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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2009

Just had the most fantastic three nights at the Kanonkop Guest House. The service is exceptional. Without a doubt the best place we stayed during our time in the Cape. Large rooms (even the "no matata" room where we stayed), complimentary bar, wonderful Africology bath products. They booked all our restaurants for us and helped us plan our days. Mark and Chris are the most amazing hosts. My wife and I can't speak highly enough of this place.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2009

It is one of the best B&B Guesthouse in South Africa.
Beautiful rooms, central location in Garden Route and the absolut best is the warm hospitality of the Kanonkop team.
We will come back.

Gaby and Hans from Germany

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

I stayed four nights at the Kanonkop Guest House together with my partner. We got the Sunrise Suite. From the beginning to the end everything was just perfect. Wonderful people that help you in everything. They booked us exactly the type of restaurants we like, they helped us every morning with planning our day and everytime we came back from our excursion they were there to offer us our preferred drinks. the room itself is just amazing. from the bed and also from the bathroom you have a view over whole lagoon of knysna. It is just wonderful!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ZHtraveller
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Reviewed 22 October 2009

No words can describe this place. Phenomenal rooms, great service, reasonably priced, marvellous staff, fabulous views, romantic atmosphere. We cancelled other reservations on the garden route and made Kanonkop our headquarters.
Linda and Harry

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

I booked Kanonkop for my wife and i for our Honeymoon down in Knysna in August. We were met with the friendliest staff and exeptional service from Mark and his team. The house is absolutely beautiful and nothing can compare with the atmosphere of sheer relaxation with stunning views and exteptional staff. Mark was always willing to give us great advice on the atractions in the area as well as book us at one of the great restaurants Knysna has to offer. The only sad thing was when we had to leave but kanonkop will deffinetly be our next holiday destination again.

Super staff, amasing house, Stunning scenery... a deffinate place to be.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jeff188
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Reviewed 4 September 2009

Incredible welcome includling home made lemon and ginger infusion for a wife with a racking cold. We were welcomed and made as comfortable as possible. We were given good advice about where to eat and activities inthe area. Breakfast and the suite fo rooms was of the highest standard. The view of the lagoon was amazing.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

Anna and Francesco from Italy. We stayed at Kanonkop last 21st July for 2 nights. We found it surfing the net and the pictures gave us the idea of a very nice guesthouse but the photos don't convey the beauty of the place: our suite Sunbird was great: the delicate luxury fitting and soft colours of both the suite and the bathroom were just one the features of our accommodation: the view of Knysna lagoon from Sunbird is stunning! The service is excellent and very attentive to details.
But what made our stay really different was the atmosphere we found : Chris and his family welcomed us as if we were old friends.
Chris has been a real gentleman, always ready to offer us a glass of wine or a cup of tea with a fresh baked cake . It was quite cold and miserable while we were in Knysna but Chris helped us to plan our visit so to enjoy it in any case and he was very helpful in booking nice restaurants for us according to our taste. And when we were back ,chilly and wet, a fire with a glass of sherry was waiting for us.
We can only imagining how Kanonkop must be with a fine weather!
We highly recommend this guesthouse : it’s really worthwhile!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank santhianna
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Additional Information about 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: £195 - £484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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