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Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,600 - 1,600
Looking for that perfect getaway. Try a houseboat vacation on the Vaal River. We also have two self-catering Rondavels units that can accommodate four adults. We are situated on a peninsula in a dammed section of the Vaal River, also known as the Vaal Barrage. The peninsula has the Loch on the one side, and the Vaal River on the other. Cruise-N-Snooze houseboats and Rondavels units are on the Vaal River side of the peninsula.

The fully equipped luxury houseboats; rates starting from R1000 per night sleeps four people, and are moored in a private lagoon, separated from the main river by a 30mx20m island. Across from this private island stretches a 500m wide part of the Vaal River with Bird Island in between the banks. From here there is approximately 55 kilometres of navigable waters including the Loch and other tributaries, to be explored at your leisure. Before departing on your cruise, we teach you how to operate the houseboat and all the equipment on board. On board activities include fishing, bird watching, swimming, or just relaxing under the sun or starry skies. Places of interest on the riverbank include restaurants, bars, family entertainment venues, a casino, golf courses, spas, and etcetera.

The self-catering Rondavels offer an exclusive and serene getaway. It sleeps up to four or six people; one Rondavel has a queen-size bed and the second with two single beds. We supply an extra double bed mattress for two additional people. Separate enclosed toilet, shower and hand basin. Private entertainment area including braai facility, wash-up area and gas hob, overlooks Vaal River and the garden. Enjoy superb birding, water sports, fishing or simple relaxation. Boat launching facility available. Also ideal for Honeymoon couples and bridal photo shoots.

Cruise-n-Snooze attended a meeting with SAMSA on 16 February 2009 in which it was decided that SAMSA will issue self-drive houseboat operators with a letter exempting them from the requirement of having a 'skipper's license', until a formal system is put in place whereby a temporary certificate of competence will be issued before commencement of the cruise. This procedure still has to be formalized, but will probably consist of material that can be studied beforehand, and a written test. All this means is that we will continue with our normal briefing before your cruise, covering safety and conduct on the river, until this new evaluation system is put in place.
"Awesone boat trip"
01 Oct 2018
By Benita du Plessis
"It was the most amazing adventure ever. I would suggest that there is a seat for the skipper, standing all the time is a bit heavy on the legs. Otherwise it was fantastic. I will do it again. Thank you all."
"Excitement for our Grandchildren"
09 Apr 2018
By Hendrik Booysen
"We booked the Houseboat and the Rondawels and it worked out well for us. The kids loved the tube rides and the boat and we could have a nice shower and use a real toilet at the Rondawels. Thanx Raymond !"
02 Apr 2018
By Leon Haasbroek
"Wat n ervaring! Sal verseker weer gaan"
"Great experience and excellent host"
18 Mar 2018
By andrew Potts
"Great fishing spot and the host Raymond is the best, always friendly and ensures your privacy. will definitely be going again in the future. would recommend this place to anyone."
"Quiet and peaceful"
12 Mar 2018
By Bronwyn Moore
"It was so peaceful , hosts were great, place was lovely"
"Money well spend"
13 Nov 2017
By Jors van der Westhuizen
"The hole experience was very nice , host was very friendly and helpful ."
"Unforgetable anniversary"
01 Nov 2017
By Frik Prinsloo
"Wow, please do not improve anything. It was an experience I will never forget. From the initial greeting till the saying good bye after the two days, it was one amazing experience.Raymond was very friendly and definitely a people person. He briefed me on the last minute facts and off we went for an experience of a lifetime. The weather was excellent. I even attempted a little fishing. My wife enjoyed every moment on the boat. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we needed a special place and believe us, it was amazing. The freedom we enjoyed, no interruption of cleaning staff. Close to nature, places to see. One word Amazing... Would recommend it to anyone."
05 Oct 2015
By Paul, South Africa
"Raymond is a veryfriendly host. This is something out of the ordinary. We enjoyed it so much. I caught fish, had a nice dinner at Waterfront lodge. This is just aromantic and enjoyable trip and so relaxing. Your'e feel like your'e acaptain of your own "ship""
11 May 2015
By Danie, South Africa
"Dit was n heerlike rustige avontuur wat ons defnitief weer sal neem, 'n baie volledig ingerigte huisboot wat ongelooflik netjies gewees het, dankie aan Raymond vir jou vriendelike ontvangs en hulp toe ons nie water aanboord gehaat het nie. Sien jul gou weer."
06 Apr 2014
By Koos, South Africa
"It was a very joyful weekend. I most certainly will book again and this time on the houseboat. Thank you, excellent."