Beautifully positioned at the top of Kanonkop Hill in a private indigenous forest, overlooking the iconic Knysna Lagoon with breathtaking views stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean, Kanonkop Guest House showcases the natural beauty that the Garden Route is renowned for.
Upon your arrival, relax on your terrace with a chilled drink before freshening up and joining your hosts at the elegant guest bar for complimentary drinks, before heading out to dine at one of Knysna’s many fabulous restaurants.
Each of the 7 suites are individually furnished and decorated, with private balconies offering either views of the Knysna Estuary or overlooking the pool and indigenous gardens.
After a restful night’s sleep, contemplate the day ahead over a scrumptious breakfast served under umbrellas on the patio or in front of the fire in the dining room on a chilly morning. Your hosts can provide insider tips on the best way to enjoy your day and make the most of the local area. Head out to explore the natural beauty of the Garden Route, or just relax at the guest house and take a dip in the swimming pool or have an amazing in-house massage. In-house activities including discounted golf, cycling, birding, hiking, kayaking and all watersports can also be arranged on request.
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Breakfast; high tea; all local beverages; and free onsite parking is included.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town via the N2: Approximately 2km's west (ie George side) of Knysna town centre, turn left at the 1st traffic light into Welbedacht Road. There is also a Kanonkop sign here. After approx 400 metres (after passing Knysna Hollow) take the first right into Metelerkamp Street. Follow the signs to Kanonkop Guest house and take the right fork, and follow the road up the hill. Half way up the hill take the first road right into Cuthbert Street. As you reach the top of the hill, drive straight into the driveway at Kanonkop House. Address 6 Cuthbert Street. Parking is immediately on the left as you enter the gates.
From Port Elizabeth (N2): Drive through the town of Knysna. The town ends and the lagoon begins on the left hand side. Approximately 1km along the lagoon you will reach the traffic lights signposted Welbedacht Road. Turn right here (this is the last traffic light in Knysna). Approx 400 metres (after passing Knysna Hollow) take the first right at Metelerkamp Street and follow the directions as above.
General Information For Guests
All of the suites have full bathrooms en-suite with a bath and separate shower. They also include under floor heating, heated towel rails, DSTV (selected channels), a sound system and CD player, CD library, a DVD player with IPod docking, free Wi-Fi, a mini bar fridge, hairdryers, electronic safe, fans, tea/coffee making facilities, robes and slippers.
Kanonkop House has a swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, gin bar, library, winter lounge and a TV lounge. The property has secure parking.
The lounge features a number of magazines, local interest books and light reading material (including some foreign language books and magazines) for guests to enjoy in the common areas, at the fireplace, or to take away with them.
There is an in-house therapist who offers a variety of different treatments and massages (additional cost).
Tea/coffee and High Tea are served everyday from 14:00 to 17:30.
Kanonkop is 5 minutes away from the centre of Knysna, along with the waterfront shops and restaurants.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
Credit cards are accepted.