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Pickup info

The houseboat is located just off the road leading to Maguga Dam, next to Maguga Lodge. The location is signposted with a sign that reads 'Houseboat Rental'. First, you enter a secure parking lot where you can leave your vehicle for the day. Guests who use the houseboat don't have to pay for the parking facility. From the parking lot there's a road leading down to the waterfront where the houseboat is moored, so before leaving your vehicle for the day it is advisable to drive down to the boat to unload any equipment and groceries you wish to take onboard. There will be a representative at the waterfront who explains how to operate the houseboat, and who is there for any questions you may have.

Booking notes

The rate includes a gilly and one full tank of fuel per day. An extra fuel tank is available on the boat; should you make use of it, you will be charged E300 for the full tank.

This tour combines all of the amenities one would wish for in a top-end option with the manoeuvrability of your own private vessel. If you’ve never had a stay on a houseboat before, this your chance to experience it at its finest.

Whilst driving your houseboat around Maguga Dam, nature is all around you and notably below you – it is over a 100 meters deep and it's abundant with fish which you are allowed to catch. More fond of meat for dinner? Not to worry! The houseboat is equipped with a kitchen that allows you to cook pretty much anything you could bring aboard. It has a fridge, an oven, a gas-operated stove as well as a braai.

With an extensive list of amenities included, you’ll hardly need anything more than a few good books to read while lazing away, soaking up the sun. In fact, the large upper deck of the houseboat could have been designed for just this in mind.

Other features of the boat such as a hot water shower, a dvd/tv set and an on-board Fishfinder make sure your stay on the houseboat will be nothing short of luxurious. 

  • Group size: from 1 to 6 people
  • Pickup location: 

    The houseboat is located just off the road leading to Maguga Dam, next to Maguga Lodge. The location is signposted with a sign that reads 'Houseboat Rental'. First, you enter a secure parking lot where you can leave your vehicle for the day. Guests who use the houseboat don't have to pay for the parking facility. From the parking lot there's a road leading down to the waterfront where the houseboat is moored, so before leaving your vehicle for the day it is advisable to drive down to the boat to unload any equipment and groceries you wish to take onboard. There will be a representative at the waterfront who explains how to operate the houseboat, and who is there for any questions you may have.

  • Drop-off location: 

    The houseboat is dropped off at the same location as it was picked up. 

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM) | (9.00 AM) | (10.00 AM) | (11.00 AM) | (12.00 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (1.00 PM) | (2.00 PM) | (3.00 PM) | (4.00 PM) | (5.00 PM)

Itinerary

Your day on the water begins with a briefing by a houseboat representative, who will show you everything you need to know about using and driving the boat.

From there you are free to explore the dam, or just anchor to one spot and enjoy all the amenities the boat has to offer.

At the end of the afternoon, you will return the boat to the same spot you found it.  

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is received prior to 30 days of the date of stay, 75% of the deposit is refundable.

There will be no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of the date of stay.

Children policy

Children are welcome as guests on the Maguga Dam Houseboat. Children aged 6 and younger stay for free, with the stay of two adults. Children aged 7 and older count as a 3rd guest. 

Participant Guidelines

Operating the Maguga Dam houseboat does not require a boating license. 

Other Disclosures

The houseboat does not come equipped with power outlets to charge items such as phones, ipods, etc. Make sure you fully charge any equipment before boarding. 

Fishing gear is available upon request. Please contact Hawane Resort prior to your visit if you wish to utilize this service.