We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Kanonkop Guest House

Travelers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Kanonkop Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 233: English reviews
london
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house is stunning! It stands at the top of a hill overlooking Knysna, the views over the Lagoon are fabulous. The rooms are stunning. The house is beautiful and guests are free to share all public rooms and help themselves to drinks as they wish. The bedrooms are very stylish and have large verandas overlooking the Lagoon. The staff... More 

Helpful?
Thank susibLondon
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear SusibLondon Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed our lovely lagoon views from the house as well as your room. I am pleased that your friendly staff could assist in making your stay a special one. We hope you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and Kanonkop House Team More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Kanonkop 4 times, with my wife only, with friends and for a Golf Tour. The Villa suits each occasion - Mark and Adele cater for all your needs and are very accommodating. This has to be one of the nicest places I have ever stayed at. The rooms are immaculate, the views breath-taking and the service world... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Marc33
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Marc33 Thank you for your review. I am glad that you have had the opportunity to spend time with us a family and as a group. The golfers had a really good time and am pleased they got to golf at Simola and Pezula while they were here. I am sure you will see you again soon. Warm regards,... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The rooms were excellent, super location, very courteous and hospitable staff, personal touch of the owners , homely breakfast... Anyone visiting Knysna in South Africa should stay in Kanonkop Guest House.. More than value for money.

Helpful?
Thank asif s
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Asif Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are very fortunate to have such a 'super location.' It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and hope you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Kanonkop Guest House is well located on a hill overlooking the Knysna lagoon. Gorgeously decorated with well equipped suites, a full spread breakfast not to be missed and friendly staff. Kanonkop is ideal for romantic breaks or business trips. A must stay when in Knysna!

Helpful?
Thank DominiqueduP
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear DominiqueduP Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your weekend getaway and agree that is a wonderful spot for a romantic break! I think a weekend is too short though as there is so much to do and see in the area. Hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the... More 

Los Angeles
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We had the best time snuggling up in the "Paradise" suite, which has a spectacular view of the bay below (reminds me of Bodega Bay in N.California). The staff at the house is warm and gracious, and whipped up one of the tastiest omelettes I've ever had. Mark was the host with the most, graciously guiding us on our action... More 

Helpful?
Thank dessertdarling
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear dessertdaling Many thanks for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the cosy spot at Kanonkop House. The activities you did sound wonderful and glad you managed to see and do so much. And to end off a wonderful day with massages at the house is a great way to spend a honeymoon! I hope you get the... More 

North West England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Fantastic views from our suite. On our arrival Numsi made us so welcome as did Gibson. Liesl was also very friendly and welcoming when we met her later. The accommodation is lovely as is the food. A fantastic place to stay and we hope to return in the future.

Helpful?
Thank ChesterHall123
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear ChesterHall123 Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are pleased our staff made such an impression and that they were welcoming. We really pride ourselves in having the personal touches that really ensure you have a wonderful stay. I do hope you will visit us again. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Kanonkop Guest House, is high on a hill side and gives wonderful views over the lagoon. Welcomed by Liesl, Numsi, Gibson and the team. Numsi, made us feel so welcome with a big hug. I felt I'd always known her. Liesl is such a fabulous person, showing us all that the house and nearby attractions had to offer. We stayed... More 

Helpful?
Thank PBJMB
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear PBJMB Wow! This is an amazing review. Thank you so much. I am so glad that you had such a special stay with us. Our staff are really like family and so are our guests. We have corporate rates with both Simola and Pezula golf courses, so there is no problem for us to book any one of these... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night but in our short time at Kanonkop we were made to feel welcome and well looked after. Liesl recommended and booked a taxi and a table at The Olive Tree restaurant which was a great choice and a we had a lovely meal. We had a super breakfast with an amazing view whilst chatting to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vicky B
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Vicky B Many thanks for the wonderful review. I do remember your stay was short, but that means you will need to come back and visit again soon. The Olive Tree is a wonderful restaurant and am pleased you enjoyed it. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to see you soon. Warm regards,... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Kanonkop House is a fantastic time to spend one's holiday. Friendly service, great rooms, super location and good value for money. The hosts know a great deal about the area and restaurants are not far away.

Helpful?
Thank Yonkana
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Yonkana Many thanks for the wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. I am glad that you got to enjoy our knowledge of the area and restaurants. We enjoy letting our guests know of things to do in the area and recommend places that we know are enjoyable. We hope to hear from... More 

Agra, India
Level Contributor
72 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Dear Mr. Mark and Mrs. Adele Conyers Saprem Namaskar, Greetings from Agra !! I woke up on Tuesday morning with a SMILE full of content and happiness. I am deeply honoured and grateful to you for your support and hereby express my appreciation for extraordinary services, I received during my stay, for 2 Nights (19th June & 20th June 2016)... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shalab_Agra
Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Shalab_Agra Many thanks for the wonderful review. It is appreciated. We are so pleased with the fact that you enjoyed your stay and that we contributed to your wonderful experience here on the Garden Route. We also appreciate the amazing gift you gave us, and it is on display in the house for all to see! It was an... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

202 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (190)
Viewed
Room/Suite (42)
Viewed
View from Room (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (30)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (61)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Knysna hotels
0.7 mi away
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
4.7 mi away
Conrad Pezula
Conrad Pezula
#7 of 29 in Knysna
4.5 of 5 stars 655 reviews
1.7 mi away
Falcons View Manor
Falcons View Manor
#3 of 29 in Knysna
5.0 of 5 stars 267 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Villa Paradisa Guest House
0.3 mi away
The St. James of Knysna
1.9 mi away
Turbine Hotel & Spa
Turbine Hotel & Spa
#8 of 29 in Knysna
4.5 of 5 stars 415 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kanonkop Guest House

Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $218 - $597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Odigeo, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Kanonkop Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Knysna
#2 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#2 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay