Turbine Hotel in Knysna, 5 Star Garden Route Hotel Accommodation

Turbine Hotel & Spa

5 Star Hotel at TH36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna 6571, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About Turbine Hotel & Spa

The Turbine Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star Hotel in Knysna which offers guests an extra special experience. This exceptional hotel in Knysna is situated on Thesen Islands which is considered one of the most the prestigious locations on the Garden Route.

The Turbine Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed the old power station into a unique 5 star boutique hotel on the Garden Route with a massive wow factor. All the old machinery which was used in this power station has been loving restored and forms an integral part of the hotels aesthetics.

The creative recycling of this old building and the implementation of several energy saving measures stands as a laudable example of environmental sustainability and a respect for Knysna’s architectural heritage.


The Turbine Hotel is surrounded by water on three sides. The Hotel comprises the Island Café (a la carte restaurant, seating 90 people) and Tapas Bar, as well as twenty four (17 standard suites, six luxury suites and one honeymoon suite) individually themed suites of the highest standard. The hotel has a rim flow pool with deck facing onto the canal. Common areas include an art gallery showcasing emerging local SA talent. Our Water Club also offers an ATM and the Deli is a Wi-Fi hotspot.


The Turbine Water Club offers al fresco dining from our deli, oysters from our champagne bar and a wide variety of activities on both land and the Knysna lagoon.

The Spa

The Amani Spa offers the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence with double and single treatment rooms, rasul, mani / pedi chair.


We have two state-of-the art conference venues – each can seat 20 boardroom and 40 cinema style which are inter-leading for larger events. The boiler room is literally built inside the old wood fired burner boiler and has its own server in the most unique setting imaginable.

Activities and Attractions

Activities include bicycle hire, eco tours, fishing charters: lagoon and deep sea, guided canoe trips, kayak hire, kite surfing, Knysna forest tours, mountain biking, paragliding, pontoon cruises, sailing charters, stand up paddle boarding, sunset and lagoon cruises and whale watching.

This hotel in Knysna is a true marvel and offers a unique accommodation experience. No visitor to Knysna should miss this experience.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Accreditations (as claimed by Turbine Hotel & Spa)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.048752
Longitude: 23.049101

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 483km
George Airport - 59km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 261km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h30
Check-out by 10h30

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  • Visa
  • American Express
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