TH /36 Sawtooth Lane , Thesen Islands, Knysna , Western Cape 6571 , South Africa View hotel location on the map
As recent as 50 years ago, Knysna's power was derived from a wood fired turbine, and ironically this power station was and remains a part of arguably the finest location along the garden route.
Thesen Island as it is called is home to a collection of up-market homes linked to each other and the Knysna lagoon through a series of water ways.
Several years ago an ambitious project to transform the power station into a boutique hotel began, the result of which is breathtaking in its 'industrial' mystique. Given the heritage status of the power station, most of the primary components were left in position and now form an integral part of the theme of the hotel
Immerse yourself in the innovative setting of the new Turbine Hotel & Spa, recreated into a luxury boutique hotel on Thesen Islands, Knysna’s old power station.
The unique heritage site contains 24 exquisitely decorated bedrooms and suites, an Amani Spa to relax and rejuvenate and 2 conference venues which are ideal for meetings and exhibitions. A visit to our Island Cafe, nestled between 3 restored turbines and Thesen’s main canal is a must for locals and visitors alike!
Check in from: 2:30 pm
Check out by: 10:30 am
WiFi internet access available
On exiting George Airport turn right towards the N2 and at the N2 take the left slipway to Knysna. Drive along the N2, passing through Wilderness and Sedgefield until you reach the town of Knysna. After entering Knysna turn right at the 3rd set of traffic lights into Waterfront Drive. Proceed along Waterfront Drive (railway line on your right), and pass through a set of traffic lights, passing the Waterfront on your right. Turn right at the next set of traffic lights into Long Street (note 'Builders Trade' on your left and Tait Marine across the road on the right hand corner) Proceed over the railway line and across the causeway and bridge onto THESEN ISLANDS. Once on Thesen Islands continue until the roundabout at the end of the road, here take the first exit left. Follow the road until you reach the stop street and cross over straight ahead. Continue on the road around the Playground and you will find the Turbine Hotel on your right hand side where we look forward to welcoming you.
Distance 71,4km, approximately 50 minute drive
Secure undercover & underground parking available