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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A classy establishment”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

A great experience - extremely hospitable hosts, beautiful setting and lovely rooms (stayed in Sunbird suite). Breakfast was also both delicious and sociable. One night felt too short a stay and I would not hesitate is recommending Kanonkop to others.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear Be_jamin,
Many thanks for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Sunbird Suite and our Kanonkop Hospitality. We hope you will be able to stop for a longer time the next time you are in Knysna. Warmest regards, Samantha (and the Kanonkop team)
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Knysna, South Africa
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Had a great "site inspection" of Kanonkop House yesterday. You will absolutely love staying here, gorgeous rooms ("Paradise" is utterly divine), owner-run - what a delight! Spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon. Just to give you an idea: it's winter and it's 24 degrees at present. Mountain bikes, kayaks. Get here soon! (Also private Villa that sleeps 6-7 at such a reasonable rate). Don't miss this one!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear BeinAfrica,
Thank you so much for popping in to inspect Kanonkop House and for your subsequent review. We appreciate your feedback as a tourism colleague and are delighted that you mention our exclusive use Villa and the unique value adds including the mountain bikes, kayaks and speed boat that we have available for our guests use. Thanks again.
Warm regards Samantha, Chris and Mark.
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

We were lucky enough to stay at Kanonkop Guest House earlier this year as part of an anniversary trip, and this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Mark, Sam & Chris all make you feel like part of the family, and absolutely nothing is too much trouble for them - always ready with suggestions and ideas, and always willing to help with any extra arrangements. Can't wait to go back and visit again !!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Dear Debra, It was our great pleasure to host a part of your anniversary trip this year. Thanks for choosing us. It is always nice to feel that we can contribute to our guests enjoyment of the beautiful Knysna area by offering suggestions and hopefully helping you find some gems that you might otherwise miss. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.
Warm regards,
Sam, Mark, Chris and 'the team'
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Alberta
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We were so thrilled with our choice of Kanonkop Guest House for our stay in Knysna in Feb 2013. It was the most beautiful, modern, stylish, luxury accommodation we have ever stayed in anywhere ever. Our hosts, Chris, Mark and Sam were so welcoming and friendly and helped us plan to get the most out of our short stay. The breakfasts were a highlight with the smoothies being my absolute favourite! The omelettes are apparently world renown and we definitely know why. We miss them dearly.

My only regret is we couldn't stay longer and lie by the gorgeous pool as there was just too much to do in beautiful Knysna.

Will definitely be back for some or other anniversary! Thanks so much for an incredible stay Chris, Mark and Sam.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Forest suite which couldn't have been more stunning!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Dear Junglefan,
We are thrilled that you enjoyed Knysna, the 'Forest Room' and our breakfasts so much. It is always fun to catch up with our guests over breakfast and to indulge in some friendly 'omlette rivalry'. Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us. We do hope to see you at the pool with a bottle of wine enjoying the sunshine soon! By the way, we have added a lovely all weather lounge area to the pool terrace so the options to relax and unwind outdoors have expanded. Our very warmest regards, Sam, Chris, Mark and 'the team'
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

My husband and I stayed a few weeks ago for two nights. We had a fantastic time. The view is incredible and the owners and staff are incredibly welcoming. We will definitely be back and stay longer next time!!

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Dear Rebecca. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so delighted to have been awarded by Tripadvisor reviewers as one of the 'top 25 small hotels in Africa' due to reviews like your own. We look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you back for that 'longer stay' and to sharing a drink in our new outdoor lounge area. Thank you again and warm regards, Sam and the Kanonkop Team
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Following our conversion from hotels to 'top end' B&B's, my wife and I stayed in Kanonkop for 3 nights earlier this month. The accommodation is as good as the pictures - they do not lie; we stayed in the Paradise suite, a stunning room with a stunning view. The room had a 'turn down' service in the evening and was well appointed with luxury organic toiletries. On our arrival we were made to feel immediately welcome by Mark and Samantha who both have a great knowledge of the area from sight seeing activities through to dining recommendations. They are also very happy to book tables for you just to make life even simpler!
Kanonkop is approximately 1 mile out of the centre of Knysna and so you cannot walk to the local restaurants but the benefit is you get the peace and tranquility - and there is a complimentary bar of wines, spirits and soft drinks so you can still enjoy both pre and post dinner drinks at your leisure.

Another nice but unexpected touch was to find our car washed every morning ready for the next day's excursion.

Overall a real treat and it definitely ranked number 1 as the accommodation highlight of our wine and garden route holiday.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Dear Rhubard 27, Wow what a great review. Thank you for taking the time to mention all the little details that you particularly enjoyed. We really appreciate receiving feedback and are delighted that you appreciated the tranquility of the forest setting with the uninterrupted views that, as you say, can be enjoyed in just a short 5 minute drive from the centre of town. We are always looking for ways to give our guests special experiences and have recently added an amazing range of beautiful teas to our in-room service that we think offer a great addition to the complimentary bar:) Very warmest regards, Samantha, Mark and Chris
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We have been holidaying in South Africa on and off for the past 18 years and have been very fortunately to have stayed in some exceptional locations, but I must say that my first experience of Kanonkop House moves it staight to the top of our list of most favorite places in South Africa.
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in a very special place. The family who own and run Kanonkop are consummate professionals with a great warmth to their welcome and an incredible commitment to ensure their guests are looked after to the highest standards.
First Class all the way!!! We look forward to revisiting with Chris, Mark & Samantha.

Des, Ireland

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 20 May 2013
Dear Des G, Thank you so so much for your super review. It is always such a delight to share the beauty of Knysna and of course Kanonkop House with such appreciative guests. Thank you again. We look forward to the next time. Very warmest regards, Samantha, Mark and Chris
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Property: Kanonkop Guest House
Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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