The Turbine’s ‘Knysna Oyster Festival’ Specials

The tourist mecca, Knysna home of the Garden Route’s biggest annual event, the Knysna Oyster Festival which runs from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 July, is also home to the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa situated in the centre of Thesen Island.

Small and intimate, with 26 individually decorated rooms and suites The Turbine is the perfect place to spend a night or two, or even a little longer, during the Knysna Oyster Festival. The quirky 5-star boutique hotel is also a dining destination of note – the 90-seater Island Café, with a terrace for al fresco dining and an airy interior with avant-garde décor offers imaginative breakfasts, light lunches and gourmet dinners daily, while the Gastro Pub with an outside seating area and a snug indoors side with a range of craft beer, craft gin on tap, quality local and coastal wines offers gourmet-style pub food. 

Oyster Festival Accommodation specials (valid from 11 to 18 July)

  • Rack – Standard – R4 740 per room; Luxury – R5 540 per room; Suites – R6 320 per room
  • 1 Night less 41% – Standard – R2 500 per room; Luxury – R2 800 per room; Suite – R3 200 per room
  • 2 Night less 50% – Standard – R2 200 per room; Luxury – R2600 per room; Suite – R3 000 per room
  • MID-Week: ‘Stay 3 Pay 2’ (Sunday to Thursday)- Standard room stay three nights and only pay for two (R4 680 for the three nights)

And if you’re in need of a little pampering The Turbine Spa, with its two single treatment rooms, a treatment room for couples, a Rasul (a steamy Arabian bathing ritual) chamber and a full range of body and beauty treatments for men and women, has just what you need – the ‘Create your own Package’ – choose any two treatments – 30min Sports Massage (focus area); 30min Express Mani; 30min Express Pedi; 30min Steam Room Session – for ONLY R399!

Open daily – Monday to Sunday, including public holidays, from 08h00 until 19h00. Contact the Spa on 044 302 5746 or email to book.

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Tel: +27 (0)44 302 5746 / Email:

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The 5-star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is situated on Thesen Islands in Knysna. Intuitive architecture pays homage to the old power station it once was.  Accommodation comprises luxury hotel rooms, standard rooms, a honeymoon suite and two expansive self-contained suites adjacent to the hotel.  Group bookings are welcome for weddings, small conferences, and events. The hotel is also home to the Island Café Restaurant with tables overlooking the canals, pool deck or nestled between the original refurbished turbines. The Gastro Pub offers classic pub meals with a delicious twist and lagoon sunset views.  The Turbine Spa has a wide range of treatments for day visitors as well as hotel guests and, the hotel’s very own adventure centre, the Turbine Water Club, arranges a variety of water and land-based activities such as lagoon cruises, forest walks, city tours and bicycle hire.

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