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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

You simply cannot find people more willing to help and make your stay memorable. The house is beautifully located with the most spectacular views across the lagoon. My tip would be to make sure you have a lagoon view room. Everything is kept scrupulously clean. The bedrooms are thoughtfully put together. Beds very big and comfortable. Breakfasts quite delicious. Pool area really lovely with plenty of outside seating. The house manager has an endless list of wonderful restaurants to try and does all the bookings for you. It is exceptional in every sense.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear Karen S
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It really was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. I enjoyed hosting you and am glad you enjoyed the restaurant recommendations. I hope you will visit us again soon. Warm regards Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband and I spent two nights in the Selwyn suite and it was so beautiful! The views were stunning and the the wine, soda and other special touches made our vacation extra special. Liesel was superb and very helpful with restaurant suggestions, calling a taxi, and activity suggestions when rain caused my husband’s golf game to be cancelled. The high tea was a great addition and the breakfast was elegant and delicious! If you want a relaxing experience with a beautiful view and superb staff this is it!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear Amandadog
Thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed our Selwyn Suite and that the views are really stunning. Its a pity your husband could not play golf, but we can always assist in keeping our guests busy :) We are also pleased that our staff were attentive and helpful too :) look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm regards Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Knysna is already a paradisiac place on Earth and it gets better, much better, when you stay at Kanonkop Guest House.
Not only is the service superb, attentive and helpful, but they make you feel at home all the time. Their breakfast was the best I had in my three-week vacation in South Africa (and I stayed in excellent hotels all over). It feels that they have hired a team to cook for you in the morning.
The views from the common rooms are breathtaking, their gardens are so beautiful that you feel it is a separate attraction. My mother even tried their spa services and thought to be excellent as well.
The rooms are spacious and well taken care of. This is the kind of guest house that does not nickel and dime you.
Location-wise, it is not central, but I had a car and it did not matter to me.
My only piece of advice: get your GPS devices ready because it is tricky to find the property.
This is the place to stay in Knysna, make it your hub and enjoy the entire area.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Dear Joao Miguel C
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a good time with us. Our breakfast team is amazing and I will let them know you enjoyed it as much as you did. I am glad your mom enjoyed our spa treatments, and also enjoyed our Gardens. I hope you will come back and enjoy more of the area, and like you say 'make it your hub' as most attractions are within a short distance from us. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Selwyn suite with stunning views over the Knysna lagoon. Superb standard of accommodation with so many thoughtful extras. Breakfast was excellent and Liesel offers help and information for your days activities and will recommend and book restaurants if required. Rico is a very welcoming front of house and Mark the owner is wonderful company and will sit and chat as though you are friends visiting his home. A wonderful experience in a beautiful place.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Dear happy-travel22
Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you got to enjoy all our little part of Paradise has to offer. Selwyn does have stunning lagoon views as does our other Penthouse and Lagoon facing suites. We do hope you will visit us again soon - it was a pleasure hosting you and getting you know you as friends at our house :) Many warm regards, Liesl, Mark & the Kanonkop House Team

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We enjoyed our spacious and tasteful suite - with a great view on the lagoon - on the Kanonkop hill of Knysna! The staff was very friendly and helpful (especially Ricco!) and the owner Marc was very welcoming and helped make reservations and in the design of the day program!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Kanonkop88, Manager at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Dear lecla2018
Thank you so much for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the view and our friendly staff! Rico is an asset to Kanonkop House and is always willing to assist with anything. We hope you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, Liesl , Mark and the Kanonkop House team

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