Take time out to appreciate Africa’s unique wonders in style!

The only destination in South Africa to offer the thrill of tiger fishing and majesty of game viewing from the safety and comfort of a luxurious houseboat. A Shayamanzi Houseboats cruise begins from Jozini Tiger Lodge, perched on the banks of the picturesque Lake Jozini, near Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Situated in the heart of the Kingdom of the Zulu with its rich heritage and untamed beauty, Lake Jozini is an exciting holiday destination offering a perfect luxury getaway.

Private, oak panelled cabins offer breathtaking views of the Pongola Nature Reserve and Lebombo Mountains. Famous for its Tiger fishing, there is a wide range of other fun-filled activities to be enjoyed, including mountain biking and birding in the heart of the bushveld! Shayamanzi is about taking time out to appreciate Africa’s special wonders. Guests will experience a unique combination of luxurious and wonderfully staffed accommodation. The boats boast a jacuzzi, lounge, bar and dining area. The fore and aft deck are ideal for relaxing and watching the world go by.

Shayamanzi Houseboats offer a unique and unforgettable experience for families, groups of friends or colleagues. Cruise in style!

GPS Co-ordinates

  • S27 25.212
  • E32 03.897

Closest main airport

  • Richards Bay

Closest major city

  • Richards Bay – 2 hours 30 minutes


No. of rooms
16 rooms
Room Categories
  • De-Lux
  • Pontoon
Room Facilities
  • Aircon
  • Ceiling fan
  • En-suite bathroom
Average price of rooms
R2900 per person per night sharing.
Rate Includes
  • Fully serviced accommodation
  • All meals
  • Activities
Season Specials
No seasonal specials are available.


List of facilities/activities available for guests:

  • TV
  • Music
  • Karaoke
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fishing tackle
  • Tender boats
Restaurant & Dining
  • We have a dining room on the boat where we serve “lekker” food!
  • Meal times are flexible as our guests are consulted beforehand.
  • There are no set menus or meal times for children.
Guests should bring
  • Cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Jacuzzi wear
  • Suntan lotion
  • Peaceful Sleep
  • Your favorite reads
  • Board games
  • Music
  • DVD’s for those lazy days!
Important Information

Low-risk Malaria area, consult with GP.


Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa, Main Road, Jozini, 3969

Telephone: +27 34 413 2299 (Office Hours)