Reservations - Old Willow House Boats

Rates from

RR1914 per night for 2 guests

R2394 per night 4 Guests

Opening Hours

What we offer

  • 5 Sleeper House Boat
  • Vaal River Cruising
  • Fishing / Bird Watching / Relaxing
  • No Skippers ticket required

About Us

By day, cruise the 55 km of the Vaal barrage, dock at the many and varied shorefront attractions, swim, sunbathe, fish and bird watch. In the evening, cast your Old Willow Houseboats’ anchor in unspoilt river tributaries to watch the sunset, braai and fall asleep under the starry sky.

 Boat sleeps a maximum of five. See rates sheet for cost of extra passengers. * Petrol Charges: Fuel is provided on board. Rates exclude cost of fuel used during your charter.   Houseboat Operation: Hirers must be adults in possession of a valid driver's license. We are authorised by SAMSA to issue temporary skippers licenses for the duration of your charter, after basic skippers training. We will brief you on how to operate the boat, the "rules of the river" and what you can do on the river.

You will be provided with a comprehensive information file. You will be required to sign an indemnity prior to departure. * Pets: No non-humans allowed on our boats, please. * Smoking: You may smoke outside the houseboat, with due caution for petrol and gas on board. * The houseboats are fully equipped. All guests need to bring are: Food and beverages Towels

The self-drive houseboats sleep up to 5 people each and offer a cabin, sitting area, kitchen and bathroom. The cabin contains a double bed as well as a single sleeper couch, and the seating area can convert to a second double bed. The head is fitted with a chemical toilet, overhead shower and a basin. All bedding is included and guests just need to bring their own towels. The galley or kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, fridge and tea and coffee facilities. The outside sitting area is located under the retractable awning with a braai area and the top deck offers 2 deck chairs.