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Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
TH 36 Sawtooth LaneThesen Islands, KnysnaWestern Cape6570South Africa

Lakefront hotel in Knysna with 3 restaurants, spa
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Awesome vibe
Great location
Fantastic service
Pool should be renewed
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Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna

from $134
  • Standard Room
  • Luxury Room
  • Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina on site
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator/lift
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Amani Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.


The Tapas Bar - This tapas bar serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

The Island Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Col Cacchio Pizzeria - This theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.


On Site

  • Marina on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna’s small print

Also known as

  • Turbine Hotel
  • Turbine Hotel Knysna
  • Turbine Knysna


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: 1 percent of room rate

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 1000 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 650 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs ZAR 650 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna


  • Knysna Quays - 17 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 28 min walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 42 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Bollard Bay - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Eastern Head View Point - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve - 8.1 mi / 13.1 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 10 mi / 16.1 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 39 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 56 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 37 reviews

Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna
Perfect hotell
We didn’t like the pillows, to big and to stiff.
Bengt-Göran, za2 night trip
Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna
Very Good8.0
The only thing that I can criticise is that the hot water was brown. I'm not sure if that is normal or if the hotel was previously aware of it. The stay was an amazing experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a quality getaway.
Kurt, za1 night trip
Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna
Stunning Hotel
amazing hotel in a great location.
Jay, za1 night trip
Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna
A very special place to stay!
An unusual, beautiful hotel in a scenic setting! Friendly and effective service and delicious breakfast.
Catharina, za2 night trip with friends
Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna
A one off boutique hotel
Fantastic boutique hotel superbly built around the old power station Spotless rooms and great service Nicely situated a short walk away from the main town but with a few restaurants just across the road Some minor niggles re the door key and tv operation but they should not detract from a very interesting hotel Well worth a visit
john, gb4 night romance trip

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Turbine Hotel and Spa, Knysna

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