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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
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106 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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“Ideal for the discerning traveller”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

An ideal place to stay in Knysna for the discerning traveller. This owner-run establishment ensures outstanding service and attention to detail. Rooms are spacious and well appointed; the underfloor heating is a very welcome addition. Kanonkop is central to all the top restuarants in Knysna and close to the lagoon and waterfront area. We will stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear IanJamber, Many thanks for your review :) We hope very much to host you again. Until then, all the very best. Warm regards from the Kanonkop team.
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed for four nights in the newly refurbished Paradise room. Fantastic room looking across the lagoon across Knysna and down to the 'heads'. Very friendly guest house who can't do enough for you. Breakfasts were fantastic and were recommended excellent local restaurants for dinner. Lots of activities locally in and out of Knysna. A very enjoyable and memorable stay and we highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Miles W, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and that you were able to make the most of all the fantastic activities this beautiful area has to offer. Thanks again. Warm regards, Samantha and the Kanonkop Team
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We recently stayed with Kanonkop again, seeing as though our first time was not enough, we had to bring clients back to the incredible hospitality and all-round class of the family-run establishment. There is nothing the Conyers family wont do to make your stay better, thanks again for an awesome option to take clients in Knysna.

Room Tip: All of them are spectacular, ask for paradise or the forest room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Thanks Freewalker/s :) It is always super to see you and your lovely guests. We look forward to your next visit. Take care. Warm regards, Sam
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Stayed in the Forest Room for 2 nights. Great views across the bay, very comfortable room, good breakfasts, helpful family hosts.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Dear DMCRH. Many thanks for taking the time to review Kanonkop House. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Forest Suite and your stay with us. Warm regards, The Kanonkop team.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

As a fan of small guest houses, I was pleased with this place. Sam was a gracious host, and working with the wonderful space and surrounds that are at Kanonkop, his service is well complemented. The view of the lagoon was second-to-none. Satisfying breakfasts and well-appointed rooms.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Dear WDV, Many thanks for your review. It was lovely to host you and we hope to see you again. Take care and keep warm. Sam and the Kanonkop Team
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We were welcomed by the lovely Sam who showed us to the gorgeous paradise suite with a glass of chilled white wine. It was beautifully furnished with high class toiletries and facilities. Nice touches like a selection of CDs were appreciated. There was a balcony where we could watch the ever changing views of Knysna lagoon and Heads. It was difficult to leave the room in the mornings for our lovely al fresco breakfast.

Mark and Chris gave us excellent advice regarding routes, restaurants and beaches and they were all spot on.

Apparently this room is now being renovated and we can't wait to sample more Paradise in this lovely family much-more-than a B&B!

  • Stayed April 2012
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Dear Mr and Mrs Fonzie16. It was so lovely to host you at Kanonkop House. Thank you for the great review. We will be delighted to welcome you back to the newly renovated Paradise Suite ... bookings open from June 2012! Take care and we hope to see you again soon.
Warm regards,
Samantha, Chris and Mark
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Toronto,Ontario
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

At the clear risk of being redundant , we want to echo the positive sentiments about Kanonkop which are the theme of all recent reviews : loved it , lovely grounds , comfortable luxurious accommodation with marvellous views (Sunbird Suite) , excellent breakfasts with lots of quality choices , pleasant conversations with hosts (Mark 3 days , Sam one) and other guests , infallible advice as to where to go ,what to do , where to eat ... in general , great , comfortable stay , warm ambience ... thanks to the Conyers family ... would be back "in a heartbeat" !

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Dear Avidskier! You could never be redundant! We love getting your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review Kanonkop House and thanks for the feedback. We certainly hope that your future travels bring you back to the beautiful Garden Route and that we will be able to host you again ..maybe for a little water skiing or wakeboarding on the Knysna lagoon? (the only sort of skiing we are able to offer:)) Until then...
Warm regards from the Kanonkop team
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Property: 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 #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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