The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

'Quirky boutique hotel set on Knysna's waterways'

Set on an island in Kynsna, the Turbine Boutique and Spa is a restored and transformed former power station. Walking through this hotel, its history, and that of the surrounding area is on display. Several room and suite types are on offer, each uniquely decorated to match its previous use, or its views. Dining is provided by the Island Cafe, as well as the more relaxed atmosphere of the Gastro Pub. A variety of activities can be arranged, including kayaking and hiking.

In Our Opinion

'An amazing and original conversion that makes this one of the most uniqeu hotels on the Garden Route'

Island Cafe

Overlooking the canals and nestled between the original turbines, this restaurant serves an ever changing selection. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Gastro Pub

Boasting views over the marina, this laid back pub serves hearty and delicious food, as well as craft beers and world class South African wine. Open on selected days.

Property Facilities:?

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Business Centre
  • Gym (nearby)
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Library
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Activities On Site:

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Massages
  • Sailing
  • Whale Watching


The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is situated on Thesen Island, in Knysna, along the famous Garden Route.

The hotel is located 274kms from Port Elizabeth Airport, a 3 hour drive, and 30kms or a 30 minute drive from Plettenberg Bay. 
George Airport is 71kms or a 1 hour drive from Knysna and Cape Town is a 5.5 hour drive.