Tembe & Luxury Houseboat

Tembe & Luxury Houseboat
Tembe Elephant Park & Lake Jozini Shayamanzi Luxury Houseboat Hosted Retirement Retreat
Combining a Big 5 Reserve, home of Big Tusker Elephants with a Luxury Houseboat Cruiser on Lake Jozini 

Join our scheduled departures:

07 – 11 May 2024 (4 Nights)

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

Enquiries/Bookings: info@africamemoriestravel.com retreats@africamemories.com /
Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

Tembe & Luxury Houseboat combines the best of both worlds – the bush experienced from an authentic bush lodge and the lake experienced from a luxury houseboat.

Nestled in a pristine sand forest reserve between Zululand and Mozambique is Maputaland and within it the Big 5 Tembe Elephant Park, home to some of Africa’s largest elephants. Join us on a journey searching for these big tuskers and discovering the Big 5 and other wildlife species that trample these ancient pathways in the Tembe Elephant Park wildlife paths during your 2 night stay.

Experience a 2 night 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!

“10/10 for Africa Memories Travel. Wonderful, a most delightful experience. Thank you Natalie your kindness and helpfulness was SO much appreciated. Our Tembe guide, Philemon, was so knowledgeable with wonderful stories. I will recommend Africa Memoires Travel time and time again” Anne

Tembe Shayamanzi Hosted Retirement Retreats

Tembe & Luxury Houseboat Highlights:


Big 5 Tembe Elephant Park

Beautiful sand forests, home to the tiny suni

Last naturally occurring elephants

See some of Africa’s largest elephants  – see big “Tusker” elephants= ivory weighing 45.5kg (100lb)

Includes 2 game drives per day in 4×4 game viewing vehicles, teas, coffees, all meals, wildlife hide visit

Bushbabies & other animals visit camp

Brilliant birding – over 340 species

Ancient trees & a diversity of flora

Fenced camp

Authentic tented safari experience in a sand forest

Outside private shower

Local Tembe community run the lodge

Private spa treatment salas outside rooms

No frills – just brilliant value for money



Finger lunch at Lake Jozini Tiger Lodge

Luxury houseboat exclusive to our group with different overnight moorings in secluded bays on the expansive Lake Jozini

The lake borders The Pongola Game Reserve, host to a wide variety of animal species seen from the boat

A protected breeding area for a host of water birds, mammals and fish, 400 bird species

6 Deluxe en suite cabins are airy with large sliding glass doors as your boundary to the water

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

Upper deck holds a comfy lounge, bar and dining area as well as front and back open decks

An awesome crew is at your service

Includes all meals & bottomless tea and coffee

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 – Tembe & Luxury Houseboat Hosted Retirement Retreats:

07 – 11 May 2024 – R21 910 pps (TEMBE + Houseboat Deluxe Cabin)

Includes: Road transfers including vehicle, driver, fuel, toll fees, waters and snacks, tea/coffee refreshment stop; Dedicated, caring Africa Memories Travel host. 2 nights’ accommodation in a tented suite at Tembe Lodge; All meals, teas & coffees; 2 game drives daily; Wildlife hide visits; Conservation levies; Community levies. Light finger lunch at Lake Jozini Tiger Lodge on arrival at the lake. 2 nights’ accommodation in an en suite cabin on board Shayamanzi houseboat on Lake Jozini exclusive to our group only; All snacks & meals, teas & Coffees; Tender boats and guides; Fishing; All fuel for boat and tender boats; All crew on board.

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.

• One transfer vehicle will transport guests and your Africa Memories Travel Host. Space inside the vehicle is limited and we have a trailer for your bags. Please be mindful of everyone’s comforts and it may not be possible to occupy more than 1 seat.
• 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 get in and out of the transfer vehicle/s, boats, airplanes and game viewing vehicles and you will need to be able to walk with/without walking aids for short or in some cases longer distances to/from your room and the lodge and navigate uneven ground and steps. Your host can assist you where possible but please be aware that they are not carers and you do need to be physically ‘fit’.

Enquiries/Bookings: info@africamemoriestravel.com retreats@africamemories.com /
Val:+27 83 441 4514 (WhatsApp preferred) | Carol:+27 73 168 8201 | Derek: +27 82 889 3516 | Megan: +27 82 652 5777

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


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