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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Unforgettable”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Quite simply, one of the classiest places I've ever stayed in. Breathtaking views that are matched by wondefully relaxed hospitality and spectacular service (they even washed our car in the morning!!). From the moment we arrived we felt completely at home and I was just sorry that the two nights we stayed went by so quickly. If you are visiting the Garden Route you have to stay here!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Kanonkop88, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear David J,
Many thanks for your super review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience of Kanonkop House and our hospitality and service. We try to create an atmosphere of relaxed luxury in a home from home environment so we are really happy that you felt so at home. We wish you a happy and healthy 2014. Warmest regards, The Conyers and staff
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had the Wonderful opportunity to stay in the most awesome guesthouse. We stayed over for 2 nights in the Forest Suite and enjoyed every minute. The family team are very inviting and really go out of their way to make your stay as fantastic as possible. The views from the room were amazing and it was a really awesome getaway that wont be forgotten for many years to come. Sam, Mark and Chris are extremely helpful and with their knowledge of ''what to do'' and where to go really makes your stay in Knysna so much more special.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear Caroline_Chris,
Many thanks for taking the time to revue Kanonkop House. We are delighted that we were able to give even you, as 'Locals to the Garden Route', some tips to maximise your enjoyment of this beautiful area. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Sam, Chris and Mark
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

It's definitely the best place to stay if you are traveling through the Garden Route. The welcoming family team had made our stay unforgettable. Chris helped with itinerary for the day and restaurant reservations. We've stayed in Forest suite and Paradise suit and both are gorgeous with great attention to all the details. Homemade breakfast was always great. Highly recommended place!

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear Olga S,
Many thanks for taking the time to revue Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you enjoyed both the Forest and the Paradise suites and took the time to share your experience of the rooms and our Kanonkop Hospitality with future guests. We wish you well in 2014. Many thanks again and warm regards, Sam, Mark and Chris
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We loved the warm welcome, the luxurious rooms with stunning views, delicious home cooked breakfast and afternoon/evenings drinks at the family bar made us feel like a part of the family, a big thankyou to Chris, Mark and Sam and all of your staff, we'll definitely recommend you to our friends and family.....

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear David M,
Many thanks for your lovely revue. We are delighted that you have taken the time to share with other travellers the things that you enjoyed about your stay at Kanonkop House. We wish you all the very best in 2014 and look forward to the opportunity to host those that follow your recommendations :). Warm regards, The team, Sam, Mark and Chris
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

After spending my birthday just outside of Kruger National Park (Ngala) Phil and I travelled onto George and drove to Knysna were we stayed at Kanonkop Guest House. On arrival we were welcomed with a glass of cool wine and by a wonderful warm and friendly hosts Chris/Sam/Mark. The food, the location, attention to detail and helpfulness was very much appreciated by me. It is a gorgeous place to stay and I thankyou so much for making my trip soooooo enjoyable. The rooms I understand were designed and decorated by Chris's wife Sue - Absolute "class" - I recommend this location to stay at 10 out of 10. Jeni Wait, Neutral Bay Sydney Australia.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear Jeni,
Thank you so much for your review. We love getting your feedback and really appreciate that you have taken the time to share your experience with future guests. Sue is delighted by your reference to her input in the rooms and we will certainly strive to continue to keep the rooms fresh, unique and interesting. We will also keep the wine cold in preparation for your return ...one day :)
Warm regards,
Samantha, Chris, Mark and Sue
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

If you always wondered what your living room, bedroom and kitchen might feel like in South Africa go to Kanonkop House. Set on top of a "kop" with stunning views of the Knysna lagoon and "the Heads" you are in a unique location where you 3-4 minutes from downtown but totally isolated in your own world of stunning views ensconced in lush carefully nurtured and maintained local flora. Even more impressive is that all of this done in the most Eco-friendly sustainable manner.

We stayed for four nights and our son and his girlfriend joined us for the last night. Their suite was immediately below ours but with a totally different floor plan and feel. Each of the suites has totally different ambience so that you could come 5 different times and experience utopia five different ways.

The Conyers family: Chris, Sue, Mark, Samantha, and.Alexander (all nine years of him) made our family part of their breakfast table where.we gained insight on local and national issues to how best enjoy our day. The attentiveness and attention to detail Was unbelievable. Chris, on sending us to the Olive Tree restaurant for dinner not only made a personal introduction to the owner but gave detailed instructions on how to best navigate and park since we were still getting used to driving on the "wrong side" of the road. Mark was incredibly attentive and attuned to the type of experience we were looking for from places to go to introductions to local merchants.

The hospitality gene runs deep in the Conyer family as Alexander would often be sitting at the kitchen table late afternoon doing his homework. To his mother's dismay he graciously discuss his day with any guest and integrate his homework "how to use the different parts of cow to make things" seeking ideas on how to complete. We understand he his quite the hockey player.

Sue's genteel warmth permeated everything as Samantha's smile and quick wit and keen observations did.

In short we have travelled extensively worldwide and while are always seeking a"Kanonkop" type of experience we rarely do. We will treasure our stay at Kanonkop!!!


PS. Didn't even mention Neumsie's breakfasts were vast, varied and wonderful.

Room Tip: Paradise suite has the best view of the lagoon and the heads
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear Wmccfp,
WOW! We are all thrilled to have received your amazing review. Thank you for taking the time to share the details of what made your stay special. It is so helpful for both our own reference and for future guests. We strive to create a relaxed but luxurious space and we are so delighted that you enjoyed the rooms and elevated 'birds eye' views from Kanonkop House as well as the personal element of our service. In being personally involved we have the wonderful advantage of the opportunity to enjoy our guests and all that you have to offer too:) Thank you once again. Warmest regards, Samantha, Mark, Chris, Sue, Numsie, Alexander and the rest of the Kanonkop Team.
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We highly recommend it for a calm relaxing get away. The hospitality , the room and stunning nature are priceless . Chris will go out of his way to ensure you have a pleasant stay .


Thanks chris, sam, mark for an exceptional warm welcoming ... We truly felt special .
Regards
Dima , shagha, john and wael

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Dear Wael and friends,
We are so delighted that you drove all the way from Cape Town for 1 night in Knysna...and enjoyed it so much! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We look forward to you returning to take advantage of the natural beauty of the area that you enjoyed so much. The 'ancient forest' will be waiting (and so will your rooms:).
Our very warmest regards, Chris, Mark and Sam
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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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