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Kanonkop Guest House

#2 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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19/06/2017 20/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Knysna
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we have visited with 3 families. the house is well located with great views of the lagoon. all the staff are excellent with super service. very good for families as well as couples. felt like a home away from home.

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Faisal S Many thanks for the wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure having the families here and I really enjoyed hosting you all. I hope that we will hear from you again and will recommend us to many more families or couples. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

rhode island
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning location with the most amazing views of the Knysna lagoon and heads. Knockout lush gardens, pool.The sunbird suite accommodations were perfect, large, private and did I mention the views? And a private balcony. The staff were impeccably present but unobtrusive. Free bar was a lovely touch. There was a large family group there at the same time as us...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear RhodeIslandLola Wow, thank you so much for the review... and I am pleased you had a pleasant stay with us. I am so glad you got to experience the wonderful views, and all that we offer at Kanonkop House, including the complimentary bar. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and I hope you will come back and visit...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, beautiful spacious rooms, scrumptious breakfasts with amazing views over the lagoon! Peaceful and tranquil location too. A really lovely place to spend two nights in Knysna, highly recommended.

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Melanielowe Thanks for the wonderful review. Was wonderful meeting you and am glad you enjoyed the views and tranquillity Kanonkop House has to offer. I am glad you will recommend us :) Cant wait to hear from you again soonest. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kanonkop is a private mansion in a peaceful neighborhood high on a hill overlooking the town of Knysna and its lagoon that has been converted into a handsome guest house with 6 stylish rooms, all different. There are attractive shared spaces with a kitchen and bar where bottles of wine and snacks are available free of charge to guests along...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear BAM 1113 Many thanks for these wonderful words. My apologies for taking so long to respond, but this was so beautifully written that whatever I comment, will pale in comparison :) I think that you have said everything amazing about all that we offer, including a good description and concise writing of everything we do here at Kanonkop House....

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

First I have to say what a stunning place to stay. The rooms are beautiful and individual with perfect views of the lagoon from our terrace. This place would be hard to beat and it is definitely better to be up and away from the now busy main road! But what stands out is the welcome hospitality from owner Mark...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear MrsN01 Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our 'beautiful retreat'. The two rooms chosen is a wonderful choice as it works well for families and they both have stunning views (Paradise and Sunbird) I also love your comment that we have a 'refreshing approach to hospitality' . We really try...

Carlton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Stayed at the Kanonkop for 3 nights as our 'stopover' on the Garden Route, the view over the lagoon is stunning, which we could enjoy as well from our room, the Forest Suite. Breakfast is a relaxed affair with a good buffet selection and dishes cooked to order. The best start to a day exploring Knysna and the surroundings. When...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Geoff N I am glad you got to experience Kanonkop House and the Forest Suite for 3 nights. I always say that one night is not enough to really experience Knysna and the surrounding area. The tea in the afternoon is a wonderful added extra that can be enjoyed by all after having a wonderful day out exploring. I...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our family occupied all of the suites and rooms in the main house. The Penthouse is spectacular. The views are gorgeous from all the rooms. The accommodations are on par with five star properties, but feel like a guest house. Each room has it's own personality and style. The property has been carefully curated by the owner parents. It is...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear AventureJunkie71 Thank you for the amazing review. We are pleased you felt at home at our stunning property and am glad you enjoyed the different personality and style of each room. We are always very happy when you have felt at home, as this is what we strive for. I think you chose the right establishment for your parents...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It is difficult to write a review about Kanonkop without sounding cliché. I will just say it is an amazing place owned by great people. If you are stopping for a day or two (or even more) in Knysna and you are a "luxury kind of person", this is one of the few spots I would highly recommend. It is...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa_Mbenoun Many thanks for the wonderful review. Thank you for not trying to sound like a cliché :) But I do feel this is a positive comment. We are glad you enjoyed our cosy and exclusive guest house, and thank you for the recommendations. We hope you will come back and visit us again. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark &...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Staying at the Kanonkop was one of our most memorable experiences of our little adventure along the Garden Route. It is set in the most beautiful location overlooking Knysna Bay - the scenery is breath taking. The staff show such hospitality and cannot do enough to make your stay absolutely perfect in every way. So welcoming and friendly. Our room...

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear terriaadams Thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for staying with us and am glad to hear that we made your adventure memorable! I do hope you will come back and visist us again soon. Was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team

Knysna
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Our stay at Kanonkop House was ideal. The service, the room and bathroom, the breakfasts on the patio, the evenings sitting in the beautiful outside room next to the pool--the hotel provides amazing views of Kynsna lagoon while it also has tasteful, stylish and diverse artwork and furnishings throughout the property. The attention to the gardens was a real plus....

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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Wendy F Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am very pleased you enjoyed our property - artworks, view of the lagoon, and our breakfast outside. I hope you will visit us again soon, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Kanonkop Guest House

Address: 6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $315 - $862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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