South African Hotels
6 Cuthbert Street
Knysna 6570
Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa
Hotel Type

Kanonkop Guest House is in a private & tranquil indigenous forest, yet only a five minutes drive away from the Knysna town. The exclusive Kanonkop is a Five-star, luxury boutique accommodation option in Knysna along South Africa's lush Garden Route.

As the Trip Advisor Winner for Top 25 Luxury Small Hotels in Africa, the Guest House enjoys a most magical spot overlooking the forest and the scenic Knysna lagoon. This beautiful region is an Eco-wonderland where great hikes, walks, cycle tours, water sports and beach walks await. Personal and discreet service is offered at this elegant accommodation. Featuring five individually decorated suites, the guest house offers private accommodation with all the necessary comforts and amenities to make for an unforgettable stay.

Room types:

  • Sivuyile Room
  • No Matata Room
  • Sunbird Room
  • Forest Room
  • Paradise Room.


The outdoor swimming pool invites for refreshing swims while the sundeck offers a perfect place for relaxation in the warm afternoon sun. A delicious full breakfast is served for guests every morning while beverages from the bar as well as the Internet are also available.

  • Swimming pool. Sundeck
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Bar and terrace
  • Parking

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  • Balconies
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck


This Guest House features a welcoming outdoor swimming pool to which guests have access to during their stay.

Nearby golf

The Guest House has a membership for two championship courses which are the Pezula Golf Course and the Simola Golf Course. The guest house's golf course memberships entitle guests to play on any of these two prestigious courses at discounted rates. Furthermore, reduced rates are available at the other golf courses located in the surrounding area.

Nearby attractions
  • Knysna Waterfront
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
  • Knysna Elephant Park
  • Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary
  • Eden to Addo Biodiversity Corridor
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
  • ostrich farms near Oudtshoorn
  • Knysna
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • George
  • Mossel Bay
  • Oudtshoorn.

  • Parking
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Porters
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

No Matata / Sivuyile: Luxury Garden Room

# Rooms:

The Sivuyile and the No Matata Rooms are adjacent en-suite rooms, each offering a comfortable queen size bed, these two rooms are spacious, provide lot's of natural light and are airy. Guests have the option of requesting an additional single bed if required. The seating areas of these rooms provide a satellite television, music as well as a cd selection. 

A bath and separate shower are provided in the en-suite bathrooms. Both the Sivuyile as well as the No Matata Rooms open out onto a welcoming wooden deck which overlooks the swimming pool as well as the lush garden with its beautiful lagoon views in the far distance.

Single Room R3480
Double Room R3480

Paradise / Sunbird / Forest: Luxury Lagoon Facing Executive Suite

# Rooms:

Paradise Room

Ideal for romantic indulgence, the Paradise Room is situated up above the forest canopy offering a beautiful view of the forest as well as the scenic Knysna Lagoon. Offering the ultimate in opulent accommodation, the Paradise Room features a king-size canopy bed which faces onto the large double glass doors which lead onto the private balcony.  Set above the indigenous forest, this room offers a spacious and modern bathroom with separate shower, elevated, over-sized bath and a separate toilet.

Sunbird Room

The Sunbird room opens onto the estate's garden on the one side with forest views and lagoon views on the other side. The room's private balcony faces the Knysna lagoon which is a welcoming place to watch the sunset from. The bedroom features a king-size or single beds and provides an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. A satellite television is available in the lounge. A separate dressing room can be found adjacent to the suite's bathroom.

Forest Room

The Forest Suite features a king size bed which can also be changed to two separate twin beds. Views can be admired from the comfort of the bed through the glass sliding doors of the lush forest and the scenic lagoon in the far distance. This open plan, spacious room provides a tranquil feel. A bath as well as a separate shower, a wall mounted television, a work and reading corner are also available in this exclusive designer suite. From the private deck the calming bird songs can be heard making for great relaxation.

Single Room R4860
Double Room R4860

Selwyn / Diamond: Penthouse Suite

The Selwyn Suite at the Kanonkop House is the spacious and luxurious Penthouse suite from where beautiful views of the lagoon can be admired.  These can be enjoyed from the suites exclusive bathroom and its two private balconies.

Single Room R5670
Double Room R5670

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Kanonkop House offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.035606

Longitude: 23.020307


Directions from the George Airport to the Kanonkop House in Knysna, South Africa:

1. Head north Partial restricted usage road 450 m
2. Turn right toward R404 450 m
3. Turn left toward R404 110 m
4. Turn right onto R404 2,4 km
5. Turn left to merge onto N2 11,7 km
6. Exit on the right to stay on N2 Go through 1 roundabout 52,7 km
7. Turn left onto Welbedacht Ln 500 m
8. Turn right toward Metelerkamp St 350 m
9. Turn right onto Metelerkamp St 160 m
10. Take the 2nd right onto Cuthbert St 58 m.

Kanonkop House
6 Cuthbert Street, Knysna 6570, Garden Route, South Africa

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


The five star Kanonkop House in Knysna, South Africa, had been the Trip Advisor Winner 2013 of Top 25 Luxury Small Hotels in Africa.