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Kanonkop Guest House

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6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 2351, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing stay in Knysna, what made it so very special was the fabulous accommodation. The views were just amazing, every minute of the day offering something different (morning to dusk). All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and so much to do and see in Knysna, we cannot wait to visit again. Highly Recommended !!!!

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Astrid_Kevin Many thanks for the wonderful review of Kanonkop House. We do have wonderful views and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. You are correct in saying that there is plenty to do. Knysna has so much to offer and something for everyone.We enjoyed hosting you and would love to have you back soon. Warm regards, Liesl &... More 

Milan, Italy
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Astonishing house with private jacuzzi and an amazing view through the knysna laguna! The staff is very friendly and Mark (the owner) is available for any kind of tip about knysna and the neighborhood. A restaurant inside the house is now missing and should be very appreciated!

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear fabioballer86 Thank you for your review. Much appreciated... I am glad you experienced our friendly staff as they are always willing and helpful. Mark is also available with advice on things to do in and around Knysna. We pride ourselves with the personal service we offer our guests. We hope you will return soon. Warm regards, Mark and the... More 

Mountain View, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at one of the villas and it was a truly memorable experience. Samantha who took care of us during our stay made sure all our needs were met and she went out of her way to make local arrangements for whale watching etc and provided very insightful information about Knysna and surroundings. She and Asanda made custom hot... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at Kanonkop House and was a very beautiful and different experience. Just note that this is not a hotel but a lux B&B. Lovely suites, with attention to detail, luxury and with fab views. Breakfast was also very good. Warm welcome and tailor made info from Liesl:) We overall enjoyed our stay. The only reason why... More 

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Kanonkop88, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Homenistantasi Many thanks for the detailed review below and we are delighted that you had a stunning stay here with us and we will look very forward to welcoming you back! I would like to comment regarding the living spaces that in your opinion might be underused. It was a strategic decision by the family to offer our guests... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I spent 2 nights at Kanonkop and it was amazing. It is an excellent location up from the city with amazing views. We were upgraded to the Selwyn suite due to renovations on the room we had booked and it was amazing. Very spacious, great balconies and views of the lagoon, modern look and feel. We were... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Paul D Many thanks for your wonderful review of Kanonkop House. We are so pleased that you got upgraded to the Selwyn Suite.It has stunning views, as does all our luxury lagoon facing suites. I am glad Mark got to set you up with the Jeweler and hope you got the piece you were looking for. Hope you wish... More 

Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous start to our trip to South Africa! We'd had a long drive from Cape Town following an overnight flight from London and were feeling somewhat jaded by the time we arrived at Kanonkop but the effusive and friendly welcome from Numsi, Liesl and Gibson quickly revived our spirits - as did the cold beer! But when we... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jane6638 Wow! this review has really made our day and the staff are so happy to have read this. We always take pride in our work and the love we share not only with our guests but among our staff, really shows in this review. We always like to welcome everybody with a cold beverage to unwind and take... More 

Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Me and my husband got to stay at the Paradise Suite for our Honeymoon! It was beautiful! The House feels like home. Very nice decoraction, clean, great views, it was perfect! Evans and Mark are really welcoming!!

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ximena D Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am glad you got to stay in our Paradise Suite. It is a wonderful room for a honeymoon couple. Although any of our other luxury lagoon facing suites also have magnificent views :) The "home away from home" feel is defiantly what we like to achieve here and glad you... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were thrilled to be warmly welcomed into this delightful guest house. Staff are wonderful and the views simply the best. We enjoyed our breakfasts in part because of the best views of Knysna and the heads. The morning breakfast spread was delightful and tasty. Our room was spacious, comfortable and included in-floor heating which kept us cozy. This place... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Kpatters Many thanks for your wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to hear when our guests enjoy our warm hospitality and views here at Kanonkop House. The underfloor heating does wonders to keep you cozy during winter as does our warmly lit fireplaces in the lounge and kitchen area... I think this contributes to our wonderfully hosted breakfasts... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I challenge anyone staying here not to be wowed by the amazing level of service you get here - right from the moment you arrive, the smiling welcome: You are offered a glass of wine straight away and then told that you can help your self to the drinks in the complimentary bar at any time, they pre gook you... More 

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Nuffsaid14 I trust you are well and many thanks for the wonderful review. I remember that you extended your stay with us and am very pleased that you did :) The complimentary bar is a wonderful added extra we offer our guests.The dinners we book prior to your arrival is so we know you will be looked after at... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ideal location, central yet private, 180 degree view over the lagoon towards the Heads. Top accommodation, rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Family run guest house which provides a personal touch and the staff are friendly. We had a fantastic weekend stay and will definitely be back! Thank you Mark and Liesel and the rest of the staff at Kanonkop.

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear DominiqueduP Many thanks for your review. The room that has the 180 degree view is our Paradise Suite and is aptly named this for a reason! All our other rooms have spectacular views and am glad you got to experience the good views and our hospitality that goes along with being a family run guest house. We are pleased... More 

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