Shayamanzi Houseboats - Cruise In Style - Lake Jozini - Tiger Fishing
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Welcome To Shayamanzi

Northern KwaZulu Natal has many natural and splendid beauties, but little can compare with the superb wildlife to be seen on the shores of Lake Jozini (also known as Pongolapoort Lake).

On board Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing!

Experience the first Houseboats in South Africa - the only one of their kind. Shayamanzi is all about taking time out to appreciate Africa's special wonders.

The whining reel breaks the silence as your fishing rod bends to the limit. Then the spectacular colours of a tail walking 'tiger' light up the water surface, and experience that neither the novice nor avid angler will forget.

New Boarding arrangements at Jozini Tiger Lodge

The Shayamanzi Houseboats now operate from Jozini Tiger Lodge.

Enjoy a warm welcome and delicious lunch on their pool deck overlooking the houseboats and Jozini Gorge.

All guests now board from Jozini Tiger Lodge; where there is ample secure parking for vehicles and trailers.


Interactive Shayamanzi

To experience a 360 view of the following areas on the boat, just click on the image.

Experience a 360 virtual tour of the back deck.
back deck
Experience a 360 virtual tour of a bedroom.
bedroom
Experience a 360 virtual tour of our lounge.
lounge
Experience a 360 virtual tour of the top back deck.
top back deck
Experience a 360 virtual tour of the top front deck.
top front deck


What you can expect at Shayamanzi

Lake Jozini can only be truly appreciated from the vantage point of a house boat and the Shayamanzi rivals any first class hotel on the water.

The major benefit of being on the Lake is that you're right on top of the best fishing spots, so literally within minutes your fly can be attracting the attention of the striped water dog. Our all too brief stint in September saw the WildFly team, landing bream, barbel and tiger on fly, with the biggest specimen being a respectable 7 pounder. Although the water temperature was under 20 C, it was a fair trade for water clarity, with the smaller bait fish patterns certainly snatching the majority of tiger fish. The drop offs and river channel proved to be the most productive areas, which were a cast away from our mooring and with the flat deck pontoon boats from which to throw, the fly fishing was remarkably comfortable. This is without a doubt the finest houseboat operation in South Africa that is ideally suited for fly fishing groups and their spouses. I can't speak highly enough about the Zimbabwean skipper, Bramsom and his staff. Thanks Lindy for exposing us to the wonderful tiger fishing right on our doorstep, your hospitality was exceptional.

Gareth George
www.wildflytravel.com


Ambula Tours

Ambula Golf & Safari Tours is a tour operating company based in Zululand, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa. We specialise in putting together exciting and exclusive tours for inbound tourists and corporate clients. With our own fleet of luxury buses and vehicles, we also offer a very reputable, reliable and competitively priced transport service, particularly in the Northern KwaZulu Natal region.

Fly In Option Only 3 Hrs Drive On The New N2 From King Shaka International Airport, La Mercy, Durban.

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Hi to all recent passengers! We would love to put your photos on our gallery.

Send us your pictures: shayamanzi@saol.com.

Please include the following details for fishing pictures: size of fish, angler and date of catch.

Many thanks!
Shayamanzi

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