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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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Knysna Houseboats

If you've never sailed your own boat, this is a must. Totally relaxing, peaceful. We are huge... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
635colleenr
4 over 65 adventure

This was a once off bucket list experience. All 4 are pensioners and cannot afford this type of... read more

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Reviewed 1 week 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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+27 44 382 2802

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you've never sailed your own boat, this is a must. Totally relaxing, peaceful. We are huge braaiers and found we could braai on the boat - what a pleasure! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We were surprised to find free undercover parking and shower facilities...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a once off bucket list experience. All 4 are pensioners and cannot afford this type of expenditure willy nilly. The see was calm the weather unfotgetable the moon rising over the heads was just all a perfect all round experience. Thank you Thozi...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tour operator who organise trips for American clients it is part of my job to travel through Southern Africa and sample things to do, see and experience, as well as accommodation. The Knysna Houseboats experience roll all of these elements into one. 'Do'...More

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Thank MikeSmuts
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I am prone to motion sickness but didn't have any problems on the boat; there was even a storm one night but the boat did little more than a gentle rocking. The houseboat is clean and fully kitted with soap, toilet paper, matches/lighter, gas canister...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We spent a relaxing weekend on the lagoon. The boat was in great condition and staff were very helpful

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Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Friendly staff we made sure that sure we were comfortable with the boat before letting us off on our own. The boat and facilities were in great condition with all required amenities. The stay was comfortable and we felt at ease and safe the entire...More

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Thank Samir G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Well worth it .. starting with the Service from Thozi & Gary. Well equipped boat and easy to 'drive'. Tip = time it so that one can get under the railway bridge and go further up the lagoon. We'll be back for a longer overnight...More

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KHouseboats, Reservations at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear 867jeremyn Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property, your feedback is really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again in future! Warm regards - Knysna Houseboats Team

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent two nights on a Knysna Houseboat during our honeymoon earlier this year. What an experience! The boat has a small kitchen fully equipped with everything you would need to make breakfast/lunch/dinner. They even have a small gas Braai (optional) and...More

Thank MoneCoetzee
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Professional staff and well organised. The houseboat is well equipped and suitable for two adults. All the equipment was in perfect working condition. Remember to check the tides as you are only allowed to pass under the railway bridge at low tide. It was a...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

It was absolutely incredible. We spent 7 nights on the boat 2 docked at Knysna. The staff Ulrike and especially steve were amazing. Theres nothing steve doesn't know about boats. we relaxed, appreciated our beautiful nature and loved lake belvidere the best, and yes we...More

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KHouseboats, Reservations at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear MandyDutton Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property, your suggestion is truly appreciated and will be taken into consideration. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Good luck in catching that grunter!...More

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