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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Uk
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our trip to South Africa was for birthday celebrations and for myself, recuperation. This was a trip of a lifetime for our family. Our suite at Kanonkop House ticked all the boxes for relaxation, comfort, luxury and great attention to detail, even down to bath salts and scented candles, cosy slippers and gowns, fresh ground coffee and filtered water in the bedroom. The views from the balcony in Paradise suite were stunning, no better place in Knysna to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine! Fabulous bathroom and shower facilities, soft towels and extremely well appointed.
We received a very warm welcome from Chris with drinks on arrival including hot chocolate for the girls. The whole Conyers family clearly work as a team and strive to achieve the very best in hospitality at Kanonkop House. As per all the other reviews, everything was perfect. I booked our stay here based on Trip Advisor reviews, our stay exceeded all expectations, our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer!
Many many thanks to Chris, Sue, Mark and Samantha. We hope very much to return, perhaps in summer to enjoy the wonderful pool and outdoor area.

Room Tip: We stayed in the luxurious Paradise suite.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Lulu-ABZ,
Many thanks for your encouraging and helpful review following your stay at Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you enjoyed all the touches in the room and in particular the birdseye views from Paradise. Thank you for choosing to stay with us to as part of your birthday celebrations and special family holiday. Thank you again. Our very best regards to your family from all of us, Chris, Sue, Samantha and Mark.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Beautiful guest house with great views of the water and a small intimate feel. Our room was large and well-appointed with little touches like heated floors and upscale hair/skin products. Mark and Samantha were very welcoming and knowledgeable of the area and the route to Cape Town. The breakfast was delicious too. Would highly recommend this guest house!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear KACP, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House. We have sourced beautiful organic bathroom products that are locally produced for our rooms and are delighted that you enjoyed them. There are so many beautiful routes to drive to Cape Town from Knysna and it is super that you got to experience a whole other aspect of South Africa by choosing an alternative route. Thank you for stopping in at beautiful Knysna on your way through the Garden Route. All the very best to you. Warm regards, Sam and Mark.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect after climbing the hill to Kanonkop Guest House (in our car!) as you enter a beautifully landscaped property that looks like a luxury home. The beauty is that the owners have created an experience that is akin to staying in their home with them (but with privacy) complete with stylish luxurious rooms and amazing views of Knysna lagoon. The rooms are equipped with everything you'd need including a nice ipod dock and TV, good strong wifi (extra points for that!) and the house is so well built that even with guests above us we heard no other noise. Only the power adaptors proved tricky as they had surrounds on them that didn't like our multizone plugs! :-( Breakfasts were a good chance to meet the family and get valuable insider advice tailored to requirements (for us it was all about National Park hikes and I'd highly recommend both Robberg Peninsula and Nature's Valley - both stunning!). Pretty much any food cooked to order was available for brekkie and we ate more than we should have. Icing on the cake was finding our car washed each morning (had it been my personal car I would have appreciated this even more but it was a rental so I felt guilty for the guy that washed it!!) and the lovely photobook we received as a parting gift. And you were right Mark and Chris, Route 62 was a great diversion back to CT. Thanks again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear bckpckrau,
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated the incredible views and the tranquility that are the reward following the drive to the top of Kanonkop Hill! It is our desire that our guests feel completely 'at home' and that they are able to enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere of Kanonkop House while enjoying the luxuries and peace and so we thank you for your encouragement in this regard. We are gradually introducing international plug points to all our rooms and by your next visit our large range of international adapters should be redundant (I hope that we found one to help you?). It is great that you made the most of Knysna as a central point from which to explore the incredible beauty of the local area. There are many more beautiful places to explore in the area and we do hope to see you again. In the meantime all the very best. Thank you again for your review, it is very important to us. Warmest regards, Mark, Chris, Sam and the Kanonkop "carwashing, breakfast cooking team".
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

A great experience - extremely hospitable hosts, beautiful setting and lovely rooms (stayed in Sunbird suite). Breakfast was also both delicious and sociable. One night felt too short a stay and I would not hesitate is recommending Kanonkop to others.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear Be_jamin,
Many thanks for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Sunbird Suite and our Kanonkop Hospitality. We hope you will be able to stop for a longer time the next time you are in Knysna. Warmest regards, Samantha (and the Kanonkop team)
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Knysna, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had a great "site inspection" of Kanonkop House yesterday. You will absolutely love staying here, gorgeous rooms ("Paradise" is utterly divine), owner-run - what a delight! Spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon. Just to give you an idea: it's winter and it's 24 degrees at present. Mountain bikes, kayaks. Get here soon! (Also private Villa that sleeps 6-7 at such a reasonable rate). Don't miss this one!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear BeinAfrica,
Thank you so much for popping in to inspect Kanonkop House and for your subsequent review. We appreciate your feedback as a tourism colleague and are delighted that you mention our exclusive use Villa and the unique value adds including the mountain bikes, kayaks and speed boat that we have available for our guests use. Thanks again.
Warm regards Samantha, Chris and Mark.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay at Kanonkop Guest House earlier this year as part of an anniversary trip, and this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Mark, Sam & Chris all make you feel like part of the family, and absolutely nothing is too much trouble for them - always ready with suggestions and ideas, and always willing to help with any extra arrangements. Can't wait to go back and visit again !!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Debra, It was our great pleasure to host a part of your anniversary trip this year. Thanks for choosing us. It is always nice to feel that we can contribute to our guests enjoyment of the beautiful Knysna area by offering suggestions and hopefully helping you find some gems that you might otherwise miss. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again.
Warm regards,
Sam, Mark, Chris and 'the team'
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Alberta
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were so thrilled with our choice of Kanonkop Guest House for our stay in Knysna in Feb 2013. It was the most beautiful, modern, stylish, luxury accommodation we have ever stayed in anywhere ever. Our hosts, Chris, Mark and Sam were so welcoming and friendly and helped us plan to get the most out of our short stay. The breakfasts were a highlight with the smoothies being my absolute favourite! The omelettes are apparently world renown and we definitely know why. We miss them dearly.

My only regret is we couldn't stay longer and lie by the gorgeous pool as there was just too much to do in beautiful Knysna.

Will definitely be back for some or other anniversary! Thanks so much for an incredible stay Chris, Mark and Sam.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Forest suite which couldn't have been more stunning!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Junglefan,
We are thrilled that you enjoyed Knysna, the 'Forest Room' and our breakfasts so much. It is always fun to catch up with our guests over breakfast and to indulge in some friendly 'omlette rivalry'. Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us. We do hope to see you at the pool with a bottle of wine enjoying the sunshine soon! By the way, we have added a lovely all weather lounge area to the pool terrace so the options to relax and unwind outdoors have expanded. Our very warmest regards, Sam, Chris, Mark and 'the team'
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Property: Kanonkop Guest House
Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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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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