Kanonkop House & Villas

LodgesSouthern AfricaSouth Africa, Lesotho & SwazilandGarden RouteKnysnaKanonkop House & Villas
  • Knysna Lagoon Views
    Kanonkop offers simply stunning views from the guesthouse overlooking the Knysna heads.
  • Owner Run and Managed
    Personalised service with a smile is guaranteed.
  • Kick back in style
    Luxurious, five star graded accommodation, all rooms are individually designed.
  • Good Exploring Base
    This is a great base from which to explore all that the Garden Route has to offer, and a premiere golfing destination.
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General Information

Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. Consistently voted in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa (Trip Advisor) guests from all over the world are hosted in a refined family home while enjoying the service and excellence of five star boutique accommodation.

Kanonkop House is beautifully positioned at the top of Kanonkop Hill in private indigenous forest, overlooking the iconic Knysna Lagoon with breath-taking views stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean. The tranquil setting just outside of the main town centre allows guest the relaxed enjoyment of the natural beauty that the Garden Route is famous for while the restaurants, activities and shops of the town of Knysna are just a 5 minute drive away. In-house activities including discounted golf, cycling, birding, hiking, kayaking, beach, and all watersports are available and Kanonkop House is ideally situated to take advantage of all Garden Route Tourist attractions. The hosts are always on-hand to make recommendations and arrange bookings for guests. The property only has 7 rooms and is not open to the public so that guests can enjoy true privacy.

  • Swimming pool
  • Conference centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Business Centre

Kanonkop boasts spectacular views over the lagoon town of Knysna, the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route Coast.


Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard their luxury speedboat or if you’re feeling more energetic try waterskiing or wakeboarding. If you’re feeling less energetic, spend your days relaxing around the magnificent salt water pool or climb aboard their luxury speedboat for a romantic sunset cruise. All watersports, fishing and cycling are arranged and offered in-house.


Occupying the entire third floor the Paradise suite has sweeping views and is very spacious with a king size sleigh bed. The large en suite bathroom has a glass walk in shower and oversized elevated bath. The Sivuyile and No Matata suites have identical luxurious queen bedded suites that open out through double slide doors to an expansive sundeck. The rooms have fantastic views. Sunbird room is a double-bedded room overlooking the indigenous gardens. Knysna Heights is a private sole-use villa.


Kanonkop Guest House has positioned itself as the premier golf and accommodation establishment in the Southern Cape and has corporate membership at Fancourt, Pezula and Simola golf estates. Guests are therefore able to play these wonderful award-winning golf courses, normally reserved for member play only, at discounted prices.

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