Kanonkop Guest House

Expect intimate personal hospitality delivered with genuine warmth, ‘in-house’ activities to make the most of the region and spectacular lagoon views…

from ZAR 606 pppn

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Feel like a personal guest in a well-to-do – and thoroughly welcoming – relative’s house. Kanonkop, plonked high on the hill overlooking the lagoon and towering Knysna heads, is a small, intimate and luxurious guest house for discerning travellers.

Given the full treatment by a band of merry designers, the house exudes style and subtle purpose – wooden walkways have industrial-strength cable balustrades, window shutters would keep a hurricane at bay and the furniture and fabrics would impress a well-travelled sheik.

The rooms, all four of them, are large, individually decorated by top designers and unfold into the view over the lagoon like a ballet dancer’s elaborate end-of-show bow. The Paradise suite, so named without a hint of irony, occupies the third floor and absorbs the view all the way into the sumptuous bathroom. The smaller suites are by no means insignificant, with large terraces, lagoon-views and enveloping luxury.

Service and personal attention outshine the stylish elegance by a few candles. Owned and operated by the charismatic Conyers family, you will indeed feel like their personal guest and they will try to fill your day with as many Knysna treats as possible.

Use their boat for skiing or gentle sundowner cruises; use their kayak to paddle up the river; take their top quality mountain bikes for a forest spin or tackle up and go fishing. As a guest at Kanonkop you will have access to some of the country’s most exclusive golf courses and your hosts will do all but tee off for you.