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.
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 decor and art, and state of the art accessories. Some bedrooms have balconies and on the ground level, they have their own delightful garden.
- Walking distance to trendy shops and restaurants on upscale Thesen Island
- Playful and funky decor using vivid colours
- Industrial architecture of turbines, steel pillars, pipes and bare bricks
- Unique boutique hotel in a restored turbine power station
At a glance
- 26 Rooms and Suites
- All Ages
- Open All Year
"Hire a kayak and explore anywhere on the Knysna lagoon, followed up by breakfast at Island Cafe overlooking the stunning Thesen Island canals."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Take a journey through The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to South Africa & Seychelles
A trip of a lifetime. The planning truly planned off. We will have these memories forever.Read full review
Solo Trip to South Africa
The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review
Honeymoon to United Arab Emirates & Seychelles
An outstanding well planned and well counseled experience. We will use your firm again !Read full review