Things To Do During The Festive Season

December 10, 2018

The festive season is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends. Often the question is, what to do? Planning your own event is time-consuming and involves a lot of cleaning up, so we have compiled a list of events in and around Knysna this December. Have a look; Garden Roots Christmas Festival Taking […]


New Year’s Eve at The Turbine

November 26, 2018

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with the Turbine Hotel & Spa‘s masquerade-themed event. Taking place on the 31st of December 2018 from 20h00, enjoy a sumptuous 3-course meal at our Island Café for just R730 per person. Unfortunately, no under 18’s will be permitted this year. Don your best mask and join us for […]


Christmas at the Turbine Hotel

November 15, 2018

Join the Turbine Hotel & Spa’s Island Café for a delicious Christmas lunch on 25 December 2018 from 12h30. A festive 3-course buffet awaits for just R395 per adult and R165 for children under 12. The extensive selection ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy! Christmas Lunch December is often a busy time of […]


Knysna Extreme Triathlon

November 14, 2018

The first ever Extreme Triathlon in Southern Africa will take place in Knysna on 24 November 2018. The Knysna Extreme Triathlon will kick off at 05h00 from Sirocco restaurant’s jetty on Thesen Island, and comprise of three phases; swim, cycle, run. Competitors will complete a total of 224km on course with an altitude gain of […]


Nightlife In Knysna

October 30, 2018

Although Knysna may not be bursting at the seams with spots for a night out, it still has some great options to choose from. If you’re looking for an evening out on the town, have a look at some of our recommended spots! The Turbine Home to both the vibrant Gastro Pub and more sophisticated […]


Turbine Thursdays

October 23, 2018

The Turbine Hotel & Spa has some exciting specials on offer at the moment, one of which is “Turbine Thursdays”. Our current theme is “Flavours of the World” meaning a sumptuous sample from several different countries. Join us as we take a trip around the world! November has an enticing line-up – have a look […]


Knysna Leisure Isle Festival 2018

October 12, 2018

Preparing for its 15th consecutive year, the Leisure Isle Festival swiftly approaches the town of Knysna. Taking place on the 3rd and 4th of November 2018, this fun-filled event is one both locals and visitors are invited to enjoy. The main objectives of the festival are to support the broader community, bring people together, and […]


Knysna Antique & Classic Boat Show

September 27, 2018

The 6th annual Antique & Classic Boat Show in Knysna is swiftly gliding towards us on the 6th of October 2018. With a rich history of boat building, the show is an exciting and interesting event for all. When & Where? The event will take place along the jetties and various lawns of Thesen Harbour Town […]


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 […]