Located just a five-minute drive from the centre of Knysna, Kanonkop Guest House has breath-taking views of the Knysna lagoon and the giant sandstone cliffs dominating the entrance to the Indian Ocean (the famous ‘Knysna Heads’) yet is tranquilly positioned in a private and peaceful indigenous forest.
This award-winning boutique property consists of just seven stylish suites. The grounds at Kanonkop House include a swimming pool, treatment room, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace and a gin bar making it the ideal spot to relax on your journey along the Garden Route. Because of its central location, you can explore the Knysna region on foot, by bike or from the water.
The exquisite rooms each have their own character. They are individually created, named and decorated, incorporating beautiful furniture and antiques as well as artwork of talented South African artists. All Kanonkop rooms feature lagoon views, indoor and outdoor relaxation/seating areas, full bathrooms en-suite with a bath and separate shower, complimentary minibar and a hot beverages tea and coffee station with a Nespresso machine.
Luxury Lagoon Facing Suites
The Luxury Lagoon Facing Suites Large executive king bed Suites each with full en suite bathrooms. Each room has a private balcony or deck with breath-taking views featuring the indigenous forest, Knysna Lagoon, the famous 'Heads' to the Indian Ocean beyond.
Luxury Garden Suites
The Garden Suites are large luxury king bed Suites. Each room has a full en-suite bathroom and opens via glass sliding doors to a large deck overlooking the swimming pool and garden with interrupted views of the Knysna lagoon in the distance.
This magnificent penthouse suite is often referred to by the guests as the signature room. No expense has been spared in the design and layout of this 90 square meter suite. The Selwyn suite enjoys a lounge, dressing area, separate seating area with a telescope, two large balconies and a full en suite bathroom with an eye-catching raised slipper bath as the centrepiece and a separate toilet. From the entire room and two balconies, the views cannot be beaten. It is certainly the perfect place to sip a G&T and watch the sunset.
This suite is the newest addition to Kanonkop House. The room comprises of a separate bathroom which overlooks the lagoon and has a private deck. The bedroom features a fireplace and a large lounge area with a picturesque view of the lagoon. Two folding staking glass doors open up to a private deck and seating area to Kanonkop’s stunning indigenous garden and forest, with spectacular views.
Knysna is an eco-wonderland offering magnificent beaches, hiking, walking, cycling and water activities. It is also home to two championship courses which Kanonkop offers special rates for. Pezula, a magnificent course situated on the Eastern Head overlooking the Indian Ocean and Simola, a Jack Nicklaus signature course meandering over undulating hills with spectacular vistas. For guest’s convenience, Kanonkop House will also book and confirm t-times, carts and caddies at all the other Garden Route golf courses.
Kanonkop’s spa, Swish, offers a range of massages to magnify the relaxation you will experience during your stay at Kanonkop Guest House. Allow yourself to be swished into a magical world of calm and tranquillity with Zandi, the in-house therapist, who will transport you to pure heaven.
Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience.
Knysna is a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. She nestles on the banks of a breathtakingly pretty lagoon, now a protected marine reserve that is home to the extraordinary sea horse and over 200 species of fish.
Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventure. Within the town, craft shops, flea-markets and cosy cafés beckon with small-town charm and hospitality. The area around Knysna is a veritable Garden of Eden. This is home of the only forest elephant in South Africa, the rare Pansy Shell, the brilliantly coloured and elusive Knysna Loerie, a plethora of waterfowl and forest birds, dolphins and visiting whales.
The indigenous forests in Knysna constitute the largest complex of closed-canopy forest in southern Africa, whilst the remarkable richness of the Fynbos vegetation contributes over 8000 plant species to the Cape floral kingdom. Exploring the Knysna forests, along demarcated walks, with the occasional call of the Loerie, provides a complete escape into a former time when many elephants trod these paths. Today a mere three elephants are reputed to still roam the forest.
A visit to Knysna would be incomplete without a trip to the heads - a striking geological feature made up of a pair of huge, brightly coloured cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon, flanking a channel of potentially treacherous water that flows into Knysna’s lagoon.
2 Luxury Garden Suites
3 Luxury Lagoon Facing Suites
2 Penthouse Suites
1 hour from George Airport
30 minutes from Plettenberg Bay
5 hours from Cape Town
Kanonkop Guest House, Cuthbert Street, Kanonkop, Knysna, South Africa