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Kanonkop Guest House

The Garden Route


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Kanonkop Guest House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. 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 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. Your hosts can provide insider tips on the best way to enjoy your day, and make the most of the local area. In-house activities including discounted golf, cycling, birding, hiking, kayaking, beach, and all watersports are available. 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.

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Our standard rates for a Sivuyile / No Matata Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2020 to 19 December 2020 GBP 123 USD 155 ZAR 2,520 EUR 135 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
20 December 2020 to 15 January 2021 GBP 135 USD 170 ZAR 2,772 EUR 149 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
16 January 2021 to 31 May 2021 GBP 123 USD 155 ZAR 2,520 EUR 135 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Breakfast; high tea; all local beverages; and free onsite parking is included.


Children Policy

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Kanonkop Guest House can be included in you own dream holiday.

Shamwari Safari and Garden Route Explorer

Featured Accommodation

The Boardwalk
The Boardwalk
Port Elizabeth
Long Lee Manor
Long Lee Manor
Shamwari Game Reserve
Hunter's Country House
Hunter's Country House
The Garden Route
Kanonkop Guest House
Kanonkop Guest House
The Garden Route
Rosenhof Country House
Rosenhof Country House
The Klein Karoo
Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
Hermanus
Queen Victoria Hotel
Queen Victoria Hotel
Cape Town

Destination: South Africa.

Feel the heartbeat of nature as you watch for whales from the shoreline, and explore an award-winning Big 5 game reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Take in all the sights along the Garden Route, and spend time in the Mother City. It is a lot to pack in - hence why the trip is 15 nights!

This is a 15 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Shamwari Game Reserve, The Garden Route, The Klein Karoo, Hermanus and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at The Boardwalk
  • 3 Nights at Long Lee Manor
  • 1 Night at Hunter's Country House
  • 2 Nights at Kanonkop Guest House
  • 2 Nights at Rosenhof Country House
  • 2 Nights at Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
  • 4 Nights at Queen Victoria Hotel
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




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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.


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