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Knysna Houseboats=Excellent!

Absolutely the best get away! The staff was friendly and helpful from the first moment up and till... read more

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R9488UCinfo
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George, South Africa
What a Nice expierence

Thanks for a absolutely great experience. Our 6 year old boy and 3 year old daughter enjoyed it so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Henniedb
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Our newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home. We have outfitted them to a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Knysna 6571, South Africa
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+27 44 382 2802
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely the best get away! The staff was friendly and helpful from the first moment up and till we went home! Friendly faces ready to assist you at any time. The boathouse was clean, neat and inviting.A must for any couple or family for a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thanks for a absolutely great experience. Our 6 year old boy and 3 year old daughter enjoyed it so much. We will definitely be back to enjoy the peach and quietness of the lagoon. Regards. De Beer Family

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spend one night in the Knysna houseboat. it was an amazing experience in many levels. it was great to be the skipper for the day and driving the boat. seeing fish, seals and birds around you was breathtaking. the views all around you makes...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had an amazing time and the routes to follow were clearly marked to the point where it was difficult to go off course, the boat was sufficient for two people - wouldn't recommend more than that. was truly relaxing

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Vanessa, we are so pleased you had a great time!!

Reviewed 13 April 2018

What a great way to spend our first 2 nights in Knysna! The boat is fully equipped with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The staff are very helpful and organized which makes for a super experience. This is a great holiday for...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your review! We do have a room service menu available so always able to order in.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Wow, what an amazing experience! Wonderful, friendly efficient people and excellent service. Boat was ready to go, spanking clean and organized. Would recommend Knysna houseboats to anybody looking to get away from it all.

Thank Janice B
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Janice!!

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

What a wonderful experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Luckily the weather was kind to us. It was extremely relaxing. Tips: take cards/board games/fishing rods/books. Next time we will take our canoe but if you haven't got...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 8 March 2018

I would highly recommend Knysna Houseboats to anyone looking for a memorable experience and the perfect way to experience this beautiful part of the garden route. The service levels from the point of making the booking with Thozi who was excellent to the briefing by...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much Vernon.

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Our family spent a very nice weekend on board of one of the houseboats, discovering the Knysna lagoon and spending quality time with each other. Can absolutely recommend if you wish to do something really special.

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The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you for your review and recommendations.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Brilliant in all ways! Had a lovely weekend on the houseboats. Friendly staff always there to help. Definately a trip to remember! Thanks guys!

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The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Awesome review thank you so much!!!

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Mariana v
11 April 2018|
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Response from KHouseboats | Property representative |
Hi Mariana V You can make a booking by sending us an email. We have a minimum stay of 2 nights. Warm regards Knysna Houseboats
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lennisvs
8 April 2018|
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Response from KHouseboats | Property representative |
Hi Lennis We are able to assist with availability for 2 nights from the 13th of April. The rate is R2385 per couple per night. Warm regards Knysna Houseboats
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