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About Knysna Houseboats
Our newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home. We have outfitted them to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience.Our luxurious self-drive boats have everything you might need and are suitable for up to 4 adults or a family of 5.In order for you to effortlessly enjoy going onshore, our staff will be available between sunrise and sunset to park your boat at one of our moorings. You just approach the jetty and we’ll take it from there!For the true on-board holiday experience we provide our customers with an assorted catering menu, containing old time favourites such as delicious fresh oysters and champagne, beverages, picnic baskets, cold dishes and braai packs. We even offer room service on the lagoon, so there is no need for you to leave your boat!Being amidst some of the best restaurants the Garden Route has to offer, you can of course also cruise towards Thesen Harbour Town and go for breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the area’s vibey eateries. Please enquire with our staff for more information and special offers. Our new charter base is located in sophisticated Thesen Islands Harbour Town, where our staff is available for you between 8:30 am and 5 pm.We offer all captains a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, we will provide you with a temporary skippers license. So don’t worry if you have never piloted a boat before, most of our customers haven’t either!From our charter base, we offer the following additional services and facilities: Pilots that help you feel at ease and park your boat; Bathrooms with shower cabins and vanity (Hair dryers are also provided in the showers for women); Covered terrace overlooking the estuary where you can relax and have a drink; Renting of fishing rods and towable tubes; Houseboat services that are carried out at a designated jetty and include the following: Fill up with fresh water Re-fuelling (if required) Cleaning and pumping of toilets Check motor cooling system and oil level Rubbish removal Re-supply LP Gas (if required).
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accountsbotswana wrote a review 08 May
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the boat is so nice and cozy, the service is great as well, all the staff so friendly and helpful. My kids enjoyed this boat and outdoors as well this is something we will definitely do again, Everything was amazing , the boat, the lagoon and Staff
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Lefaandntebo wrote a review 06 May
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
This was such a beautiful experience that anyone needs to experience at least once in a lifetime. Andre provided all the necessary information way before we arrived and communicated timeosly. He also allowed us to check in early to enable us to go through the induction course prior to going out on the boat by ourselves. Gert really did a great job with the induction course. It's really a must do!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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nicolae486 wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a fabulous time, the boat had everything we needed, the guys at Kynsna House boats were super helpful and nothing was too much trouble, the lagoon was still and idyllic and the sun shone all weekend.
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WerndeKlerk wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions12 helpful votes
The two nights we spent on the houseboat was such an amazing experience. The staff was really friendly and helpful with setting us up, the boat was clean, everything in working order had a lot fun being your own captain. Thanks for a wonderful trip!
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leeG2066OB wrote a review Apr 2022
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The staff are friendly, boat easy to steer after very good instructions. We caught and released mud crab, small gully sharks and various species of fish. The boat is comfortable, have a sun shade, the fridge big enough to hold provisions. The outside gas braai great to use, we didn't even need to use the oven inside the boat. Because we stayed so long we went to base twice. We moored and went grocery shopping, had a good meal, got back to a boat where water was filled batteries charged and fuel filled up. Do not forget your Car charger for your cell phones as that is the only way to charge your phone. My only concern and this will not apply to others is that the double bed in the front is too small and I think another plank could be added to convert the entire front part of the boat into a bed. This said, my husband is 6.7 and doesn't fit on any beds with ease. Because there were only two of us on the boat we made up the second double bed. The table area converts into a bed. Don't take too much cloths as packing space is sparse, although you can store things under the beds. You don't have to worry about your car as safe under cover parking is provided. The tides can be quite strong and I love swimming so when moored I tied a rope to my pool noodle so I didnt have to swim to hard to get back to the boar. A very comfortable ladder to get back into the boat.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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