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Kanonkop Guest House
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 12, 2010

This was our first trip to South Africa and after the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, we found the most beautiful place to spend a week exploring Knysna and the surrounding area.

We have travelled the World and this place is a real gem. If you want quiet and want pampering with 5 beautiful suites to choose from. this has to be the place to stay.

Chris, his wife, his son Mark and daughter Samantha are the most delightful people you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much for their guests, the staff are so kind and friendly and the rooms and views are to die for. Elegance and serenity spring to mind. If you like hosts who are gracious, friendly, attentive, helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have the most relaxing stay possible, you need look no further. Their knowledge of the area in respect of eating places, walks, shopping, beaches, places of interest is endless, as is their true desire to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your stay in Knysna.

Reservations are made for you at the best, not necessarily the most expensive restaurants. The breakfasts are amazing and last as long as you like, with friendly chat throughout. Your room is turned down each night and the ambiance is superb.

My wife and I spent a fabulous week at the Kanonkop Guest House and would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone. We will certainly be returning as often as possible. Believe us, you will not be disappointed !!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

This place is even nicer than it looks on their website: stunning views (definitely try to get one of the three rooms at the front with the views over the lagoon), stylish individually furnished rooms, great personal service. Quite expensive but worth it. Knsyna is definitely the nicest place to stay on the Garden Route and this must be one of the best places to stay in Knysna.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

Just had the most fantastic three nights at the Kanonkop Guest House. The service is exceptional. Without a doubt the best place we stayed during our time in the Cape. Large rooms (even the "no matata" room where we stayed), complimentary bar, wonderful Africology bath products. They booked all our restaurants for us and helped us plan our days. Mark and Chris are the most amazing hosts. My wife and I can't speak highly enough of this place.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2009

It is one of the best B&B Guesthouse in South Africa.
Beautiful rooms, central location in Garden Route and the absolut best is the warm hospitality of the Kanonkop team.
We will come back.

Gaby and Hans from Germany

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2009

I stayed four nights at the Kanonkop Guest House together with my partner. We got the Sunrise Suite. From the beginning to the end everything was just perfect. Wonderful people that help you in everything. They booked us exactly the type of restaurants we like, they helped us every morning with planning our day and everytime we came back from our excursion they were there to offer us our preferred drinks. the room itself is just amazing. from the bed and also from the bathroom you have a view over whole lagoon of knysna. It is just wonderful!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank ZHtraveller
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Reviewed October 22, 2009

No words can describe this place. Phenomenal rooms, great service, reasonably priced, marvellous staff, fabulous views, romantic atmosphere. We cancelled other reservations on the garden route and made Kanonkop our headquarters.
Linda and Harry

Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2009

I booked Kanonkop for my wife and i for our Honeymoon down in Knysna in August. We were met with the friendliest staff and exeptional service from Mark and his team. The house is absolutely beautiful and nothing can compare with the atmosphere of sheer relaxation with stunning views and exteptional staff. Mark was always willing to give us great advice on the atractions in the area as well as book us at one of the great restaurants Knysna has to offer. The only sad thing was when we had to leave but kanonkop will deffinetly be our next holiday destination again.

Super staff, amasing house, Stunning scenery... a deffinate place to be.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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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: $236 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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