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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We were at the end of a 4 week trip around Southern Africa and wanted somewhere special for our last few days. From the rapid and friendly responses to a last minute booking request to the brilliant hospitality and luxurious surroundings Mark, Sam and all the staff at Kanonkop were a stand out. We stayed in the Sunbird suite and...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear BwenoBwanji, How lovely to receive your review. Many thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that we were able to contribute to a lovely finale to your succesful trip through Southern Africa. Thankyou for choosing to travel in our part of the world and thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful corner with you. We hope...

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Kanonkop can do what no 5 or 6 * hotel can do - highly personalised service to the extent that we felt welcomed into their family ! Highly recommend to people who want to leave the predictability and anonymity of large chain hotels behind and want to feel like they have a second home in Knysna.

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Kmerchant001, Wow, thanks for your great review. It's always fabulous for us to receive guests feedback and we appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to our family and at Kanonkop House in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay at Kanonkop House. All the very best and...

delhi india
Reviewed 24 June 2014

we were here for 3 nights.we arrived on a very cold evening,samantha gave us a very warm welcome along with a delicious hot chocolate...what a lovely welcome!!the room was huge and had a balcony with stunning views.its a lovely guesthouse ,with some stunning views.the next morning we met mark and his father both were very hospitable and warm,they tried there...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Alok, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our hospitality. We hope to welcome you back to your "Knysna Home" one day. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip up the Garden Route. Warm regards, Samantha, Chris, Mark and the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I have been meaning to write this review for months......my husband and I stayed at Kanonkop House in Nov 2013. The welcome we received there was second to none and we have travelled a fair amount. Nothing was too much trouble for Samantha and Mark who seemed like old friends even though we had never met before. The staff we...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Gill, Many thanks for your fabulous review of Kanonkop House, our breakfasts, hospitality, and, of course, the 'Paradise Suite'. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and in particular our hospitality. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We really appreciate it. All the very best until the next time we meet. Very warmest...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at Kanonkop Guest House from 29 September 2005 to 1 October 2005 (two nights) as part of our honeymoon vacation (yes, that is almost nine years ago). We stayed in the Paradise Suite. I clearly remember the warm and sincere welcome from Mark and the two Yorkshire Terriers. I can confirm each and every positive...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear RenateVictor, Wow...how special that you remember us so well. Even more special to know that you are enjoying married life 9 years on...congratulations to you. We thank you for celebrating your honeymoon at Kanonkop House and for taking the time to write this review so many years later. We have made many changes at Kanonkop House over the years....

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Our trip to Knysna was our mini vacation within our vacation, and Kanonkop House was just the restful interlude we were hoping for. The Sunbird room was decorated beautifully and offered a beautiful, panoramic view of the bay. The warm hospitality of the staff and owners of this family-run guest house made us feel right at home, with sundowners by...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear DeeGlaze, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House and the Sunbird Suite in particular. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality and that your time in Knysna and at Kanonkop House afforded you the beautiful and restful interlude that you were looking for. Thank you for choosing to stay at Kanonkop House...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 21 May 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Paradise Suite at Kanonkop last October. The room was outstanding, and the view of the lagoon from the balcony was breathtaking. We had sundowners on that balcony both nights of our stay on the Garden Route. Not only that, but Mark and Sam both went out of their way to recommend great hikes...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Daniel S, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you were able to make the most of the super views from the Paradise Suite with sundowners on the balcony, and that you ventured out to enjoy the great hiking spots in this beautiful area as well as enjoying some...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Kanonkop guest house is an amazing place. Not only does it offer stunning accommodation, it offers a special and warm personal touch from the owners of the guest house. We had a special and warm welcome and were treated to everyday tips on what to do in the area. We were not only let into the guest house, but it...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

To the Nagars, Thank you for your lovely review. It is always great to hear from South Africans and we really appreciate that you took the time to review your experience at Kanonkop House. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary here, We hope to have the opporutnity to share future celebrations with you. Our thanks again and very...

Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was the most luxurious accommodation of our holiday. Run by Mark and Samantha and Dad Chris. We had a very warm welcome when we arrived in darkness so we couldn’t appreciate the beautiful location until the morning. We were happy to hear that Mark had taken the initiative and reserved us a table at one of the local restaurants...

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Yorkie Rose, Thank you for your lovely and detailed review of your stay at Kanonkop House. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Sunbird Suite, our toiletries range, Africology - all the more special as it is locally produced and uses natural and organic ingredients, the views over the forest to the water, and of course our bar and...

South Brunswick, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed three nights at the beautiful Kanonkop House in April 2014. To say that our gracious hosts were warm and welcoming...and great at recommending ways and places to explore the Garden Route is a big understatement! They were with us each morning over breakfast helping us plot our day's activities and meals. Our room was lovely and very comfortable....

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KanonkopHouse, Owner at Kanonkop Guest House, responded to this review

Dear RBR0511, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kanonkop House and that you were able to make the very most of our local tips to ensure you had the very best experience of this beautiful area. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to review and share your experience of Kanonkop House and thank you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: RM1,057 - RM3,989 (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 are of high standard, as a family we had two room next to each other above the pool not in the main building - perfect!”
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