Knysna Houseboats


Be the captain of your own holiday, and explore the Knysna lagoon at leisure on your very own houseboat. Fully fitted and equipped, Knysna Houseboats offer a unique way to holiday. The boats have everything you need for an exciting and comfortable holiday, and they exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. The boats are suitable for up to 4 adults or a family of 5.

The charter base is located in Thesen Islands Harbour Town and houseboat staff are available daily between 8:30 am and 5pm to offer assistance – even to park your boat at one of the moorings between sunrise and sunset. All ‘captains’ are given a short navigational course, and a temporary skipper’s license – and there is no need to be nervous as most guests have not sailed before.

A range of other services are also offered to guests from cleaning to catering, fishing rod hire and more.

To book a houseboat, go to

Map of Knysna Houseboats