Western Cape, Garden Route
Knysna Houseboats are luxurious, self-drive boats located on the Knysna Lagoon, in the popular holiday town of Knysna. This seaside destination is found in the heart of the picturesque Garden Route, along the Southern Coast of South Africa.
A prominent Knysna feature, the tidal lagoon is an estuary that flows out through the iconic Knysna Heads to the Indian Ocean. Houseboats offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a self-drive (boating) stay on the waters of the lagoon, take in the views of the famous Knysna Heads and surrounding mountains, target some prized catches of Mussel crackers, ‘Leervis’ (Garrick) and Spotted Grunter, and enjoy a braai on the deck whilst listening to the water lap against the hull of the boat.
Guests get to take charge of their holiday and enjoy the experience of chartering their own boat. The instructions on navigating the Houseboat, safety precautions and permits are all included in the hire of a Knysna Houseboat, leaving guests assured that their only worries need to be where to choose to weigh anchor for the night.
The Knysna Houseboats accommodate four adults or a family of five, and have all the amenities that one would expect to enjoy at a more traditional choice of accommodation. This includes two double beds – one converted in the dining room; a bench, which seat doubles as a single bed; a fully equipped kitchen with electric appliances; bathroom, with hot shower and chemical toilet; and bedding.
All safety equipment, such as life jackets, first aid kit and fire extinguisher, as well as a Captains book is included.
- Child Friendly
- Cellphone Reception
- Petrol Station
- Boat excursions
- Beach activities
- Day tours
• Guests are offered a short navigational course and will be provided with a temporary skipper’s license.
• The Houseboats charter base is located on Thesen Island, and staff is available to assist guests between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
• They will help guests park their boat, re-fuel, fill up with fresh water, clean and pump the toilets, check the motor cooling system and oil level, and take care of rubbish removal.
• No smoking is permitted inside the houseboats.