Lake Jozini Luxury Houseboat

Lake Jozini Luxury Houseboat
Houseboat Hosted Retirement Retreat
Luxury Houseboat Cruiser on Lake Jozini – Game / Bird Viewing from the water – Tiger Fishing – Jacuzzi

Join our 2022 scheduled departure:
10-13 October 2022

Minimum 8 guests per departure. Bookings close 8 weeks prior to travel


Lake Jozini Luxury Houseboat Hosted Retirement Retreat is an exclusive luxury cruise on Lake Jozini on board Shayamanzi Houseboat. Soak up the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and superb wildlife of the Pongola Game Reserve on the shores of Lake Jozini, whilst enjoying the calm serenity of the open waters from your luxury cabin, comfy lounge/dining/bar area, sundeck and Jacuzzi. Hop onto a smaller boat to go Tiger Fishing, game viewing or birding. Cruise during the day and feel the breeze through your hair, docking overnight with the lapping water against the boat soothing you to sleep. Relaxation is our top activity!

“A very big thank you to all of you for such a wonderful and awesome trip. Your organisation & professionalism shines through. Well done. How lovely it was to meet you all and be part of a fun, happy group. Many happy memories tucked away in the memory bank. Thanks so much for all the wonderful pics that we can continue to enjoy for many years to come. Thank you all once again for your kindness and caring and fantastic experience. May Africa Memories continue to go from strength to strength” Ann

Shayamanzi Hosted Retirement Retreat
Luxury Houseboat Highlights:

  • Finger lunch at Lake Jozini Tiger Lodge overlooking Lake Jozini on arrival
  • Luxury houseboats, with different overnight moorings in secluded bays on the expansive Lake Jozini
  • The lake borders The Pongola Game Reserve which hosts a wide variety of game species enjoyed from the boat deck, your luxury cabin and from the tender boats
  • Situated on the western side of the Lebombo Mountain range, home to Dingaan’s Grave and Border Cave
  • Explore the Pongolapoort Gorge by tender boat which has magnificent inlets and cliffs
  • A protected breeding area for a host of water birds, mammals and fish such as the Tiger Fish, Tilapia (Kurper), Barbel, Yellowfish and Carp
  • Rich and rewarding birding destination – up to 400 species of birds
  • 6 Deluxe cabins are 3.6m x 3.5m and airy with large sliding glass doors as your boundary to the water, with en suite bathrooms, fans and air-conditioning
  • 4 smaller pontoon en-suite cabins on the lowest deck with two port hole viewing windows
  • The middle deck of the boat has a unique relaxing area, complete with Jacuzzi and bar service at the pull of a bell!
  • The boat’s upper deck holds the comfy lounge, festive bar and dining area as well as front and back open decks, ideal for relaxing and watching the world go by with a signature Shayamanzi cocktail in hand
  • Our awesome crew will be at your service for the duration of the cruise
  • The most delicious meals with bottomless tea and coffee served throughout the day

Hosted Retirement Retreats travelling with Africa Memories Travel


  • You don’t need to drive yourself – Door to door service provided – your Africa Memories Travel host and driver, collect you from your home in our comfy vehicle with trailer (transfers include vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, water, refreshment stop, comfort stops, snacks)
  • You aren’t travelling alone or unaided – Trustworthy, dedicated, caring host accompanies you throughout
  • You are safe – Qualified, knowledgeable guides & drivers
  • No big groups – we offer small, customised group getaways
  • There are no hidden costs
  • Memorable experiences – we always go the extra mile to make your stay extra special
  • Meet new people or bring your friends
  • Join our scheduled departures or we will work around your dates & destination
  • Retreats are only invoiced once the group is filled with the minimum required number of guests

Tembe Shayamanzi Hosted Retirement Retreat

YOUR TOTAL INVESTMENT – Lake Jozini Luxury Houseboat Hosted Retirement Retreats:

R19 714 per person sharing in a deluxe cabin or pontoon cabin / single in a pontoon cabin 

R21 714 per person single in a deluxe cabin

Please note: Guests can be accommodated on the houseboat in a shared deluxe or pontoon cabins on a first come first served basis.

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment / comfort stops; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host; Light finger lunch at Lake Jozini Tiger Lodge; Exclusive use of house boat for group; 3 nights’ accommodation in an en suite cabin on board Shayamanzi houseboat on Lake Jozini; All snacks & meals, teas & Coffees; Tender boats and guides; Fishing; All fuel for boat and tender boats; Crew.

Excludes: All beverages consumed from the bar and on game drives; Laundry; Items of a personal nature; Spa Treatments; Travel insurance; Gratuities; Activities other than specified; Increases in prices beyond our control.

Note: One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Larger guests (100+ kg) that may need to occupy more than 1 seat – a supplement may apply – it is important you let us know this information at the time of booking to ensure everyone’s comforts are ensured. Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice due to fuel prices and/or alternative outsourced hire vehicles. Transfers are based on pick up from your home en route Upper Highway / Howick to your destination. Should pick-ups be outside of the direct route, a supplement may apply. You do need to be physically able to navigate steps and uneven ground to the boat as well as steps on the boat between decks. Pontoon cabins are suitable for shorter, single guests who can navigate steps with a rail. Please do let us know of any physical challenges at the time of booking.


Subject to Availability. Terms & Conditions Apply. E&OE


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