Kanonkop Guest House

Kanonkop Guest House, Knysna

Discover some of the fanciest yet unpretentious accommodation in Knysna on the famous Garden Route at Kanonkop House. Revel in natural forests where elephants once strolled and explore the huge tidal lagoon that makes Knysna so attractive to visitors like you. Appreciate this family-owned, award-winning boutique hotel with its first class service, luxury villas and personal attention to detail. Families love their holidays here so come and join in the fun!

Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. Consistently voted in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa (Trip Advisor) guests from all over the world are hosted in a refined family home while enjoying the service and excellence of five star boutique accommodation. Kanonkop House is beautifully positioned at the top of Kanonkop Hill in private indigenous forest, overlooking the iconic Knysna Lagoon with breath-taking views stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean. The tranquil setting just outside of the main town centre allows guest the relaxed enjoyment of the natural beauty that the Garden Route is famous for while the restaurants, activities and shops of the town of Knysna are just a 5 minute drive away. In-house activities including discounted golf, cycling, birding, hiking, kayaking, beach, and all watersports are available and Kanonkop House is ideally situated to take advantage of all Garden Route Tourist attractions. The hosts are always on-hand to make recommendations and arrange bookings for guests. The property only has 7 rooms and is not open to the public so that guests can enjoy true privacy.

For families and small groups the Kanonkop Team hosts guests at a selection of exclusive-use Villas situated throughout Knysna.

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  • Trip Advisor Winner 2013 and 2014: Top 25 Luxury Small Hotels in Africa
  • Family run home away from home lodge with luxurious villas
  • Includes full breakfast, all drinks from the bar, internet, safe parking
Kanonkop Guest House Overview

Poised gracefully on the cliffs with sweeping views of the famous Knysna Heads and lagoon, Kanonkop Guest House is a place of absolute bliss in an enchanting setting. A picture perfect holiday destination in South Africa, this stunning Knysna vacation retreat is an epitome of elegant splendor. Owner-run, guests are guaranteed of a stay where personal service is a mandate. 5 well-appointed suites comprise the superb Knysna accommodation. Tastefully and innovatively designed, the suites offer luxury comfort and relaxation. Private balconies overlooking spectacular views, lounges as well as en-suite bathrooms with baths and separate showers are features of all the suites.
Additional amenities include satellite TVs, complimentary mini bar, hot beverage facilities, safes, toiletries and a lot more to ensure a memorable hassle-free stay at Kanonkop House.
The social hub of Kanokop is where guests can interact and share experiences of the days’ excursions. Relax and unwind in the warm and comfortable confines of the magnificent sitting area or alternatively enjoy a cocktail in the guest bar.
Weather permitting, breakfast is served alfresco on the patio affording guests spectacular panoramas of the beautiful indigenous garden and spectacular surrounds. A swimming pool, with a big deck, sun loungers and umbrellas completes the picture of an ultimate 5-star accommodation in South Africa.
An ideal Knysna holiday destination for golfing enthusiasts, Kanonkop Guest House ensures a complete golfing holiday by providing advice, booking tee times and organizing transfers or golf club hire. Residents at Kanonkop Guest House enjoy special rates privilege at Fancourt Country Club, Simola Country Club and the Pezula Clifftop Estate.
Enjoy a boat cruise on the lagoon or alternatively paddle in a canoe and enjoy the sights of nature. Guests are spoilt for choice with a myriad of activities including seasonal whale watching, water sports, fresh water and deep sea fishing. Walking and cycling trails through indigenous forests can also be undertaken in Knysna coastal holiday resort.

  • 7 Rooms
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure areas
  • En suite bathrooms with bath and separate shower
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV, music centres
  • Fans, underfloor Heating
  • Electronic Safe
  • Tea / Coffee Facilities
  • Hairdryers, robes & slippers
  • Organic toiletries
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming pool, sundeck, alfresco lounge, deck and bar
From ZAR 4 500



  • Magnificent views of the Knysna lagoon and the giant sandstone cliffs of the famous ‘Knysna Heads’
  • Splendid rooms named after famous South African artists
  • Swimming pool, fantastic food and service
  • Wonderful beaches, hiking, walking, cycling, water sports


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Local beverages
  • Free Wifi
  • Free on-site parking

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