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Kanonkop Guest House

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I have to say what a stunning place to stay. The rooms are beautiful and individual with perfect views of the lagoon from our terrace. This place would be hard to beat and it is definitely better to be up and away from the now busy main road! But what stands out is the welcome hospitality from owner Mark...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear MrsN01 Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our 'beautiful retreat'. The two rooms chosen is a wonderful choice as it works well for families and they both have stunning views (Paradise and Sunbird) I also love your comment that we have a 'refreshing approach to hospitality' . We really try...

Carlton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Kanonkop for 3 nights as our 'stopover' on the Garden Route, the view over the lagoon is stunning, which we could enjoy as well from our room, the Forest Suite. Breakfast is a relaxed affair with a good buffet selection and dishes cooked to order. The best start to a day exploring Knysna and the surroundings. When...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Geoff N I am glad you got to experience Kanonkop House and the Forest Suite for 3 nights. I always say that one night is not enough to really experience Knysna and the surrounding area. The tea in the afternoon is a wonderful added extra that can be enjoyed by all after having a wonderful day out exploring. I...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family occupied all of the suites and rooms in the main house. The Penthouse is spectacular. The views are gorgeous from all the rooms. The accommodations are on par with five star properties, but feel like a guest house. Each room has it's own personality and style. The property has been carefully curated by the owner parents. It is...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear AventureJunkie71 Thank you for the amazing review. We are pleased you felt at home at our stunning property and am glad you enjoyed the different personality and style of each room. We are always very happy when you have felt at home, as this is what we strive for. I think you chose the right establishment for your parents...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to write a review about Kanonkop without sounding cliché. I will just say it is an amazing place owned by great people. If you are stopping for a day or two (or even more) in Knysna and you are a "luxury kind of person", this is one of the few spots I would highly recommend. It is...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa_Mbenoun Many thanks for the wonderful review. Thank you for not trying to sound like a cliché :) But I do feel this is a positive comment. We are glad you enjoyed our cosy and exclusive guest house, and thank you for the recommendations. We hope you will come back and visit us again. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark &...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Kanonkop was one of our most memorable experiences of our little adventure along the Garden Route. It is set in the most beautiful location overlooking Knysna Bay - the scenery is breath taking. The staff show such hospitality and cannot do enough to make your stay absolutely perfect in every way. So welcoming and friendly. Our room...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear terriaadams Thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for staying with us and am glad to hear that we made your adventure memorable! I do hope you will come back and visist us again soon. Was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team

Knysna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Kanonkop House was ideal. The service, the room and bathroom, the breakfasts on the patio, the evenings sitting in the beautiful outside room next to the pool--the hotel provides amazing views of Kynsna lagoon while it also has tasteful, stylish and diverse artwork and furnishings throughout the property. The attention to the gardens was a real plus....

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Wendy F Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am very pleased you enjoyed our property - artworks, view of the lagoon, and our breakfast outside. I hope you will visit us again soon, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

Gourock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights while doing the garden route and wow! The views of the heads of knysna are amazing. We were in a Matara suite which overlooked the pool but had some views of the lagoon. Just pop in the main house and the view hits you. Breakfast was served overlooking the amazing view. A dip in the pool...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear lyndsay c Wonderful review. Thank you so much. The views are amazing here and are very fortunate to be situated so that from just about anywhere there is something beautiful to see. The huge suite upstairs is our Selwyn Suite and is not just for honeymooners, anybody can book it! We are building a new room very similar to...

Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our stay at Kanonkop House was one of the highlights of our holiday! What a lovely house with beautiful views. We stayed in the Forest Suite which was spacious and had a wonderful patio area to relax with a glass of wine. The swimming pool area was very clean and it was nice to chill out for a bit. All...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Karen D Thank you for the wonderful review. And am so pleased we were the highlight of your holiday ! That is so wonderful to hear and am very pleased that you enjoyed our Forest Suite. This room is wonderful with the private patio with views of the forest and lagoon. I am pleased you enjoyed our recommendations of...

Lake Country, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Were not there long enough to really enjoy the property - was just an overnight. Stayed in the Selwyn Suite which is lovely with a wonderful view - would have liked more time. Staff is friendly and accommodating.

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lpk1119 Thank you for your review. Even though your stay was short, I am glad you had a wonderful friendly stay with us. I do hope you will come visit us again - a bit longer - and I am sure you will find plenty of things to do in the area that you missed this time round! Warm...

Epsom, UK
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was our second visit to Kanonkop House, three years after our first. It was fantastic then and it is fantastic now. The views, the rooms, the breakfasts and the service are all outstanding but what makes this place extra special is that you are treated as personal friends and not just paying guests. Thank you Mark, Liesl, Gibson and...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear EbbishamTripper Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your second stay with us, even after 3 years. Please don't wait so long to visit us again :) Wonderful to hear from you Roger & Mandy. Warm regards Liesl, Mark & the Kanonkop house team

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Kanonkop Guest House

Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 14,932 - ₹ 41,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The rooms in the main house though less private seem to offer the best views.”
AdventureJunkie71, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were good but the rooms with a view of Knysna lagoon were extra special”
955KarenD955, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The four 'view rooms' are fantastic but even the two 'pool rooms' are spacious and comfortable.”
EbbishamTripper, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The penthouse is phenomenal!”
RyanKreu, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Knysna Lagoon view”
naomivm, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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