Experience the first Houseboats in South Africa – the only ones of their kind. Onboard Shayamanzi Houseboats, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and superb wildlife of the Pongola Game Reserve on the shores of Lake Jozini (also known as Pongolapoort Dam). Enjoy the calm serenity of the open Lake Jozini waters, the thrill of Tiger Fishing or the adventure of Mountain Biking in the heart of the Zululand bushveld! Shayamanzi is about taking time out to appreciate Africa’s special wonders.
We have provisionally booked the Shayamanzi 1 House boat for our exclusive use.
6 En-suite cabins
2 Tender boats
8 Seater Jacuzzi
Sleeps 12 passengers
Lake Jozini is surrounded by the Pongola Game Reserve and Pongola Nature Reserve, which provide spectacular game viewing from the water’s edge. The Game Reserves are teaming with a large variety of wildlife. which can be viewed from the Shayamanzi Houseboat’s decks or tender boats.
SHAYAMANZI 1 (Our home for 3 nights):
25 Meter by 8 meter, double pontoon houseboat launched by Dr. Narend Singh (Kwa-Zulu Natal Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs) on the 18th October 2002.
There are 6 luxury cabins, each sleeping 2 passengers, which are en-suite with shower, basin and toilet. The cabins are 3,6m x 3,5m and airy with large sliding window doors as your boundary to the water.
“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 if you are inclined, game viewing and bird watching of more than 350 species.”