the canal and is ideal for meals, cocktails and sundowners, or indulge at the The Amani Spa which offers a wide variety of Spa treatments. The hotel offers 17 suites, 6 luxury suites, a honeymoon suite and the self-catering Water Club apartment. All suites have individual décor and art, and state of the art accessories. Some bedrooms have balconies and on the ground level, they have their own delightful garden.

Getting There

Only 1.5 km from the town centre, approximately 45 minutes' drive from George Airport, 5 hour's drive from Cape Town and 3 - 4 hours from the Eastern Cape Game Reserves.


Activities in the area include golf, kayaking, abseiling, hiking, white water rafting, sunset cruises and many more. Shoppers are bound to appreciate the charming local boutiques, art galleries and craft markets in the nearby village.

Read what our previous clients thought of The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Review of The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Alejandra Sanchez Aizcorbe Hennings

Best eggs benedict ever!! Great location to move around and a nice a quiet place to relax.

19/12/2019 Read full trip review

Review of The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Raymond Turner & Doris McGuffin

An amazing hotel, having been converted from a former power station. The designers had most skilfully and imaginatively utilised a wide range of artifacts into an intriguing modern colourful design. It is another very comfortable hotel, with helpful staff.

14/10/2019 Read full trip review

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