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!

Big Kob landed from PA Houseboats, Kowie River (Sep 2019)

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)

More boats, more fun!

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!

Home Away From Home

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!