Elevated high above the ocean on the Knysna West Head, surrounded by an abundance of beautiful indigenous fynbos, a short distance from some of the world’s most acclaimed blue flag beaches, SOUL Rainbows End offers you the perfect hide-away from every day life, feeding your soul with the beauty of our surroundings and the warmth of our hospitality. 

This SOUL Villa is designed to give you uninterrupted views of the ocean and the fynbos reserve all around you, with a colony of cormorants nesting on the cliffs, majestic humpback whales with their newly born calves and hundreds of dolphins playing in the waves below, bush-buck roaming freely amongst the fynbos and the Ocean Hawk and Common Buzzards making the skies above you their domain. 

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Experience all of this from the comfort of any of our three tastefully decorated rooms, or from the heart of our SOUL villa, where you can forget about time in our beautiful lounges, enjoy dinner on our Al Fresco dining deck or enjoy the sun on your back by the pool. At night, the lights from Knysna shimmer like diamonds far off in the dark, some early mornings you will be surrounded by a blanket of white mist, later settling below you, making you believe you are floating on the clouds. The original photo art which is scattered all over our villa, will write you a story of travel and far off places.

Whether you want to just relax and recharge your soul, have a romantic break away with your loved one, experience a boat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon, or join the dolphins frolicking in the ocean waves, spend a day on the beach, take a walk through the fynbos and learn more about this mesmerizing eco-system, we offer it all. Come and join us, make yourself at home and feel your soul fill up with the warmth only SOUL can offer you.

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When you book our self-catering villa option you have full use of the entire 3-bedroom villa with all its lavish features including a personal butler as well as cleaning services during your stay. You will have the entire private Nature Reserve all to yourself and are able to explore its beauty on a bike ride or by taking a relaxing stroll while enjoying the calming waters of the ocean surrounding you. Make yourself at home in our beautiful and spacious lounge and dining areas, take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy a Summers day of sunbathing on the outdoor deck and loungers, make use of the indoor barbeque facilities, prepare home cooked meals in the fully equipped state of the art kitchen and enjoy the indoor fireplace on those chilly nights. There is ample parking space and WIFI throughout the villa quarters. This is the ideal getaway destination as its location is isolated, exclusive and private. You will be away from the crowds and have plenty of grounds to yourself to explore and enjoy. Book the villa with all the above for only R8000 per night for up to 6 persons for a minimum of 2 nights.


Get spoilt from the moment you arrive. We offer a scrumptious breakfast to start off your day, hot beverages and bottled water in your room and then to end off your day, join us for a delicious real South African dinner, which brings together all the beautiful cultures of our Rainbow nation. Take a leisurely unguided walk through the reserve or make use of our free Wi-Fi to keep in touch with family and friends or to upload your memories of the day. For those who prefer not to self-drive through the reserve to the villa, we can arrange arrival and departure transfers, with safe parking for your vehicle off the reserve, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride through the reserve on your way to your SOUL destination.

As extra optionals, not included in the rates, we do also offer lunches, picnic baskets, alcoholic and soft-drink beverages, spa treatments in the privacy of your own room, all the various activities in and around the reserve, guided nature walks, lagoon cruises, airport transfers and much, much more. 

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SOUL Rainbows End is located at the edge of the cliffs and on the peak of the mountain, known as the famous West Head of Knysna, in a small, but unique fynbos reserve accessible from Brenton-on-Sea. The location is pure magic, with its quiet and unsurpassed beauty, only the crashing of the waves below, like an orchestra, playing nature’s music in your ears.  

Lodge situated on mountain cliff overlooking ocean
Boutique Hotel located on mountain cliff with sea views. Exclusive location
Aerial view of lodge on cliff, our nature reserve and the surrounding ocean


Our name comes from the incredible rainbow sightings we get to witness after every rainfall. It is an extra gift that nature offers us and we are so thankful to experience it in such a beautiful way. This is our treasure, our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.


Being secluded in a Nature Reserve, guests can go for nature walks/hikes and get to encounter the Bush Buck, many versatile bird species, dolphins and whales swimming along the coast and witness first-hand the rich Fynbos and plant life all around. Guests will have the chance to enjoy an afternoon gin tasting outdoors, private dining and/or picnics in one of many spots in the reserve and could even make their way to our nearby Blue Flag beach at Brenton-on-Sea.

The surrounding area also offers a never-ending list of activities. You can enjoy nature’s beauty by going on a guided hike on the reserve, going on a sunset lagoon cruise, dolphin and whale watching on the ocean, canoeing, get a bird’s eye view paragliding over the beautiful coastal area of Sedgefield or Wilderness. Play golf at some of the world’s best golf courses such as Pezula and Simola. Explore the colourful little town of Knysna, enjoy what the local restaurants have to offer. Go for a walk or a swim at the sun-kissed Brenton-on-Sea beach, the list goes on.

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Special offers applicable to SA Residents only


As the seasons are changing, we are getting ready for cozy nights at the fire with lots of hot chocolate. Our Winter Warmer Sale comes with lots of value ads that include breakfast AND dinner as well as a Gift Hamper made up of 100% mohair socks, thick scarf, 2 SOUL mugs, SOUL coffee blend and hot chocolate to take home or to enjoy during your stay with us.

CLIFF ROOM & OCEAN VIEW ROOM: R1850 (per couple per night)

MASTER SUITE: R2260 (per couple per night)



Book SOUL Rainbows End as a private villa. Bring a group of friends or a family of maximum 6 people and come enjoy your own space in a beautiful scenery surrounded by ocean waters and fynbos beauty. Escape reality and get lost in our world for a few days. Our current rate for the whole villa is R4900 per night (minimum 2-nights stay).

See our availability via info@soulprivatecollection.com


Break away to a hidden gem, a location that is far from crowds and in nature overlooking the ocean. Book 3 nights in our perfect hide-away and ONLY pay for 2 nights (breakfast included). Click the below button that will direct you to our online calendar where you can enter your dates to view our availability. Continue on this page and click on the BOOK button to view our Stay-Pay Offer.

Inquiries and bookings via our Booking Button or call us on +27 63 942 4943


Gift that special person or a loved one with a SOUL Voucher for that upcoming birthday, wedding anniversary or just to show you care. 

Browse through our various vouchers from honeymoon packages, gin tastings, picnics for two, sunset package to cash vouchers.