Knysna Houseboats - Knysna, Garden Route

Knysna Accommodation
Knysna, Garden Route

Knysna Houseboats

Knysna, Garden Route - Accommodation

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Knysna Houseboats in Knysna

Knysna Houseboats offers fully equipped, self-drive houseboats to spend your holiday gently cruising along in Knysna's beautiful and scenic tidal estuary. No experience or skipper's license is required and the houseboats can easy accommodate four adults or a family of five.

The houseboats all exceed the South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home and offer a holiday with a difference. The boats have been fitted to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience. They all have the basic self-catering facilities with a full galley and bathroom, and guests can relax on the rooftop sun deck.

The boats have all safety equipment and life jackets on board, with a first aid kit and fire extinguishers. All you need is an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors, and we’ll make you captain of your own holiday. Please note that no smoking is permitted inside the houseboats.

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Facilities available at Knysna Houseboats,Knysna, Garden Route

  • 5 Star Reviewed
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Womens Day Weekend

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 23° 2' 55.8" E / 34° 2' 56.2" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Knysna Houseboats in Knysna, Garden Route

Departing: George Airport
Address: R404, South Africa
Distance: 50 m / Duration: 58 mins
1.Head north toward R4040.2 km
2.Turn right onto R4042.4 km
3.Turn left to merge onto N211.7 km
4.Take the exit on the right toward N21.1 km
5.Continue onto N20.7 km
6.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on N252.7 km
7.Turn right onto Waterfront Dr1.1 km
8.Turn right onto Long St0.8 km
9.Turn left38 m
10.Turn right0.1 km
11.Turn left
Destination will be on the right
50 m

Nearest Airport & Flights

George Airport - George


With a growing number of travellers heading to the region's beaches, forests and mountains, George airport now has over 600 000 passengers a year. It has won the South African Airport of the Year award six times (at the time of writing), and George's city centre is 11 Kilometres away.

George Airport was originally named after the then president P.W. Botha and was built in 1977.

Reviews for Knysna Houseboats

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We went here in a sunday to rent a boat for a day. The company was found in a restaurant, it was kind of a search. The woman in the office told us that we couldnt rent a boat for a day in the weekend. Eventhough there were 6 boats in the harbor. There was in flexibility or cooperation. Very disapointing.

review by Liselotte Brand

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Amazing experience, staff is super friendly. On arrival you are made comfortable with your boat and the lagoon. Boats are kitted out with all the items you need for your stay on the lagoon. Managing the boat is fairly easy. Escape to tranquility and beauty of the lagoon. #knysnahouseboats #knysna #gardenroute

review by Preston Pietersen

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A great experience! Clean, well equipped boats which are comfortable and easy to handle. Staff that are super friendly and very helpful! The evening mooring spots are lovely and protected from most of the wind. A great getaway which everyone can enjoy, my 6 year old loved it! We will be back for sure

review by Vicki Lombard

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Their service and staff is extremely friendly and the boats are spotless, the only downside was the fact that there wasnt enough coffee, sugar and general items and unfortunately being on a cannot go out to buy these things at any time. I would recommend them to anyone. Just a bit more planning:)

review by Gennaveve Van der Merwe

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A great experience to say the least.Overnight areas are quiet and very very scenic.Driving the boat is rather easy.Living on the boat is nice with all amenities on offer.Beds are comfortable but small, I am 6.2 and just squeezed in.At booking in, staff are friendly.We had an amazing time.

review by James Bester

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Best experience amazing views

review by marius wilkins

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Amazing day on the lagoon. Safe. Very well equipped boat. Clean.

review by Jens Bach Larsen

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If you haven't skippered a boat before, you might want to watch the competency video twice so that the supplied reading material makes sense. The boats are clean & well maintained. Just try no get stuck in a sand bank. You'll have to get out the boat and push it out. Don't damage the motor. Gary will charge you for the repair & probably hold your deposit.

review by Andre Imbayago

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Awesome property to stay... Amazing view.... Very hospitable staff.... Great atmosphere... A place to definitely visit.... Pure bliss

review by Varsha Sethia

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To hire a houseboat and explore the Knysna Lagoon is simply one of the best holiday experiences you can get in South Africa.

review by Brandon Hurd


Thank you for this awesome stay in Knysna and on your house boats. Aicha was a huge asset to us and helped us even phoned us on the road to see if we alright. Excellent. Would highly recommend a small cheap fish finder onboard. This will also assist in depth (sand banks) and also fish. I will come back over and over if the boats had this. Overall excellent stay and a big thank you to peter and christo for going out there way for us. See ya soon again guys.

review by ALBIE ALEXANDER, South Africa

"Absolutely awesome"

Was absolutly awsome! Christo was wonderful and helpful, it was really nice that Aichia had called us to find out if all was ok on our way up due to protest action along our trip, the ladies need maybe a small bucket under in the cupboard under the sink to throw things away in a packet put inside and the men can use the same bucket to wash off the deck! Thanks again for everything!

review by ALBIE ALEXANDER, South Africa

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