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Kanonkop Guest House

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Gourock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for 2 nights while doing the garden route and wow! The views of the heads of knysna are amazing. We were in a Matara suite which overlooked the pool but had some views of the lagoon. Just pop in the main house and the view hits you. Breakfast was served overlooking the amazing view. A dip in the pool...

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

Dear lyndsay c Wonderful review. Thank you so much. The views are amazing here and are very fortunate to be situated so that from just about anywhere there is something beautiful to see. The huge suite upstairs is our Selwyn Suite and is not just for honeymooners, anybody can book it! We are building a new room very similar to...

Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at Kanonkop House was one of the highlights of our holiday! What a lovely house with beautiful views. We stayed in the Forest Suite which was spacious and had a wonderful patio area to relax with a glass of wine. The swimming pool area was very clean and it was nice to chill out for a bit. All...

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

Dear Karen D Thank you for the wonderful review. And am so pleased we were the highlight of your holiday ! That is so wonderful to hear and am very pleased that you enjoyed our Forest Suite. This room is wonderful with the private patio with views of the forest and lagoon. I am pleased you enjoyed our recommendations of...

Lake Country, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Were not there long enough to really enjoy the property - was just an overnight. Stayed in the Selwyn Suite which is lovely with a wonderful view - would have liked more time. Staff is friendly and accommodating.

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

Dear Lpk1119 Thank you for your review. Even though your stay was short, I am glad you had a wonderful friendly stay with us. I do hope you will come visit us again - a bit longer - and I am sure you will find plenty of things to do in the area that you missed this time round! Warm...

Epsom, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Kanonkop House, three years after our first. It was fantastic then and it is fantastic now. The views, the rooms, the breakfasts and the service are all outstanding but what makes this place extra special is that you are treated as personal friends and not just paying guests. Thank you Mark, Liesl, Gibson and...

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

Dear EbbishamTripper Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your second stay with us, even after 3 years. Please don't wait so long to visit us again :) Wonderful to hear from you Roger & Mandy. Warm regards Liesl, Mark & the Kanonkop house team

Bramhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Kanonkop guest house was wonderful, Mark, Liesel, Rico and all the team could not do enough for us, they helped us to choose restaurants and give us helpful advice about where to visit to gain the best experiences from our stay. The surroundings are tasteful and elegant with the views 2nd to none, the whole experience was...

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

Dear Julieafuller Wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. It always appreciated to hear that we have contributed to your wonderful stay in Knysna. It is helpful to get advice from a 'local' that can recommend and assist with bookings and things to do in the area. We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding guest house. Marc and his team (especially Lisle) have established a formula that provides a relaxed environment whilst providing first class service in a top location. All evidenced by the number of returning guests and we intend to do the same in the future.

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

Dear John L Many thanks for the wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and am very happy you will be returning. We do have many returning guests, and we always say that you 'arrive as a guest, but leave as friends!' Warm Regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team

Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whats been offered is outstanding.. A must stay during a visit to Knysna. The view is but unbelievable - water front , service outstanding, food tasty with a great variety. The room was spacious and smart therefore I only had an outstanding and most enjoyable stay.

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

Dear Travelmate4247 Thank you for the wonderful review. I love that you found our place 'outstanding'. The views, food and service all add up to that statement! I do hope you will come back and stay with us again. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 days at Kanonkop House on route to Plettenberg Bay, staying in the main bedroom which was fantastic with amazing views. Service was excellent especially that offered by Gibson. Breakfast is excellent, we would definitely return if we found ourselves in the area again.

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

Dear Sh0tts Thank you for the review. I have mentioned this to Gibson that his name has been mentioned and I got a very big smile from him! I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Kanonkop House. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House team

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at kanonkop on many occasions and it never ceases to be our favourite place! THe welcome is amazing, the staff are great, the rooms are really something else with amazing views of the lagoon. nothing is too much trouble. I had a fall while visiting knysna and Adele had to take me to the local hospital. we...

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

Dear ronaldsX5629VF Thanks for the review. I am glad that we are your favourite place! We love to hear that. How is your arm doing ? Hope it is feeling much better. See you all soon again! Warm regards Liesl, Mark - and everybody here at Kanonkop House.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights. Warm welcome. Very comfortable. Lovely room (Forest) with large terrace overlooking the lagoon with The Heads in the distance. Service outstanding. Nothing was too much for the team including booking golf at preferential rates to organising our first evening's dinner at the local seafood restaurant (as well as other nights' meals). We couldn't recommend more highly.

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

Dear steadyslack Thank you! What a wonderful review. Much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the Forest Suite, it has a wonderful deck that can be enjoyed with a stunning view. We are also pleased that you got to play some golf and enjoy our recommendation for dinner. We hope you will visit us again. It was an absolute pleasure...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $310 - $1,172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms were good but the rooms with a view of Knysna lagoon were extra special”
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“The four 'view rooms' are fantastic but even the two 'pool rooms' are spacious and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles EbbishamTripper, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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