Houseboats on the Vaal River! Hire a self-drive houseboat and be the captain of your own river adventure. Cruise 55km of South Africa’s most dynamic, permanently navigable inland waterway.
Our nine marine architect designed boats are manufactured to the highest safety specifications. They have everything you need and can sleep up to five people. Just bring your clothes, food and towels. We will show you the ropes and help you chart your course and provide 24 hour backup support in the unlikely event that you might need us.
Explore the vibrant shorefront attractions, dock at restaurants, spas, golf courses and a casino resort. Try your hand at water sports and enjoy house-spotting on Millionaires’ Bend. Test your skill with a fishing rod. Haul out the twitching kit for a bit of bird watching, or just chill out in a tube towed behind the boat. At sunset, weigh anchor and light up the on-board braai. See the stars and be lulled to sleep by lapping waves and croaking frogs.
Old Willow No. 7 Houseboat Charters is an easy hour’s drive south from Johannesburg and no special license is required.