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House Boat safari - Port Alfred, South Africa

Explore the Kowie River Valley with your skipper & host – Ralph Kirsten

Port Alfred Marina

 Exclusive Private Houseboat Safari

1 or 2 Night Options

1 Night:

2 People – R5000

3 People – R7000

4 People – R8000

2 Nights :

2 People – R7000

3 People – R8500

4 People – R9000


This Exclusive Private Houseboat Safari is for the wild at heart who have a sense of adventure and enjoy roughing it in style! After Jumping on board our suitably comfortable houseboat in the Marina of Port Alfred, your skipper and host – Ralph Kirsten will set you on a journey to discover the Kowie River Valley, with its semi-tropical atmosphere, excellent fishing, birding, photography and African Charm…An unforgettable experience! 

  • Houseboat Experience
  • Small groups – max 4 persons
  • Exclusive Fishing & Birding
  • Skills and knowledge of local expert & qualified guide – Ralph Kirsten
coffee bay wild coast walking

Check-in at 14h00 at the Port Alfred Marina

GPS Co-ordinates: 

Welcome aboard your houseboat by your Skipper, host and local expert guide – Ralph Kirsten. Scenic cruise up-stream passing the wharf street and the Bay of Biscay… 

The Kowie River Valley lies ahead with Mansfield Private Game Reserve and Waters Meeting reserves…

On-board catering with fresh produce 

Hassle free houseboat living!

Your host will do all the catering for you…all you have to do is keep searching for special birds through your binoculars or keep casting that paddle tail or wet your newly tied fly…

What a better way to experience the Kowie River Valley with wilderness lapping at your bow!

bulungula wild coast walking

Photographic Opportunities Abound

Incredible scenery & Estuarine Wildlife 

The Kowie River valley is really full of opportunities for avid bird watchers and photography and from the base of our houseboat with the solitude it affords we get you into another world of living by the tides along with the creatures and landscape that afford this beautiful estuary on South Africa’s East Coast 


dwesa wild coast walking

Tender Boat

Fishing, birding or Taxi service

Small fiber-glass Dingy runabout for 2 people and small pontoon barge for up to 4 people. This is used for fishing, birding or taxi service into town and Wharf Street Pub and Brewery, and just in case we don’t catch anything there is always the fresh fish market! Also a very good way to gather livebait and get quietly into the bite zone.


nqabara wild coast walking

Stunning Eastern Cape Scenery

Exclusive Experience

Some of the wildlife that will surely make an appearance include: Bushbuck, kudu, vervet monkeys, and the elusive caracal, Fish Eagles, Otters and even possible sightings of turtles…Need that Narina Trogon ticked off your birding list? Ralph will give you a very good chance of doing that, as well as a host of other special birds. Fishing is great too with excellent catches of Garrick, Kob and Spotted Grunter.


cebe wild coast walking

Checkout 14h00 on day of departure

Port Alfred Marina

Transfer after breakfast to the Port Alfred Marina.

Here we say goodbye after your 1 or 2 nights Exclusive private houseboat safari on the Kowie River in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape Province on South Africa’s Sunshine Coast. Drop-off at the Marina where your vehicle or transfer awaits…

Rates: 2019/2020

1 or 2 Night Options

1 Night:

2 People – R6000

3 People – R7000

4 People – R8000

2 Nights :

2 People – R8500

3 People – R9500

4 People – R10500


Comfortable houseboat accommodation on full board basis

Local specialist guide & host – Ralph Kirsten

Tender Boat & fuel

Park entrance fees

Fishing and Birding excursions



Personal drinks

Personal travel insurance

Houseboat Fuel


Ready to book this Exclusive Private Houseboat Safari?

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