A warm welcome awaits you at Kanonkop Guest House. Luxury accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route. Luxurious comfort, magnificent view, restful atmosphere, exceptional service. Kanonkop Guest House is a unique 5-star guest house situated at the top of the Kanonkop hill above Knysna, South Africa’s favourite coastal resort town.
Kanonkop Guest House commands a breathtakingly beautiful view of the Knysna Lagoon stretching all the way to the Knysna Heads, etched into the distant skyline. A feeling of space and serenity pervades.
Our garden and small indigenous forest attract wildlife and an abundance of birds – from elusive louries to iridescent sunbirds to humble wagtails. Enjoy their antics whilst relaxing on a lounger next to the pool, before you venture downhill to discover and experience all that Knysna and the Garden Route has to offer.
With only five bedrooms available, we provide exclusivity and a high degree of privacy, personal attention and service. Our rooms, each individually named, are all creatively designed and decorated by top South African designers.
Situated on the upper floor, Paradise is the crème de la crème of bedrooms, offering the ultimate in opulent accommodation. The king-size bed faces onto double glass doors leading out to a private balcony set above our indigenous woodland with a panoramic view of the entire Knysna Lagoon.
Screened from the bedroom by wooden shutters, the spacious bathroom has an elevated, over-sized bath which, too, boasts a spectacular vista, and separate shower.
There is a reading nook, a wall-mounted satellite television, a CD player with a selection of music and for your convenience, an electronic safe and a tea and coffee making facility. Paradise is perfect for honeymooners or any couple wishing to indulge in a romantic getaway.
From Garden to Forest:
Awake to the sound of birdsong just outside your window. Situated on the middle level, the sumptuous Garden Room opens into the garden on one side and looks out over the forest and lagoon on the other.
Equally stunning is the Forest Room spanning the lower level. Here the view is of the indigenous forest with sparkling glimpses of lagoon captured between the trees.
Both of these spacious, ultra-luxurious rooms have either king-size or single beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath and separate shower. They also have comfortable sitting areas, satellite televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, plus many other fine touches to make your stay at Kanonkop as pleasurable as possible.
No Worries Be Happy:
No worries be happy are two luxurious suites opening out onto a sun-drenched wooden deck overlooking the pool and surrounding garden with lagoon views in the distance.
Spacious, light and airy, the beautifully appointed suites are fitted with queen-sized beds, with the option of an additional single bed if required.
The en-suite bathrooms include a bath and separate shower. The suites also have a comfortable sitting area, satellite television, a handcrafted wooden paddle fan, a tea and coffee facility and an electronic safe.
Kanonkop House Activities:
- As part of the unique personal service offered at Kanonkop, we offer lagoon fishing trips with Mark, who is a qualified and experienced skipper, aboard our fully equipped motor boat.
- Mark will also take you water ski-ing and wake-boarding and will give tuition if required.
- Or, if you prefer something more relaxing, take a sunset cruise aboard our luxury speed boat and watch the lagoon transform into shimmering molten liquid under an orange sky.
- Guests are also welcome to make use of Kanonkop’s double and single canoes to explore the waterways. We’ll even pack you a picnic lunch!
Kanonkop House Map:
Centrally situated a mere 2.5 kms from the town centre. our self Catering cottages & apartments overlook the Knysna Lagoon from a hilltop, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Its special location gives the visitor the feeling of being in the countryside.
Peaceful and secluded, situated RIGHT AT THE WATER'S EDGE with spectacular views across the lagoon to the Knysna Heads. Enjoy the abundant birdlife in the beautiful gardens and relax at the large sparkling pool.
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