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Big Kob landed from PA Houseboats, Kowie River (Sep 2019)

The trick to landing big kob usually entails having the right tackle and bait, technique, tides and a good measure of luck.

Another key factor to consider is weather, since fish have slightly different ideas of what conditions are best for ‘fishing’.

This is exactly what recent Houseboats guests Conrad and Chantelle Esztergomi from PE did when the weather promised to be windy and rainy, by persevering and making the best of the conditions. And did it pay off!

So off they went to find a good spot sheltered from the wind, and to catch some live bait along the way.

With a lekka on-board Weber braai for heat and dinner, and cozy cabin to keep dry, they were at the right place at the right time to lay into a number of younger kob (all were released) as the shoals came past.

And then it happened… Weeks of planning paid off with a beautiful kob of est 13kg! Great stuff Conrad!

This just goes to show, that those willing to brave the weather could be rewarded with some nice fish.

So check your calendar and book a few nights on a houseboat. Enquire here and tell us more about your ideal trip, so we can make it happen 🙂

Book via AirBnB and skip the deposit!

That’s right, no need to pay an additional R2000 Security Deposit when you book your trip via AirBnB. Only pay the daily rate and fuel used.

We have added a second availability calendar link to our website, in case the first boat is booked.

You can now also skip the deposit and temporary skippers fee by opting for a chartered cruise with our highly qualified river guide. This option ensures a hassle-free cruise without the worries of driving yourself, to allow you to spend more quality time with friends and family, view game, birds or even fish with one of the best fisherman in the Kowie!

Share this post, tag a friend, write to grandma or call us today to secure one of the best weekends you will have this year 🙂

More boats, more fun!

It’s official – Houseboats Port Alfred has just doubled in size!

That’s right folks, let’s welcome the beautiful leisure liner ‘Arc Royal’ to our fleet due to the popularity of the overnight stays on the Kowie River.

The same creature comforts and standards can be expected as before (read more about the boat here) and we invite everyone who have been waiting patiently to spread the word, and start planning their next amazing trip upriver!

This also means that we can facilitate bigger groups of up to 10 people for overnighting, and up to 14 people for day trips. See our Specials and Packages to find the perfect option for your group.

So get your boating on, book a few days leave and come unwind and relax on our fully equipped houseboats!

Heard enough? Ready to book? Great! Contact us today to secure your spot 🙂

Valentine’s weekend on the water!

Sometimes roses and chocolates just don’t quite say “I want to share every special moment with you”, like a romantic weekend on a houseboat does!

Treat that special person to 2 nights of romance and tranquility on the beautiful Kowie River in Port Alfred.

Catch up, reconnect and find each other again whilst surrounded by nothing but the beauty of nature, and a comfortable houseboat equipped with everything you need to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Our Couple’s Getaway package for only R2900 includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 for 2 nights,
  • A snack basket
  • A bottle of champagne

*Package excludes fuel consumption, temp skippers license and R2000 fuel/security deposit.

Contact us now to book. First come first serve basis.

River Wild safaris – 4 hours of absolute fun!

Looking for something really fun to do this December?

Why not book a River Wild Safaris excursion with our friendly neighbours at the Halyards Hotel and Spa? It includes a boat cruise to Mansfield Private Game Reserve, scenic game drive, a braai at Black Rock Restaurant and a boat cruise back to the Halyards Hotel. 

Total time duration: 4hrs.

Cost: R420/adult & R210/child (under 12)

See more info below, call 0861 748 374 or visit the hotel website to book!

Poster download: River Wild Safaris