The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 5 star hotel set in Knysna Town in South Africa. Spend your South Africa honeymoon in a unique 5 star boutique hotel that was once an old power station, now, transformed into an architectural gem on the picturesque Thesen Island.

If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway in a scenic part of South Africa, The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect base in which to explore the Garden Route for outstanding coastal views. As well as being located in a truly captivating town, you’ll have access to world-class facilities and prodigious dining.

Honeymoon resort information

Room Types

There are just 17 rooms, 6 luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite and a self-catering apartment at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa. Each room is elegantly decorated with independent style, from the opulent décor to the framed artwork. All of the rooms at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa include an en-suite bathroom with separate shower, bath, two basins and a heated towel rail.
  • Rooms

    Each of the 17 rooms feature a flat screen TV with a DVD player and DVD library, a desk with telephone and Internet facilities, a fully stocked mini bar and tea and coffee station.
  • Luxury Rooms

    The Luxury Rooms feature a 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD and movie library, a desk with telephone and Internet facilities, fully stocked mini bar, tea and coffee station, microwave, sofa bed and a bar with stools.
  • Honeymoon Suite

    Spend your South Africa honeymoon in the lavish honeymoon suite, featuring a 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD player and movie library, a desk with telephone and Internet facilities, a lounge area with bar and stools and a double shower and stand alone bathtub.
  • Water Club Apartment

    The self-catering Water Club Apartment includes a 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD player and movie library, a desk with telephone and Internet facilities, a tea and coffee station with microwave, fully stocked open plan kitchen, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.


The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa offers a range of tempting facilities to help make your South Africa honeymoon romantic, special and memorable. What better way than to truly take some time out and relax than at Amani Spa, featuring a range of rejuvenating treatments. Massages, luxurious facials, manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy treatments and tailor made spa packages can all be booked at Amani Spa.

If you’re looking to spend the afternoon poolside, the Pool Deck is the perfect place to be, the tranquil pool at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa overlooks the canal - grab a sun lounger and a good book, then you’re all set!

On the occasion that you want to venture out on a lagoon or sea cruise, cycling tours or any other places surrounding The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa, the friendly reception concierge will be happy to guide the way.

The Turbine water Club offers a wide range of activities on land and in the Knysna lagoon at competitive prices, including activities such as fishing, whale watching, kayaking, paragliding and Tony Cook adventures.

There is a library with computers and Internet facilities, an outside courtyard, wine cellar and common areas around the hotel where you can enjoy privacy for two.


There are 2 restaurants and 3 bars at the turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also an Island Café that hosts wine tasting sessions, cocktail parties and special events.
  • Island Café

    The island Café seats 90 guests and overlooks the canal. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a modern and refurbished building.
  • Tapas and Bar Deck

    Enjoy casual drinks, tasty tapas and incredible views at Tapas and Bar Deck, set by the canal and jetty.
  • Col’Cacchio Pizzeria Knysna

    Col’Cacchio Pizzeria Knysna is located on the Thesen Islands serving delicious thin passed pizzas, freshly prepared salads and pasta. This restaurant is close by the beloved Garden Route.
  • Bars

    There are 3 bars located around the Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa, a Tapas Bar, outside deck bar area and a pool deck that overlooks the tranquil canal.


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