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A luxurious guesthouse situated on Kanonkop Hill above Knysna, Kanonkop House offers spectacular views of the lagoon and the iconic Knysna Heads. Ideally located near the centre of town, this well-appointed guesthouse is a perfect base from which to discover the surrounding area.

Explore Knysna's forests on foot or by bicycle and see if you can spot any wildlife - the bird watching is superb. Embark on a sunset cruise of the lagoon or go shopping at the local markets and crafts shops - many are within easy walking distance of Kanonkop House and offer a variety of shopping experiences. Knysna is a rewarding destination for any golf enthusiast: book a round or two at the exquisite Pezula Championship course or Simola Country Club.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Small Hotels in Africa - Number 25
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Small Hotels in South Africa - Number 6
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 15th in the top 25 luxury hotels in Africa category
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 9th in the top 25 small hotels in South Africa category
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 11th in the top 25 hotels for romance in South Africa category
  •  Tripadvisor - 2014 - Finished 5th in the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa category

highlights

  • Incredible views from the top of Kanonkop Hill
  • Small & intimate luxury guest house
  • Luxury, yet homely feel
  • Guest centric experience
  • Family owned and managed

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Facilities

Relax in the outside lounge area under the stylish tent during the heat of the day with a cool refreshing drink and a sparkling pool.

The fully-stocked guest bar offers a range of complimentary drinks.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Swimming Pool
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    Wi-fi available
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    Bar

Dining

Delicious freshly-prepared breakfasts are served outside on the patio or in the main dining room.

The elegant guest bar offers complimentary drinks - including espressos and various teas - which can be enjoyed in the bar, by the pool, or while taking in the views from the deck.

No Matata Luxury Garden Suite

Kanonkop House has five individually-designed and decorated suites.

The No Matata suite is a spacious room with a queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom, complete with separate shower and bath. There is an additional seating area which has satellite TV and a sound system. Sliding doors offer access to a wooden deck that overlooks the pool and garden.

No Matata Luxury Garden Suite AMENITIES

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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Outside area
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Television
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    Twin bed available
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    Underfloor heating

Other Room Types

The Paradise Suite is a luxurious double room with a spacious en suite bathroom and unsurpassed views of the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.

Overlooking the pool and garden, Sivuyile Suite is a large and luxurious en suite room that opens out onto a wooden sundeck with views of Knysna Lagoon. Its decor is similar to the Paradise Suite.

The Sunbird Suite is a stunning, king-size bedded room with an extensive balcony enjoying uninterrupted views of the Knysna Lagoon. It also has a comfortable reading area and spacious bathroom.

The Forest Room is a special hideaway with an Italian bathroom, beautiful antique furniture and a quartz pebble floor. It leads out onto a large private wooden deck with views over indigenous forest.

Activities

  • Beach activities
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoe trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Picnics
  • Sunset cruise
  • Water-skiing
  • Golf
  • Motorised water activities
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2013 - 31 May 2014 $130 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $145 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 15 Jan 2015 $165 Bed & Breakfast
  • 16 Jan 2015 - 31 May 2015 $145 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $95 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Mark at Kanonkop Guest House was and is a perfect Host...upon our arrival at least I (Donna) was stressed from our five hour drive from Stellenbosch to Knynsa...Mark knew what to do and say to help/let us unwind...

    Donna Willcutts, October 2013
  • Kanonkop House was a amazing, Mark, Samantha and Chris were very welcoming, they helped arrange all our activities, and the rooms were very big and the decor was simple and beautiful.

    Sara Kanfar, July 2013
  • The Kanonkop House was particularly enjoyable and Mark and Chris were excellent hosts.

    Robin Parr, May 2012

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"Wow, what a lovely family-run boutique guest house where nothing is too much effort! To top it all off it also has the most spectacular views of the Knysna heads."

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The Kanonkop House was particularly enjoyable and Mark and Chris were excellent hosts.

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