German Tourist Amongst Fatalities in Luxury House Boat Fire in KZN
German Tourist Dies in Luxury House Boat Fire in KZN. Photo: SAMSA file photo

Two people, including one crew member and a passenger, have sadly died after a fire broke out on a luxury house boat in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa.

The passenger is reported to be a tourist from Germany. Another crew member is also missing, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

SAMSA said in a statement that it has launched an investigation into the fire, which apparently broke out on Sunday morning.

“The luxury houseboat known as Shayamanzi was reportedly on a two night cruise on the Jozini Dam with four (4) crew and five (5) passengers,” said SAMSA.


“SAMSA with other stakeholders including emergency services will continue to monitor the situation and update the public as and when new information becomes available.”

UPDATE: German tourist’s sons describe anguish of Jozini Dam luxury boat fire tragedy