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Take the helm of a houseboat and navigate the Vaal River.

Cruise 55km on one of South Africa’s most beautiful permanently navigable inland waterways. Explore the vibrant shorefront attractions, docking at restaurants, spas, golf courses and a casino resort.

Try your hand at water sport. Enjoy house-spotting along the River. Test your skill with a fishing rod. Haul out the twitching kit.

Experience the tranquillity of unspoiled wetlands, misty sunrises and balmy evenings. Anchor in a secluded spot, light up the on-board braai and watch the sun set. Then retire to bed on board the boat under the starry sky with the lapping waves and croaking frogs as company. It makes for a very, very memorable experience.

A houseboat charter on the Vaal River with Old Willow No7 Houseboat Charters is a unique experience.

It’s the perfect romantic getaway for a couple, adventurous for a family holiday, idyllic for honeymooners, outstanding for fishermen and birders, great for groups and fantastic for friends.

The Fleet

Old Willow Charters offers nine LeisureLiner houseboats designed to the highest marine specifications. The houseboats meet, and often exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. A houseboat can sleep up to five people.



Inside it has:

  • a fore-cabin with a double bed, storage space and bench seat
  • a fully-appointed galley (kitchen) with gas stove, oven, fridge and sink
  • a small heads (bathroom) with a hot shower, chemical toilet and basin
  • an inside dining area that converts into a double bed.
  • a radio/CD player

Outside is a sitting area under a retractable awning and a charcoal braai. Deck chairs are provided on the upper deck.

We have outfitted the houseboats to a high standard to ensure a truly comfortable experience. The boats offer everything you might need.

Just bring your clothes, food and towels.

Please note that no smoking is permitted in the houseboats.



TEL: 0833914884

WEB: www.oldwillow.co.za

INFORMATION & PHOTOGRAPHS: Old Willow No7 Houseboat Charters