Our lovely river cruises are SAMSA approved, and can cater for all kinds of functions, be it a birthday party, conference, weddings, team building or even a sundowner cruise. Our cruisers have all facilities on board namely, a bar, restrooms, upper sun deck and lower enclosed deck. (for those unforeseen rainy days).

Our Cruises included and not limited to:

  • Fully stocked cash bar,
  • Full set up with tables and chairs,
  • Standard table cloths with chair back covers (Black or White),
  • Colored overlays and matching tie-back’s,
  • All cutlery and crockery,
  • On board sound system (Just bring your own music, DJ’s are welcome),
  • Complementary Chips and Peanuts.

Cruises can be arranged for from 1 to 3 hour cruises and longer for those who seek a very adventurous cruise. Weddings on the cruises effectively make it an almost full day event thus early bookings are required.

Our two cruisers are namely The River Palace and the Crystal Palace


The River Palace is a luxurious cruiser that can seat up to 80 Guests in a formal setting, minimum of 25 Guests. It has 4 fiber glass pontoons with unique fiber glass paneling. The bar has a solid granite top with exceptional lighting. One very unique feature is the Upper Deck private lounge for the V.I.P guests, Totally secluded from the rest of the guests, this is the ultimate in luxury cruising. Furnished with leather couches and chairs it also sports ST10 ultra cool windows to dampen the summer sun rays. To top it all, the view from every angel is absolutely breathtaking, experience the magnificent wonders that the Vaal River has to offer and just enjoy the wonderful scenery from our magnificent cruiser.

The Crystal Palace is newly acquired cruiser that has come into our services in December 2008. The cruiser can seat up to 40 Guests in a formal setting, minimum of 25. The cruiser has a steel hull with 5 pontoons and also sports a Granite top bar counter. Furnished with beautiful wooden upholstered seats and plush finish this cruiser will definitely wow your guests. The upper deck has seating set up where you can just laze around, sip on your cocktail and see all the wonderful scenery on the Vaal River.

River Cruisers Rates


Please note that we only book private cruise for groups of 25 and above. (Birthday celebrations, Year End Functions, Bachelors & Bachelorette parties, etc.)

We do not do any public booking for groups less than 20.

Group Bookings of 25PAX (Guests) and More:

One Hour Booking: R125.00 Per Person

Two Hours Booking: R180.00 Per Person

Three Hours Booking: R250.00 Per Person

Group Bookings for LESS THAN 25PAX (Guests) (Minimum Charge)

One Hour Booking: R3,125.00

Two Hours Booking: R4,500.00

Three Hours Booking: R6,250.00

 PLEASE NOTE: The above rates exclude the supply of any food and beverages. Food can be selected from one of our menus. (Upon request)

The Minimum charge only applies if your group is less than 25 guests. Should your group be more than 25, the minimum charge no longer applies and you will be charged at a per person rate.

Should you wish to cruise longer than 3-hours, a flat rate of R55.00 per person, per hour will be charged.

Book your cruise today.


Bookings are essential, depending on the availability on the date and time of your event.

To inquire or book a cruise, please fill in the form and we will contact you withing 12 hours or contact us to assist you in booking / answering any questions you may have.

—– Contact Us —–

Office: 082 442 7259

Email: info@riverpalace.co.za

—– Office Hours —–

Monday – Friday from 09H00 – 17H00

Saturdays from 09H00 – 13H00

Sundays & Public Holidays – Closed