Media Coverage

The houseboat experience has proved to be very popular with the media. To quote:

Weg! And Go! identified us as one of the 101 things you should do in 2011

Getaway magazine said: “The Old Willow houseboats rank as one of the most fun and relaxing weekends I’ve ever spent within an hour of Joburg. It’s great quality time for a couple and offers a welcome break from city life.”

“This is the best way to escape the congested highways.” Best Life magazine

“Freddy Mercury’s last album was entitled ‘Made in Heaven’. So was this cruise.” Sailing magazine

“Leisure Boating travelled to South Africa’s ‘Place of Gold’ and had the experience of a lifetime on houseboats on the Vaal river” Leisure Boating magazine

“Bederf jouself en jou hele familie op jou eie huiseboot op die Vaalrivier…op Old Willow No7 kry jy die wonderlikste buitengewone ervaring.” Stywe Lyn


To date, Old Willow No.7 Houseboat Charters has been favourably reviewed and advertised in the following:

  • Two different issues of Weg! And Go!
  • Six different issues of Getaway Magazine,
  • The Sunday Times;
  • The Saturday Star;
  • Rapport
  • The Cape Times
  • Horizons, the British Airways’ in-flight magazine;
  • Comic Life, Kulula’s in-flight magazine;
  • Leisure Options newspaper;
  • Two different issues of Best Life magazine;
  • Country Life magazine
  • Leisure Boating magazine
  • The Weekender magazine;
  • SA Sailing magazine;
  • Tight Lines / Stywe Lyne magazine
  • Essentials magazine
  • Family Holiday magazine;
  • Joburg’s Child;
  • Your Family magazine;
  • Out There magazine; and
  • Explore: South Africa Tourism 2008