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

Home Away From Home

Our Houseboats in Port Alfred are your home away from home, complete with a fitted kitchen (we call it a galley), fully-functional bathroom, built-in CD player and, last but not least, a Weber braai for the one that didn’t get away…

Kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery, electric fridge, gas stove, geyser and bedding are all included, so it truly will feel like home.

The boat comfortably sleeps 4 adults and a child on 2 double beds and a cushioned couch. Or, bring a sleeping bag and sleep under the stars on the tanning deck!

Day trips allow for up to 7 passengers, so bring everyone including granny. Just leave the dog at home.

A skipper can be arranged on weekends when possible, enquire in advance.


Want to experience the Kowie River like never before? Enquire about a day trip to explore the river and the secret vistas that unfold around every bend. Or consider a chartered day trip!

Fun things to do on a day trip:

  • Fish with the family. Kid’s love fishing from the boat as they don’t have to cast far.
  • Tan on the sundeck, whilst enjoying the peace and quiet that only nature offers.
  • Visit Mansfield Game Reserve. Have a braai, swim in the pool next to the river and relax while the kids play on the jungle gyms and trampolines. Book a game drive (enquire with us) or have a meal at Black Rock Restaurant (December only). You might just get a surprise visit from Gambit the giraffe!
  • Swim in the river. The water is nice and warm upstream.
  • Have a braai on the boat. Cook a freshly caught fish or take some meat with on the trip. Weber braai and utensils supplied.
  • Catch giant crabs! Biggest you have seen. Great fun to catch with crab lines, and even greater eating. Careful the pincers.
  • Take binoculars! Bird and game viewing at its best. Look out for the giraffes at Mansfield game reserve, especially Gambit, the keeper of the reserve.
  • Don’t want to come home? Call us and upgrade to a night out on the water.

Things you will need:

  • Sun cream
  • Towels
  • Food and drinks
  • Skippers license. If you dont have one, a temporary skippers permit can be arranged via our local PA Fishing Academy. This entails a quick 30 minute course and test, for R250. Read more here.

View our Day Trips rates.

Enquire now!

Still the best way to experience the Kowie

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