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The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Discover 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 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 lovingly restored and form an integral part of the hotel's design.

Take advantage of the pool deck which overlooks the canal and is ideal for meals, cocktails and sundowners, or indulge at 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.

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Expert View

  • Walking distance to trendy shops and restaurants on upscale Thesen Island
  • Playful and funky decor using vivid colors
  • Industrial architecture of turbines, steel pillars, pipes and bare bricks
  • Unique boutique hotel in a restored turbine power station

At a glance

  • 26 Rooms & Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • B&B
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

"Hire a kayak and explore anywhere on the Knysna lagoon, followed up by breakfast at Island Cafe overlooking the stunning Thesen Island canals."

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Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, 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.

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