This fleet of meticulously maintained and classic fiberglass runabout boats from the 80s, have been made available for everyone to enjoy and take out on the beautiful waterway of the Vaal River reservoir. Retro-fitted with 9hp mercury motors making it possible for non-skippers to Captain their own boat as they amble along the lush Vaal shores.

Our Boats

Lovingly restored and named after our 2 little van der Merwe gems.  Each reflecting their personalities.  Rental rate @ R1600 per boat for 1 hour.  @ R2200 per boat for 2 hours


1982 Lindenberg leisure craft.

This lady of leisure can comfortable seat 4-6 souls.


1984 Raven wildcat

This sleek wild looking cat can comfortably seat 4 souls


No, our boats are retrofitted with small enough motors that don’t require clients to have a skippers licence.  We will do a briefing and show you how everything works before you take her out.  ‘Rules of the river’ are part of the briefing

If we (or you) are not comfortable taking the boat out we can cancel your rental

Yes, boat rental includes the fuel you will need for the amount of time you have booked it

  • Yes, you are welcome to bring your own snacks & cooler box
  • We can also pack a cooler for you

You will travel at no wake speed, approximately 4kmph

Unfortunately no towing of tubes or other water sport paraphernalia is possible

We work on time, you can cruise down river for 45min, then it’s time to make your way back

Unfortunately no swimming is allowed from our boats

Unfortunately not fishing is allowed from our boats

We supply a bluetooth speaker you can connect your device/phone to

  • On account of rain, we will refund you
  • If no rain and you need to cancel, refund is not possible.  However we will endeavour to look at a future date for you

Yes, we provide life jackets for all ages

Unfortunately not, our retro boats are not charter boats, they are specifically for rentals.

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