Boat Cruises

Mongena boasts a 28 ha private lake where idyllic sunrise or sunset boat cruises are undertaken by luxury boat with a maximum of 15 guests per trip. Sip an early morning coffee whilst listening to the awakening of the birds in the surrounding wetlands or watch the sky turn to a romantic purple-blue whilst listening to the African Fish Eagle's cry during the sunset cruise. Join the elephants for their afternoon bath or watch the hippos playing during the breathtaking African sunset. The lake and its surrounds is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 260 bird species that have been recorded on Mongena. We invite you to come and find your 'lifer'. Mongena also offers bass fishing for in-house guests only per appointment.

Tariff for the sunset cruise includes snacks consisting of dry wors/biltong, potato crisps, nuts and dried fruit and 1 x standard choice of soft drink, beer, house wine, cider, juice or water per adult/child. Additional drinks are available and will be billed afterwards. Champagne and spirits are optional billable items and need to be pre-ordered at least 1-hour before departure.

Guided sunset cruise details & departure times:

  • Times: daily at 17h00 in summer or 16h00 during winter months till after sunset
  • Minimum 4 guests, Maximum 15 guests per cruise

Please pre-book all activities at email: or tel. +27 12 711 8920

Activity Rate Sheet

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Please Note

Please note that due to Covid 19 regulations in terms of social distancing, restrictions have been imposed on the number of guests per activity, restaurant and venue capacity.


  • No own drinks or food allowed; 1 drink per person is included on game drives and sunset cruise from a standard cooler box consisting of selection of beers, house wine, ciders, waters and soft drinks. Additional drinks consumed will be charged as per current beverage and wine list. Specific drinks requirements like spirits, mixers and special wine selection can be pre-ordered and will be charged additionally. Coffee/tea, hot chocolate is offered additionally on morning/evening drive and water on bush walks.
    *Snacks on game drive and sunset cruise include chips, nuts, dry wors and rusks on early morning.
  • Mongena reserves the right to cancel the boat cruise should low water levels of the lake necessitate this.
  • 100 % cancellation fee will be charged for booked game drives, sunset cruises, bush walks cancelled within 2 hours of start time of activity