Self-drive Houseboat in Port Alfred, South Africa

18 ft
5 Guests

About This Boat

A Houseboat originally was a boat redesigned to be used as a home.  In South Africa there are many lakes and waterways that you can choose to rent a self drive Houseboat or fully catered boat on.  This is a unique outdoor accommodation experience.  For those that are a little more adventurous rent a self drive houseboat and explore our waterways.  A great family holiday idea and comes highly recommended.



For houseboat enthusiasts, we offer an unbeatable experience in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, so-named for its warm, temperate year-round climate! Be Captain of your own holiday in a catered or self-catered self-drive house boat on the glorious Kowie River and enjoy a fantastic family holiday or a romantic getaway. Whatever your choice, you’ll be able to navigate your Lightleys Holiday Houseboat along 15 km of tranquil waters and anchor overnight at numerous peaceful spots along the river.


Holidaymaker€™s paradise
Situated halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London, Port Alfred is accessible from two international airports and is an easy drive from Bloemfontein via Cradock and Grahamstown, or from Cape Town along the N2 through the Garden Route. The holiday town is a year-round paradise with beautiful beaches along the warm Indian Ocean, excellent surf, many wonderful sea and river watersports, and a quaint, vibrant town with a number of good restaurants. Lightleys Holiday Houseboats is located at The Royal Alfred Marina, a magnificent residential and recreational feature of Port Alfred. Built close to the mouth of the Kowie River, it consists of 45 Has of prime property on a network of canals, which boast numerous luxury homes, a small boat harbour with mooring for all types of boats, and a variety of hotels, restaurants and coffee bars. For the Lightleys holidaymaker the marina, the river, the town and the surrounding area provide endless opportunities for entertainment in an unspoiled, tranquil environment.


Holiday Houseboats - Port Alfred

Live the dream aboard our fully equipped, self-catered, four-berth self-drive houseboat. We’ll show you how to pilot your craft.

Be free to explore the safe, tranquil waters of Kowie River in Port Alfred.

No experience required.



R2550 for entire boat per night during peak season


  • Type: Houseboat
  • Capacity: 5 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 18 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • BBQ
  • Outboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Galley Stove & Oven

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From Dhaka

Member Since Jan 2016

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