Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House

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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.


  • 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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  • Beach activities
  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Picnics
  • Sunset cruises
  • Water-skiing
  • Golf
  • Motorised water activities
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.
Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

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Paradise Luxury Lagoon Facing Suite

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

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.

Sunbird Luxury Lagoon Facing 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.

Forest Luxury Lagoon Facing Suite

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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar


  • En-suite bath and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Outdoor area
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Television
  • Twin bed available
  • Underfloor heating
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fireplace


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2018-06-01 — 2018-08-31Bed & Breakfast $125
2018-09-01 — 2018-12-19Bed & Breakfast $155
2018-12-20 — 2019-01-15Bed & Breakfast $170
2019-01-16 — 2019-05-31Bed & Breakfast $155
2019-06-01 — 2019-08-31Bed & Breakfast $135
2019-09-01 — 2019-12-19Bed & Breakfast $170
2019-12-20 — 2020-01-15Bed & Breakfast $185
2020-01-16 — 2020-05-31Bed & Breakfast $170

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Kanonkop House

Kelly Lennon

"We were upgraded at Kanonkop! Evans, a member of the staff, made our reservations, chatted with us regularly, and made the stay so enjoyable.The owner even made us an early breakfast himself the day we were leaving!"

Donna Willcutts

"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..."

Sara Kanfar

"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."

Robin Parr

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

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