Scenic views
Outside deck
Enjoy your catch!
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Peaceful evenings
Cozy livingroom
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Oldschool, cozy heating
Ideal for fishing
Ideallic sunset

Myrtle Knysna Houseboat

Beautiful, cozy houseboat on the Knysna Lagoon!

Excellent! 5/5 (8 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Two decks
  2. Fireplace
  3. BBQ
  1. Fishing
  2. Scenic 360 degree views

Houseboat summary

This beautiful houseboat is anchored on the Knysna Lagoon, only two minutes from the Knysna Waterfront. Ideally located for fishing and swimming, this houseboat is perfect for both the lazy and the active traveler! We would like to welcome you on our floating paradise. 

Houseboat description

This houseboat has a classic wood finish, both from the inside and the outside. From the two decks, one can enjoy the scenic surroundings, and experience both sundowns and -rises. There are two double beds, so we are able to host up to four people in total. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a toilet and a hot shower. Inside, there is a warm and cozy fireplace! Some more details:

- BBQ facilities available! Perfect for long evenings on the water.

- There are many restaurants nearby.

- Close to the airport and Plettenberg Bay.

- Two decks

- 360 degr. view

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Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 2


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player


Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers
Shared swimming pool

Heating / cooling

Open fireplace


Sea views
Mountain views
Panoramic views

Close to the beach
Close to the ariport

General information

Car is recommended
Pets allowed

Child friendly

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Houseboat owner


Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

8 Reviews - Myrtle Knysna Houseboat

Excellent! 5/5

  1. M T - England

    13 Nov

    Best time in Kysna so far!

    The first few times we've been to Kysna we stayed in normal apartments on the shore. This time, however, we wanted to stay on the lagoon. This was the best choice we made and it exceeded all our expectations! The experience was magical: it all the facilities we needed, the sun was shining over the water and the birds sang every day. A true recommendation for anyone! The hosts were amazing and we are certainly coming back ASAP.

  2. Niel

    17 Feb

    The best experience

    We loved our weekend staying on this houseboat. It's moored just a short distance from the waterfront with it's great restaurants. Taking the little dinghy to and from the boat adds to the charm of the experience. Everything we needed was provided, including towels, bedding, coffee, sugar, etc. we didn't try out the Braai - maybe next time! We're quite new to Airbnb, but Julia made the whole process easy. She was always quick to respond and really friendly. We were met on time, and showed how everything works. You're a super host Julia, and you deserve all the great reviews you've received. We recommend this to anyone who want a romantic breakaway or even if you just want to experience something different.

  3. Julien

    26 Feb

    Unique experience

    A jewel in the middle of the knysna lagoon. Definitely a special and unique experience. And Julia is very nice! Thanks a lot!

  4. Zain

    01 Jan

    Julia was very professional

    We were honoured to be the first people to rent the boat through Airbnb, but by no means her first guests. Julia was very professional, friendly and made us feel at home right away. Getting to grips with the dingy took no time at all and we very quickly got the hang of the geyser, shower, gas fridge and all other aspects of the boat. Once we settled in we had an amazing time. We ate by the Waterfront the first night, but cancelled our reservations for dinner for the next two nights to take advantage of the peace and quiet on the boat where there is BBQ (Braai) facilities and we watched the most fantastic sunsets. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom has windows all around, which makes waking up truly fantastic. This really is a different and unique property and it is an experience we are very happy we tried and would 100% do so again the next time we go to Knysna. Thank you Julia.

  5. Brett T - South Africa

    06 Dec

    Perfect family holiday

    I stayed on the Myrtle Houseboat with my two young children. The boat is anchored in the lake, and it is about 100m by boat to get there. The hosts were very friendly and made us feel right at home. All the facilities we needed were there. Waking up to the peace and quiet is something amazing. Everyone who looks for some place excluded, rejuvenating and comfortable should really check this out!

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