Shayamanzi House boats

Enjoy the Elephant Coast from a different perspective !

Tembe has now partnered with Shayamanzi House Boats to enhance your visit to our beautiful “Elephant Coast”. Based on scenic Lake Jozini, just 60kms from Tembe Elephant Park, Shayamanzi offers discerning visitors a truly unique opportunity to enjoy Africa on one of the first luxury houseboats in South Africa. Relax in style while drinking in the rugged scenery of the Lebombo Mountains. Enjoy superb game viewing as the animals of the Big 5 Pongola Game Reserve come to the water’s edge to drink. Experience the thrill of tiger fishing from the deck of your house boat or its private launch or explore the Zululand bushveld by mountain bike.

Shayamanzi is a truly special way to enhance your Maputaland adventure – and we’ll be happy to build it into your tailored itinerary.


We are currently offering 2-night Shayamanzi Houseboat cruises on Lake Jozini which you can add onto your Tembe visit, either before or after your stay at Tembe Elephant Lodge.
We will also arrange the land transfers between the two destinations should you require.
E-mail for details.