Kanonkop Guest House

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Kanonkop Guest House

Proudly claiming the title of Trip Advisor winner of the Top 25 Luxury Small Hotels in Africa 2013, Kanonkop Guest House in Knysna, along the beautiful Garden Route, offers five-star luxury accommodation. This boutique hotel is situated in a prime location only minutes from town yet it is tucked peacefully away in the centuries-old forest – the biggest in South Africa – and provides sweeping views over the tranquil lagoon and famous Knysna Heads cliffs – the gateway to the Indian Ocean. The family-run Kanonkop House is made up of five exclusive suites available to hire for one big family or group, or as separate accommodation.

Kanonkop House provides all the must-have amenities for a comfortable, relaxing coastal vacation. The professional and friendly staff will ensure guests are taken care of at all times. Each of the five suites is tastefully decorated with a dash of African inspiration, three overlooking the lagoon and two with a view of the gorgeous gardens. All suites include TV, free WiFI, organic bath products, fluffy bath robes, underfloor heating, scented candles, soft linen bedding and more. The swimming pool and sun deck allow for hours of whiling away in the sunshine, plus the outdoor lounge and bar are perfect for those balmy evening sunsets. Each morning guests will be served a delicious breakfast and will have access to the bar throughout the day, all of which is included in the rate.

The small town of Knysna offers many adventures, from lazing on the beach to boat trips out to sea; hiking and walking in the indigenous forest to shopping and eating at one of the many fantastic restaurants in the area. The usually laid-back sleepy town comes alive in the mid-year school holidays where it plays host to the annual Oyster Festival and Knysna Marathon. Keen golf players are also treated to special membership rates at two championship golf courses in the area – Pezula and Simola.

So whether you’re planning to join in with the throngs during festival time or simply need a quiet time away, Kanonkop is the ideal retreat.


Property Facilities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Gym (nearby)
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Malaria Free
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Skype Phones
  • Spa

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Credit Card
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Laundry Service

Activities Nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat Cruises
  • Elephant-back Safaris
  • Golf
  • River Cruises

Room Types

Forest lounge and deck

Large luxury executive king size suites with full en suite bathrooms. Each room has a private balcony or deck overlooking the forest canopy, lagoon and out to the Knysna Heads.

No matata9613

Large luxury queen size suite with full en suite bathroom. This room has a large deck overlooking the pool, garden with the Knysna lagoon in the distance.

Knysna Heights Villa

This beautiful new split level house is in the heart of Knysna. It has 3 stunning en suite bedrooms and is suspended over the indigenous forest with amazing views to the famous Knysna Heads over the lagoon and forest.