Knysna Houseboats offers you a unique self-drive private houseboat experience on Knysna’s beautiful and tidal lagoon – no skippers license or experience required .

Families, friends, fishermen, honeymooners and romantic couples will enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and fun one gets to experience, while exploring the tranquil and safe waters of the 18 km long Knysna Lagoon: Find a secluded spot and let time float by whilst you fish for your own dinner, braai the ones that didn’t get away, sun bath on the roof top sundeck or gaze at the African sun disappearing behind the hills.

Knysna Houseboats’ qualified instructors will offer you a short navigational course and issue you with a temporary skipper’s licence for the duration of your stay. Do not worry if you have never driven a boat, anyone in possession of a valid driver’s license can drive these beauties!

As the boats are self-catering, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks. They do however also offer a catering menu with lovely items, such as sushi, fresh oysters and tapas. And for the true on-board experience, they even deliver room service on the lagoon!

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