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Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters

Knysna, South Africa
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About Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters
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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NorthStar17211822171 wrote a review Jan 10
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We had a good visit on the lagoon, but the following was a problem: -half an hour late on the check-in as boat was still being serviced. This means we did not have enough time to go up river. -the fridge stopped working shortly into the trip, meaning that by morning a lot of our groceries had spoilt, and bait had defrosted. No compensation was offered for this despite discussing it at check-out. -the braai that was provided was inadequate and provided very little power. We attempted to braai Queen prawns, but resorted to using the gas hob to finish the cooking. It was a disappointing meal. -I believe that additional petrol should be provided, as 50 litres can be used up very quickly with a trip to red bridge and back. I’d happily recommend your services if the above could be improved. Regards. Ian
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Date of experience: January 2021
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fouriifrieda wrote a review Jan 6
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Try this for a family adventure. In 24 hours we caught a ragged tooth shark, a hammerhead shark, a ray and a lot of fish. On our previous trip we had dolphins with us in the lagoon. Great boat, great service, great people and the best location. I have no bad comments. Fantastic.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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JanRap wrote a review Jan 4
Pretoria, South Africa26 contributions24 helpful votes
We spent 6 nights with three toddlers. We survived, and they loved it. We'd recommend it, and do it again. Something we were not prepared for was the small space on board. There is enough to live in but think very carefully about how much you pack, especially clothes. The boat is well enough equipped for self catering, but be cognisant of the fact that there is almost no freezer space. There is no 220V on-board, only a single 12V outlet, and no on-board charging for the boat's batteries. They did not run out over 2-3 days, although we used it almost exclusively for the fridge and charging mobiles and not the built-in radio and LED lights.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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bradfieldj wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the most amazing time on the Knysna Houseboat. It was the perfect beginning of our holiday - just relax, relax and enjoy the view and silence of the lagoon. The experience really exceeded our expectations. Everything was extremely clean, neat and well maintained. Thank you for a surprisingly awesome experience. We will most certainly be back for a few more nights.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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zanevds wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
An amazing experience, well managed and maintained by the team. An absolute once in a lifetime experience to have your morning coffee in between the stunning knysna heads.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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