Valentines Day approaching!

The greatest playwright of all time and writer of some of the greatest love poems of our age knew there was a link between nature and love – and we have experienced this time and time again aboard our Shayamanzi houseboats.

We’ve been privileged to share in some of our passengers’ most joyful moments – marriage proposals, honeymoons, first wedding anniversaries, 50th wedding anniversaries and even those special moments when a couple simply takes time out from the chaos of everyday life to enjoy togetherness, to renew special bonds.

For us, the month of February and St Valentine’s Day is the time to think of things of the heart. Our heart is in nature and the beautiful setting on Lake Jozini, looking out to the Pongolapoort game reserve. This is one of the most perfectly peaceful settings to share with those you love.

Time spent close to nature – and near water – often makes time seem to stand still. Nature also encompasses all the best things of life just as a trip aboard one of the Shayamanzi houseboats does – there’s humour to be found in the croaking of hippos and the toothy grins of the crocs, magic in the vista of the Lebombo Mountains and beautiful sunsets over the lake. All this is backed by the sounds of the abundant birdlife.

So, we look forward to welcoming you aboard this month of love. Alternatively, set aside that special day this year and join us for a truly memorable occasion.
Our on board accommodation is perfect for a romantic getaway – you can lie in your oak panelled cabin and enjoy the moon and the stars reflecting on the water. Each roomy cabin has large sliding window doors as your only boundary to the water.

We’ve also taken care of those creature comforts. All the cabins are en-suite with shower, basin and toilet. They have plug points, fans and evening airconditioning to cool the cabins. The water system is top class resulting in a hot pressurized shower. There are plug points in the rooms so the ladies have the luxury of blow-drying their hair after stepping out the shower or jacuzzi.

From the Captain’s Deck
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

On a more serious note…

The New Year and February in particular is always a good time to not only contemplate the months ahead but also longer term plans – and Lake Jozini provides the perfect spot to break away from the craziness of everyday life and reconnect with the things that matter.

For many businesses it marks the end to a tough financial year. Many take time out to look at how they are going to ride out those inevitable challenges and make the most of every opportunity to grow during 2015. It comes down to the old adage “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. Again, we have the perfect setting for you to step back and re-evaluate.

A company or management team can book and entire boat – Shayamanzi I accommodates 12 to 16 guests and Shayamanzi II, 20 to 24 passengers. We can tailor make entertainment to specific requirements. For example, a stint of tiger fishing or a trip on one of our tender boats to view game on the shores is great for teambuilding.

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