The Turbine Boutique Hotel


Revamped and restored from a power station to a classy elegant boutique hotel; The Turbine is located in Knysna on Thesen Island. Head onto the viewing deck with your sundowner or take a drink from the Tapas Bar. The hotel has its own pontoon boat for guests to sail around the lagoon on a cruise.


For those guests wanting to stay indoors, the hotel provides soothing and rejuvenating treatments at its Turbine Spa. The massive swimming pool with sparkling waters is also accessible for the guests to use for a swim.


  • Located in Knysna on the unique Thesen Island in Knysna Lagoon
  • Charming & quirky converted power station
  • Fantastic restaurant with fresh seafood
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms
  • Walking distances from great restaurants

More Information


South Africa, Garden Route, Knysna

Type of Accommodation

Boutique Hotel

Comfort Level



The Turbine Boutique Hotel provides its guests a vast range of facilities so the guests are at ease and in comfort at all times. The Turbine Spa offers a wide range of pampering treatments from facials, pedicures and manicures, massages to hydrotherapy treatments. The hotel’s in-house library is fully stocked with books so guests can browse and curl up in the lounge with a book.


The Turbine Boutique Hotel provides other services and facilities like internet access, wine cellar filled with the finest wine, a boutique and an art gallery.

General Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Babysitting service available
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Secure parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Spa


Turbine Boutique Hotel serves its meals in its two in-house restaurants.


The Island Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner paired with the finest selection of wine while the Tapas Bar offers light dinner and lunch meals.


The Turbine Boutique Hotel provides accommodations in 24 rooms consisting of:


  • 17 Standard Suites,
  • 6 Luxury Suites,
  • A Honeymoon Suite.


Standard Room

Every suite has been uniquely decorated and is fully furnished with an en-suite bathroom fixed with a bath and a separate shower. Other features of the suites includes air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, Internet access and a coffee and tea station.


Luxury Room

The Luxury Suites are more commodious and spacious than the Standard Suites since the suites have a flat-screen TV, DVD player, a bar with stools, microwave oven and a small-scale library.


Honeymoon Room

All similar facilities are provided with the addition of an extra lounge area, an ice-maker, bidet, stylish double shower and a bathtub.

Room Amenities

Standard Room AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Internet facility
  • Mini bar
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television

Other Room Types

The Luxury Suites at The Turbine are larger than the Standard Suites as they include a bar area with stools, a microwave, flat-screen television and DVD player and library – some rooms also have a sleeper couch.

The Honeymoon Suite has the same as above along with an ice-maker, extra lounge area, stand-alone bath, bidet and a luxurious double shower.


  • Day tours
  • Biking
  • Boat excursions
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Whale watching

Tour Rates

DatesBoard BasisRates From
20 Dec 2019 - 29 Feb 2020Standard Room - Per person sharing R2425
01 Mar 2020 - 12 Apr 2020Standard Room - Per person sharing R2215
13 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020Standard Room - Per person sharing R1820
01 Oct 2020 - 19 Dec 2020Standard Room - Per person sharing R2215

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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