The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa in knysna, South Africa

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star hotel in Knysna which offers guests luxurious accommodation options, exceptional cuisine, stunning panoramas, and a range of world-class facilities – all in all, a unique holiday experience.

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa was an ambitious project which transformed an old power station into a unique 5 star boutique Knysna hotel. All the old machinery which was used in this power station has been lovingly restored and forms an integral part of the hotel’s aesthetics.


The hotel offers guests a choice of seventeen standard rooms, six luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite, and two self-contained suites adjacent to the hotel. Each of the rooms provide luxurious amenities such as a flat screen TV, Wi-fi, a fully-stocked mini bar, and a tea and coffee station.

Lagoon Suite

If you are on the lookout for private, luxury accommodation in Knysna, look no further than the stunning Lagoon and Canal Suites – your home away from home.

Situated a small distance from the main hotel, the open plan Lagoon Suite boasts sweeping views of the marina, Knysna Heads and spectacular estuary. This self-contained unit is complete with a luxurious double bed, and is just secluded enough to offer that extra bit of privacy, but near enough to have full access to all the hotel’s facilities and amenities.


The second self-contained suite adjacent to the main hotel, the Canal Suite features canal views and the same modern comforts as the hotel, along with an open-plan kitchen complete with microwave, espresso machine and fridge/freezer.

Whether you want to stretch out in the comfort of your own private living room, or laze by the hotel pool, the Lagoon and Canal Suites offer all the flexibility you need.


Perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway, this stylish and exclusive self-contained accommodation in Knysna offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For a Knysna holiday at your own pace, book the Lagoon or Canal Suite today.

ach room is spacious and airy, and is designed to accentuates the hotel’s exquisite placement. Large windows and balconies ensure that these rooms effortlessly embrace both the natural beauty and historical significance of this one of a kind location.


The luxury rooms

The Luxury Rooms provide more space for guests to spread out, and indulge in the comfort and style that Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa strives for.

Our six Luxury Rooms include a lounge and bar area, and four of them have an extra sleeper couch. Some have private gardens or balconies.


Knysna Restaurants

Everyone knows that nothing says relaxation like a drink in hand and an evening of spectacular cuisine. The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa offers two Knysna restaurants for you to enjoy, each with a different feeling and flavour.


Gastro Pub

Built around the hotel’s fifth turbine, the Gastro Pub boasts exceptional views, a laid-back setting and a tantalizing, gourmet finger food menu.

If you’re looking for a gourmet pub experience with good value, and delicious food in comfortable surroundings, then you’ve come to the right place. Set alongside the Island Cafe, the Gastro Pub features a sunny deck that boasts a view of the marina, making it the perfect place to catch a legendary sunset over the Knysna lagoon.


Our passion for fresh, quality local produce combined with an inventive menu has made the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa an excellent dining destination popular with hotel guests, locals and holidaymakers.

The 90-seater Island Café restaurant at the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa overlooks the stunning canal, and serves up extraordinary dishes from a diverse a la carte menu. The Gastro Pub and Deck, on the other hand, allows guests to enjoy watching the sun go down, whilst sipping on something from the extensive drinks menu, and filling up on an imaginative pub-style variety of snacks.




The Turbine Spa is one of the finest on the Garden Route, offering guests a wide variety of relaxing treatments from massages to facials and a Rhassoul Steam Room.

Another popular feature is the Turbine Adventure Centre, providing guests with the best Knysna water-based activities, including pontoon cruises, fishing charters, whale watching and kayak hire as well as adventures on land with guided forest tours and bicycle hire.

he warm and elegant decor of this restaurant in Knysna is well accented with the high ceilings and thick stone walls. In the centre of the room, stands an impressive mahogany bar and an assortment of comfortable armchairs and banquets are conveniently placed – staying in line with the quirky yet classic tone of this luxury Knysna hotel. A massive lifting hook and chains dating from the power plant days make an interesting talking point, while large screens make it the ideal location to kick back and enjoy the game.

The Gastro Pub is a popular meeting place with a welcoming atmosphere, and hearty, delicious gastro pub fare. Sample the tempting range of craft beers too, or savour one of South Africa’s world-class wines.


The Turbine Spa

For the ultimate in pampering, book a luxurious treatment at The Turbine Spa.

Situated in the heart of the hotel, this well-known spa in Knysna features single and double treatment rooms, and an impressive range of body, facial and beauty treatments for both him and her. Other distinctive features of The Turbine Spa are an exotically mosaic-tiled Rasul Steam Room – perfect for loved-up couples, and an exclusive Spa Massage Pedi Chair, in which you can enjoy a back massage and a pedicure simultaneously.


he extensive treatment menu at the Turbine Spa holds something for everyone. Amidst the Turbine Pamper Packages (inclusive of a delicious Island Café lunch), the Couple’s Escape is a firm favourite, combining an intensive body massage with a BABOR Facial and a steaming Rasul session. Within the Turbine Body collection, the 75-minute Detox Body Wrap is a major draw card; enjoy a full body exfoliation wrap and a relaxing scalp massage, followed by a nourishing body butter application.

Amongst the Turbine Signature treatments, a favourite is the Knysna Journey, a 90-minute spoil starting with a relaxing foot scrub and massage, and ending off with a full body massage of your choice.

Along with these unique Spa Experiences, the Turbine Spa in Knysna also offers a number of deluxe BABOR facials, several different massages ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes in duration, a lengthy list of grooming services and various manicure and pedicure treatments.

To find out more about the Turbine Spa, or to book a treatment of your choosing, please contact the spa directly on 044 302 5746 or email


Explore Knysna with Turbine Water Club

The Turbine Water Club offers a variety of water sports and activities both on land and on the Knysna lagoon. The Turbine Water Club have partnered with prominent Knysna adventure companies to offer you the best adventure activities and water sport in Knysna at competitive prices.




The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands
Knysna, South Africa
+27 (0) 44 302 5746