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Kanonkop Guest House

#2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
25/07/2017 26/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2015

During our three week tour of South Africa we had booked to stay three nights in Kanonkop House. We were made to feel very welcome with a complimentary drink on arrival. The room we were allocated was fabulous with large panoramic windows looking over the lagoon. Lisle and Mark could not have done more for us. The breakfast was served...

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

Dear GraemeH Many thanks for your wonderful review. I hope that your Ruby Wedding Anniversary was one to remember. And that the little touches from us will help you to remember this for a long time to come. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast, our omelettes are the best (I must agree with you on that one!) Thanks again...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 March 2015

It's a bit hard to fully encapsulate how much we loved this place. Generic superlatives don't do it justice. I've done considerable work and personal travel to over 40 countries in my time and if this wasn't my favorite hotel of all that I have stayed, it is in the top 3 or 4. Mark, the owner and caretaker, made...

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

Dear Mr gsmiley2015 These are wonderful words and praise for our property. I must say thank you! For somebody who is so well travelled and stayed at many hotels, the words that Mark "runs a dynamite operation" is just wonderful to hear. Mark is a hands on owner and it shows in all that we do at Kanonkop. Nothing is...

Reviewed 4 March 2015

Treat this house as your own was the invitation. Amazing hospitality,the rooms had a truly luxurious feel. We were treated to a night in the Forest Suite and absolutely loved it. We woke up to an amazing view, a delicious breakfast and fab days out within 3 or 4 miles at Brenton on Sea and Baffels Bay. Nothing was too...

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

Dear Happyholidays Essex We always like to tell our guests upon arrival, that they should treat Kanonkop House as "their home away from home" I am happy that you felt this hospitality from us. I am glad you had the opportunity to see the surrounding beaches - these beautiful and relaxing. Many thanks for the wonderful review and hope we...

Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Reviewed 1 March 2015

One night at the Kanonkop was definitely not enough - I so wish we had scheduled longer. There is a lot to do in the area as well as relax by the pool and a view to die for! Extremely stylish, a welcoming glass of wine, great breakfast. Mark is an exemplary host (Evance was so smiley, helpful & pleasant...

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

Dear CillaL-D Many thanks for your wonderful review. You are correct in saying that one night is not enough. There is really so much to do and see in the area, that we always recommend a longer stay. We do hope that we get the chance to host you a bit longer next time... Many warm regards, Mark & the...

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2015

This is a lovely place to stay in Knysna. The location is superb with wonderful views over Knysna. The staff are charming, helpful and treat you royally. Breakfasts are excellent and extensive- the pool is large - the rooms are spacious modern and comfortable. There are several areas to relax in - this is a very good place to chill...

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

Dear PM Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Kanonkop House. We trust you managed to relax and enjoy the views. We hope to get the opportunity to have you stay with us again soon. Warmest regards from Sam, Mark and the Kanonkop team

Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Wonderful setting in a beautiful sited area with wonderful service , unmatched.If in Knysna it's a absolute great way to start from here and one will feel home immidiately. The team will make sure, you will have a wonderful stay, where you can leave your troubles at home.

Thank Robert S
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Many thanks for your fabulous review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kanonkop House, and that we were able to add to your experience. We are very grateful that you took the time to share your review and we certainly look forward to the opportunity to meet you again. Warm regards, Mark and the...

Reviewed 10 January 2015

We've been lucky enough to stay in some special places around the world - and this is right up there. How the rating is not No. 1 in Knysna (and possibly South Africa) I'm not sure. The others must be out of this world! The experience started as we first parked in the car park - and there was a...

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

Dear stephenbillericay We are delighted you had an amazing stay with us. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Kanonkop House. The Selwyn Suite is the best suite in the house and has the most spectacular view. Evans is a great asset to us and is wonderful with our guests. Warm regards from Mark and the...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Our family fell in love with Mark, Knysna and the Kanonkop House. The setting is remarkable and we had the pleasure of the Penthouse Suite (worth every penny) that looked out over the harbor from high on the hilltop. The grounds present the best in freedom to relax by the pool or have a drink in one of many unique...

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

Dear Hess02025 Many thanks for the wonderful review for Kanonkop House. We are pleased that we could be the Highlight of your trip in SA! We hope to see you back soon Warm regards, Mark and the Kanonkop Team

Reviewed 9 January 2015

We were booked into Kanonkop at the last minute by an excellent agent and the flexibility of Mark. What a result! Comfortable....no, make that luxurious, private, peaceful, secure, stunning views, outstanding breakfast, great advice.....I could go on. But what sums it up for me, is that we stayed in 7 different places in South Africa, and the kids called this...

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Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

A recent family trip uncovered a true gem. Great location. Superb and caring staff....and wonderful accommodation. The hotel enjoys a stunning view of the lagoon and hands on owners, Samantha and Mark Conyers make you feel as a house guest.

1Thank Gordondd9
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Gordondd9 Many thanks for your wonderful review for Kanonkop House. We are thrilled you had a good experience here with us. The team takes pride in making our guests feel welcome and that this is their home away from home. Warmest regards from Sam, Mark and the Kanonkop team

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Kanonkop Guest House

Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €205 - €570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Selwyn is magnificent.”
  • Selwyn Suite view of river from balcony
  • Selwyn Suite toilet room
  • Selwyn Suite view of harbor from balcony
  • Selwyn Suite sitting and bed room
  • Selwyn Suite view of the Heads from balcony
  • Selwyn Suite bathroom
  • Selwyn Suite bed and siting room
  • Selwyn Suite bathroom
BAM1113, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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