Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House is a five star boutique guest house in Knysnsa on South Africa's Garden Route. Kanonkop House is beautifully positioned at the top of Kanonkop Hill in private indigenous forest, overlooking the iconic Knysna Lagoon with exquisite views stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean.

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

There are 7 spectacular individual designed and decorated suites with various views. 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.

For families and small groups the Kanonkop Team hosts guests at a selection of exclusive-use Villas situated throughout Knysna from the beach and waterways of the lagoon to the beautiful local golf courses. Packages at the Villas can be tailored from those preferring self catering to those who require full hosting services.

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 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.

Read what our previous clients thought of Kanonkop House

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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