You’re in luck if you’re looking for the perfect South African getaway with your pet! There are many accommodations that will welcome both you and your pet. Here are a few amazing pet-friendly weekend getaways in South Africa.
1. Saamrus Guest Farm (Magaliesburg, Gauteng)
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Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesberg is a lovely pet-friendly getaway. It is in a wooded valley between a tranquil stream and the historic foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains. With 500 hectares of unspoiled nature, abundant birdlife, and free walking space, they offer cozy, self-contained farmhouses. Dogs can roam while on a walk, but it’s best to keep them on a leash. When roaming Saamrus, territorial dogs should be led by a handler. You and your dog(s) will have a lot of fun and exercise on the bush and veld hikes, in addition to the more than a kilometre of lush riverside walks. Find out more about the convenience here.
2. Home Suites Sea Point (Cape Town, Western Cape)
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Home Suites Sea Point is in the centre of the social scene in Sea Point. They are close to upscale restaurants, the promenade, the V&A Waterfront, and the city’s central business district bustle. The cosy rooftop common area is a great place to work, unwind, socialise, cool off, and order delicious takeout. Home Suites Sea Point is the ideal pet-friendly getaway for a weekend because there are so many places to hang out with your pet and nearby activities and restaurants. Moreover, don’t stress over bringing a doggie bed and food bowl; They have your back. Explore Sea Point’s concrete and grassy promenade with your dog on a lead. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Jarryds Espresso Bar + Restaurant and learn about the area’s culture. Find out more about the accommodation here.
3. Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort (Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal)
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Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort is a stunning getaway and one of the best KZN accommodations that welcome pets. The resort is in the KwaZulu-Natal Champagne Valley amidst the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains. The hotel is right next to the well-known Ukahlamba National Heritage Park, which is important for its cultural and geopolitical significance and has some of the best hiking trails in South Africa. You and your pet are welcome on a caravan, campgrounds and a few units. There is a constraint of two dogs for every guest, and your dog requirements to stay under control. Remember to clean up after your dog while you are at the resort. Click here to get more info about the accommodation.
4. The Kingfisher Country Cottages and Trout Lodge (eNtokozweni, Mpumalanga)
Kingfisher Country Cottages and Trout Lodge offer a harmonious blend of elegance, comfort, simplicity, and relaxation. The accommodation is about two hours away from Pretoria or Johannesburg. Under a 100-meter waterfall, the lodge has swimming pools and picnic areas. The lodge’s cabins offer stunning views of the valley, pine trees, and mountains beyond. All visitors are served dinner and breakfast, and the cottages are cleaned each day thoroughly. Each apartment has a terrace with a fireplace and braai equipment for a tranquil escape from the city’s bustle. Find out more about The Kingfisher Country Cottages here.
5. The Oyster Box (Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal)
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The Oyster Box is one of the most well-known hotels in South Africa. It is on the Umhlanga coast in the KwaZulu-Natal province. In accordance with the five-star hotel’s pet-friendly policy, the premium villas at The Oyster Box accept dogs and cats of all sizes, from small to medium. Your pet will also have access to a menu at the hotel restaurant, which serves delicious meals. Yes, even dogs and cats can appreciate a little extravagance! Just make sure your pet never wanders around the hotel on its own. Before making a reservation, make sure to inquire with the reservations team. Find out more about The Oyster Box here. Ensure that the accommodations and activities you select for your weekend getaway are pet-friendly before you leave. Furthermore, pack each of the important things for your pet, like food, water, bedding, toys, and any vital medicine. You and your pet can have a wonderful, peaceful weekend together if you carefully plan. If you are searching for additional pet-friendly accommodations, find them here. Travelling with your furry friend can be fun, but it may be a hassle if you are not prepared. Here are some helpful tips on travelling with your pet.