All Comments for Knysna Houseboat Myrtle

Reviews 16 of 16
thana de Bruin, South Africa - 23 March 2016

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle
isabel van der Westhuizen, South Africa - 17 March 2016
I enjoyed the experience but don't think the price is worth the adventure.

This was a first time for us to stay on a boathouse so our expectations was set a bit high.  Just wish we were more informed of the facilities and what to expect on the boat.

No secure parking had to trust the owners word that the vehicle is safe would have felt better if the vehicle was more secured.
Madelein Greyvenstein, South Africa - 01 July 2015
Dit was n buitengewone vakansie/rus tyd.  Geen televisie,  min ligte.
Het lekker kaggelvuur gemaak en bordspeletjies gespeel.
Sal weer dit doen- weet watse avontuur dit was, veral die bootjie rit van en na die boot-
Geniet en nogmaals geniet

helen spencer, England - 22 April 2014
The highlight of our trip to SA. Loved the boat, the simplicity of life on board, and the friendly welcome. Waking up to a new view each day is just priceless as the boat moves with the tides. Thank you!
Some much needed unwinding
Anthony , South Africa - 22 April 2014
As a reasonably active but almost entirely landlubber I was a bit concerned that three nights could be a bit long aboard a stationary boat. I envisaged getting a little bit bored, but was soon to realise that the time was not nearly enough! The shoreline is only a brief trip by boat, so all that Knysna has to offer is literally there when you need it, but after each visit ashore I was only too relieved to be back on board. The constantly changing tides provide different panoramic perspectives, each with its own merit and beauty. We fished, braaied, swam, read, visited nearby attractions, walked along the coast, surf skied (we took our own skis), and just chilled. Our university going daughter came along and had a heavy academic deadline, so for her even though she wasn't as active as she would normally be, the venue provided perfect opportunity to zone in on her work without being distracted, yet having the ability to jump in the water or throw a line in occasionally to "de-frag". Before we knew it the weekend was over but we have great memories and some fantastic photos to share with our friends. We were lucky with beautiful weather which enhanced the experience. I would definitely go back. Thanks to Julia for providing what for us was a perfect weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city and work.
One of a Kind
Kevin Hall, South Africa - 18 March 2014
My wife and I stayed two nights on Myrtle for our 10th anniversary. It was a great experience. Julia does a great job showing you how to enjoy the boat. It was clean. It has the feel of a cabin on the lagoon. The view was spectacular. Very peaceful. We really enjoyed driving the small boat back and forth to the dock to pick up coffee or eat. Overall, I would definitely go back and recommend it to others. Note: You may want to bring board games, cards, books, and music to listen to for entertainment on the boat.
Peaceful perfection
Wilma Nichols, South Africa - 08 January 2013
The perfect way to kick off our holiday after a long year. Relaxing on the deck with a book and good fishing was peaceful bliss!! Thanks to the "Captain" Julia for her kind reception. We had a blast. We will definitely be going to sweet Myrtle again. Don't change anything, you have a winner!
Best way to relax
Ockie Minnie, South Africa - 07 January 2013
The best way to relax is to go on Myrtle.
Different view each day
Andrew Soule, United Kingdom - 20 November 2012
I stayed for two nights on the houseboat. Really enjoyed the stay, very unusual. Being a houseboat you need accept there will be things you won't get that you get in a hotel room. Saying that I was surprised how well supplied it was. Each time the current changed so did your view. It was very stable with little movement unless a speed boat went past too fast. (Rare event though). The small boat used to get youth and from the harbour was easy to use the quick lesson from Julia belaid any issues. Perfect place for a sunset and cocktail.
Sooooo beautiful!
Silvia Jost, United Kingdom - 26 May 2012
Myrtle is such a lovely boat (with a very friendly captain!). We enjoyed our stay very much and can only say: it was too short. There is so much to do around Knysna and we can recommend to plan some extra days if you stay here to spend just on the boat: relax and just be!
cristina swart, South Africa - 09 April 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a braai on the deck and the sunset views make for unforgettable memories. the dingy rides to and from shore on the choppy water can be quite thrilling. The kitchen is more than adequately supplied. The fireplace looked very welcoming but it was not cold enough to make use of.
An awesome experience
Fiona Autagavaia, South Africa - 06 January 2012
Our family had the most amazing holiday aboard Houseboat Myrtle. I have never returned from a holiday feeling more relaxed and at peace than I feel now. This is a holiday that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you so much.
Boys weekend
mike pittaway, South Africa - 12 December 2011
Great time had by all. Will be back! Perfect for a couple. A bit tight for more. Boat was perfectly rustic and we had a blast. Great memories. Thank you!
Houseboat plesure
Jp Swart, South Africa - 25 November 2011
What a lovely stay - it is something like being at home but on a permanent holiday. It was fantastic and I would like to buy the Myrtle! It is not too posh but also not inferior; a place to put your feet up and just relax. There are some nice fish for the braai too.
Karlina Arlow, South Africa - 27 September 2011
We had a wonderful stay at Houseboat Myrtle. We are already planning our next visit for a longer time. Was an amazing experience. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this piece of heaven.
Something new to try
Maria Compion, South Africa - 14 May 2011
This was a totally new experience for us but we enjoyed it thoroughly and experienced perfect weather. Totally relaxing atmosphere.

Knysna Houseboat Myrtle
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.



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