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Houseboat cruises and fishing excursions in South Africa


Enjoy the experience of being the Captain and self-driving  a fully equipped luxurious Houseboat on the Knysna Lagoon. Skipper’s licence or experience not required. All Captains are offered a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, you will be provided with a temporary skippers license.

For a family or small group, these lovely houseboats can accommodate up to 4 adults or a family of 5. These boats are self-catering, or should you be interested in having a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, oysters and or any delicious platters on board upon arrival, a catering menu is available. Even room service is offered on the lagoon, so there is no need for you to leave your boat!

Hartbeespoort Dam

Hartbeespoort Dam, fondly known as Harties, has long been the hideaway and playground of the Gauteng elite. Come and experience Hartbeespoort from the water on one of our Saturday Cruises or our famous Sunday Lunch Cruise, there is a range of Special Cruises on Public Holidays. There’s just something special about gently cruising the waters of Hartbeespoort dam overshadowed by the Magaliesburg Mountain range.

Relax and enjoy the sounds of water passing underneath the boat, birds swooping over the dam and fish jumping from below while you sip your drinks and enjoy gourmet snacks and our world-class Italian buffet. We offer the unique canvas in Hartbeespoort Dam for your next corporate or private event. From 27 to 140 passengers, there boats are available to suit your requirements.

KwaZulu Natal

Take a cruise in style and get close to nature on Lake Jozini in Northern KwaZulu Natal which boasts superb wildlife while soaking up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and the Pongola Game Reserve on board these splendid houseboats.

Magnificent game viewing, bird watching and fun activities makes this an idea cruise for the whole family and friends. For the fisherman, prime Tiger fishing ventures are available from September to April at the best fishing spots . Ultimately the Shayamoya Houseboat experience is about relaxing with good company surrounded by magical views of Lake Jozini, the Lebombo Mountains and the Zululand Bushveld. While in the bush, view wildlife’s unique encounters.  On the water, either be a quiet spectator soaking in the busy Bird Life and animal activity on the water’s edge; or feel the thrill when a toothy tiger fish grabs your bait at serious speeds and dances away with acrobatic agility! Top all that with great food, good wines and comfy beds.

Shayamanzi Houseboats

Cruise in style on the Shayamanzi Houseboats and experience a unique African adventure.

Lake Jozini is the only water in South Africa where you find the ferocious fighting Tiger Fish, an African game fish, which thrills you as it jumps out the water, throwing its head from side to side trying to get off your line.

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.

If you’re looking for a mountain biking adventure with a difference, why not try our new biking package that is offered as part of the Shayamanzi Houseboats experience on Lake Jozini?

Shayamanzi Houseboats make for a unique executive conference venue cruising Lake Jozini. All relevant conference requirements can be arranged and there is cell phone signal everywhere ensuring access to the office at all times.

There is no better way to celebrate your special occasion than cruising Lake Jozini with Shayamanzi Houseboats, surrounded by your friends and family. Speciality Shayamanzi cakes are available on request, made with love and care by our onboard chefs.

A starlit table setting is nestled within the surrounding bush, merely footsteps away from the Shayamanzi Houseboats. Savour a four course dinner, beside ancient trees, prepared on an open fire and enjoyed beneath starlit skies.

Luxury African River Safaris

Located along the banks of the great Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen houseboat is unique and adventurous as it is comfortable and elegant, offering world-class sophistication in one of the most remote locations on earth.

The Zambezi Queen offers 14 tastefully furnished, air-conditioning Suites, in two superior categories – 10 Standard Suites and 4 Master Suites located on the lower and middle decks. An outer deck, or private balcony  allows you to step outside to experience the African breeze, offering unobstructed views of the river and vistas. Enjoy remarkable game viewing from the comfort of your bedside.

Whether dining on the upper deck restaurant while watching the animals gather at dusk, doing a water-based river safari from one of our private boats, or attempting to land your first tiger fish, our professional team will be on hand to meet your every need.

The Zambezi Trader is a luxury passenger ship situated on one of Africa’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambezi Trader can carry up to 150 guests on a day trip or sleep 50 guests in its 23 Cabins.

The ship is ideal for wedding, birthday celebrations and conferences or just gathering of friends and family for a fabulous holiday cruise. Passengers can disembark at any of the lodges along the lakes shore, taking advantage of the many activities that the lake has to offer, including fishing, game viewing and walking photographic safaris. Flexible packages are on offer including; transfers, day cruises and incentive corporate conferences. The Zambezi Trader is unique on Lake Kariba in its ability to provide the perfect mix of entertainment, adventure, great food and relaxation resulting in an unforgettable lake cruising experience.

Hooked on Africa Fishing Charters

This Cape Town based fishing charter operates out of the ever popular Snoek fishing village of Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town in South Africa. Hooked On Africa Fishing Charters, the leading Big Game Fishing Charter Company is located in one of the richest fishing grounds left in the world today. With a large selection of boats to charter, an array of different fishing equipment & tackle, we are the ultimate Fishing Charter Company in Cape Town.

We also offer a variety of exciting boating excursions such as Eco Ocean Safari’s, Cray Fishing, Pelagic Birding Trips. We are also frequently being called upon for boat hire for the use of filming of Documentaries, Celebrity Video & Photo Shoots & boat hire for major sailing events such as The Volvo Ocean Race.

Fancy trying your luck at catching Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Snoek, Mako Shark, Dorado, fishing off Cape Point or head out to do some deep sea fishing over 40 miles offshore?



What to expect when going out fishing with Hooked On Africa Fishing Charters.


Arrive 06:00 don’t be late or we leave without you. 06:30 departure or as discussed.


Old clothing, shorts or longs with closed shoes, rubber soles preferably due to hooks and gaffs. Windbreaker just in case of spray. Sunglasses for the glare, polarised preferable. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a hat.


We depart and take between 1 and 2 hours to get out depending on sea state but keep you updated with small talk about what we look for and the bird life.


On route we supply breakfast in the form of muffins, fruit and drinks.


Once we get to where we want to we set lines 6 in total and give you a briefing of what and what not to do. We hand out harnesses or angling buckets to protect your anatomy.


We do have an onboard toilet for all our lady anglers.


Lunch is in the form of Sandwiches or roast chicken with snacks and drinks during the day.


We fish till 1500 or earlier depending on the day. Return by 1600 to 1700 where you can sit back and relax with a cold beer, while we fillet your catch of the day.


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