Pet Friendly Accommodation
20 Pet Friendly Places To Stay In South Africa
Holidaying without the four-legged members of the family is no fun. These 20 idyllic escapes for families and couples around SA welcome pets.
*Though every effort has been made to verify that these spots are pet-friendly it is imperative to check with your host when making a booking.
1. Barking Beach Cottage, Hermanus
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Beach walks, blissful dogs, happy humans and fresh sea air
Sleeps: 6 people, dogs welcome
As a family with 8 dogs we love taking our dogs with on holiday. So when I bought barking beach cottage I had dogs in mind as well as a place where people can relax and socialize around a fire in our indoor braai room. Barking Beach Cottage is not just allowing dogs to come with we welcome dogs to come with their family.
This self-catering accommodation is very stylish and gives a feeling of being by the beach but it is also very practical for kids and dogs. The house is surrounded by a wall and is double gated for extra safety for dogs and children.
Dog beds, bowls and leads are provided for your use while staying at the cottage provided that they are treated with care.
Dog treats are available for your dogs for sale at the cottage.
Office Number: 021 987 1027
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 – 13:30
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 – 17:00
2. River Edge Accommodation, Kleinberg Farm, Breede River
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Perfect for messing about in boats, swimming in rivers – the dogs and kids will have a ball
Sleeps: 6, 8 or 10 depending on which cottage
At River Edge you are surrounded by mountains that turn pink at sunset, vineyards stretching to the horizon, fynbos alive with small wildlife, and the Breede River on your doorstep – and yet you are only an hour away from Cape Town.
These beautiful stone-clad river houses offer a luxurious, relaxing and tranquil stay – the ideal break for the jaded urbanite seeking an authentic country experience.
These houses boast a trendy open-plan kitchen, lounge with a cozy fireplace, two – three beautifully decorated rooms and bathrooms that are the perfect bolt holes for romantic getaways. The interior has been given a contempor…
Dogs are happy to run free and swim, but the lodge is not fenced all around.
Contact: 083 556 4947
3. Rose Cottage Studio, Constantia
Chic yet a cosy city escape
Rose Cottage Studio, is a modern, self-catering, studio apartment, situated on the border of Constantia, and at the beginning of a green belt. It offers lovely walks in a safe neighbourhood, which has 24-hour security. It is within close walking distance to Plumstead train station.
The studio apartment can accommodate up to 2 guests and contains a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. Bath towels and beach towels are provided. The kitchenette is equipped with a gas hob, a microwave and a fridge and sink. Basic condiments, and tea- and coffee-making facilities will be on hand. Should you require the fridge to be stocked with some speci…
Sleeps: 2, small dogs allowed
4. Riverplaas Campsite, Worcestor & Hex Valley
Camp under the summer stars and take Fido along for all the outdoor family fun.
Sleeps: A range of different camp sites with ample room, small pets allowed
Contact: 084 710 0139
5. Stanford Hills Estate, Weltevreden Farm, Stanford
Wine tasting, good country food, river boats and country air awaits.
At Stanford Hills Estate there is always something on the go. The farm first became recognised for top quality Pinotage in very small quantities, and has since grown into a boutique wine farm to be reckoned with. We also now produce a Sauvignon Blanc, a Shiraz and a Chardonnay under the Stanford Hills label, as well as the popular Veldfire range.
6. The Beach House, Witsand
The ultimate beach escape, luxury seaside living- perfect for a big group of friends, family and the hounds of course.
Pets: Toy and very small breeds only by prior arrangement.
PLEASE NOTE: THE ENTIRE HOME IS LET OUT AS A UNIT AND SLEEPS 10 IN 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS.
Contact: 083 658 0700
7. Pietersfield Mountain Cottages, Citrusdal
Petersfield Mountain Cottages is delightful self-catering accommodation, less than a two-hour drive from Cape Town in the golden valley of Citrusdal. Petersfield is an export citrus and rooibos tea mountain estate, overlooking the majestic Cederberg Mountain Range and the lush orchards of the fertile valley.
Sleeps 2 – 6: Depends on cottage. Dog breeds and cats welcome all year round on request, except for Stonehaven cottage. Sleep in rooms. Access to walks. Pets stay FREE.
Contact: 022 921 3316 No doggie damages deposit required.
8. The Blue House, Stanford
Gardens, country-markets, cows and family-fun.
This spacious Victorian cottage is perfectly positioned in the Historic Core of Stanford.
Comprising of 2 bedrooms with double beds and the 3rd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds makes it ideal for 2 families sharing.
Sleeps: 8, pets welcome on request
Natalie: +27 (0)82 893 2282
Kevin +27 (0)82 809 3585
9. Lemon Tree Cottage, McGregor
Discover this tiny country enclave, go olive tasting and chance upon dining gems just an hour from Cape Town.
Lemon Tree Cottage in upmarket and trendy Camps Bay is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and convenient access to palm-fringed Camps Bay beach. Offering guests a comfortable and friendly ambience, it is set in a beautiful garden with a large swimming pool and a sun-deck. And, it is only a mere few minutes walk down to the bustling promenade with numerous world-class restaurants and night clubs. We provide safe off-street parking and free wi-fi.
Sleeps: 4. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an equipped kitchen, and an enclosed back garden.
Anja Schiegl & Philipp Fasching
tel: +27 83 3165220
10. Lavender Lake Farm, Magaliesberg
Bucolic bliss – take time out from hectic lives and spend time with the kids and pets in a peaceful country setting.
Sleeps: 6 in cottage or in farmhouse
Contact: 083 289 6641
11. Kloofhuis Guesthouse, Barbeton, Mpumalanga
This is Jock of the Bushveld’s old stomping grounds. Perfect for a getaway with your best friend.
Our guest house is situated at the slopes of the beautiful Makhonjwa mountains, with a breathtaking panoramic view over the De Kaap Valley and town-centre from our spacious verandah.
With 4 en-suite rooms – two double rooms and two twin rooms, we can accommodate 8 – 10 people.
Your Host: Steve Prinsloo
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12. Go Country, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
Go fishing and take some well-deserved down-time in the country.
Set against the slopes of the escarpment overlooking forests and dams is “GO COUNTRY ESTATE”. Offering rustic country–style accommodation, magnificent scenery, single track cycling routes and a variety of fishing options – a perfect venue for meeting families and friends.
Sleeps: 2-4 people depending on cottage, pets on request
13. Harfell, Mpumalanga
Fly fishing, fresh-air, big skies – what more could you wish for?
A spacious country farmhouse that opens out onto an expansive lawn, making it perfect for families.
The cottage offers a lovely view and access to one of the dams, while the other larger dams are within easy walking distance.
Sleeps: 10 max
Please call Hannali Evans on 071 607 1718
14. St Francis E’s-cape
This holiday town is perfect for some of that famous Eastern Cape sun. Bring on the good times!
We are Pet- Friendly!
Please let us know if you wish to bring your furry babies. Large, fully enclosed garden. Animals stay free. Please bring own bowls and beds. Frontline recommended.
Sleeps:2 adults and 2 young children, suitable even for large breeds of dogs
Phone: +41 78 771 5185 (feel free to sms or whatsapp!)
15. Jack-Pot Beach House, Cape St Francis
You will feel as if you’ve literally struck gold with this prime seaside gem with space for everyone.
Sleeps: 9 (2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and the third with triple bunkbeds, one of which is a double), pets welcome
Jack-Pot Beach House overlooks the stunning Cape St Francis Main Beach and nature reserve. It is a great place to come and relax. The house offers self-catering accommodation for up to seven people and is perfect for a family seaside vacation.
This Cape Cod-style house has all the modern amenities. There are three bedrooms, a kitchen and a spacious living room. The kitchen has all you need to cook up a storm while watching the whales frolic in the bay. There is a DStv dish, but guests need to bring their own decoder and smart card. The house has a beautiful deck where you can read a book while watching the dolphins surf the waves in front of you.
Come enjoy this water sports wonderland, and the natural beauty of this quiet area.
Romantic: Enjoy the perfect quiet honeymoon getaway with walks on the beach and sunset drinks on the wooden deck overlooking the sea and nature reserve.
16. Swell Eco Lodge, Mdumbi, Eastern Cape
Rolling green hills, laid-back, magical seaside holidays with cows on the beach.
Swell Eco Lodge South Africa offers self-catering accommodation (catering on request) in the Transkei – Wild Coast, ideal for couples, groups and families. Set within the rolling hills of Mngcibe (North side of the Mdumbi River), we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and fun while supporting a green way of life.
Spectacular sea views, jumping whales, roaming cattle and a view of rural life in this wonderful village is only a part of your holiday experience! We offer many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean.
Sleeps: 2 adults, 2 kids
pets welcome on request
Contact: Lee-Ann Sanders
17. Stoney Way Place Cottage, Underberg, KZN
Mountain biking and fresh-air country living with your four-legged friend
Sleeps: 9, 2 bathrooms, self-catering- pets allowed on request
Contact: 082 562 5591
18. Umzimkulu River Lodge, Southern Drakensberg, KZN
Tucked beneath the mighty Drakensberg along the peaceful Umzimkulu, you will find your own slice of heaven.
Umzimkulu River Lodge offers serviced, Self catering accommodation in Underberg on one of the most picturesque bends of the Umzimkulu River in the Southern Drakensberg. With a restaurant on site for breakfasts and lunches and a set dinner menu.
Sleeps: from 4, pets available on request
19. Room with a view, Mtunzini
Visit Northern KZN’s tiny coastal gem, there is even a dog beach for long walks in the surf.
20. Sierra Resort, Mooi River
Just 3 and a half hours from Joburg, Mooi River is a whole other world.
Set on 935 hectares of sprawling farmlands with a stunning backdrop in the idyllic KZN Midlands, Sierra Resort is a popular Midlands getaway destination for families, friends and couples.
Sleeps: A wide variety of accommodation including 22 chalets which can sleep 4-6 people each, pets welcome on request
Contact: 076 932 8458