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“Honeymoon in paradise!”

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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 14, 2011

Where do I begin? Kanonkop is truly an amazing paradise found in Knysna. As soon as we arrived Mark came out to welcome us and to show us to our room kindly carrying all our luggage. The room (it’s called paradise for a reason, you have to see it) was spacious, clean, cosy and very elegant. Our room exceeded all of our expectations. It was equipped with everything you could possibly need and wish for from simple everyday things like a hairdryer right down to a selection of coffee's and tea's of your choice in case you wanted to have a cup of coffee overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful view of the Knysna lagoon from your balcony.

We were treated to a delicious breakfast every morning consisting of only the freshest fruit salad served with yoghurt if you wanted, a variety of cereals and muesli and then topped with a specially cooked breakfast of your choice. We had the best omelettes ever! Thanks Chris! Mark is such a friendly guy, takes time to get to chat to you and just makes you feel relaxed! Chris and Sam made us feel at home and made sure that we never needed anything, spectacular hosts who know how to look after their guests! For them its not just about business, they truly have a passion for their exquisite B & B.

We were more than welcome to help ourselves at the bar to a bottle of bubbly to enjoy in the comfort of our room or simply to enjoy it relaxing at the pool side. Chris was very kind in recommending excellent restaurants for dinner and even made our reservations booking the best table for us. Staying at Kanonkop was the best experience ever! We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our honeymoon than here! It truly is breathtaking and everything was perfect! Thank you Chris, Sam and Mark for making our honeymoon so memorable! We will definetely be back! Regards Orlando & Ligia

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed in Kanonkop for a week in February, enjoyed it thoroughly and will go back if we can. Beautiful views, comfortable and soundproof rooms, a very warm welcome and perfect hosts, who looked after us in every possible way. We felt like visiting family, without the strings and obligations. Great breakfast with lots of care, and happy atmosphere. Chris, Mark and Samantha arranged taxis for us, or gave us a ride themselves, and we managed fine without having a car. We had many excellent meals in Knysna, recommended and booked by our hosts, and also made a few interesting excursions with their help. They booked golf for us twice and arranged transport at the same time without us having to ask for it.
We definitely recommend Kanonkop House for everyone who is looking for something extra on top of a luxury accomodation.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2011

Well maintained family owned guest house with a wonderful view. Quite far from town and restaurants and quite expensive taxi ride both ways, but the view from the top of the hill where it’s situated is worth it. The rooms are all designed and decorated by the lady of the family with great taste. At breakfast you won’t be lacking anything as you are more than welcome to order according to your personal taste. The bar offers free premium drinks and if you go there, do try to match the bar visit accompanied with the owner Chris, since he will tell you great stories.

The owners can arrange anything from a boat trip in their private yacht to a golfing trip. The pool is a salt water pool, which is quite a different touch.

We have stayed at this guest house twice with 4 years apart.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Kanonkop House and the wonderful Conyer family were undoubtedly the highlight of our travels along the Garden Route.
What a gem of a place this is - beautifully presented in every way. The welcome we received from our hosts and the warm kindness they showed our family throughout our stay, was outstanding - it was more like visiting good friends , which by the time we left we felt we had become.
The fabulous decor and superbly comfortable rooms and beds, were much appreciated after a long drive - with every last attention to detail thought out - and drinks at the bar every evening prior to going out for dinner, was a great bonus especially if we could share them with Mark or Chris whilst they helped us plan our next day's activities. Mark had already pre-booked all our restaurants prior to our arrival, and each one was fabulous [ especially "The Olive Tree's" steaks! ], and taxi's were arranged for us every night too. We didn't have to think about a thing - Mark booked our tee-off times at Pezula and Simola Golf courses, and even took our sons out water skiing at dawn on the lagoon. A successful first experience and Jamie is still grateful you kept him up and on the water rather than in it!
Breakfasts are freshly prepared and served on crisp linen tablecloths. Every kind of cooked breakfast offered with omlettes being their speciality - you name your filling and they'll do it. Wonderful choices of cereals, jams and fresh breads all washed down with teas, coffees and heavenly fruit smoothies - bliss !
Kanonkop truly is a piece of paradise with wonderful views onto Knysna's lagoon and the Heads. Mark and Chris will gladly recommend lots of activities to do and places to see, but if relaxing by the pool within the beautiful gardens and sipping on some wonderful chilled South African wine is more your scene, then this is the place to be!
If you do nothing else, make Kanonkop House the place to stay when driving along the Garden Route - you will NOT be disappointed.
Thanks again to you ALL for making those 4 days so special for us - wonderful memories for our first visit to your beautiful country. We would love to return.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

A wonderful place to stay, the guest house is so beautiful.

We spent three nights in the guest house during our football world cup 2010 tour in South Africa. Chris and Mark are the the lovliest hosts you could wish to meet.

If you like hosts who are go out of their way to be friendly, attentive and helpful and make sure you have a great time then this is the place to stay.

Freshly prepared breakfast every morning (omelletes served by Mark!), chats about what to do that day (thanks to Chris for booking the whale watching trip in Plettenberg), drinks in the evening and discussions about the football teams - its more like a very luxurious home than a hotel.

We spent fantastic three days at Kanonkop Guest House and can certainly recommend it to anyone. We will certainly be returning.

Thanks very much for everything! M+C

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

Kanonkop is the most amazing guest house, just outside Knysna with views over the lagoon. Mark and his family made us feel so so welcome - it was very much "home from home". It's so beautiful- with gorgeous touches in terms of decoration, stunning views, delicious breakfasts, excellent G&Ts and obviously wonderful hosts!!

They give us excellent tips on what to do and where to go around the area.

Can't recommend enough.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

The most fantastic luxury accomodation that we have ever experienced anywhere in South africa. We arrived as guests and left as friends. Many Thanks to the Conyers family for their outstanding hospitality! We look forward to our next visit. Keep up the good work.

Mnay Thanks
The Mitchell's

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kanonkop Guest House

Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: 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 #3 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range: $237 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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