|CAPTAIN OF YOUR OWN HOLIDAY |
LIVE THE DREAM ... aboard our fully equipped, 4-berth self-drive houseboats. Weíll show you how to pilot your craft and make you Captain Of Your Own Holiday - youíll be free to explore the safe, tranquil waters of the Kowie River.
For holiday-makers, houseboating is your accommodation - and itís your entertainment; for honeymooners, itís romance.
Our newly-built, 4-berth, GRP Leisure Liners come complete with bedding, galleys (with fridges and gas stoves), Ďheadsí (shower rooms with chemical toilets) and portable barbecues.
With Lightleys Holiday Houseboats youíll enjoy all the pleasures of boating. No experience or skipperís liscense required.
Attractions / Things to do
|Spend your holiday on the river on a lovely boathouse swimming, fishing, birdwatching or suntanning on the deck. In the evenings watch the stunning sunset while you prepare a braai, or tie up at Ocean Basket or Mansfield Black Rock restaurant (in season) and treat yourselves to a night out. For the more adventurous there is scuba diving (Fountain Rocks is one of South Africaís most colourful reefs), canoeing, water skiing, hiking, horse riding along the beach, dune boarding or mountain biking. Two nearby golf courses, the famous Royal Port Alfred Golf Club and Fish River County Club, are rated amongst the top 100 courses in South Africa. Spa-lovers will enjoy the St Francis Health Spa or Port Alfred Health Hydro. The area also boasts many world-class Big Five game reserves within half an hourís drive of Port Alfred, while world-renowned parks such as Shamwari, Kwandwe, and Pumba, are within an hourís drive. Port Alfred also plays host to Inter-Varsity rowing races in September, the Powerzone Festival and the Vintage Fair in Bathurst. In December, holidaymakers can attend the annual 10-day Neptune Festival and Bathhurst Ox Braai, one of the highlights of the Festive Season in the Eastern Cape. Craft Markets and Art Festivals are also held over the Christmas holidays and throughout the year on public holidays and long weekends |
- 2 people from R513 per person per night
- 4 people from R349 per person per night
- 2 people from R688 per person per night
- 4 people from R438 per person per night
- 4 people R1995 per boat
**Picnic baskets and meals can be arranged in advance**
|From Port Elizabeth|
Lightleys Holiday Houseboats is situated in the front of the Halyard Hotel. From Port Elizabeth take the R72 and follow the road into town. Continue straight after the first traffic light, proceed over the bridge, turn right into the small boat harbour and turn immediately left and follow the boats to the hotel. Park in the parking. The boats are situated directly in front of the hotel.
From East London
Take the R72 toward Port Alfred. After entering the town of Port Alfred you will get the turn-off to the Halyard Hotel on your left. Our boats are berthed in front of the Halyards Hotel.