Welcome to Sunset Houseboats

Be the Captain of your holiday in one of our luxurious, fully equipped, self-drive houseboats and gently cruise along the Vaal River. A romantic holiday for 2 or a getaway for the family, enjoy the beautiful sunsets and scenery only an hour from Johannesburg.

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Houseboats

The luxurious houseboat comfortably sleeps 4 adults or
a family of 5 with 2 queen size beds on board.
It has a separate bedroom with queen size bed and
plenty of cupboards to pack your things.
The other queen size bed folds down into a
section of the lounge.

The comfortable lounge is equipped with a TV that has
a wide variety of both adult and kids movies.
There is also a variety of board games for both
adults and kids for your entertainment.

Guests should enjoy themselves

The guests are given an extensive tutorial on how to operate the boat and are supplied with an interim skippers license (for the duration of their stay), after which they are in charge of their destination and will only return should they require something extra or at the end of their stay.

We expect our guests to have fun and enjoy themselves but to have respect for the things we provide so that other people may also have the privilege of using them. There is no smoking permitted inside the houseboat only outside on the patio or top deck.

Kitchen

The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery for 6 people. It is fitted with a 2-plate gas hob and a 150Lt fridge/freezer combo. There is a gas braai on the front patio and even a potjie pot on board and with all the utensils you can russell up a meal fit for a king.

Upper-deck

The upper-deck of the houseboat has a large table with seats as well as 2 sun loungers. This is the perfect spot "catch a tan" or to enjoy the beautiful sunsets that the Vaal River boasts. The boat comes with pool noodles to float and relax in the water on a hot day and if you are keen to eat out, there are plenty of restaurants and river side pubs to visit.

Bathroom

The bathroom is fitted with a standard household toilet, a spacious shower and enough bath towels for the guests on board.

Self-catering

This is a self-catering houseboat, you need to bring your own
food and of course your clothes. You would also need to bring
your own swimming towels as these are not supplied.

Rates 2018 / 2019

The below rates do not include the refundable R500 security deposit, or the fuel costs. The boat is supplied with a full tank (88Lt) of
fuel. On return of the boat, the fuel usage is calculated and charged accordingly.

Peak Season

14 December - 6 January
April School holidays & Easter 
29 March - 8 April

Prices below are per 2 people.
Extra R100 per person to a max of 5 people!

Min 2 night stay

High Season

7 January - 28 March
9 April - 30 April
1 September - 13 December

Prices below are per 2 people.
Extra R100 per person to a max of 5 people!

Min 2 nights stay on weekends
Min 3 nights stay on long weekends

Low Season

1 May - 31 August



Prices below are per 2 people.
Extra R100 per person to a max of 5 people!

Min 2 nights stay on weekends & school holidays
Min 3 nights stay on long weekends

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Peak Season

Daily Rate

R2100

/ night

2 nights stay - R2100 per night
3 nights stay - R2000 per night

Excluding long weekends

New Years - R2300 per night

High Season

Weekend Rate

R1900

/ night

Week day Rate

1 night - R1600 per night
2 nights - R1500 per night
3 nights - R1400 per night
4 nights - R1200 per night

Low Season

Weekend Rate

R1400

/ night

Week day Rate

1 night - R1200 per night
2 nights - R1050 per night
3 nights - R1000 per night
4 nights - R800 per night

Booking Cancellations

  • We regret that we cannot make exemptions for personal emergencies, rainy weather or any other reason whatsoever as a cause for cancellation.
  • The following applies, unless item "Bad Weather" of these terms and conditions are applicable, in which case the booking will either be rescheduled or refunded"

Bookings in Low or High season (excluding long weekends)

Notify us of your cancellation within 14 days of your date of charter. Your rental fee less 30% will be refunded. Cancellations received less than 14 days in advance are subject to forfeiture of deposit.

Bookings in Peak season, Easter and all other long weekends during the year

Notify us of your cancellation within one month before date of charter. Your rental fee less 30% will be refunded. Cancellations received less than one month in advance are subject to forfeiture of deposit. Once a refund has been paid, the booking is considered to be cancelled, and the Lessee has no claim to reinstate the booking or to any further refunds.

Changing dates of booking

The booking dates will only be changed if another Lessee is found to take over the dates of the existing booking. If such a Lessee is not found, the normal cancellation terms apply. An admin charge of R100 will be levied to change booking dates. Any changes in rates, be it because the booking is in a different season (Low, High or Peak season), or rate increases due to yearly price adjustments, will be applicable to the new booking dates. Any balance outstanding as a result of these changes, is payable prior to departure.

Non-Arrival  

Non-arrivals are liable for the full hire fee. If the Lessee does not arrive at our premises in good time and fails to let us know that he/she will be late, we may place the boat for re-let.