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Protea Hotel Southern Belle
The Southern Belle is one of the largest houseboats in Southern Africa located on Lake Kariba, Zambia, which is the largest artificial lake in the world. It is located on the Zambezi River along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Southern Belle has three decks offering 21 en-suite cabins as well as a conference room for up to 30 people, lobby, sundry shop, restaurant and bar, top deck with bar and a swimming pool. Ideal for both leisure and business cruises with spectacular views, stunning sunsets as well as a range of activities or wonderful relaxing holidays just soaking up the sunshine.
Each of the 21 cabins are en suite with a modern light and airy feel. Each cabin offers satellite television and air conditioning.
The interior refurbishment has been extensive, with all the original décor and furnishings having been stripped, and the old generators having been replaced with more energy-efficient alternatives, as well as solar energy water heating systems.
For your comfort and recreation there is a dining room, bar, sundry shop, spacious lounge with dance floor, splash pool, conference room and a games deck with a bar. You can always find a private space to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
The first deck contains a splash pool with lounge area on the front outdoor deck, inside the first deck contains a spacious lounge with a dance floor, reception, sundry shop and open plan bar area as well as a separate dining room. The second deck contains the cabins and the third deck contains another spacious seating area with a bar and a braai area as well as the conference room and Presidential Suite.
The conference room can seat up to 30 people classroom style and 20 people in a “U” shape set up. The conference room has its own private verandah ideal for tea breaks.Hire of the conference room includes writing pads, pens, mints, cordials, water, white boards, soft boards, screen, markers, flipcharts, paper and data projector.
Lake Kariba is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It is unique and wild, surrounded by African bush and terrain. It is located on the Zambezi River along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Lake Kariba is over 226 kilometers long and up to 40 kilometers in width. It covers an area of 5,580 square kilometers.
GPS Coordinates: 16°55’27.68”S 27°57’58.71”E
Activities off board:
All 21 en-suite cabins have been retained and renovated in a modern contemporary style, while remaining sympathetic to the design elements that make a steam boat classical. The Southern Belle has also been brought up to standard in terms of safety.
1 Presidential Cabin
10 Double Cabins
4 Twin Cabins
2 Triple Cabins
The Southern Belle is located in Manchinchi Bay near Siavonga on Lake Kariba. Siavonga is an approximate 2 ½ hours drive from Lusaka.
The Southern Belle is available for full charter bookings. Individual bookings are available on selected dates only.
Reservations can be made online as well as through the Central Reservations Office in Zambia:
Reservations can also be made directly with the reservations TEAM at Protea Hotel Southern Belle:
We have two sets of rates and dates available for 2013. Click on the below links to view departure date details.
A minimum of 5 cabins or more need to be booked in order for the boat to set sail for both the non cruise with Sundowner and set cruise weekends.
PLEASE NOTE: NON CRUISE RATES ARE NOT BOOKABLE ONLINE. NON CRUISE RATES ARE TO BE BOOKED WITH THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.
Non Cruise dates are available on the Bed and Breakfast rates only. Non Cruise is when the boat is stationery at the base station. The boat will however go for a sundowner cruise from 16:30hrs to 18:00hrs.
Cruise weekend rates include bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner and activities.
Plot 517 Siavonga
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