The Turbine Water Club offers a variety of water sports and activities both on land and on the Knysna lagoon. The Turbine Water Club have partnered with prominent Knysna adventure companies to offer you the best adventure activities and water sport in Knysna at competitive prices.
|LAGOON CRUISE||1 hour||R320 p/p|
|LAGOON CRUISE||1.5 hours||R350 p/p|
|SUNSET CRUISE||1.5 hours||R550 p/p|
|BICYCLE HIRE||2 hours||R250 p/p|
|BICYCLE HIRE||8 hours||R500 p/p|
|KAYAK HIRE||1 hour||R130 p/p|
|KAYAK HIRE||2 hours||R200 p/p|
|GUIDED TOUR OF KNYSNA||6 hours||R650|
|GUIDED TOUR OF KNYSNA & SUNSET CRUISE||9 hours||R950|
|DOLPHIN PARAGLIDING (TANDEM FLIGHT)||10 min||R850|
|FISHING CHARTERS (1 pax)||4 hours||R1100|
|FISHING CHARTERS (2-6 max pax)||4 hours||R850|
|RIB BOATING ADVENTURE||1 hour||R650|
For a luxury cruise on the Turbine motorised Pontoon barge, the cruise does a round trip on the Knysna lagoon. The route includes a trip past the scenic Featherbed restaurant situated on the Western Head and makes a turn at the Heads before returning to the Turbine Waterclub. Along the route you may see fish eagles, Oyster Catchers, seals and Pied King Fishers. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks or we can arrange with the Turbine Hotel.
Departure Times: 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
Please note: Maximum 10 people per cruise.
1 hour: R320 pp
1 1/2 hours: R350 pp
For beautiful lagoon cruises on Turbine motorised Pontoon barge, the cruise does a round trip on the Knysna lagoon, with a fascinating brief tour of the channels of Thesen Island. The cruise takes you past Brenton-on-Lake where guests may see deer, fish eagles, make a turn at the Heads before heading back to the Turbine Waterclub. Cruise includes a bottle of house wine (white/red) and a snack platter per couple.
Departure Time: 17:00
1 1/2 hours: R550 pp
We do also offer customised cruises. Please contact us to arrange or for more information.
Bicycle hire is available at the Turbine Water Club. Clients may cycle anywhere in Knysna. These are not guided tours. Knysna and its pristine forests, mountains and coastal routes make it an unforgettable biking destination. If clients choose to hire the bicycles and cycle in the Knysna forest, this will be permitted at their own risk. Helmets and locks are provided.
Hire times: 09h00 – 17h00
2 hours: R250 pp
8 hours: R500 pp
Our kayak hires are not guided tours. Clients may explore anywhere on the Knysna lagoon in the course of rented period. We have single and double kayaks available and we provide life jackets and paddles.
Hire times: 09h00 – 17h00
1 hour: R130 pp
2 hours: R200 pp
Enjoy a guided tour of Knysna and surrounding area with an experienced guide depart from The Turbine Hotel and Spa starting with a 9km forest hike, lunch at a beautiful restaurant on guests own account, full town tour including all viewpoints like Margaret’s Viewpoint, Brenton-on-Sea and the township tours which takes you to the suburbs of Concordia, further in the settlement you will reach a view point in Khayalethu looking over Knysna and the estuary, there you will mesmerised by the beauty of Knysna. The last view point is at the Knysna Heads and finishing off with a sunset cruise if you book the full experience.
Full Experience including Sunset Cruise: R880 pp
Half Knysna Experience not including Sunset Cruise: R580 pp
Town tour not including Forest Hike or Boat Cruise: R380 pp
Margaret’s View Point
This roadside stop can be found on the way to Brenton-on-Sea and offers breath-taking views of the Knysna Estuary and an overview of the dynamic town. The viewpoint is named after Margaret Addinal, an avid conversationist, who persistently campaigned for this viewpoint.
Brenton-On-Sea is a seaside resort town 15km west of Knysna, named after Sir Jahleel Brenton, who declared Knysna a harbour in 1818. The area is home to the endangered Brenton Blue butterfly, the only place in the world where it can be found.
The Knysna township tour takes you through the suburbs of Concordia, Khayalethu, Hornlee and Judahs Square. Entering the large colourful jumble of wooden shacks you will pass Judahs Square a little, yet growing Rastafarian community.
A hike to remember. The circles in the forest are situated in the Goldfield (“Goudveld”) forest in Knysna. The trail starts at the Krisjan-se-Nek picnic site. It is a beautiful scenic walk, the walk is sensual and picturesque. You will come across a swimming hole and waterfall. The trail goes through the forest surrounding you with a thick density of ferns, large trees and the forest floor is thriving with frogs and other small critters, if you are lucky you may also spot the infamous Knysna Loerie.
There are two routes: a short 3.1km circle route and a 9km circle route. The effort level during this walk ranges from easy to moderate, making this pleasant for anyone over the age of 5. The 9km hike is included in The Knysna Experience.
Explore the magic of the Garden Route from above with a Dolphin Paragliding tandem flight. Combining the thrill of soaring over the landscapes with years of experience and the ultimate in safety measures, this activity is not to be missed. Relax and enjoy breath-taking views while your instructor handles the flying.
Duration: 10 min
Cost: R850 (tandem flight)
Come and enjoy a fishing trip on the Knysna lagoon. We catch a wide variety of fish. We supply bait, tackle and an experienced guide who knows all the best fishing spots. Bring fishing permits, sunblock and a change of warm clothes. Snacks and drinks not provided.
The Turbine Water Club is open daily from 09h00 to 17h00. All activities start and finish at the Turbine Water Club on Thesen Islands.
– All activities are weather dependant and are at your own risk.
– Prices subject to change without prior notice.
– T&C Apply.
– We accept Visa and Master Cards.
Contact: Schalk Hildebrand
Phone: +27 72 259 7927 | +27 44 302 5751 | +27 44 302 5746
Great Overnight Stay
“Fabulous location on Thesen Island with bars and restaurants a few metres away. The hotel offers it’s own boat trips to The Knysna Heads. We took the sunset tour which was beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable. The spa is fabulous and very good value for the quality of treatments on offer. The rooms were excellent and we loved the eclectic design of the hotel which retained so much of it’s original industrial features. Breakfast was extensive and the service very good, even though the hotel was busy. All in all a great stay in this beautiful town.”
NomadicR, (August 2019)View on TripAdvisor