If you always wondered what your living room, bedroom and kitchen might feel like in South Africa go to Kanonkop House. Set on top of a "kop" with stunning views of the Knysna lagoon and "the Heads" you are in a unique location where you 3-4 minutes from downtown but totally isolated in your own world of stunning views ensconced in lush carefully nurtured and maintained local flora. Even more impressive is that all of this done in the most Eco-friendly sustainable manner.
We stayed for four nights and our son and his girlfriend joined us for the last night. Their suite was immediately below ours but with a totally different floor plan and feel. Each of the suites has totally different ambience so that you could come 5 different times and experience utopia five different ways.
The Conyers family: Chris, Sue, Mark, Samantha, and.Alexander (all nine years of him) made our family part of their breakfast table where.we gained insight on local and national issues to how best enjoy our day. The attentiveness and attention to detail Was unbelievable. Chris, on sending us to the Olive Tree restaurant for dinner not only made a personal introduction to the owner but gave detailed instructions on how to best navigate and park since we were still getting used to driving on the "wrong side" of the road. Mark was incredibly attentive and attuned to the type of experience we were looking for from places to go to introductions to local merchants.
The hospitality gene runs deep in the Conyer family as Alexander would often be sitting at the kitchen table late afternoon doing his homework. To his mother's dismay he graciously discuss his day with any guest and integrate his homework "how to use the different parts of cow to make things" seeking ideas on how to complete. We understand he his quite the hockey player.
Sue's genteel warmth permeated everything as Samantha's smile and quick wit and keen observations did.
In short we have travelled extensively worldwide and while are always seeking a"Kanonkop" type of experience we rarely do. We will treasure our stay at Kanonkop!!!
PS. Didn't even mention Neumsie's breakfasts were vast, varied and wonderful.
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