WELCOME TO 

SOUL RAINBOWS END

ABOUT US

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. 

Sea and mountain view from hotel
Sea and mountain view from hotel

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.

master room with seating area overlooking ocean view
Modern interior of hotel room with terrace and sea views
Double room with view of ocean and sunset
Two twin beds with sea view and terrace
Room terrace with a sea and mountain view at sunset
Room terrace with a sea and mountain view
master room with seating area overlooking ocean view Modern interior of hotel room with terrace and sea views Double room with view of ocean and sunset Two twin beds with sea view and terrace Room terrace with a sea and mountain view at sunset Room terrace with a sea and mountain view

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR SELF-CATERING STAY?

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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR FULL SERVICE STAY?

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. 

Interior of hotel, living and lounge area with sea views
Dining area inside hotel with modern decor
Boutique Hotel located on mountain cliff with sea views. Exclusive location
Warm yet modern lounge area with sea views and
Hotel interior, seating area with sea views at sunset
Dining area in hotel
Hotel lounge area with modern furniture and surrounding sea views
swimming pool with candles at night
cocktails at the swimming pool
Hotel situated on mountain cliff with colourful sky in background
romantic candle lit dinner on outside deck with sea view
Interior of hotel, living and lounge area with sea views Dining area inside hotel with modern decor Boutique Hotel located on mountain cliff with sea views. Exclusive location Warm yet modern lounge area with sea views and Hotel interior, seating area with sea views at sunset Dining area in hotel Hotel lounge area with modern furniture and surrounding sea views swimming pool with candles at night cocktails at the swimming pool Hotel situated on mountain cliff with colourful sky in background romantic candle lit dinner on outside deck with sea view

WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

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

WHERE DOES OUR NAME COME FROM?

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.

ACTIVITIES

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.

Breakfast on outside deck overlooking ocean
Couple having a picnic in Fynbos Nature Reserve
Nature Walks & Hikes
swimming pool with candles at night
Pool Loungers for sunbathing
sunset dinner for two with sea views
Gin tasting in the Fynbos Nature Reserve
Boat cruise
Breakfast on outside deck overlooking ocean Couple having a picnic in Fynbos Nature Reserve Nature Walks & Hikes swimming pool with candles at night Pool Loungers for sunbathing sunset dinner for two with sea views Gin tasting in the Fynbos Nature Reserve Boat cruise

CURRENT OFFERS

SUMMER SALE

SOUL Rainbows End is the ideal Summer destination with its beautiful Nature Reserve, endless ocean views, secret picnic spots and pool to cool off on those hot Summer days. When booking your stay you can expect sea view accommodation, a full breakfast, a 2-course dinner, cheese platter and a bottle of wine on arrival, all included (once per stay).

 

SA RESIDENTS

Cliff & Ocean View Rooms @ R4000 per couple per night

Master Suite @ R5000 per couple per night

 

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

Cliff & Ocean View Rooms @ R5000 per couple per night

Master Suite @ R6500 per couple per night

 

Valid from 1 Oct – 15 Dec 2021

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

SELF-CATERING VILLA RENTAL

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 R12 000 per night (minimum 2-nights stay). Valid until 15 Dec 2021.

See our availability via info@soulprivatecollection.com

SOUL VOUCHERS

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.