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Shayamanzi II Houseboat

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Shayamanzi II offers excellent game viewing and tiger fishing experiences onboard a 20 sleeper houseboat. Rates from R1180.00 per person sharing.
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Shayamanzi II offers excellent game viewing and tiger fishing experiences onboard a 20 sleeper houseboat. Rates from R1180.00 per person sharing.


We welcome you to Shayamanzi II, situated on Lake Jozini and home to the 5th biggest dam in South Africa and the only dam within RSA to border a Game Reserve.

The reserve is host to a wide variety of game including elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, hippos and up to 400 bird species. This is a nature lovers paradise!

Shayamanzi II is situated in a port of Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal amongst the Lebombo Mountain rage, surrounded by bushveld, wildlife and a subtropical climate.

The houseboat is a popular destination for  holiday makers and avid fisherman, with 27 species of fish including the Tiger Fish – just 3.5 hours from King Shaka International Airport. 

The 20 sleeper dream cruiser is set on 3 levels and offers 6 luxury en-suite cabins and 4 en-suite pontoon cabins each complete with air-conditioning, linen, plug points, hairdryers and fans. The large sliding doors enable one to hear the hippos snorting in the nearby bay and at night the opportunity to adore the stars reflecting on the waters edge. 

The fully serviced houseboat is equipped with DSTV and a home theatre system with a wide variety of music to enjoy – for the more fun at heart, there is even karaoke! Guest can soak up summer cocktails whilst relaxing in the 12 seater jacuzzi or simply enjoy some peace and quiet on the outdoor chaise loungers. 

Shayamanzi II offers fully serviced accommodation with 6 cabin crew and 3 tender boats – guests have the option to self-cater or at an additional cost, meals can be included (brunch, dinner, snacks, tea and coffee)

Come and enjoy one of the oldest game reserves in South Africa – where fishing and game viewing experiences can be enjoyed from the superb house boat and tender boats with guides.

An experience combined with luxurious accommodation and wonderful staff, where one can soak up and enjoy the serenity of the Lake Jozini waters. 

Shayamanzi is about taking time out to appreciate Africa’s special wonders. 




20 Sleeper Shayamanzi II  

R35 500.00 per night (exclusive charter, 1 – 20 guests)


Rates include:

Superb crew

Fully serviced accommodation

Game viewing and tiger fishing from skippered tender boats

Fishing rod and tackle

Fuel and diesel

Transfers from Jozini Tiger Lodge to the Houseboat

Secure vehicle parking at Jozini Tiger Lodge


Rates exclude:


Lunch on arrival

Staff gratuities


Meals Included 

R600.00 per person per night






Tea and Coffee


Individual Cabins for Social Cruises

R2 360.00 per pontoon cabin per night (2 guests sharing)

R3 075.00 per cabin per night (single)

R1 180.00 per cabin per night (children under 12 years)


Rates include:

Superb Crew

Game viewing

Fuel and diesel

Transfers from Jozini Tiger Lodge to Houseboat

Secure parking at Jozini Tiger lodge 

Welcome Drink

Brunch, dinner, snacks tea and coffee 


Rates exclude: 


Lunch on arrival

Staff gratuities




3 Tender Boats


Dining Area

Sun Deck

Music System

Linen and bath towels provided 

Entertainment Area (communal)

Wet Bar

Lake and Mountain Views

Secure Parking



No smoking indoors 

Lost or damages tackle will be charged for

Minimum 2-night stay required for overnight cruises 

Idyllic Cruising Season - May to August
Excellent Game Viewing and Bird Watching. Fishing active on trawl, in the river and gorge. Magnificent, cooler, calmer weather. Fantastic time for photography, conferencing and relaxing

Prime Tiger Fishing Season - September to April 

Hot. Exciting thrill of Tiger Fishing. Game Viewing excellent in the early morning and late afternoons. 

Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Bar, Bird Watching, Boat trips, Fishing, Game Drives, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Restaurant, Spa
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Fans, Conference facilities, DSTV, Television, Wedding Facilities, Housekeeping, Bar, Jacuzzi, Hairdryer, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Game Reserve, Holiday Resort


Pongola, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
1 Main Road, Nsimbane, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, 3969

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