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In The Area: Shayamanzi Houseboats

Shayamanzi Houseboats rival any first class hotel on the water. On board Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing! 

Experience the first Houseboats in South Africa – the only one of their kind. Shayamanzi is all about taking time out to appreciate Africa’s special wonders. 

Cruising in style at up to 9 knots, Shayamanzi passengers enjoy different anchorages each evening. The boats are fully serviced with a world-class crew who will ensure you delicious meals, a safe cruise, great fishing, game viewing and bird watching.

As you lie in your oak panelled cabin, the stars reflecting on the water and the moonlight shining through the fluttering, drifting curtains, you wonder what could be more romantic. The hippos snorting in the nearby bay remind you that you are surrounded by nature at its best. All the cabins are en-suite with shower, basin and toilet.

Shayamanzi I : Is a 25 meter by 8 meter, with 6 twin cabins.

Shayamanzi II : Is a 30 meter by 8.6 meter, with 10 Air-conditioned cabins. 

How to make a Booking: Bookings are made per boat charter, from 6 passengers to 40 passengers if hiring both boats.

Bookings are also available for couples or smaller parties on non-exclusive trips. The cruise is guaranteed only with a minimum of 4 passengers.

There is a minimum of a 2 night stay but the ideal number of nights is 3.

If you decide to book a week-end, you must book both the Friday and the Saturday.

Contact details to make a direct booking:

Tel: +27 (0) 34 413 2299

Email: shayamanzi@saol.com

Website: www.shayamanzi.co.za