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Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great stay with Knysna houseboats. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hayden P
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice experience. The boats were spacious and in a very good condition. The short instruction was very helpful and easy to understand (and also very important to be able to navigate the lagoon)

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Date of experience: November 2018
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Service were excellent, friendly staff. We had a great time on the boat. The boat was well equipped and we felt safe the whole time.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nomad09196323561
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Awesome review Nomad, thank you.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Brilliant! Will do it again - hopefully the weather will be as good as this time.Something different. Great fun and very peaceful evenings on the lagoon. Boats are well equipped and comfortable.Thozi, the office manager, is a delight for engage with. Steve and crew dockside...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased you had a great time. We will pass on the compliments to Thozi and Steve.

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Spent two wonderful days on the well maintained Knysna houseboats. Go to play Captain for the trip. The bays are really beautiful and the boat easy to operate, with all the amenities needed for a self catering experience. Be aware however, that if the weather...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antoinette O
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you Antoinette for your lovely review.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

It was an absolute Awesome experience with a well maintained boat and everything operating 100%. The weather was not as forgiving and I would most definitely like to do this again in less windy conditions. Thank you to all the friendly staff that made this...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you Ettienne for your review. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had such a wonderful experience on the Knysna houseboats up to the arrival to departure. Will definitely be returning...

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Date of experience: October 2018
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

This was a great stop on our honeymoon! The boat is well equiped and it is a great time to spend quality time together. Something completely different. Staff was so nice and helpfull!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for your review! We wish you all the best for your life together and hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Wow where do we begin to describe our experience from beginning to end. Thozi was so friendly and helpful. The boat was clean and neat and had everything we needed. We ended up soaking up the sun on the deck, having one of the most...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your comments.

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Really enjoyed the houseboat experience as well as the challenge of navigation at low tide. Boat was extremely well equipped and very comfortable and enjoyed a good night's sleep on the boat.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank len p
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for your comments.

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Mariana v
April 11, 2018|
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Response from KHouseboats | Property representative |
Hi Mariana V You can make a booking by sending us an email. We have a minimum stay of 2 nights. Warm regards Knysna Houseboats
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lennisvs
April 8, 2018|
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Response from KHouseboats | Property representative |
Hi Lennis We are able to assist with availability for 2 nights from the 13th of April. The rate is R2385 per couple per night. Warm regards Knysna Houseboats
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