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Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters

TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2802
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Great fun on the lagoon

Knysna houseboats are great fun for small families (no more than 4). It's tight so make sure u get... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
KNYSNA HOUSEBOATS

This was a totally amazing experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.To be on the lagoon for... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2802
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Knysna houseboats are great fun for small families (no more than 4). It's tight so make sure u get on well. Take board games and a good Camera. Try sleep out on the lagoon as much as possible. Belvedere bay gets a special mention. It's...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a totally amazing experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.To be on the lagoon for three whole days and nights is so peaceful and relaxing.Even though the minimum booking is for three days it ends up working out pretty expensive but having said...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A perfect holiday. The staff are so organised and helpful. The scenic settings and perfect night skies are worth it. We even had a dolphin swim around our boat for hours.... Tip: Book the paddle boats and tube. Also be aware for early morning wake...More

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Thank LoveSouthAfrica_13
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well equiped boats and friendly, helpfull staff. They provided us with all the necessary knowledge and skill to skipper the boat on the lagoon with ease. Enjoyed it.

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Thank Gerhard O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay on the well-equipped houseboat. The team is very helpful and assisted us with everything needed. The sushi is great. We loved the tranquility and peacefulness of the experience for our honeymoon.

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Thank leonr850
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent way to spend a few days with family or friends. Driving your own boat is the ultimate way of relaxing and choosing what you want to do next in an interesting environment.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 wonderful days just chilling (unwinding) before commencing our holiday in Caledon. Barging is a great way to just relax and stop the ciaos of life. The staff and management of Knysna House Boats were fantastic, very professional, thorough and made us feel part...More

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Thank Ian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you Knysna Houseboats for an excellent weekend from 8 - 10 December! From the booking process through check in, the whole weekend as well as the goodbyes, everything was so professional with a human touch! Thank you Thozi, Grant, Steve and all the other...More

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Thank ErtjiesC
Reviewed 15 December 2017

5 x now and still happy boats more or less the same the staff is great every one is happy it is a holiday that is just way different to the rest

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Thank 286darryl
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We had the most amazing time on the house boats. Was so much fun to drive the boat ourself and waking up on the water in the morning was so special. We did run out of water though on the second night. Other than that...More

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