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Encircled by pristine forest, the tiny suburb of Kanonkop is a short distance from Knysna town centre along the Garden Route in South Africa. Kanonkop is reached via a single road off the main highway and the area is a mix of both farmland and upmarket residential properties.
Kanonkop experiences a moderate climate, the highest rainfall period being late spring, and this section of the Indian Ocean coastline is warm enough to swim throughout the year.
The Garden Route is considered one of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations and Kanonkop is at the centre of this utopian part of the country blessed with a richness of warm seas, sandy beaches, virgin forests, rivers and lakes. The area’s residents understand the importance of tourism and make an extra effort to ensure a stay in Kanonkop will surpass your expectations.
Top 5 reasons to visit Kanonkop
1. Water activities surround Kanonkop; swim at Brenton on Sea beach... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.