Old Willow No7 Houseboat Charters  Verified Listing

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Member since: 14 Nov. 2017

Property Type:   House Boats, Self Catering

Braai Area
Child friendly
Kitchenette
Oven
Parking on Premises
Deck
Linen
Stove
Dining Area
Fridge
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities
Our 9 self-drive houseboats sleep up to 5 people each. Houseboats are self-catering with fully-appointed galley (kitchen). All bedding included. Toilet & shower on-board. Outside sitting area under retractable awning with braai, top deck with 2 deck chairs.

Property Facilities:
We are located on Millionares' Bend on the Vaal Barrage, just one hour down the N1 from Johannesburg. Leave your car in a safe location, and head off down the river to explore the many riverside restaurants and pubs, spas, golf courses, casino and family entertainment venues. In the surrounding area, you can visit nature reserves, historical and heritage sites, and partake in gentle or adrenaline-pumping pursuits in and around the Vredefort Dome, South Africa's newest World Heritage Site.

Area Information:
We are located a mere hour from OR Tambo airport. Great stopover for guests flying into Gauteng but not wanting to stay in Johannesburg.

In Room Facilities:
The houseboats are fully equipped. All guests need to bring are:
* food and beverages
* towels

Attractions:
The river, the natural environment, the shorefront attractions, the fishing, the birds and the sunsets.

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Conditions

2. VAT: All rates include 14% VAT
3. One-Night Bookings: No one-night bookings are accepted during peak season, or weekends (Friday and Saturday nights must be booked together).
4. Extra Passengers: Boat sleeps a maximum of five. See rates sheet for cost of extra passengers.
5. Petrol Charges: Fuel is provided on-board. Rates EXCLUDE cost of fuel used during your charter. Fuel costs approximately R450 for a 25 litre tank (depending on fuel price), which is sufficient for between three and four hours of cruising at reasonable speed. Refuelling must be done at our jetty. Failure to do so will make you liable to be removed from the houseboat with no refund, and make you liable for costs of any damages to the engine.
6. Incidental Costs: Costs of any equipment rented from us (fishing rods, fishing boats, life jackets, towels, tubes, etc) and equipment purchased from us (charcoal, firelighters, drinks, fishing tackle) to be paid prior to departure.
7. Rates: Special rates are not applicable in peak seasons.
8. Deposit: Receipt of a 50% deposit within 48 hours of booking confirms your booking. Deposits can be paid by EFT, cash, cheque or credit card. A refundable security deposit of R1000 may be required for the duration of your charter.
9. Payment for Charter: Full payment is required 14 days prior to boarding.You may pay using EFT, Cash or Credit Card.
10. Arrival & Departure: Arrival time is between 14h00 and 17h00. Boats must be vacated by 10h00 on day of departure unless otherwise arranged.
11. Houseboat Operation: Hirers must be adults in possession of a valid driver's license. We are authorised by SAMSA to issue temporary skippers licenses for the duration of your charter, after basic skippers training. We will brief you on how to operate the boat, the "rules of the river" and what you can do on the river. You will be provided with a comprehensive information file. You will be required to sign an indemnity prior to departure.
12. Pets: No non-humans allowed on our boats, please!
13. Smoking: You may smoke outside the houseboat, with due caution for petrol and gas on board.

Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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Reviews

Marais Coetzee
21 May 2018

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We had a great time. House boat was clean and comfortable. We slept like babies it was so peaceful. Staff was so friendly and helpful. We will be back for sure. Everything worked perfectly, we had more than enough bedding to keep us warm. The views along the Vaal River is breath taking. We felt safe at all docking points when it was time to sleep. Thank you once again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Isobel Mitchley
16 December 2017

The boat experience was an absolute thrill. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. However neither the stove nor the fridge worked and they had to come out to us to bring some ice to keep our food cold. It was kept in our cooler box with packets of ice but most of the food was lost because the ice melted and made all the food mushy. The stove did not work because the gas was finished. Do they not check this before we are sent out on the water? We also did not have hot water for the shower or to wash the dishes. We had to change boats the next day which was an inconvenience as everything had to be packed up and packed out again. I could tolerate all of this as it is still an amazing experience but not once were we offered any compensation or discount for any of these inconveniences. Finding Plot 7 was quite a challenge as there are NO road signs or boards indicating where Old Willow Boat house is. We used the GPS and ended on a gravel road going nowhere.

Okay. 3 out of 5

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