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Currently listing 80 Quality Houseboats for Safari & Fishing Holidays on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, Africa
Houseboats on Lake Kariba

There are currently 38 houseboats listed.

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FROM 350.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

African Queen

African Queen is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable.  Ideal for 8 – 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.  Would suit children +4 years of age.  She has plenty of enclosed lower deck space and the upper deck is split between open and unshaded seating areas and an enclosed bar and comfortable seating area at the front of the boat.

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FROM 650.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Big Daddy

Big Daddy is a Luxury 5 star air conditioned pontoon boat.  She sleeps 8 passengers in cabins and another 10 can sleep upstairs on the deck.  There are 4 cabins which are all en-suite with one double room and 3 with single beds.  There is an additional shower and two toilets.  She is a very spacious and comfortable boat and is well maintained.  She is also child friendly.

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FROM 550.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 18
Cabins: 2
Crew: 3

Den Maryne

Den Maryne is a sixty foot tri-hull houseboat that is fitted out to a high specification throughout, and offers a spacious top deck living area.

The lower deck consists of two twin en suite cabins and full galley with ample cold space. There is a third separate shower/toilet unit. Although there are only two cabins, this houseboat can accommodate up to 18 guests sleeping on deck (mosquito nets provided)

The heart of the vessel is the huge top deck living area with dining space for all guests and Jacuzzi at the stern. Power supplied is 220V by a 15KvA generator. Tender boats are an optional extra. Please ask your consultant for more information.

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FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Drifter

Drifter is a spacious, well designed and maintained pontoon houseboat that offers accommodation for 8 guests in four en suite cabins. The remaining 8 guests may choose to sleep in the open on the large covered top deck.

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FROM 550.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Freestate

Freestate boasts 4 double cabins with 2 beds in each, 3 with their own basins.  The Wheelhouse has extra sleeping space for 4 people.  There are 2 showers and 2 toilets and an extra shower on the Bermuda deck.  The Top Deck has a seated dining area and comfortable bar.  This boat also has a Splash Pool.  The Kitchen has ample cold space and is fitted out with a gas stove.  There is 1 mini pontoon tender boat.  The crew have their own quarters.

 

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 0
Cabins: 0
Crew: 0

Fuel Situation in Kariba

 

PETROL SITUTATION in KARIBA October 2017

 

Marineland boats – if your boat is moored at Marineland you will re fuel at the marineland Jetty – payment in either cash – swipe or bank transfer (RTGS). For RTGS transfer see below banking details. Please send copy of proof of payment to Prosper at creditors@marineland.co.zw & copy in bookings@marineland.co.zw

 

Account name : Kingdom Calls

 

CABS Kariba Branch

 

Account number 100 313 5811

 

For all other boats you would re fuel at Glow Petroleum – again either Cash Swipe or RTGS (I believe there is a different rate applied for each different means of payment) Please phone Tatenda on 0782 738 029 for clarification

 

Banking details for Glow as below – again please send proof of payment to Tatenda on oceanmobilecentre@gmail.com and copy me on maureen@karibahouseboats.com

 

CBZ –

 

Name : GLOWPETROLEUM

 

Westgate branch

 

    030 232 596 000 15

 

                          OR 

 

CABS

 

Name : PICKGLOW TRADING

 

Central Ave Branch

 

Account – 100 478 9416

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FROM 600.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Golden Mariner

The Golden Mariner is a spacious, recently renovated 75ft Monohull Houseboat that offers accomodation for 16 guests.  She has 4 cabins, spacious lounge, bar and dining area.  Some of the extra facilities include TV with DSTV.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Ilios

Ilios is a comfortable, well planned and laid out 45ft pontoon houseboat that is licenced to carry up to 12 passengers, however we recommend a maximum of 8 pax for comfort, ideal for families. The vessel is furnished in dark wood and comprises 2 double cabins and 1 family cabin.

 

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FROM 1350.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 5
Crew: 4

Karabezi

Karibezi is a five star,fully airconditioned 70 ft triple deck pontoon style houseboat that has been newly refurbished and launched in August 2010

Please enquire for rates.

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FROM 350.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Karibeer

Karibeer is an awesome spacious family pontoon houseboat. She has a top deck with dining/bar area with a splash pool and loungers. The bottom deck has airconditioned cabins and fans.

Owner run and managed on a regular basis. Quiet Generator and outboard motors.

First Class Crew

 

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FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Malachite

Malachite is a clean, comfortable and airy pontoon type houseboat with capacity for 14 passengers and a top deck splash pool.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 6
Crew: 3

Meremaid

Meremaid is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable.  Ideal for 8 - 12 people although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

Mtepatepa

 

Mtepatepa is a comfortable mono hull type houseboat. She has 3 cabins. Two of the cabins have double beds and the third cabin, 2 bunk beds (4 x singles). There is a shower next to the 3 cabins and 2 toilets on main deck. As well as a shower on the outer lower platform.  New gas geysers have been installed on both showers.  Each cabin has fitted cupboards and is fully equipped with bedding & fans.

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FROM 375.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Nyati

Nyati is a spacious, well maintained pontoon houseboat with extremely comfortable furnishings, top deck Jacuzzi and a capacity for 14 passengers.

 

Costs: Offers 3 different options (Dry, Wet and full inclusive) - Please enquire 

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FROM 435.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

OB Joyful

OB Joyful is a well kept pontoon that is very neat and comfortable. Ideal for 12 people (can be increased to 14 but only for special circumstances) although not particularly child friendly for those less than 4 years old, mainly due to wide gaps between side railings.

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FROM 900.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 26
Cabins: 12
Crew: 5

Osprey

Osprey has been designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining. All cabins are semi open plan with roll down canvas flaps and the top deck has a splash pool, bar area and spacious sun deck.

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FROM 500.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 6
Crew: 4

Peregrine

Peregrine is a basic but comfortable and spacious pontoon houseboat which caters for 16 people.

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FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a pontoon boat that caters for 12 passengers.  She is a very comfortable, spacious and well maintained boat. 

 

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FROM 360.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Phillipa

Phillipa houseboat is an up market pontoon that accomodates up to 12 passengers in 2 double and 2 twin cabins, with the spacious upper deck having comfortable seating and splash pool.

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FROM 415.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 14
Cabins: 5
Crew: 3

Ponty

This lovely well maintained mid-range double decked pontoon syle houseboat will be available for hire from 1st January 2017 from Kariba.  The crew are fantastic and the boat is very spacious and considered child-friendly.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 5
Crew: 2

Rendezvous

Rendezvous is a great pontoon houseboat for 12 people with 5 cabins.

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FROM 600.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 18
Cabins: 6
Crew: 3

Return to Eden

Return to Eden is a 75 ft. double decked,  air conditioned pontoon that has been recently refurbished and hence makes it one of the more comfortable and well-appointed vessels on the Lake 

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FROM 880.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 26
Cabins: 13
Crew: 5

Sahwira

Sahwira is a pontoon type houseboat which is newly built.  She is spacious and fully equipped to ensure a comfortable and memorable trip on Kariba.

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FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Sheer Magic

Sheer Magic is a comfortable 60 ft. pontoon houseboat that can accommodate 16 passengers, 8 of which in 4 twin cabins. A further 8 passengers will be accommodated on the spacious upper deck

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FROM 1750.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 30
Cabins: 10
Crew: 6

Shikra

Shikra has been recently refurbished. She is designed and built to be a spacious and practical houseboat, offering large open plan areas for relaxing and entertaining.

Please enquire for rates.

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FROM 2000.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 10
Crew: 5

Sovereign

Sovereign is a 90 ft. five star luxury catamaran cruiser that boasts 10 fully air conditioned en suite cabins. This vessel is large enough to be used as a conference venue with a difference. 

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FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Sundowner

Sundowner is a comfortable, spacious upmarket pontoon houseboat.

Stylishly decorated cabins with airconditioning and fans as well as sliding doors offering an amazing view of the lake.

Large upstairs area with 16 seater wooden dining room table, teak bar, splash pool and loungers.

Owner run and managed, safe and reliable cruising.

First Class Crew

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FROM 380.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 10
Cabins: 3
Crew: 2

Taipan

Taipan is a 60 ft. double decked pontoon houseboat with 3 twin cabins that all open out onto the Lake. This makes for a pleasant atmosphere especially with a lake breeze blowing.

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FROM 350.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Tantalika

Tantalika is a comfortable child friendly family pontoon houseboat.

Spacious airconditioned cabins with fans and large sliding doors facing the lake. 

Upstairs dining and bar area with splash pool and loungers.

Owner run and managed, maintained on a regular basis.  A safe and reliable cruise.

First Class Crew

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FROM 350.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Tehilla

Tehillah is a unique boat with open-fold sides to give a total living space of 320msq. You never feel confined when you are on the boat as there is always a place to relax and a view to enjoy.

Tehillah is a 15 metre long pontoon boat. Designed for open spacious coolness it has lower deck “walls” that can be opened out extending the lower deck by 1.8 metres in width to make the boat a total of 8 metres wide. These extended floors have fold up railings making the boat very safe for adults and children.She is registered for 14 PAX and has 4 Double cabins, 2 showers and 2 toliets.

 

 

 

 

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FROM 650.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 6
Crew: 4

This Is It

This Is It is a newly refurbished twin float pontoon boat to return to the water in July. She has 6 double, fully air-conditioned, enclosed and en-suite cabins that can comfortably accomodate a maximum of 12 people.  Two of the cabins have their own private balcony areas.  The crew of 4, are trained to give you personalised service that will ensure that your stay on their boat is memorable.

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FROM 1950.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 28
Cabins: 9
Crew: 4

Umbozha

Umbozha is a 5 star luxury fully air-conditioned pontoon boat.  She has 5 family cabins with double beds and 2 bunks, 2 twin bedded cabins and 2 master suites with queen beds.  All the cabins are en-suite.  There are facilities to accomodate extra sleeping arrangements.  She can take a maximum of 28 passengers.  She is ideal for those big family gatherings or business get togethers.  Tastefully furnished and decorated.   

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FROM 500.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Unique

Houseboat Unique was refurbished in December 2009 and is a beautifully designed, fully air conditioned and spacious houseboat that can accommodate up to 12 passengers.

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FROM 450.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 20
Cabins: 4
Crew: 4

Vunduful

Vunduful is a 20 passenger pontoon boat.  She has four cabins, 2 bathrooms one with a shower and the other with a bath and shower.  She is a large but comfortable boat for the bigger groups of people and she has four crew to help make your trip even more special.  Please note she is also wheelchair friendly!

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FROM 400.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 3 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 12
Cabins: 3
Crew: 3

What a Pleasure

A large and comfortable 65 foot pontoon houseboat with 3 fresh and modern double cabins.  The covered top deck has a lovely spacious lounge/dining room area with a good bar and bench seats perfect for lounging  in.  There is also a splash pool with sunbeds surrounding it, which are at the front of the boat and are not undercover.  There are a further 4 wheel based sunbeds at the back of the boat.  The lower deck has a small chill out area which is undercover at the front of the boat.  The adjacent lounge/breakfast area has 2 fold down double beds.  There are two spacious bathrooms on board, each with a shower, toilet and basin.  There are separate facilities for the crew.  

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FROM 4000.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 52
Cabins: 24
Crew: 16

Zambezi Trader

The Zambezi Trader house boat is 160ft long and can accommodate 50 passengers in 2 four berth family cabins, 16 1st class twin cabins with en-suite bathrooms and 5 luxury spacious cabins situated on the top deck.

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FROM 0.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 5 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 0
Cabins: 0
Crew: 0

Zambezi Trader

The New Year's Cruise

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FROM 400.00 PER NIGHT
Star Rating: 4 STAR RATING
Type: Pontoon
Passengers: 16
Cabins: 4
Crew: 3

Zambuka

Zambuka is a great comfortable, child friendly family pontoon houseboat.  Airconditioned cabins with fans and large sliding doors overlooking the lake.

Spacious upstairs area with large dining room table, hand crafted wooden bar, with mini ice-maker.  Splash pool and loungers.

Owner run and managed, maintained on a regular basis.  Safe and reliable cruising.

First Class Crew.

 

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Quick Houseboat Comparison Table

Houseboat NameHull TypePassengersCabinsFuel IncludedAirconSwimming FacilitiesCost/nightStar Rating
African QueenPontoon124Splash Pool US$350.003 STAR RATING
AlisterCruiser103Splash Pool US$480.003 STAR RATING
Ambuya DambudzoPontoon03NonePOA3 STAR RATING
BaobabCruiser124- US$850.004 STAR RATING
BateleurPontoon123Jacuzzi pool US$760.003 STAR RATING
Big DaddyPontoon204Jacuzzi US$850.005 STAR RATING
Bizzy LizzieCruiser81No US$350.003 STAR RATING
CarolinaCruiser83No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
ConquestCruiser81 US$350.003 STAR RATING
CorsaroCruiser83Jacuzzi US$1785.005 STAR RATING
Den MarynePontoon182Splash Pool US$650.003 STAR RATING
DombaCruiser83Splash Pool US$543.003 STAR RATING
DrifterPontoon164Splash Pool US$475.004 STAR RATING
DriftwoodCruiser83No swimming facilities US$350.003 STAR RATING
Dunhu RamamboPontoon00tbaPOA5 STAR RATING
EdenPontoon123Swimming cage US$450.003 STAR RATING
FreestatePontoon164Splash Pool US$550.003 STAR RATING
Fuel Situation in KaribaPontoon00NonePOA3 STAR RATING
Golden MarinerPontoon164Splash pool on top deckPOA4 STAR RATING
HarmonyCruiser124No swimming Facilities US$480.003 STAR RATING
IliosPontoon123Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
JessamineCruiser83No swimming facilities US$360.003 STAR RATING
KarabeziPontoon205Jacuzzi US$1950.005 STAR RATING
Kariba StarCruiser82No swimming facilities US$330.003 STAR RATING
KaribeerPontoon143Splash Pool US$400.004 STAR RATING
Lady JacquelineCruiser154tbc US$500.003 STAR RATING
Lady MayCruiser124Jacuzzi US$1300.005 STAR RATING
Lady RueCruiser83None US$450.003 STAR RATING
Liberty BellPontoon84Jacuzzi US$995.004 STAR RATING
Little MermaidPontoon41No swimming facilities US$320.003 STAR RATING
Lorna DCruiser103No swimming facilities US$530.004 STAR RATING
MakuluPontoon164Splash Pool US$675.003 STAR RATING
MalachitePontoon144Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
MANZIPontoon103Splash Pool US$43000.003 STAR RATING
MatusadonaPontoon03Swimming cagePOA4 STAR RATING
MbuyaCruiser82POA3 STAR RATING
MbuyaCruiser82None US$400.003 STAR RATING
MeremaidPontoon126JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
MirabelCruiser123Jacuzzi US$1100.004 STAR RATING
MirimbaCruiser124None US$650.004 STAR RATING
MtepatepaPontoon123JacuzziPOA3 STAR RATING
NyatiPontoon144Splash Pool US$375.003 STAR RATING
OB JoyfulPontoon124Splash Pool US$475.004 STAR RATING
OspreyPontoon2612Splash Pool US$900.003 STAR RATING
P-TENCruiser165Jacuzzi US$1125.005 STAR RATING
Par ExcellenceCruiser84Jacuzzi US$750.005 STAR RATING
PeregrinePontoon166Splash Pool US$500.003 STAR RATING
PeregrinePontoon166Splash Pool US$500.003 STAR RATING
PhiladelphiaPontoon124Large Jacuzzi US$450.004 STAR RATING
PhillipaPontoon124Splash Pool US$480.003 STAR RATING
PontyPontoon145Splash Pool US$445.003 STAR RATING
Power SailsCruiser103No swimming facilities US$750.003 STAR RATING
ProdataCruiser42None US$350.003 STAR RATING
RendezvousPontoon125Splash PoolPOA3 STAR RATING
Return to EdenPontoon186Splash Pool US$710.003 STAR RATING
Royal GameCruiser83No swimming facilities US$350.003 STAR RATING
SahwiraPontoon2613Splash Pool US$880.004 STAR RATING
Salon PriveCruiser104JacuzziPOA4 STAR RATING
Sheer MagicPontoon164Splash Pool US$475.003 STAR RATING
ShikraPontoon3010Splash Pool US$2350.003 STAR RATING
Silver FoxCruiser62None US$300.003 STAR RATING
Southern BellePontoon4422Splash PoolPOA5 STAR RATING
SovereignPontoon2010Splash Pool US$2000.005 STAR RATING
SundownerPontoon164Swimming pool on upper deck and cage on the back US$500.005 STAR RATING
TaipanPontoon103Blow Up Splash Pool US$450.003 STAR RATING
Take it AwayPontoon124Swimming cage US$675.003 STAR RATING
TantalikaPontoon124Splash Pool US$400.003 STAR RATING
TehillaPontoon124Swimming Cage US$350.003 STAR RATING
The RoyaleCruiser63NonePOA4 STAR RATING
This Is ItPontoon126Splash Pool US$650.004 STAR RATING
TitambereiCruiser82No swimming facilities US$300.003 STAR RATING
UmbozhaPontoon289Large pool US$2650.005 STAR RATING
UniquePontoon124Splash Pool US$1150.005 STAR RATING
UtopiaCruiser124No swimming facilities US$650.003 STAR RATING
VikingCruiser82No swimming facilities US$450.003 STAR RATING
VundufulPontoon204Splash Pool US$450.004 STAR RATING
What a PleasurePontoon123Splash Pool US$450.003 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon5224Splash Pool US$5000.005 STAR RATING
Zambezi TraderPontoon00tbcPOA5 STAR RATING
ZambukaPontoon164Splash Pool & Swimming Cage US$450.004 STAR RATING