The Knysna Motor Show 2017

April 25, 2017

The Knysna Motor Show (KMS) is taking place this Sunday, the 30th of April, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The KMS is one of South Africa’s premier motor shows and considered to be one of the best motor shows in South Africa.


Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival Returns to Knysna 26-30 April

April 19, 2017

GaySA Radio Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is set to take place in Knysna 26 April to 1 May 2017. The Festival is a celebration of the LGBTQ community across Southern Africa and features fine art exhibitions, craft markets, themed parties, fashion shows, visibility workshops and ‘meet & greets’ with The Queens of […]


Easter Events In and Around Knysna

April 12, 2017

For all those making their way to Knysna this Easter Weekend, this blog post is for you!


Easter Specials at Turbine

April 7, 2017

Easter is a time for relaxation, indulgence and family bonding. To help you make the best of this long weekend, the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa in Knysna will be running several different exclusive dining specials.


Whale Shark Dies in the Knysna Estuary

March 20, 2017

The Whale Shark which sought refuge in the warm waters of the Knysna Lagoon over last weekend has unfortunately since died. Owen Govender, Senior Section Ranger for SANParks Lakes, confirmed on Monday 13th March that the shark had died. The whale shark was last seen alive in the Ashmead Channel near SANParks offices. This was […]


Knysna International Guitar Night

March 14, 2017

The first ever Knysna International Guitar Night is set to take place on the 31st March at Montessori School in Knysna.


Knysna Literary Festival 2017

March 13, 2017

The Knysna Literary Festival hits the shores of our seaside town this month, from 16th to 19th March, at a number of venues around the lagoon. Three to four different events take place every day over the 4-day festival and highlights include a cooking class with Sarah Graham, Helen Zille’s discussion about the current political […]


Spotlight on: The Outeniqua Transport Museum

February 23, 2017

The Garden Route is not often recognised as a journey teeming with pockets of South African culture, but this popular route is actually home to a number of historical gems, many of which are passed by unnoticed. One of these diamonds in the rough is the Outeniqua Transport Museum. Located humbly in the town of […]


Knysna Art: A Look into the Art at Turbine

February 17, 2017

Turbine Boutique Hotel has always kept culture and history at its core, and for that reason, much care is put into the artwork that can be found lining its walls. Meticulously chosen by Myléne Ife, our dedicated Art Curator and General Manager, the art at Turbine reflects the incredible talent and skill of the South […]


Spend your Knysna Valentine’s Day with Turbine Hotel & Spa

February 9, 2017

We’re celebrating the month of love in a big way this year, with five Knysna Valentine’s Day specials designed just for you! Celebrate for less this year, and spoil the one you love by taking full advantage of one or more of the stunning offers at Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa. 1. Couple’s Romantic Indulgence […]


5 Best Couple’s Activities in Knysna

January 25, 2017

The perfect getaway for couples can be found in the heart of the Garden Route. Knysna is a small yet bustling vacation destination that is best known for its charm, great food and breath-taking lagoon. The ideal time to visit Knysna is in the summer months between December and March, when there are a host […]


Things to do in Knysna this Summer

January 23, 2017

Knysna is an idyllic summer vacation destination for couples, families or friends travelling together, looking to enjoy the outdoors. This charming holiday town at the heart of the Garden Route is known for its pristine lagoon, numerous hiking trails and beaches dotted with bright brollies. Here are some of our favourite things to do in […]


A Short History of Turbine Boutique Hotel

January 13, 2017

The moment you walk through the doors at Turbine Boutique Hotel, the rich history of this fascinating structure, and its diverse surroundings. Knysna has a history spanning sailing ships, gold discovery and timber extraction to become one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destination. The Khoi-san people originally inhabited the area until Dutch Settlers arrived in […]


Blueberry Crumpet Topping Recipe

December 15, 2016

Nothing says Christmas quite like a busy kitchen. Whether you’re celebrating the festive season with loved ones, or opting for a quieter option, it’s almost a given that some part of the holiday will revolve around food. At Turbine Boutique Hotel, we’re embracing all things scrumptious this year with new and exciting items on our […]


Enjoy a Very Merry Christmas at Turbine Hotel

December 13, 2016

The 25th of December is fast approaching, and the stress of catering can often get in the way of Christmas cheer. Whether you’re a big family, or a smaller party of friends, time spent in the kitchen is time away from the people you care about. Why not take the hassle out of your Knysna […]