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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic in every aspect:owner,staff, locatio, venue!! Have you ever been in a location were they even washed your car? Here they did! The location is so beautifull you think you are in a botanic garden. The view on the lagoon and the head fabulous!

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

Dear HPB88809 Many thanks for the wonderful review! Yes, we even wash your car in the morning :) Its the little things we do that make your stay special and we are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic stay. We hope you will come back and visit us soon. Warm regards, Liesl & the Kanonkop house team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, with a fantastic view into the lake! Very warm and kind staff and owners. Extremely quite. Great support on organizing daily program. Unfortunately doesn't offer dinner, which would be a plus!

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

Dear PC Many thanks for the wonderful review. It is lovely to hear that we have a 'dream view' We enjoy assisting our guests with their daily programme. Many thanks & warm regards, Liesl & the Kanonkop House Team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Kanonkop House. The service was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful. They made a great dinner recommendation for us and took care of the reservation. Our room was lovely and had amazing views. We would absolutely recommend to anyone and would stay here if we returned.

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

Dear 867mrss Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We are pleased you found our establishment with excellent staff and we were all friendly and helpful. Thank you for recommending us to friends or family. Many warm regards, Liesl, Mark and the Kanonkop House Team

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. We were very well looked after by Mark, Richo and Liesl. They anticipated our every need. All very knowledgeable about where to go what to do and with excellent restaurant recommendations, making the bookings every day for us. We stayed in the Paradise room which is like an eagles nest up above the lagoon with...

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

Dear AlitNorthamptonUK Thank you so much for this amazing review. We would love to have 6 stars! I am also so happy to hear that we all looked after you so well. And anticipated all your needs. the Paradise Suite is wonderful but so are all our other rooms, most with lagoon views. We hope you will come and visist...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the great pleasure of staying at the stunning Kanonkop Guest House overlooking the Knysna Heads and giving us a panoramic view over the beautiful town of Knysna. We were greeted by friendly staff and was taken to a beautiful lounge area were we were offered high tea and champagne while our luggage was taken care...

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

Dear Celeste d Many thanks for the wonderful review. I am glad you felt like VIP's. That is how we treat and welcome All our guests! It was wonderful to have you stay with us - even though it was such a short stay :) Please do visit us again soon. Warm regards Liesl, Mark & the Kanonkop house Team

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The B&B was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in. Not only was the decor beautiful but the staff couldn't have been nicer. They were knowledgeable of the area. Recommendations for dinner were wonderful. The B&B sits high on a hill. The views were breathtaking. I would certainly return.

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

Dear Mary R Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff we helpful and that we were knowledgeable of the area. It always helps having a 'local' at hand to assist with recommendations in the area. I do hope you will return and look forward to hosting...

Colchester
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mark and the Team were perfect hosts. Providing a perfect stop after a very hectic Safari. They made our family very welcome from the very start to the fond farewell. Breakfasts are everything you could wish for and catered for. Evening meals 'out' can be recommended and taxis booked. Mark even passed on details of a friend in cape town,...

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

Dear AngeS600 Many thanks for the review. I am glad you got to spend some relaxing time with us after your Safari. I find that guests enjoy staying with us after all those early mornings, to have some down time, relax at the pool and really unwind. I am glad Mark was able to assist you with your Cape Town...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed at the Kanonkop house for 2 nights. It was a wonderful experience. The house, amenities, service are all extraordinary. Mark was a wonderful host and he provided us with the best experience we could hope for. I highly recommend anyone visiting this area of South Africa to book a few nights at the Kanonkop house. Make sure you...

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

Dear jeanphilippe673 Many thanks for the review of Kanonkop House. It was great that you enjoyed all we had to offer. Mark is a wonderful host and enjoys chatting to the guests and recommending things to do in the area. I agree that you need to spend at least two nights with us - more if you can! Was wonderful...

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 days , we didn't want to leave it was just so beautiful! The views from our room 'the forest room' were over the lagoon and to say they were stunning just isn't doing them justice. There was a small bar/ lounge where you could help yourself to drinks in sumptuous surroundings and...

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

Dear FoxPatricia Many thanks for the wonderful review. I am pleased you had such a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed the Forest Suite. It is a beautiful room and the view of the Forest and Lagoon from your private deck just makes this space special. I agree that we are more of a boutique hotel than a B&B and...

Knysna
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had a wonderful stay at the Kanonkop House. The rooms were amazing, the view was spectacular and the people were the best part. We had a wonderful time speaking with the staff and getting to know Mark. I would recommend Kanonkop to anyone.

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

Dear P3507NXsf Many thanks for your review. It is always wonderful to hear that the 'people are the best part' . This is what we are all about, personal service to all our guests. Thanks for recommending us as well :) Warm regards, Liesl, Mark & Kanonkop House Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM984 - RM3,950 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanonkop Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Sea view room is advised”
 of 5 bubbles HPB8803, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are of high standard, as a family we had two room next to each other above the pool not in the main building - perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles AngeS600, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We would have been happy in any of the suites”
 of 5 bubbles Veysey2013, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the main house have unbeatable views with private balconies that allow pure relaxation and tranquility.”
 of 5 bubbles tazsmith64, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Views are excellent and Rooms are very spacious ..”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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