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Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters

36 reviews
Self Catering

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 36 reviews for Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Cleanliness
4.6/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Coleen B - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Coleen B
With spouse/partner

Most amazing experience!

Evertything was amazing, the staff, the boat, and the entire experience.

Lucas P - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lucas P
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker uniek.

Baie lekker in die natuur, lekker visvang en gemaklik. Die mense is baie hulpvaardig.

Stefan L - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stefan L
With spouse/partner

Very nice getaway.

What a great experience. The river was calm, so it felt like we were alone on the river. The houseboat is convenient for 2 people. Will do it again.

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Baie lekker wegbreek.

Wat 'n lekker ondervinding. Die rivier was rustig, so dit het gevoel of ons alleen op die rivier was. Die huisboot is gerieflik vir 2 mense. Sal dit weer doen.

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Andrew P - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Andrew P
Family with young children

Excellent experience. Will do it again.

Will recommend sleeping over on the Millionaire's Bend side as the Taaibos Spruit sleepover spot is way to noisy with the highway being so close to the river. Maps need to be updated in order to give more clarity on where to cruise and sleep over and where not. In general a very nice experience and will do it again.

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Good day Andrew,

Thank you we look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind Regards
Annatjie

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Tommy P - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tommy P
Family with teenagers

Would love to go again if the weather is better.

We were very warmly welcomed (and easily found the entrance as per directions). There were enough helpful hands to help us get our luggage from the car to the boat. Even though it rained all weekend, we still enjoyed every moment. Everything on the boat worked 100% and we were very well informed of the rules and where we could spend the night. On Saturday we stopped at the jetty again and the boat, cabin and deck were cleaned. Toilets were cleaned, batteries charged and water tanks filled. I would recommend it and we will definitely go back for a weekend.

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Sal graag weer wil gaan as die weer beter is.

Ons was baie welkom ontvang (en het maklik die ingang gekry soos per aanwysings). Daar was genoeg behulpsame hande om ons te help om ons bagasie van die kar af tot by die boot te kry. Alhoewel dit die hele naweek sonder ophou gereën het, het ons nog steeds elke oomblik geniet. Als op die boot het 100% gewerk en ons was baie mooi ingelig van die reëls en waar ons kon oornag. Saterdag het ons weer by die jetty gestop en die boot, kajuit en dek is silver skoon gemaak. Toilette is skoon gemaak, batterye gelaai en watertenke volgemaak. Ek sal dit aanbeveel en ons sal beslis weer teruggaan vir 'n naweek.

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Charlene O - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charlene O
With spouse/partner

Wonderfull experience.

The houseboat is a different experience, something everybody should try at least once. The staff at Old Willow No. 7 Houseboat Charters are very friendly and helpful. The boats are maintained well and in good condition. The cabin was clean, small yet comfortable, and I enjoyed the stay very much.

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Baie dankie, ons sal jul graag weer wil verwelkom wanneer dit nie reën nie.
Baie dankie
Groete
Annatjie

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Peet N - Nov 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Peet N
With spouse/partner

It was a fantastic experience and completely different than the usual.

We had a wonderful boat trip and the accommodation on the houseboat was really a good experience. We ate at the River Palace Restaurant and it was great. Overall it was very nice.

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Dit was 'n fantasties ondervinding en heeltemal iets anders as die gewone.

Ons het 'n fantastiese bootrit gehad en die verblyf op die huisboot is regtig 'n lekker ervaring. Ons het by die River Palace Restaurant geëet en dit was great. Overall, was dit baie lekker.

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Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Peet
Baie dankie sien uit om julle weer te verwelkom

Groete
Annatjie

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Yolandi M - Nov 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yolandi M
Family with young children

Fantastic!

A wonderful adventure with a great company. Everyone needs to do this at least once. Although we are planning many more such trips now that we have done it!

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Yolandi

Thank you look forward to welcome you back.

Kind Regards
Annatjie

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Madie V - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Madie V
Family with teenagers

Lovely relaxing two days on the water.

The fridge didn't work, but we got a big box full of ice when we reported it, which made up for it. We will definitely do it again.

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Heerlike ontspannende twee dae op die water.

Die yskas het nie gewerk nie, maar ons het 'n groot koelboks vol ys gekry toe ons dit aanmeld, wat opgemaak het daarvoor. Ons sal dit beslis weer doen.

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Suzette K - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Suzette K
With spouse/partner

'n Absolute moet vir elke een!

Die grootste verassing ooit! Alles wat jy mag nodig kry op die water en die vriendelikste diens op die dokke! Ons sal dit vir enige paartjie aanbeveel. Dit was 'n belewenis en ons sal Old Willow No. 7 Houseboat Charters beslis gou weer besoek. Puik diens!

Martha R - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Martha R
With spouse/partner

Awesome, different experience.

Very relaxing and great experience. Staff were great and very helpful. We will be back for sure.

Gustav P - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gustav P
With spouse/partner

Organised! Always friendly and it was an awesome time!

I will recommend Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters to anyone. They always help wherever they can. They make sure that you are at ease. They always give service with a smile! It's always fun with them!

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Georganiseerd! Altyd vriendelik en dit was 'n awesome tyd!

Ek sal Old Willow No.7 aanbeveel vir enige iemand. Hulle help altyd waar hulle kan. Hulle maak seker dat mens op jou gemak is. Hulle gee altyd diens met 'n smile! Dit is altyd lekker saam hulle!

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Frans O - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Frans O
With spouse/partner

Loved it, would like to do so again.

Would love to go again. Time just went by too fast.

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Baie lekker gewees, sal weer dit doen.

Sal weer gaan, tyd net te vining gegaan.

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Gerhard K - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gerhard K
With spouse/partner

Dankie vir 'n belewenis. Kom weer terug.

Al wat ons kan sê is dankie. Wonderlike belewenis en ongelooflike personeel. Niks is vir hulle moeite nie. Sal dit vir seker aanbeveel oral waar ons kom. Dit sal by ons 'n jaarlikse instelling word.

Hennie K - Nov 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Hennie K
With friends

Definitely something everybody has to experience.

Awesome experience. Fishing is good and if you do not fish, the relaxation is a must!

Doreen R - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Doreen R
With spouse/partner

This place is a fishing paradise and was a very special experience

We enjoyed it very much, especially because it was the first time we got on a boat and had to steer it ourselves. My husband didn't even want to go back home. He caught his biggest fish yet. He estimates the carp to be approx. 10 kg. He will definitely stay here again. We really enjoyed it.

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Dis 'n visvang-paradys daai en 'n ondervinding soos min.

Ons het dit nou baie geniet, veral omdat dit die eerste keer was dat ons op 'n boot gekom het en dit nog self moes ry. My man wil nie eers terugkom nie. Hy het sy grootste vis nog daar gevang. Hy skat hom so 10 kg karp. Hy sal beslis weer gaan. Ons het dit regtig baie geniet.

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Anri C - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Anri C
With spouse/partner

Dit was baie ontspannend.

Was baie lekker gewees. Maak seker jul lees die "Manual" voor jul op jul vaart gaan want dit sal alles net makliker maak. Kan dit aanbeveel vir enige iemand wat regtig nodig het om te ontspan. Sal dit weer doen en die keer die keer sal ons die kinders saam vat.

Kim W - Sep 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kim W
With spouse/partner

Great value for money.

5 days on the water is just what was needed to de-stress - had an absolute fantastic time. The staff were great, very helpful as well, even advising what the fish were eating. We will be back for sure. Thank you all very much.

Ilze V - Sep 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ilze V

Great experience!

Very relaxing and great experience.

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Belewenis!

Baie ontspannend en ’n belewenis gewees!

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Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

It was a real pleasure to have you and your crew stay with us. Hoping to see you soon.

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Vanessa V - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Vanessa V
With spouse/partner

Absolutely amazing.

Great getaway so close to home, everything was just great.

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Hi Vanessa

It was great having you on board.
Looking forward to welcoming you once again

Sandy

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Ansie B - Nov 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ansie B
Family with teenagers

Very awesome!

It says a lot when the teenagers enjoyed it! The service was very good for our getaway weekend, thank you Sandy. Good assistants close by to help you. Already recommended it.

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Awesome verby!

As die tieners dit geniet het, sê dit baie! Eersteklas diens ontvang vir ons wegbreeknaweek, dankie Sandy. Puik assistente aan wal om bystand te lewer. Het dit reeds aanbeveel.

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Estelle D - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Estelle D
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Everything is nice and clean. You will definitely see us again.

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Awesome.

Die personeel is ongelooflik vriendelik en behulpsaam. Alles is mooi en skoon. Julle sal ons beslis weer sien.

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Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Hi Estelle,
The pleasure was all ours.
Looking forward to welcoming you once again.
Sandy

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Bianca V - Jul 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Bianca V
With friends

Ongemaklik en klein.

Sal nie weer die trip oordoen nie, advertensie misleidend.

Rentia D - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Rentia D
With spouse/partner

Moeite werd

Om die anker te laat sak en te lig was bietjie van 'n probleem. Moet langs die boot loop, maar verder was dit 'n baie lekker ervaring.

Hannes V - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Hannes V
With spouse/partner

Wow!

Beslis die moeite werd! Sal dit weer wil doen!

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters's response

Hi Hannes

It was really our pleasure having you and your wife on board.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on board once again.

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters
Marlene D - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marlene D
With spouse/partner

Wonderlike ervaring!

Die bespreking en inligting sessie was baie professioneel. Dit was 'n ervaring wat ek vir almal sal aanbeveel.

Werner L - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Werner L
With spouse/partner

Lieflike belewenis.

Ervaring wat mens moet probeer. Ongelooflik baie geniet. Die weer het mooi saam gespeel, rivier was stil en het net elke sekonde van die omgewing,natuur en atmosfeer geniet.

Suzette L - Jan 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Suzette L
With spouse/partner

'n Onvergeetlike ervaring wat ons vir altyd sal onthou en kan aanbeveel.

'n Heerlike, ontspanne ervaring veral vir 'n paartjie wat net 'n bietjie wil wegbreek van die stad se gejaag en lawaai af en natuurlik ideaal vir 'n tydjie weg van die kinders waar ma en pa net 'n bietjie kan ontspan! Het reeds by ander aanbeveel. Volgende keer sal ons net langer wil bly.

Karin V - Nov 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Karin V
With spouse/partner

Soos Paula van 7de laan sal sê: Dit was fantasmagories!

Dit was definitief elke sent werd. Heerlik ontspan. Sandy was baie behulpsaam en so ook die werkers wat elke dag daar was om te help met brandstof en water, want ons het te lekker gekarjakker met die boot. Sal hierdie vakansie aanbeveel vir almal wat van die stadsgejaag en stres wil wegkom.

Carel V - Oct 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Carel V
With friends

Awesome.

Service was excellent.

Gerard F - Oct 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
2/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Gerard F
With spouse/partner

Dit was 'n lekker ervaring, maar die verkeerde tyd.

Ons was daar oor 'n naweek met baie ander vinniger en groter bote op die water. In vergelyking met die MSC Cruises was Old Willow No 7 nie werklik waarde vir geld nie. Die ontvangs en reëlings was vriendelik en glad. Ek sou moeilik 'n tweede bespreking by Old Willow No 7 doen. Die eerste was 'n aangename ervaring, maar ek meen nie werklik waarde vir geld nie. Die huisboot was netjies en goed toegerus (behalwe vir die feit dat handdoeke nie voorsien is nie). Moontlik sal 'n stiller tyd van die jaar ook 'n meer rustiger belewenis bevorder het. Ander bote op die rivier het ons mal gery en geskommel. Die aand in 'n sytak was heerlik tussen die gekwetter van voëls en ander naggeluide. Die braaifasiliteit het ook die atmosfeer verbeter.

Leon M - Nov 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leon M
Family with young children

Lekker!

Ek kan nie oorvertel nie, jy moet dit self ervaar. Voorwaar 'n belewenis!

Z S - Sep 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Z S
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflike ervaring, water, voëls in die riete, wolke ... sagte bed en mooiste sonsondergange en hope en hope vrede en tyd - kosbare LEKKERTE!

Sandy en personeel het uit hul pad gegaan om ons verblyf 'n sprokie te maak. 3 dae was heeltemal te kort. Ons gaan weer. Beste van 2 wêrelde ... natuur en veilige weelde.

Francois L - Jan 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Francois L
With spouse/partner

Stunning experience

Had two lovely days on the boat. Angelique was very professional and the four deck hands were amazing. We already have recommended you to two other families. Keep up the good work!

Lynette M - Aug 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynette M
With spouse/partner

Baie ontspannend! Unieke ervaring!

Ons gaan dit weer doen!

Colleen L - Apr 2012
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Colleen L
With friends

Fantastic! Some great memories were made.

On the whole we had a great weekend. The only complaints from the group was that we ran out of water both days because we were 5 adults and the shower capacity was not adequate. Also, we had to have the boat back by 10am on Sunday morning and we were only able to board at 2pm on Friday which made our stay on the boat very short. Maybe earlier boarding times and later check out times would be better? We were also short of cutlery ... 3 forks for 5 people? But those small issues aside, we had a fantastic time and will definitely do it again. Thanks Old Willow!!!

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  • Capacity: 45 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Plot 7 Mullersrust, Vanderbijlpark, 1947, Free State
  • All ages welcome
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