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

To quote:

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

“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.” – Getaway magazine

“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
  • Explore: South Africa Tourism 2008