The Best Pet Friendly Accommodation in South Africa

The festive season is here and we have put together a list of the top pet friendly accommodation in South Africa for you to explore with your fur baby!

From sunset beach walks, playing on the beach and swimming in the sea or river, summer holidays are where some of the best memories in life are made. Because we know how important your precious pooch is to you, we have put together a list of places, a travel guide of sorts, that covers dog-friendly accommodation in South Africa.

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The best pet friendly accommodation in South Africa


The mountains in Magaliesburg

If you are staying on Gauteng over the holidays, then Stone Hill is a pet-friendly haven! It offers 10 luxury self-catering cottages, each with a fenced garden for you and your dog. There is a walking and bike trail and a small river for you and your furry family member to explore.


North Coast, Ballito

Situated 400m from the popular Ballito beachfront, Beach Forest Lodge has 4 spacious and beautiful self-catering apartments, each with its own braai area and patio and set in a tropical and peaceful garden of paradise. There is a great restaurant there too, known as Galley Beach Bar and Grill, which even has a doggie menu! If you want to go for a great walk there some great beaches and places to explore for you and your furry loved one.


The Oyster Box in Umhlanga is a hotel that has earned every one of its 5 stars. It has pet-friendly accommodation which includes dog menus and beds for your precious pooch.


There is a beautiful sanctuary in the Underberg, Lake Naverone where you and your dog can stay in a beautiful private stone cottage next to the lake. Everything is self-catering and it’s the perfect getaway.

Free State


Clarens is one of those beautiful old towns you would expect to be in a movie. Situated in this haven is the Old Mill Drift Guest Farm which is the ideal place for you and your furry bestie to stay at and explore the mountains and nature together. Stay in a chalet or camp along the river and spend some quality time with your pooch.



Happy Hound Bed and Breakfast – This beautiful B&B offers cottages that are fenced off for you and your dog and it also has a yummy restaurant where you and your fur baby can grab something to eat!


A perfect getaway if you are looking for privacy is the Field and Stream: The Farmstead in Dullstroom. Take your pooch for scenic hikes or go fishing at some of the dams nearby. There are also some beautiful waterfalls on the farm for you both to swim in when it’s not too cold!

Western Cape

Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay

The Cornerway House offers you and your dog rooms with private courtyards and a shared secured garden for your dog to run about in. There is a beach which is only a few minutes away and even some pet-friendly places to eat nearby!

We hope you and your beloved furry bestie make the most out of the festive season this year and get to explore some of the beautiful pet-friendly places to stay!

And, of course, make sure that you are covered with quality Pet Insurance like Oneplan before travelling anywhere with your dog. We love Oneplan Pet Insurance because they put your pawfect partner first with affordable plans and even pays you BEFORE you see the vet!

Read next: How You Can Support Animal Shelters This Festive Season

Yours in Not-so-average Pet Advice,

The Team