Set adjacent to the family home, Kanonkop House commands a breathtakingly beautiful view of the Knysna Lagoon stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads. Our garden and small indigenous forest attract wildlife and an abundance of birds – from the elusive Knysna lourie to the iridescent sunbirds and humble wagtails. Enjoy their antics while relaxing on a lounger next to the pool, before venturing down the hill to discover and experience all that Knysna and the Garden Route has to offer.

Rooms & Suites

Our beautiful rooms each have their own character. They are individually created and named and gorgeously decorated with the ideas and artwork of talented South African artists. Each of the 5 suites at Kanonkop House are individually furnished and provided with fully appointed private bathrooms. All rooms are non-smoking. Kanonkop House and the Knysna Heights Villa have wireless internet connectivity and electricity voltage throughout is 220V. All guests have access to our private pool and complimentary bar.


Our suites include:

  • M-Net TV / Satellite TV
  • CD Player and selection of CDs
  • 100% Cotton Linen
  • Hand-made Wooden Paddle Fans (air conditioners at Knysna Heights Villa)
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Electronic Safe
  • Tea / Coffee Facilities
  • Hairdryers
  • Robes & Slippers
  • Bath & Skin Care Products
  • Shaver Socket
  • Candles & Aromatic Oil Burners
  • International Adaptors
  • On-site guest laundry service
  • Reading material, newspapers & Local Info Golfing guests enjoy reduced rates…


The Garden Route is a very popular golf destination with world class courses adorning dramatic cliff tops and scenic countryside. Knysna is extremely well positioned, making it feasible to play on a different course every day of the week! Kanonkop holds corporate membership at two championship courses situated in Knysna – 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. Pezula and Simola are both listed in Compleat Golfer’s Twenty Most Beautiful Courses in SA.

Our membership entitles you to play these prestigious courses at discounted rates. Other courses in the area include the Knysna Golf Course, the acclaimed Fancourt Country Club, the George Golf Course (consistently ranked in the top ten countrywide), Oubaai, Ernie Els’s first signature course, the Plettenberg Bay Country Club rated in the top 50 SA Courses and the picturesque Goose Valley Golf Course situated on the banks of the Keurbooms Lagoon. We will gladly make all the necessary arrangements for your game of golf wherever and whenever you wish to play.

From R 710.00 per person
sharing per night
Children over 10 years are welcome