Vaal River Houseboat

Are you thinking about going to the Vaal River and wondering where to stay?

Well, why not stay on the Vaal!

A self-drive Houseboat Charter is a fun way, and the best way, to really experience the river! Wake up to the sights and sounds of nature, catch fresh fish for a relaxing braai dinner and enjoy the solitude of your own private spot on South Africa’s amazing Vaal River with the comforts of home at your fingertips.

The Vaal River, the largest branch of the Orange River, is…

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Houseboat on Vaal River
Houseboat on Vaal River

Are you thinking about going to the Vaal River and wondering where to stay?

Well, why not stay on the Vaal!

A self-drive Houseboat Charter is a fun way, and the best way, to really experience the river! Wake up to the sights and sounds of nature, catch fresh fish for a relaxing braai dinner and enjoy the solitude of your own private spot on South Africa’s amazing Vaal River with the comforts of home at your fingertips.

The Vaal River, the largest branch of the Orange River, is 1120km long originating in Mpumalanga and flowing to the coast of the Northern Cape after joining with the Orange River along the way. The Vaal around Vanderbijlpark is beautiful and a holiday-makers paradise. A great way to explore the area’s natural beauty, birds and animals, and tranquil wetlands is to navigate this 55km section of the Vaal on an exciting houseboat holiday!

There is more good news… anyone can operate a houseboat on the Vaal, no special licence is required. So come as you are, make your way to the Vaal Barrage near Vanderbijlpark/Sasolburg only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and hop aboard for a unique and memorable Vaal River adventure. Each houseboat accommodates up to 5 guests and as ‘Captain’, you choose when and where you anchor and which of the great riverside features you visit along the way including a variety of restaurants, golf courses, spas and a casino.

Imagine yourself admiring a fiery sunset over a cold beer or a glass of red on a quiet bend of the Vaal River with your loved one, the family, or a group of friends. Houseboat charters on the Vaal are definitely the way to go!

Houseboat on Vaal River Operators

Gauteng | Houseboats - Old Willow No 7 Houseboat Charters

Take the helm of your very own houseboat and captain your Vaal River adventure. Cruise along 55km of river and dock at restaurants en route. As the sun sets, drop anchor, light up the on-board braai and watch the moon rise. Go to sleep under a starry sky. We teach you how to drive and show you the ropes of your floating home. Armed with information about what’s where on the river, you choose...