Located in the Eastern basin of the mighty Kariba Dam, The Lady J is perfect for romantic getaways, family holidays or fishing trips for the lads. Combining the best of African travel; game viewing, fishing, heavenly cuisine, luxury surrounds, breathtaking vistas and sunsets at an unhurried pace with an attentive yet discreet crew to see to your every need. This 65 foot cruiser boasts the latest onboard equipment and an additional 18 foot tender boat.


Nightly per  person rate (guests 1 – 4)$275
Nightly per person rate (Guests 5 to 10)$180
Nightly rate per child (under 12 years). Under 5 stay free$90
All inclusive rates includes
  • Accommodation is EXCLUSIVE USE. We will not book others with your group no matter the size of your group.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). We recommend early muffins, cereals etc from 6am onwards & a full brunch with all the goodies at 11am. Afternoon tea with cake etc. then dinner at 8pm. Please advise which option you would like.
  • Limited house wines, local beers, soft drinks and water * (Clients will be requested to complete a drinks list)
  • All activities including game viewing by boat, fishing, bird-watching
  • LIMITED FUEL PER DAY: 3 hours cruising time, 8 hours generator time and a caddy tank for the tender boat
  • PLEASE NOTE: the above fuel allocation will be sufficient to cover the 3 night itinerary,
  • Dedicated tender boat and guides
All inclusive rates excludes
  • All other drinks*
  • National Lake Fees (payable in cash). Please pay direct to the Parks official but if they are not there give it to the staff who will pay on your behalf.
  • Fishing Licenses (payable in cash).

* Clients are able to purchase additional/ specialized drinks, based on the current local rates and availability – please ask your consultant for an up to date rate sheet

Sample Menu

Due to the fact that nothing can be guaranteed in Zimbabwe we cannot give specific meal plans as these do change on a daily basis depending what is available in the country. The following is an idea of what is normally prepared:


Muffins and cereals

Clients will then leave for early morning fishing or game viewing

Breakfast, Brunch or lunch

On return a brunch will be served consisting of bacon and eggs, chefs special for the day, savoury mince, toast etc. If the clients would prefer to have a full breakfast first thing in the morning this is no problem.

If clients have early morning breakfast and then want lunch, this is fine. Lunch would normally be something like a pasta, cold meat and salads, fish and chips, steak etc.

Afternoon tea/coffee cake or biscuits

The tender boat will then be prepared again with a cold box and clients can go fishing again and game viewing until sunset.

On return a selection of savoury snacks will be served


Dinner will normally consist of a roast, or steak (once again depending what is available at the time) roast potatoes and vegetables in season. This is followed by dessert, either; apple tart and cream, malva pudding, caramel tart or fruit salad etc… Tea/Coffee

Kindly note that no meals will be awaiting them upon arrival at the vessel but can be done within 1 hour of arrival. Should clients wish the meal to be ready on arrival there will be a surcharge for the food goods to be transferred in advance.


Peak Season (April, Aug and Dec) $     700
Low Season $     600
Self catering rates includes
  • Boat & crew (captain, chef & deckhand)
  • All linen, sheets, towels, pillows & pillow cases etc.
  • One tender boat
Self catering rates excludes
  • All items not mentioned I.e. toilet paper, fuel, bait, ice, etc.


  • A fuel deposit is required (as stated above) unless agreed otherwise prior to charter in which case the client shall settle direct after the vessel has been refuelled.
  • The fuel deposit covers 200L of fuel per night and 8 hours of generator time per night. Any usage beyond this allowance will be payable at the current local rate, to be settled direct, immediately after charter.
  • It is highly recommended that clients make provision to settle any additional fuel (over and above the pre-paid deposit) prior to the actual charter. However, if a client wishes to extend his/her fuel requirements while on board, pre-payment is required to the Captain and only credit card payments will be accepted. These will be processed through Head Office in Durban. Please be advised that a 3% processing fee will be levied on these payments.
Lady J Specs

Lady J Specifications

  • Minimum 4 and maximum 10 guests
  • Twin Volvo Penta turbo inter-cooled main engines with a 17Kva Onan marine generator.

On Board Equipment:

  • She is fitted with Garmin GPS navigational equipment as well as depth finders.
  • The galley is equipped with microwave oven, deep freeze and fridge.
  • There is a bottle cooler and a triple door bar fridge on the upper deck as well as an ice maker.
  • The saloon has two ice makers and a bar fridge.
  • Spacious upper deck with bar area, sunbathing deck and dining area
  • The saloon is fully air conditioned. It has a DVD home theatre, colour TV, video and a CD player. A selection of natural history books, novels, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, board games, cards etc. are available
  • Jacuzzi


  • 2 Double Cabins en suite (shower, toilet and hand basin) – Air Conditioned
  • 1 Bunk Cabin Twin bunk beds Pullman style (2 Beds)
  • 1 Bunk Cabin with 2 sets of Bunk Beds Pullman style (4 beds)
  • Separate Bathroom (Shower, toilet and hand basin)
  • Limited mattresses and mosquito nets for those who wish to sleep on the top deck.
  • Separate crew quarters with their own ablutions

Tender Boats:

  • Includes an 18 ft tender with 60hp Yamaha engine for Game Viewing, Fishing and Sunset Cruises. Can carry 8 pax. If more than 8 guests are booked on an all inclusive rate an extra tender boat is provided free of charge.
  • An additional tender – 16 ft speed boat with 50 hp Yamaha – can be arranged (at an extra cost)
Terms and Conditions

Please Note


Unless stated otherwise, the above rates are quoted in USD. Rates valid: 1 June 2018 – 31 December 2019. Lady J is sold on a min of 4 guests and a maximum of 10 guests’ basis.

The STO rates will be offered to bona fide Tour Operators.
Travel Agents receive a 10% commission off the RACK rate.
All rates include only the product specified and may exclude certain taxes and/or fees, please feel free to contact us if you would like detailed information or require clarification.

All rates strictly subject to availability.
Rates subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations and/or increases imposed by our suppliers.
At times, prices may vary depending on market conditions. We recommend that you contact us prior to confirming prices to clients or friends.



Children under 12 pay half price.
Children under 5 stay free of charge.


We do our best to get drinks & catering as per request but this is not always possible due to limited availability.
Likewise we can’t guarantee arrival times due to multiple border crossings, police roadblocks etc.
We suggest a min 2 night stay.
Vessel is sold on an exclusive basis.
Extra fuel can be supplied (at the current local rate) for those who wish to run the generator longer (i.e. for air-con) or to do more cruising.
Please note guests are not allowed to remove the balance of the drinks and food after the charter.


Extra Information

  • Payments: Banking details will be displayed on the issued invoice. ZWS / USD payments: The equivalent Rand payment (at agreed rate of the day) to be made.
  • Crew: The Lady J’s crew being a captain deckhand & chef. The crew have their own crew quarters with ablution block
  • Your own boat may be towed behind “Lady Jacqueline” – entirely at your own risk provided a maximum of two tender boats are towed at any one time.
  • Fisherman: If you are a keen fisherman, bring your own rods, tackle and bait. Kapenta, bait for tiger, can be organized for you from an outlet in Kariba. Limited fishing tackle is available for hire from the crew at an approx. cost of R50 per person, per day.
  • There is an H2O water purification system on the vessel and it delivers safe drinking water. If you are worried about this then please order bottled water which will be deducted from your allocation.
  • Boarding time: Moored at Kariba, Marineland, Eastern Basin. Boarding at 2pm.   Disembarkation: 10 am.
  • Lake usage and fishing licenses: These levies are not included in your prepaid charter fees and are additional charges for your account. The levies will be payable by you to the National Parks official that may intercept the cruiser on exiting the Harbour. If there is no park official please pay it to our crew who will then pay on your behalf.

From Harare: take the Harare Chirundu road through the towns of Banket, Chinhoyi and Karoi till you reach Makuti (Approx 290 kms), where you will turn left and proceed down the escarpment, and travel for 75 kilometers till you reach the town of Kariba. Marineland Harbour is situated just off the main road, turn off at the Total Garage, turn immediately right past the Ice Cream Parlour and Take Away, and a 2 minute drive down the hill towards Zimsun’s Carribea Bay Casino Resort & Hotel and you will find Marineland’s Harbour on the left.

From Vic Falls: Charter flight from Vic Falls.

For Self-drive clients, parking is available at Marineland at a cost of USD5 per vehicle per night.

GPS Co-Ordinates:
16°32′07.25″S 28°47′58.57″E



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