Turbine Hotel & Spa

There is definitely something special about the Turbine Hotel and Spa located on the exclusive and prestigious Thesen Island in Knysna. Built on the site of the old wood-burning power station this five-star boutique hotel was carefully crafted around the existing old machinery which has been refurbished and restored to form an integral part of the ambience of the hotel. Relax alongside the rim-flow pool as you enjoy the serene views of the surrounding lagoon or unwind in the Amani Spa which offers a variety of pampering treatments to lift your spirits. The Turbine has three bars and two restaurants which will delight guests with their sumptuous faire.


The Turbine Hotel boasts 17 suites, 6 luxury suites and a honeymoon suite all individually decorated featuring artwork from renowned South African artists and photographers. The en-suite rooms are all air-conditioned and secured with a card access system.



  • 2 Conference / Function Venues
  • 2 Gourmet Restaurants
  • 3 Bar areas
  • Art Gallery
  • Concierge
  • Curio / Gift Shop
  • Fully Stocked Wine Cellar
  • Library
  • Rim Flow Swimming pool

Standard Rooms:

  • Climate control Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Full DVD Library
  • Full en-suite bathroom with heated shower rails
  • King size beds
  • Mini-bar
  • Mini-safes
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Telephone with Skype & email facility

Luxury Suites:

Additional amenities include:

  • Bar & bar stools
  • Microwave
  • Sleeper couch

Honeymoon Suite:

Additional amenities include:

  • Double Shower, Free-standing bath & bidet
  • Ice Machine
  • Lounge suite plus bar


  • Cycling
  • Dawn and afternoon / evening safaris in open vehicles
  • Lagoon Cruises
  • Spa Treatments

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