This family-run luxury guesthouse has a range of deluxe suites designed by award-winning South African designers.

A luxury boutique guesthouse in the heart of the Cape’s beautiful Garden Route, the five-star Kanonkop House offers relaxed comfort, magnificent views and superb service. Gloriously situated on the top of Kanonkop Hill above Knysna – South Africa’s favourite coastal resort town – Kanonkop House has spectacular views across the Knysna Lagoon and all the way the Heads, where the lagoon meets the Indian Ocean.

The Paradise Suite is a luxurious double room with en-suite bathroom and unsurpassed views of the Knysna Heads and Lagoon. Sivuyile and No Matata suites are both large and luxurious, and open onto a sundeck overlooking the pool, garden and lagoon. The stunning Sunbird Suite has a king-sized bed, spacious bathroom, reading area and large balcony enjoying uninterrupted views of the lagoon.

The Forest Room is a special hideaway with Italian bathroom, antique furniture, quartz-pebble floor and large private deck with forest views. It goes without saying that modcons and luxe touches like WiFi, underfloor heating, pure cotton linen, luxurious robes and slippers, superior bath and skincare products and more are standard at Kanonkop House

The garden and small indigenous forest at Kanonkop House attract wildlife and an abundance of birds. Relax on a lounger next to the pool before venturing down the hill to discover all that Knysna and the Garden Route have to offer.

With up to 10 world-class golf courses in the Knysna area, it is feasible to play on a different course every day of the week! Kanonkop House holds corporate membership at two championship courses – 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.

Other activities in the area include fresh-water and deep-sea fishing, birdwatching and hiking in the Knysna Forest, cycling, bungee jumping and seasonal whale watching. With its elegant, luxurious and exclusive suites, seamless service, beautiful surroundings and spectacular views, Kanonkop House offers a truly decadent Garden Route holiday.