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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2014

What a memorable unforgettable stay. Absolutely Awesome! Warm sincere welcome from Mark and Samantha making us feel like part of the family and spoiling us. To all the staff that ensured we were well look after at all times. That’s only the beginning, not to mention our luxury suite, amazing views, incredible house and an omelets you wake up craving for. Thank You!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We were at the end of a 4 week trip around Southern Africa and wanted somewhere special for our last few days. From the rapid and friendly responses to a last minute booking request to the brilliant hospitality and luxurious surroundings Mark, Sam and all the staff at Kanonkop were a stand out. We stayed in the Sunbird suite and loved everything about it. Wonderful views over the lagoon to the heads. Mark had great suggestions for activities and dining options and happily made bookings for us. We hope to visit again. It was a memorable spot to cap a brilliant trip.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear BwenoBwanji,
How lovely to receive your review. Many thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that we were able to contribute to a lovely finale to your succesful trip through Southern Africa. Thankyou for choosing to travel in our part of the world and thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful corner with you. We hope to see you again. Our warmest regards, Sam, Mark and the Kanonkop team.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Kanonkop can do what no 5 or 6 * hotel can do - highly personalised service to the extent that we felt welcomed into their family !

Highly recommend to people who want to leave the predictability and anonymity of large chain hotels behind and want to feel like they have a second home in Knysna.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Kmerchant001,
Wow, thanks for your great review. It's always fabulous for us to receive guests feedback and we appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to our family and at Kanonkop House in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay at Kanonkop House. All the very best and warm regards from the Kanonkop team.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

we were here for 3 nights.we arrived on a very cold evening,samantha gave us a very warm welcome along with a delicious hot chocolate...what a lovely welcome!!the room was huge and had a balcony with stunning views.its a lovely guesthouse ,with some stunning views.the next morning we met mark and his father both were very hospitable and warm,they tried there best to ensure we had a comfortable stay.the breakfast was delicious...omlette particularly yum,we used to really enjoy chatting with mark at breakfast....a lovely stay...

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Alok,
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our hospitality. We hope to welcome you back to your "Knysna Home" one day. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip up the Garden Route. Warm regards,
Samantha, Chris, Mark and the Kanonkop team

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I have been meaning to write this review for months......my husband and I stayed at Kanonkop House in Nov 2013. The welcome we received there was second to none and we have travelled a fair amount. Nothing was too much trouble for Samantha and Mark who seemed like old friends even though we had never met before. The staff we met were all so lovely and hospitable we didn't want to leave. We stayed in the Paradise suite and it certainly lived up to it's name with great, space, cool calm decor and magnificent views. The balcony above the tree tops was a fabulous place to enjoy our early evening G&Ts!

As for breakfast.....simply delicious, so fresh and lovely to eat outside with the other guests. We had a friend from J'burg staying nearby and Mark invited her over to join us for breakfast.....so thoughtful and generous. We all really appreciated the gesture which typifies the warm hearted way in which guests are treated at Kanonkop House. We plan to return but in the meantime we are enjoying sweet memories and fab photos! Many many thanks to everyone there.....kind of wanted to keep it a secret but decided to share! Everyone should have the opportunity to stay at Kanonkop House once in their lives.

Room Tip: Fantastic view from the balcony of the Paradise Suite over the treetops to the lagoons.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear Gill,
Many thanks for your fabulous review of Kanonkop House, our breakfasts, hospitality, and, of course, the 'Paradise Suite'. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and in particular our hospitality. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We really appreciate it. All the very best until the next time we meet. Very warmest regards from all of us, Chris, Sam, Mark and the Kanonkop team.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at Kanonkop Guest House from 29 September 2005 to 1 October 2005 (two nights) as part of our honeymoon vacation (yes, that is almost nine years ago). We stayed in the Paradise Suite.

I clearly remember the warm and sincere welcome from Mark and the two Yorkshire Terriers.

I can confirm each and every positive Tripadvisor review! From the pure luxury, the romantic ambience, stunning décor, stunning views, scrumptious breakfasts and most importantly the impeccable warm and friendly manner in which our host, Mark treated us and made us feel like royalty!

I still have our brochure, our invoice as well as a handwritten note from Mark confirming the reservation he made on our behalf at the Dry Dock restaurant!

After reading the recent positive reviews on Tripadvisor about this outstanding guesthouse it is clear that this guesthouse had maintained and even improved the highest levels of service excellence!

We would like to thank Mark and his team from the bottom of our hearts for contributing to a very memorable honeymoon almost nine years ago! We still have fond memories of the two nights we spent at your five star establishment!

I can highly recommend Kanonkop to everyone!

Room Tip: The paradise suite is very romantic!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear RenateVictor,
Wow...how special that you remember us so well. Even more special to know that you are enjoying married life 9 years on...congratulations to you. We thank you for celebrating your honeymoon at Kanonkop House and for taking the time to write this review so many years later. We have made many changes at Kanonkop House over the years. Most recently adding a spectacular new room to take up the whole top floor of the Manor House (the "Selwyn Suite') and opening up the living areas of the Manor House to our guests during the summer season so that they can enjoy the library, media room and magnificent views from various lounge areas both indoors and outdoors. We hope to welcome you back one day to enjoy this experience. Thank you again for taking the time to share your memories of Kanonkop House. Warm regards, The Kanonkop Team.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Our trip to Knysna was our mini vacation within our vacation, and Kanonkop House was just the restful interlude we were hoping for. The Sunbird room was decorated beautifully and offered a beautiful, panoramic view of the bay.

The warm hospitality of the staff and owners of this family-run guest house made us feel right at home, with sundowners by the pool, delicious breakfasts and great recommendations for things to see and do. Chris and Mark (father and son) made us feel so welcome, we felt more like personal guests of the family rather than tourists.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear DeeGlaze,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House and the Sunbird Suite in particular. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality and that your time in Knysna and at Kanonkop House afforded you the beautiful and restful interlude that you were looking for. Thank you for choosing to stay at Kanonkop House and many thanks again for your review. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you back one day. Our warmest regards, The team at Kanonkop House

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Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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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 #3 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range: £176 - £344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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