Luxurious houseboat on Lake Jozini

A memorable experience on Lake Jozini, South-Africa. Enjoy stunning scenery and amazing wildlife.

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Houseboat highlights

  1. The only dam in South Africa to border a Game Reserve
  2. The hotspot for tiger fishing in South-Africa
  3. A luxurious and spacious houseboat
  1. Perfect for game viewing, spot amazing animals!
  2. Relax in the jacuzzi on deck

Houseboat summary

Enjoy the extraordinary wildlife of South-Africa on this luxurious and stunning . The boat has a length of 25 meters and a width of 8 meters and it can host up to 12 people. Experience the stunning scenery of Lake Jozini, unforgettable game viewing, and tiger fishing. 


Houseboat description

Imagine yourself watching elephants, black or white rhinos, giraffes, zebra's and crocodiles while relaxing on a luxurious . Enjoy the stunning scenery and soak up the sun while relaxing on the deck or in the spacious jacuzzi.

A stay on this boat offers also great opportunities for the fishing enthusiast since Lake Jozini is the perfect spot to catch tiger fish. 

The small boats accompanying the main are excellent to move quietly along the water and spot countless birds in this birders paradise, which is the home of more than 400 species. During the early morning or the late afternoon, you might spot black or white rhinos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, and bucks. And when you are moored in the gorge at night, it is possible that you will be surrounded by thousands of fireflies lighting up around you. 

While we can't guarantee you that you will be fortunate enough to spot all of these fascinating animals, we can ensure you of an amazing and unforgettable holiday on our luxurious . On the upper deck, you will find a comfortable lounge, a bar, and a dining area. Watch the sun go down while sipping from an amazing cocktail and enjoy life the fullest.

You don't need to worry about a thing. Our experienced crew will take care of everything you need and wish for. We will serve the most delicious meals and snacks. 

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Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in at 14:00.

Check out before 10:00.


6 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 12


There are 6 luxury cabins which are air-conditioned. Each cabin offers two comfortable single beds. If wished, it is possible to create a double bed out of the single beds. The upper cabins are provided with extra length beds. Every cabin is en-suite with a shower, basin, and a toilet. The cabins are 3.6 meters x 3.5 meters and very bright. A large glass door serves as a wall between your bedroom and the water. Stunning views guaranteed.


Number of en-suite bathrooms: 6
Number of toilets: 6

Holiday type

Lake / riverside

Sporting activities


Linen provided

Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Jacuzzi / hot tub

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Room fans


Panoramic views

Activities nearby



Tour guide


How to get there

Your transfer departs from Jozini Tiger Lodge at approximately 14h00. Please arrive at Jozini Tiger Lodge from 12h00, if lunch has been reserved.

The closest airport is Mkuze Airport, located 29km from the Lodge. 

Directions from Durban (this will take you about 3.5 hours by car): 

Take the N2 freeway heading North (sign boards will indicate Stanger). Continue directly on the N2 passing Richards Bay, Mtubatuba, Hluhluwe and Mkuze. After 10 km, you need to take a right turn towards Jozini. After you took the turn, continue for 19 km over the Lebombo Mountain Pass. As you enter Jozini, with the SAPS on the right, turn left onto gravel road. Travel a further 100m down this road until reaching the Jozini Tiger Lodge security checkpoint and gate. 

Driving from Johannesburg (this will take you about 5.5 hours by car):

Take the N4 or N12 towards Witbank & Middleburg. Follow signs to the N11 heading to Hendrina & Ermelo. Follow signs to the N2 to Piet Retief & Pongola. From Pongola continue on the N2 towards Mkhuze, following the signs to Jozini. 10km before Mkhuze, a Jozini sign will be indicated. Turn left at the Jozini sign and continue for 19km over the Lebombo Mountain Pass. As you enter Jozini, with the SAPS on the right, turn left onto a gravel road.
Travel a further 100m down this road until reaching the Jozini Tiger Lodge security checkpoint and gate.

About the area

Lake Jozini is the 5th biggest dam in South Africa and the largest dam in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Lake Jozini is located in the stunning northern part of the province KwaZulu-Natal, on the western side of the Lebombo Mountain. The area is characterized by bushveld, wildlife, and subtropical climate. Furthermore, Lake Jozini is a protected breeding area for birds, mammals and fish. The most well-known fish is the Tiger Fish, followed by the Tilapia (Kurper), Barbel, Yellowfish, and Carp. The lake has become a hotspot for tiger fishing. 

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Houseboat owner


The Shayamanzi crew are excellent hosts, making your experience the best in the world.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

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