Average rating of South Africa: 4.8 out of 5 based on 11 reviews.
We offer 3 houseboats in South Africa, with a total of 29 sleeps with prices ranging from NaN to NaN per night.
When you think of a holiday in South Africa, perhaps safaris and wildlife spring to mind, or maybe the country's captivating history and rich cultural tapestry. But there is another, less conventional, yet deeply charming way to discover this part of the world – on a houseboat holiday. This style of vacation allows you to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of South Africa from the tranquillity of its waterways, providing an altogether different perspective.
From the broad expanse of the Vaal River, to the tranquillity of Knysna Lagoon, South Africa's waterways provide a multitude of idyllic settings for a houseboat holiday. These floating homes-away-from-home offer all the modern comforts wrapped in an enchanting experience that seamlessly marries adventure and relaxation. What could be better than falling asleep to the gentle rock of the boat on the water, or waking up to the morning mist rising off the river as wildlife congregates at the water's edge?
South African houseboats are available in a variety of styles and sizes, ensuring there's a perfect fit for everyone – whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a fun-filled holiday with friends. The houseboats come well-equipped with amenities such as bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor decks, often complete with a barbecue for traditional South African braais under the stars.
Renting a houseboat in South Africa offers an exciting way to explore the country's natural beauty. From the helm of your floating home, you can chart your course, discovering secluded beaches, remote islands, hidden coves and birdwatcher's paradises. All this, while also having the chance to engage in a variety of water sports, including fishing, snorkelling, and paddle boarding.
Houseboat holidays also offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture. Visit riverside communities, shop at floating markets, and sample local cuisine, all from the comfort and convenience of your houseboat.
South Africa’s vibrant wildlife, panoramic landscapes and a rich array of outdoor activities, combined with the unique experience of a houseboat, make for an unforgettable holiday.