The Knysna Timber Festival

September 12, 2018

Celebrating the root of South Africa’s timber industry, the town of Knysna plays annual host to the Knysna Timber Festival. Run by the Knysna Timber Initiative, the festival is a showcase of local excellence across the entire value chain from the town. What is the Knysna Timber Initiative? The Knysna Timber Initiative (KTI) is a trade […]


Weeknight Restaurant Specials in Knysna

August 22, 2018

Whether anyone would like to admit it or not, the idea of a special or novel event is exciting, inviting, and immediately piques our interest. Both restaurants at The Turbine Hotel and Spa like to keep guests and fellow Knysna residents on their toes with new specials, tastings and evenings while also keeping some firm […]


Garden Route Golfing

August 17, 2018

The Garden Route is not only perfect for a scenic self-drive full of beautiful stops along the way. This beautiful route is also ideal for golf enthusiasts with plenty of world-class courses to enjoy along the way. Knysna Golf Club Located in the Turbine’s backyard on the shores of the lagoon, Knysna Golf Club‘s 18-hole […]


Women With a Passion Support Group Tea

August 8, 2018

Tomorrow – on National Women’s Day – Turbine Hotel & Spa will be hosting 25 ladies from the Women With a Passion (WWAP) Support Group in Knysna. Established in 2010, the WWAP Support Group provides spiritual, emotional and physical support for battered and traumatised local women. Regular group gatherings, focus on empowering mentoring these women […]


Knysna Oyster Festival Highlights

July 23, 2018

The 2018 Knysna Oyster Festival has come and gone leaving all who attended wanting more. Full of exciting events for athletes, foodies and families, be sure to jot down the dates for next year! If you didn’t manage to get there this year, we’ve picked out some of our top highlights: Sporting Events Whether you’re […]


Baleia Wine and Food Pairing Evening

July 12, 2018

Join the Island Café at The Turbine Hotel and Spa and Baleia Wine for an evening of fantastic food and expertly paired wines. Promising to be a cosy winter affair, the event is not one to be missed by food and wine fanatics alike. The Event Taking place on the 26th of July 2018 at 6:30 […]


Sawtooth Plaza Road Closure on Thesen Harbour Town

July 11, 2018

Due to urgent rehabilitation and maintenance of the Sawtooth Plaza area on Thesen Harbour Town, the access to The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Col’Cacchio Pizzeria will be affected for the period from Monday the 16th of July to the 16 September 2018. During this period, no road access will be available for vehicles from Sawtooth […]


Knysna Forest Marathon 2018

July 4, 2018

Taking place on Saturday, 7 July 2018, the Knysna Forest Marathon has become a firm favourite on runners racing calendars. Held during the annual Knysna Oyster Festival, it consists of a challenging 42.2km full marathon, a 21.1km half marathon and a 5km fun run, allowing professional and first-time runners to enjoy the scenic Knysna Forest.


Turbine Hotel Knysna Accommodation Specials 2018

June 26, 2018

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, located in an enviable position on Thesen Island, comprises 24 rooms, an Amani African Spa and two restaurants -the Island Café and the Gastro Pub which tastefully complement the refurbished facilities and equipment brought back to life, giving it status as one of the top hotels in Knysna. Turbine […]


2018 Knysna Cycle Tour

June 10, 2018

The 2018 Knysna Cycle Tour is a two-day family cycling festival in Knysna, South Africa sponsored by Momentum. The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, taking place this year between Friday 29 June and Sunday 8 July, has long been an annual pilgrimage for marathon runners and cyclists. The first weekend sees the Momentum Knysna […]


Royal Wedding High Tea

May 14, 2018

Save the Date – Saturday 19 May – Royal Wedding High Tea at the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. If you haven’t yet received your invitation to the Wedding of the Year – don’t worry the Turbine has the next best thing! You are cordially invited to High Tea and a live broadcast viewing of […]


Soup Nights

May 7, 2018

Next Soup Night – Thursday 12 July 2018  – 18h30 Winter is well and truly on its way, and we’re getting prepared in the most delicious way possible. Every Thursday evening over this chilly season, the Island Cafe at Turbine Hotel & Spa will be offering bottomless gourmet soup to keep your bellies full and […]


Knysna Pink Loerie Festival 2018

April 20, 2018

For a weekend in May, Knysna erupts in a celebration of dance, music, art and fun with the 17th annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Art Festival. With a number of events and shows held around Knysna – day and night – the town will be awash with festivities and an electric vibe. For over […]


Knysna For Kids

March 22, 2018

With the Easter weekend fast approaching, and the long weekend at the end of April not far away, you might be brainstorming ways to keep the whole family entertained – especially the little ones! We’ve made things a whole lot easier by highlighting some of the best Knysna kids activities. The Knysna Elephant Park A […]


Off-season Cape Town Knysna Roadtrip

March 15, 2018

With summer winding down, and the cool hues of autumn on their way, the busy season in South Africa is finally winding down. There’s no better way to see the countryside and to take advantage of the quiet roads and off-season tranquility than a Cape Town Knysna roadtrip. We’ve highlighted a few not-to-be-missed stops along […]