Breede River Houseboats

Breede River Houseboats

breede river houseboats

Breede River Houseboats on One of the Largest and Most Navigable Rivers in South Africa

The village of Malagas lies on the banks of the Breede river, 35km inland from the mouth and it is approximately 230 km from Cape Town. 10 km before you reach Swellendam, take the turn off to Malagas and travel on the gravel road for 38km. Just remember that if you are coming from Heidelberg that the “Pont” closes at sunset! The Breede River is one of the largest and most navigable rivers in South Africa.
breede river houseboatsYou are able to cruise for about 30 km to the river mouth and about 15 km cruising upstream. The river is also famous  for its old man-powered ferry, locally knows as the Pont. Vehicles and pedestrians are manually hauled across the river. This service operates only during the hours of daylight and closes at sunset. Here you can have your self catering holiday on one of the Breede River Houseboats.

Breede River Houseboats to rent

The Breede River House leisure liners of  7.80 m  are sturdy, safe, and easy to drive and can be rented as self catering accommodation. The liners are equipped with all the luxuries and comforts you need to spend a relaxing holiday on the water. They have a fully fitted kitchen, a sliding door separates the front cabin from the main area, providing privacy and an undisturbed sleep to those who need to go to bed earlier.

In the front cabin is a double bed, as well as a single bed. The table arrangement in the main cabin folds down to form the second double bed. A separate compartment has a hot water shower, wash basin and toilet.The outdoor cockpit area is ideal for fishing or just relaxing in the sun. There is an easy access platform with a ladder at the stern for swimming.   If you wish to tan or do bird watching the roof deck is ideal.

Sleeping is anywhere you choose within the designated overnight limits of the river – simply lower the anchor and make sure it is secured.

The rates do not include fuel, insurance or service fees.

Amenities of Breede River House Boats

KITCHEN: Electrical refrigerator, gas stove with oven and a scullery.
LINEN: One double duvet, duvet cover, two double sheets, four pillows and pillowcases are provided.
Sleeping bags can be hired at an additional fee
The boat sleeps a MAXIMUM of FIVE persons (TWO DOUBLES & ONE SINGLE)