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Old Willow No 7 Houseboat Charters

12 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 8 rooms

Houseboats on the Vaal River hire a self-drive houseboat and be captain of your own river adventure...
Houseboats on the Vaal River hire a self-drive houseboat and be captain of your own river adventure on the Vaal Barrage. Cruise the 55 km of South Africa’s most dynamic, permanently navigable inland waterway. We show you the ropes, help you chart your course and you become skipper of your river adventure. And then we provide 24-hour backup support in the unlikely event that you might need us.

It really is a special experience. In the September 2006 issue of Getaway magazine, their photojournalist wrote: The Old Willow houseboats rank as one of the most fun and relaxing weekends I’ve ever spent within an hour of Joburg. In the October issue, Old Willow No 7 Houseboat Charters is the Editor’s Choice. And then the Getaway news editor identified us as her No1 weekend outing in SA in the Feb 2007 issue.

David Batzofin, writing for the Saturday Star Travel Section in Feb 2007 said: It had truly been a memorable experience, it was two very happy intrepid adventurers that returned to reluctantly hand back the keys at the jetty. We are the exclusive operators of new Leisure Liner houseboats on Vaal waters and our eight marine architect designed boats are manufactured to the highest safety specifications.

Our boats have everything you need. Just bring your clothes, food and towels. Please enquire about our food hampers. The houseboat can sleep up to five people. Inside it has a four-cabin with a double bed and storage space, a fully appointed galley with gas stove, oven, fridge and sink. A small heads with a hot shower, chemical toilet and basin, an inside dining area that converts into a double bed and a radio/CD player.

Outside is a sitting area under a retractable awning and a charcoal braai. Deck chairs are provided on the upper deck. Explore the vibrant shorefront attractions, docking at restaurants, bars, spas, golf courses and a casino resort. Try your hand at water sports. Enjoy house-spotting on Millionaires’ Bend. Take to the skies in a gyrocopter. Test your skill with a fishing rod.

Haul out the twitching kit. Light up the on-board braai. Or just chill out in a tube towed behind the boat. An easy hour’s drive south from Joburg and you can be on your own self-drive charter adventure. No special license required. Just bring yourselves and a sense of adventure. No single night bookings are accepted over weekends or peak season/Christmas and Easter. Please enquire about specials, pensioner and peak season rates. Please note that petrol is an additional cost that is calculated at the end of the charter. Our charters are extremely popular, especially over weekends, and it is often necessary to book a number of weeks in advance. So don't delay - request a quote now.
from R3290

Knysna Houseboats

4 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 6 rooms

Knysna Houseboats offers fully equipped, self-drive houseboats to spend your holiday gently cruising along in Knysna's beautiful and scenic...
Knysna Houseboats offers fully equipped, self-drive houseboats to spend your holiday gently cruising along in Knysna's beautiful and scenic tidal estuary. No experience or skipper's license is required and the houseboats can easy accommodate four adults or a family of five.

The houseboats all exceed the South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home and offer a holiday with a difference. The boats have been fitted to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience. They all have the basic self-catering facilities with a full galley and bathroom, and guests can relax on the rooftop sun deck.

The boats have all safety equipment and life jackets on board, with a first aid kit and fire extinguishers. All you need is an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors, and we’ll make you captain of your own holiday. Please note that no smoking is permitted inside the houseboats.
from R1450

Kiara Luxury Yacht

3 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Kiara is a classic luxury 114 ft super yacht. It is a superb, privately owned retreat moored in one of the most exclusive and scenic...
Kiara is a classic luxury 114 ft super yacht. It is a superb, privately owned retreat moored in one of the most exclusive and scenic locations in the world, the V & A Waterfront.

The lower deck has four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The master suite has a king-size bed and is located mid-ship with a lavish bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower. The second bedroom located aft has a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The third and fourth bedrooms located aft each have twin beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers.

The middle deck has a fully air-conditioned saloon area with a TV and an indoor cocktail bar area leading out to the middle aft deck area. There is a full gourmet galley and scullery. The dining room has an eight-seater table which can be used as a boardroom. The business centre is located in the boardroom and is equipped with a 42-inch LCD monitor for presentations, wireless Internet, a printer, a copier and a scanner.

The top deck is the tan deck located fore, and the aft section includes a 12-seater table, a bar area and a barbecue with spectacular views of Table Mountain.

A full laundry service is available and dry cleaning can be arranged. There is also a designated parking bay available to our guests.
from R2500

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle

14 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle is a self-contained cottage on the water. Anchored in the Knysna Lagoon, it's just a two minute dinghy ride away...
Knysna Houseboat Myrtle is a self-contained cottage on the water. Anchored in the Knysna Lagoon, it's just a two minute dinghy ride away from the Knysna Waterfront.

Myrtle is one of the original Knysna houseboats and has a lovely wood finish, both inside and out. With its two decks, it’s perfect for lazy days floating on the lagoon. From the deck you can enjoy views of the lagoon, the quays and the Knysna Heads. The decks are also perfect for relaxed sundowners, and if you’re up early you’ll find the sunrise quite rejuvenating.

The houseboat sleeps four guests on two double beds. The private main bedroom has its own deck. The boat has a kitchen nook with a stove and fridge and a hot shower and toilet. If you’re not keen on staying in, the restaurants at the Waterfront are easily accessible. Late nights are best spent around the fireplace inside.
from R850

Cruise-N-Snooze

18 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Looking for that perfect getaway. Try a houseboat vacation on the Vaal River. We also have two self-catering Rondavels units that can...
Looking for that perfect getaway. Try a houseboat vacation on the Vaal River. We also have two self-catering Rondavels units that can accommodate four adults. We are situated on a peninsula in a dammed section of the Vaal River, also known as the Vaal Barrage. The peninsula has the Loch on the one side, and the Vaal River on the other. Cruise-N-Snooze houseboats and Rondavels units are on the Vaal River side of the peninsula.

The fully equipped luxury houseboats; rates starting from R1000 per night sleeps four people, and are moored in a private lagoon, separated from the main river by a 30mx20m island. Across from this private island stretches a 500m wide part of the Vaal River with Bird Island in between the banks. From here there is approximately 55 kilometres of navigable waters including the Loch and other tributaries, to be explored at your leisure. Before departing on your cruise, we teach you how to operate the houseboat and all the equipment on board. On board activities include fishing, bird watching, swimming, or just relaxing under the sun or starry skies. Places of interest on the riverbank include restaurants, bars, family entertainment venues, a casino, golf courses, spas, and etcetera.

The self-catering Rondavels offer an exclusive and serene getaway. It sleeps up to four or six people; one Rondavel has a queen-size bed and the second with two single beds. We supply an extra double bed mattress for two additional people. Separate enclosed toilet, shower and hand basin. Private entertainment area including braai facility, wash-up area and gas hob, overlooks Vaal River and the garden. Enjoy superb birding, water sports, fishing or simple relaxation. Boat launching facility available. Also ideal for Honeymoon couples and bridal photo shoots.

Cruise-n-Snooze attended a meeting with SAMSA on 16 February 2009 in which it was decided that SAMSA will issue self-drive houseboat operators with a letter exempting them from the requirement of having a 'skipper's license', until a formal system is put in place whereby a temporary certificate of competence will be issued before commencement of the cruise. This procedure still has to be formalized, but will probably consist of material that can be studied beforehand, and a written test. All this means is that we will continue with our normal briefing before your cruise, covering safety and conduct on the river, until this new evaluation system is put in place.
from R1050

Liquid Living Houseboat

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Discover the peace and tranquillity of the Vaal River on one of our new exquisite Houseboats. This multi-purpose retreat combines a river...
Discover the peace and tranquillity of the Vaal River on one of our new exquisite Houseboats. This multi-purpose retreat combines a river cruise and fully catered accommodation. She is the first luxury Houseboat of its kind to grace the Vaal River. She comes fully laden with home style necessities and friendly staff to attend to your every whim.

You can cruise gentle waters surrounded by old willows and dramatic estates, great fun for families and friends for fishing trips or retreats. No matter what you rent or on what lake you rent it, you'll never have a better or more relaxing vacation that this, out on the open water, under clear skies and warm sunlight.

We provide Skipper, chef and barman - you will be sent a choice of menus and a beverage list. Meals are included in the rates but beverages will be supplied and billed separately.

A minimum of six people sharing is required for bookings, accommodation offered are four double cabins with en-suite shower. Additional sleeper couch in lounge area therefore accommodating groups of up to 10 guests.
Let us whet your appetite for one of Gauteng's best kept secrets, and spoil you with our service on this exclusive Liquid Lounge Houseboat.

Not recommended for children under the age of 12 years.
from R14490
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    Accommodation near South Africa

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    Claus-Inn

    from R640
    Claus-inn is a Bed and Breakfast/Self-catering facility conveniently situated east of Johannesburg...
    Claus-inn is a Bed and Breakfast/Self-catering facility conveniently situated east of Johannesburg in the economic core of Eastern Gauteng. This is the best location for business people visiting Eastern Gauteng. The Alberton Central Area and Alrode/Wadeville Area are only a few minutes away.
    from R640
    Sleeps 22 in 11 rooms

    2.19km from South Africa

    1 Review

    Siesta Guest House

    from R900
    Siesta Guest House is an upmarket establishment situated in a security estate. The guest house...
    Siesta Guest House is an upmarket establishment situated in a security estate. The guest house offers five en-suite guest rooms with DStv, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar fridge facilities. The guest house has two self-catering units. All rooms have private entrances that open onto a garden and swimming pool area.
    from R900
    Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

    2.45km from South Africa

    Serenity Guest House, is a safe, and secure, guest house in an up market estate in Alberante,...
    Serenity Guest House, is a safe, and secure, guest house in an up market estate in Alberante, Alberton. Alberton is one of the most central suburbs in the South East of Gauteng close to various industrial areas, eg. Alrode, Wadeville & City Deep.
    from R976
    Sleeps 28 in 9 rooms

    2.99km from South Africa

    Sunview Self-catering is a luxury townhouse situated in the upmarket suburb of Meyersdal. The...
    Sunview Self-catering is a luxury townhouse situated in the upmarket suburb of Meyersdal. The stylish unit features a built-in barbecue, open-plan lounge and dining room, modern cherry wood and granite kitchen, three bedrooms, a full bathroom with shower and undercover parking.
    from R1340
    Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

    2.73km from South Africa

    Mustang Place Guest House is situated in Alberton, 15 km from Johannesburg's city centre.
    Mustang Place Guest House is situated in Alberton, 15 km from Johannesburg's city centre.
    from R430
    Sleeps 20 in 9 rooms

    2.91km from South Africa

    Overlooking the lush green playing fields of Reading Golf Course, in a prestigious residential...
    Overlooking the lush green playing fields of Reading Golf Course, in a prestigious residential suburb, Greenfields Guest House hosts four houses, namely Gold, Platinum and Silver. Situated 2 km from Alberton Boulevard, Greenfields Guest House offers luxury affordable accommodation.
    from R450
    Sleeps 83 in 45 rooms

    2.63km from South Africa

    Commalong Lodge offers comfortable self-catering accommodation situated less than 24 km from OR...
    Commalong Lodge offers comfortable self-catering accommodation situated less than 24 km from OR Tambo International Airport. We have ample rooms with private entrances tied together by great communal areas which include a braai-and bar area, a swimming pool and a conference room.
    from R600
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    2.48km from South Africa

    Earthtones Guesthouse offers overnight accommodation situated in Alberton, within walking distance...
    Earthtones Guesthouse offers overnight accommodation situated in Alberton, within walking distance to various shops and restaurants.
    from R820
    Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

    2.76km from South Africa

    Alberton Tulbagh Guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburb of Alberton, is ideal for families and...
    Alberton Tulbagh Guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburb of Alberton, is ideal for families and groups.
    from R740
    Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

    1.86km from South Africa

    Lazaro’s Guest House is set amid lush green gardens in Alberton, only a 30-minute drive from OR...
    Lazaro’s Guest House is set amid lush green gardens in Alberton, only a 30-minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport.
    from R660
    Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

    2.58km from South Africa

    1 Review

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