Do you ever dream of a luxury cruise on the Mediterranean? Or drifting away into the sunset with your partner? Maybe you’ve fantasised about starboard stargazing while the ocean gently laps the hull of your private yacht. Unfortunately, this privilege is usually reserved for those with deep pockets. Well we’ve found the next best thing! Make your dreams come true at these stunning nautical stays!

Knysna Houseboats

Cruise blissfully down Knysna’s picturesque estuary on your very own self-driving houseboat. The comfortable inside dining area converts into a double bed with all the necessary bedding and there is more than enough storage space and a galley kitchen. No skipper licence or experience required, just a sense of adventure!

Self-catering: Fully-fitted kitchen
Sleeps: 4 adults and 1 child
Extras: Bimini, braai, sundeck

Kraalbaai Luxury Houseboats

Kraalbaai Luxury Houseboats in Langebaan is the closest thing to a Mediterranean cruise you’ll find in South Africa. Permanently moored on the Langebaan lagoon in the West Coast National Park, these large houseboats boast endless vistas of the turquoise waters and white beaches horizon.

Self-catering: Fully-fitted kitchen
Sleeps: 6 in Lasarus Houseboat and 20 in Nirvana Houseboat
Extras: Fireplace, furnished foredeck, and swim deck with flotation

Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters

Be the captain of your own river cruise adventure on the mighty Vaal! Take the helm on Old Willow No.6 Houseboat Charters and cruise along the majestic Vaal Barrage, South Africa’s only permanently navigable inland waterway. Attractions along the shore include golf courses, restaurants, spas, and casinos. Set your own pace as you steer your mobile home around Millionare’s Bend, tempt the bass with your fishing rod, or just chill on the floating tube.

Self-catering: Fully-fitted kitchen
Sleeps: 5 guests
Extras: 24-hour backup support, deck, twitching kit

Jackie O Luxury Yacht

Moored in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, this 114 foot super yacht is a perfect retreat for romantic couples and business executives. All cabins have state of the art sound systems, air conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. Recline on the upper deck and savour the stunning view of the harbour!

Self-catering: No, but the V&A Waterfront boasts more than 80 restaurants
Sleeps: 8 guests
Extras: Business centre with monitor, WiFi, printer, copier, and scanner

The Little Mermaid

Another gem in the Knysna Lagoon, this intimate houseboat is just a 2 minute dinghy trip from the Knysna Angling Club. The Little Mermaid is made for languid days in the sun and the docking harbour is close to the quaint gift shops and restaurants in town.

Self-catering: Gast stove, bar fridge, crockery, and cutlery
Sleeps: 3 Adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Extras: Sundeck with braai facilities

Let the gentle waves lap the hull and lull all your worries away. Book your houseboat getaway today!

Featured image: Kraalbaai Luxury Houseboats; All other images: TravelGround Accommodation Profiles