Rainbow’s End is an exclusive use private villa on Knysna’s Western Head, set within a 60 hectare conservancy of pristine fynbos landscapes, with prolific wildlife and birdlife. From its high vantage point, the villa has panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon, The Heads and the Indian Ocean, and front row seats to spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the sea. 

There are three spacious suites, two on the ground floor and a master suite on the upper level. All have expansive floor to ceiling windows and balconies with dramatic vistas. 

There are numerous indoor and outdoor entertainment areas on the upper level, and a spacious open plan living area which includes a kitchen, pantry and scullery, a sitting room and a TV area with a wood-burning fireplace. Two covered patios, one facing the ocean and the other facing The Heads, offer al fresco dining protected from the elements. Expansive deck areas offer more options for dining on perfect, windless days with breathtaking views over the cliffs to the lagoon and sea. A plunge pool is perfectly located to maximise the scenery. 

Guests can expect to be treated to an unrivalled level of personalised service and attention to detail from a private host/ chef who is dedicated to ensuring that they have an unforgettable experience from the moment they arrive until their departure.

The host provides housekeeping services and caters to all guests’ culinary preferences. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, the host is well-versed in creating bespoke menus that cater to guests’ dietary requirements and is dedicated to sourcing the freshest and highest quality ingredients, including locally sourced produce, to create a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Every detail is taken care of from arranging transportation to and from the airport to coordinating personalised activities and experiences. Guests can relax and unwind, safe in the knowledge that every aspect of their stay has been taken care of, from the sumptuous meals to the little touches that make all the difference.


Ground level suites: Ocean View and Fynbos View:

  • Twin beds/ king-size bed with cotton linen
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and luxury amenities
  • Cupboard
  • Desk/dressing table in Ocean View suite
  • Flat-screen smart TV 
  • WI-FI
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony with spectacular views of the ocean/ fynbos landscape

Upper level Master Suite

  • King-size bed with cotton linen
  • En-suite bathroom with bathtub, separate shower, twin vanities and luxury amenities
  • Generous cupboard space
  • Adjacent study
  • Flat screen smart TV 
  • WI-FI
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area with sofa 
  • Balcony with spectacular views of the ocean


  • Private host/ chef 
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Plunge pool
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Expansive decks with panoramic views
  • Covered BBQ area
  • High-end kitchen appliances and equipment
  • High-speed internet and WI-FI
  • Flat screen TV with Mi Box 
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Private transfers to local attractions and activities


Rainbow’s End is located close to the charming seaside hamlet Brenton on Sea, a tranquil paradise with an expansive and unspoiled beach perfect for those who love beach walks or sunbathing. The luxurious Brenton Haven Hotel, located just off the beach, offers good food and great sundowners, as well as breathtaking views of the ocean.

For a glimpse into the past, the quaint stone church in Belvidere is a must-see attraction. The church, which dates back to 1855, is a beautiful and historical landmark that evokes a sense of nostalgia for times gone by.

The vibrant town of Knysna is just a short drive away and offers a range of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and tourist attractions. From hiking in lush forests and kayaking on the tranquil lagoon to visiting museums and art galleries, Knysna has something for everyone.

Whether seeking peace and quiet or an action-packed adventure, the surrounding areas have plenty to offer. With its beautiful beaches, rich history, and abundant activities, this slice of paradise promises an unforgettable experience.


  • Knysna Heads: A pair of cliffs that form a narrow entrance to the Knysna lagoon and the Indian Ocean beyond, offering stunning views and great photo opportunities.
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve: A privately-owned nature reserve located on the Western Head of Knysna offering a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, bird watching, and boat cruises.
  • Knysna Elephant Park: A sanctuary for rescued elephants where visitors can observe and interact with them in a natural environment.
  • Knysna Lagoon: A large tidal estuary that offers water sports like kayaking, sailing, and swimming, as well as scenic boat cruises.
  • The Waterfront Knysna Quays: A popular shopping and dining destination situated on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon.
  • Two championship golf courses: Simola and Pezula.
  • Numerous unspoilt beaches in Knysna and Sedgefield.
  • Thesen Islands: A residential and commercial development built on an artificial island in the Knysna Lagoon, featuring a variety of accommodation, shops, and restaurants.
  • Knysna Forest: A dense indigenous forest that offers hiking and mountain biking trails and is home to rare bird species.