Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House is family run and offers a personal touch and restful atmosphere that makes it rightfully one of the most highly regarded properties in Knysna. Enjoying as it does one of the most advantageous hilltop locations on the entire Garden Route, guests can enjoy sweeping views across Knysna town and lagoon as far as the famous Knysna Heads.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The five private and exclusive rooms are individually designed and beautifully decorated by award winning South African designers, and focus on light and texture to provide the ultimate in elegant relaxation.

The guest house is bordered by lush garden and a small forest, which attracts wildlife and a plethora of bird life which can be enjoyed from the sunny pool deck or while indulging in the complimentary bar.

Getting There

Approximately 5 hour's drive from Cape Town, 10 - 15 min drive to Plettenberg Bay, 45 min - 1 hour drive from George Airport and approximately 3 ½ hours to the Eastern Cape and Port Elizabeth Airport.


Enjoy golf, water sports, fresh water & deep sea fishing, bird viewing and seasonal whale watching. Walking and cycling trails through indigenous forest and extreme sports such as bungy jumping and abseiling are at your doorstep.

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Review of Kanonkop House

Sandy Beatty & Family

Lovely, refined, sophisticated, elegant, but relaxed. Set above the Kynsna Lagoon estuary with the Knysna Heads in the distant, Kanonkop offered difficult to rival views of beautiful landscapes. And with staff as helpful as their's, it was hard to leave such a beautful place. Very highly recommended as a base in this fantastic part of the Garden Route.

26/05/2015 Read full trip review

Review of Kanonkop House

John Cumming

Great welcome from Chris , Mark and Samantha. They were happy to sit and chat, suggest activities, make restaurant bookings etc. The only slight disappointment was that we did not get the Sunbird Suite as per our booking but instead got The Forest Suite which was beautifully furnished but was darker and set lower down. We did not complain.

18/02/2014 Read full trip review

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