October is one of the best months for catching kob, and fishermen along our coast are reporting some great catches! The Kowie River in Port Alfred is no exception and often yields big fish. The trick is to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right bait! Port Alfred Houseboats have… Continue reading KOBTOBER IN THE KOWIE!
Book the entire boat for your family and friends for a day of fun in the sun! Up to 6 people per group Skipper included, 11km cruise to Mansfield Private Game Reserve 3 hour cruise, 3 hour stopover and braai at BlackRock restaurant Braai packs and set braai menu available Slow-tubes to keep kids busy… Continue reading Full Day Boat Cruise, Slow-Tube and Braai!
What an amazing day of fun in the sun, right here in Port Alfred. It started with my daughter reminding me that it’s her birthday, again, and that a party may be on the cards… Cold sweat, fear, my lips went numb. I’m not funny enough in a clown suit and apparently not cool enough… Continue reading Slow-Tube fun on the Kowie with Houseboats!
The trick to landing big kob usually entails having the right tackle and bait, technique, tides and a good measure of luck. Another key factor to consider is weather, since fish have slightly different ideas of what conditions are best for ‘fishing’. This is exactly what recent Houseboats guests Conrad and Chantelle Esztergomi from PE… Continue reading Big Kob landed from PA Houseboats, Kowie River (Sep 2019)
That’s right, no need to pay an additional R2000 Security Deposit when you book your trip via AirBnB. Only pay the daily rate and fuel used. We have added a second availability calendar link to our website, in case the first boat is booked. You can now also skip the deposit and temporary skippers fee… Continue reading Book via AirBnB and skip the deposit!
It’s official – Houseboats Port Alfred has just doubled in size! That’s right folks, let’s welcome the beautiful leisure liner ‘Arc Royal’ to our fleet due to the popularity of the overnight stays on the Kowie River. The same creature comforts and standards can be expected as before (read more about the boat here) and… Continue reading More boats, more fun!
Sometimes roses and chocolates just don’t quite say “I want to share every special moment with you”, like a romantic weekend on a houseboat does! Treat that special person to 2 nights of romance and tranquility on the beautiful Kowie River in Port Alfred. Catch up, reconnect and find each other again whilst surrounded by… Continue reading Valentine’s weekend on the water!
Looking for something really fun to do this December? Why not book a River Wild Safaris excursion with our friendly neighbours at the Halyards Hotel and Spa? It includes a boat cruise to Mansfield Private Game Reserve, scenic game drive, a braai at Black Rock Restaurant and a boat cruise back to the Halyards Hotel. … Continue reading River Wild safaris – 4 hours of absolute fun!
Our Houseboats in Port Alfred are your home away from home, complete with a fitted kitchen (we call it a galley), fully-functional bathroom, built-in CD player and, last but not least, a Weber braai for the one that didn’t get away… Kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery, electric fridge, gas stove, geyser and bedding are all included,… Continue reading Home Away From Home
Want to experience the Kowie River like never before? Enquire about a day trip to explore the river and the secret vistas that unfold around every bend. Or consider a chartered day trip! Fun things to do on a day trip: Fish with the family. Kid’s love fishing from the boat as they don’t have to… Continue reading BOAT CRUISE DAY TRIPS!