Knysna Fire: Ways You Can Help

June 27, 2017

Earlier this month, the unforgiving Garden Route fire swept through Knysna and surrounding areas, destroying almost everything in its path.


Turbine Hotel Update: Business as Usual

June 12, 2017

We are pleased to announce that it’s back to business as usual at The Turbine Hotel & Spa. Since Wednesday last week, the Turbine operated as a rescue centre for those who had managed to find their way to us. Either because they had been evacuated by emergency services or had sadly lost their homes […]


Winter Specials at Turbine Hotel

June 9, 2017

As the icy months of winter are now among us and we see less and less warmer days, we felt it necessary to give you something to feel warm and fuzzy about. Our accommodation and spa Turbine winter specials are sure to provide you with the perfect excuse to stay out of the cold and […]


Dinner Spots in Knysna

May 24, 2017

If you’re traveling through the Garden Route then Knysna, found in the heart of it, is a destination to be explored. As the sun starts to set on your activity-filled day and you begin to hear your tummies grumbling for food, we’ve got you covered. There is a wide variety of different dinner spots in […]


Frequently Asked Questions: Turbine Hotel & Spa

May 9, 2017

Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa is a hotel with more to offer than most. From our luxurious accommodation options and exceptional cuisine to our unusual location and award-winning spa – you are guaranteed a stay unlike anywhere else on the Garden Route. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Turbine Hotel.


Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 4-7 May 2017

May 3, 2017

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2017 is set to take place in its eighth annual event from tomorrow (4 May) in Knysna, South Africa. The Hillclimb is a premier motorsport event in South Africa which has become a “must attend” on the calendars of local sports stars, celebrities and the country’s top drivers. The Jaguar-sponsored event […]


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 […]