We are looking forward to a fantastic Tiger Fishing Season this year; hot days, ice cold beers and great company; I’m reminded of a saying in Zulu “Heyi alisashisi Ilanga! Likhipha inhlanzi emanzini!” which translates “Wow! It is so hot the fish are jumping out the water!” This is exactly what happens and while it’s great for the fish, when you need to escape the heat, you will now be able to retire to the comfort of your air-conditioned cabin.
Shayamanzi ll has been air-conditioned since she was built in 2007. We are currently installing air-conditioners for the first time, into the six luxury cabins, on Shayamanzi l. We have installed a custom designed generator to support these new air-conditioners. Thanks to the superb team involved headed by Andy Stewart (DEI Projects) and John Ashbridge (PTI Engineering).
The Ultimate Corporate Getaway!! Whether you want to motivate your sales team with a big incentive; recognise your staff with a memorable thank you, entertain your clients on a fun-filled cruise or take time out with your Directors to plan your company’s future and build team spirit; our crew will cater to your every need.
It was wonderful having Greg, Cassandra, Chloe & Aurora on-board to celebrate Aurora’s 9th birthday. The family joined a Social Cruise in August. Guests love our Social Cruises; you simply reserve your cabin and come and join in the fun for two or three nights.
With a hint of spring in the air, the mountains are golden with aloes in bloom, the days are warm and the nights still chilly.
The skies are clear, bright blue and the Lake is like a mirror; a photographer’s paradise. Come aboard, sit back, relax and let our fantastic crew take care of all of your needs.
The elephant sightings have been spectacular and the herd is very active. The game is plentiful…..many Hippo, Kudu, White Rhino, Warthog, crocodiles and numerous birds including the African Fish Eagle, African Jacana, Goliath Heron, Yellow-billed stork, White-backed Vultures, Blue Cranes, White Faced Ducks, Egyptian Geese, White Bellied Comorant and the Common Fiscal Shrike. Learn about the history of our elephant and how you can make a difference through the ‘Space for Elephants Foundation’.
We’ve landed some great catches recently, from the Tender Boats and the Jacuzzi Deck of the Houseboats. Jonathan caught his 1.2kg Tiger on the weekend of 22 June. Visiting from America, he enjoyed his cruise on Shayamanzi I with his Grandfather.
Roger, Bheki and Kerry (White Elephant Lodge) hosted Shireen and her friends on a spectacular cruise and ride weekend through the Pongola Game Reserve in July.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery; the bush has recovered so well thanks to the much needed rain.
The sightings of game were fabulous and be sure to watch the video clips of the buffalo!
Ellen, visiting from Belgium, celebrated her 39th Birthday with us on a recent Social Cruise.
Bernard & Janet celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with us in June. Seen here with Captain Anthony of Shayamanzi l.
Adam Tas joined us on the 2nd July cruise onboard Shayamanzi I, with trainee Captain Maxwell.
Listen to “When the man comes around”…. Goosebumps!
At Shayamanzi Houseboats, we offer three different types of Cruises:
- Private Charter – Our superb Crew charter the boat for the exclusive enjoyment of your private party: Shayamanzi I (12 guests) and Shayamanzi II (20 guests)
- Individual Cabins on Social Cruises – Your own private cabin on a Social Cruise.
- Day Cruises (Brunch, Lunch and Sundowner Cruises)
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Shayamanzi Hats & Caps
How about surprising your guests with a stylish Shayamanzi Hat or Cap as a gift on their arrival!
We will have these beautifully wrapped and attractively displayed with a personalised note from you when your guests arrive.
Wayne Atherstone and Roger Blevin
Shayamanzi Cycling Shirt
Mountain Bike in style! Order your Shayamanzi Cycling Shirt. Please specify size when ordering.