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Tail-Wagging Easter Escapes: Pet-Friendly Getaways Across South Africa’s Stunning Landscapes

As Easter approaches, families across South Africa are gearing up for holiday accommodation, seeking destinations that cater to both human and furry family members. With its diverse landscapes and plethora of pet-friendly accommodations, South Africa offers a treasure trove of options for an unforgettable Easter break. From the serene countryside of Gauteng to the picturesque coastlines of the Western Cape, the majestic mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, and the tranquil settings of Mpumalanga, there’s something for every pet-loving traveler. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore a selection of the best pet-friendly Easter getaways across South Africa, ensuring that no family member gets left behind.

Gauteng Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Willow On Vaal – Vaal

Willow on Vaaal fenced pet-friendly accommodation in Gauteng

Situated on the southern slopes of the Magaliesberg, between Pretoria and Hartbeespoort, Willow On Vaal at Grehenheim Estates offers a delightful escape for pet owners. The property not only features three luxurious en-suite guest bedrooms but also houses a luxury boarding kennel for your pets’ care while you explore nearby attractions that may not allow pets. While the Nightjar Suite isn’t pet-friendly, the Barbet and Sunbird Suites provide comfortable accommodation for you and your furry friends. The communal areas, including a lounge with a glass sliding door opening to an enclosed garden with mountain views, ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Get the contact details of Willow On Vaal here.

 Saamrus Guest Farm – Magaliesburg

Outside seating area at a cottage at Saamrus Guest Farm pet-friendly accommodation in Magaliesburg

Tucked away in a tranquil woodland valley, Saamrus Guest Farm epitomizes rustic charm and natural beauty. Surrounded by 500 hectares of unspoiled wilderness, this pet-friendly sanctuary boasts charming self-catering cottages nestled amidst indigenous bushveld. Here, guests can embark on leisurely walks along leafy riverside trails and meandering bush paths, accompanied by their four-legged companions. Whether seeking relaxation or adventure, Saamrus Guest Farm offers an unforgettable holiday experience amidst the splendour of nature.

Get more details about Saamrus Guest Farm here.

 Blue Roan Country Lodge – Magaliesburg 

Blue Roan Country Lodge pool area

For pet owners yearning for a pet-friendly escape in the idyllic surrounds of Magaliesburg, Blue Roan Country Lodge beckons with its tranquil ambience and warm hospitality. This charming lodge offers high-quality self-catering accommodations nestled amidst romantic and cozy outskirts. Welcoming pets by arrangement, each unit features its own fully enclosed and gated private garden, ensuring a safe and secure environment for pets to roam freely. With amenities such as a rock pool, braai facilities, and an array of recreational activities, Blue Roan Country Lodge promises an ideal retreat for pet owners seeking relaxation and adventure.

Find more about Blue Roan Country Lodge here.

Sitatunga Guest Lodge & Transfers – Sandton

Sitatunga Guest Lodge & Transfers

Nestled in the heart of Rivonia – Sandton, Johannesburg, Sitatunga Guest Lodge & Transfers stands as a beacon of elegance and sophistication. Boasting a coveted 4-star rating, this esteemed lodge offers impeccable accommodations perfectly suited for both business and leisure travellers. With its convenient location and pet-friendly policy, Sitatunga Guest Lodge welcomes guests travelling with their furry companions. Whether indulging in business meetings, shopping excursions, or simply unwinding in luxurious surroundings, guests can rest assured that their pets will receive the same level of care and attention.

Get more info about the accommodation here.

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Windsong Living – Krugersdorp

Windsong Living

Nestled within a sprawling 6-acre equestrian estate, Windsong Living offers a luxurious retreat for discerning travellers and their beloved pets. Proudly graded as a four-star accommodation, this exclusive enclave features self-catering lodges meticulously designed to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience. The Tree Living lodge, in particular, caters to pet owners, boasting a fully enclosed space where furry companions can frolic to their hearts’ content. With its opulent accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities, and picturesque surroundings, Windsong Living promises an indulgent getaway for both pets and their owners.

Get the contact details for Windsong Living here.

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Western Cape Pet-Friendly Accommodation

The Farmhouse Hotel 

The-farmhouse-hotel-rooms with pool area, pet-friendly accommodation in Western Cape.

Perched majestically overlooking the serene Langebaan Lagoon, The Farmhouse Hotel stands as a testament to timeless elegance and coastal charm. This character-filled ancient homestead offers excellent pet-friendly rooms for small to medium-sized dogs, ensuring that furry companions can partake in the holiday fun. Guests can meander through West Coast-inspired gardens or traverse the nearby cliff path, soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds them. With its warm hospitality and idyllic setting, The Farmhouse Hotel promises an unforgettable retreat for pets and their owners alike.

Find out more about the The Farmhouse Hotel here.

 Amelia’s by the Sea  

Amelia's by the Sea, a pet-friendly accommodation in Western Cape, blue and white bedroom.

Nestled in the quaint village of Groot Brak, Amelia’s by the Sea beckons with its unique blend of luxury and eco-consciousness. This exclusive 4-star self-catering/BnB accommodation boasts luxurious guest suites adorned with stunning ocean views. Powered by solar energy and welcoming small, well-behaved dogs, Amelia’s by the Sea offers an ideal coastal escape for pet owners seeking serenity and seclusion. With pristine Blue Flag beaches just a stone’s throw away, guests can revel in the coastal splendour while their furry companions frolic in the surf.

Get more details about Amelia’s by the Sea here.

 Home Suites Sea Point 

Home Suites Sea Point. Pets24

Situated in the bustling heart of Sea Point, Home Suites Sea Point offers a vibrant and pet-friendly urban oasis. Surrounded by top eateries, the Sea Point promenade, and the lively Cape Town CBD, this intimate retreat provides the perfect base for exploring the city’s myriad attractions. With its pet-friendly lifestyle suites equipped with doggie beds and food bowls, Home Suites Sea Point ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for both pets and their owners. Whether strolling along the paved promenade or savouring coffee at a nearby cafe, guests can rest assured that their furry companions are well-cared for.

Find out more about the accommodation here.

 Glen Eden Farm

Glen Eden Guest Farm

Nestled just outside the picturesque town of Montagu, Glen Eden Farm invites guests to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of nature. This luxurious enclosed pet-friendly accommodation boasts spacious cottages complete with private gardens, splash pools, and wood-fired hot tubs. With ample space to roam and explore, furry companions can enjoy the freedom of the open countryside while their owners relax amidst the farm’s idyllic surroundings. The farm’s amenities include a licensed bar/pizzeria, an archery range, fishing and hiking trails.

Find out more about Glen Eden Farm here.

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Beletage on Leisure isle – Knysna


Tucked away on the picturesque Leisure Isle in Knysna, Beletage offers a charming cottage retreat for families and their furry friends. Featuring a fully enclosed outside area, this pet-friendly accommodation provides a safe and secure environment for pets to play and explore. With its spacious interiors, modern amenities, and idyllic outdoor setting, Beletage promises a relaxing and enjoyable getaway for both pets and their owners. Whether cycling around the island or lounging beneath an ancient avocado tree, guests can create cherished memories amidst the beauty of Knysna.

Get the contact details of Beletage on Leisure isle here.

Winelands Villa Guesthouse and Cottages – Somerset West
Winelands Villa

Nestled in the scenic town of Somerset West, Winelands Villa Guesthouse beckons with its luxurious accommodations and warm hospitality. This elegant retreat offers spacious luxury rooms and self-catering units, each tastefully decorated for maximum comfort and convenience. Some rooms have a view of the ocean and the countryside and others of the lush garden and swimming pool. Winelands Villa is situated near the R44 and N2, perfect for exploring the Somerset West and Stellenbosch surrounding areas.

Get the contact details of Winelands Villa Guesthouse here.

Kwa-Zulu Nata Pet-Friendly Accommodation

The Oyster Box – Umhlanga

The Oyster Box Terrace pet-friendly accommodation. Pets24

Situated on the pristine Umhlanga beachfront, The Oyster Box stands as a beacon of luxury and refinement. This iconic hotel warmly welcomes small to medium-sized dogs and cats, ensuring that pets can enjoy the opulent experience alongside their owners. With leash-friendly exploration and a dedicated pet menu, The Oyster Box promises an exceptional stay for both humans and their furry companions.

Get more details about The Oyster Box here.

 Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort – Drakensberg

Pet-friendly accommodation in KZN, Dragon Peaks Mountain-Resort with ducks on a dam next to a mountain. Pets24

Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort, a beloved family destination, awaits in the heart of the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. The resort offers an array of accommodations, including options for caravans, camping sites, and select units, where you can bring along your furry friends. Explore the prestigious Ukahlamba National Heritage Park, home to cultural and geographical marvels and some of South Africa’s finest hiking trails. With the resort’s pet-friendly policy, you can create cherished memories in the company of your dogs while enjoying the region’s natural splendours. Make sure to also clean up after your dog at the resort.

Find out more about Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort here.

 Buller’s Rest Lodge – Ladysmith 

Outside the pet-friendly accommodation in KZN, Buller's Rest Lodge.

Buller’s Rest Lodge, situated in Ladysmith’s leafy suburbs in KwaZulu-Natal, offers a unique and upmarket country-style lodge. Thatched roofs and a family atmosphere define the lodge, making it an ideal blend of relaxation and rich South African history. With spacious, comfortable, and pet-friendly accommodations, Buller’s Rest Lodge ensures a memorable stay for you and your furry companions. Enjoy home-cooked meals, unwind at the famous “Boer War” Pub, or bask in the magnificent sun deck overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountains.

Get more info about Buller’s Rest Lodge here.

Zinkwazi – Cecelia’s Holiday Manor – Beachfront Cottage – Zinkwazi

cecelias beach cottage

Perched on the pristine shores of Zinkwazi Beach, Cecelia’s Holiday Manor invites guests to unwind in a picturesque coastal paradise. This pet-friendly beachfront cottage boasts spacious interiors, a fully enclosed garden, and breathtaking ocean views. Key features include a simple house in a fisherman’s village, beachfront with direct beach access, a swimming pool, lagoon and ski boat club close by, easy accessibility by car with plenty of parking, and a spacious garden with beautiful Milkwoods, offering a variety of bird and butterfly life. The property also provides WiFi, good coffee from farm-style coffee shops in the village, ocean views, a braai area, and boma. It follows good cleaning protocols with happy and informed staff.

Get the contact details for Cecelia’s Holiday Manor – Beachfront Cottage Zinkwazi here.

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Tugela River Lodge – Ladysmith 

Tugela River Lodge
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Tugela River Lodge is a self-catering eco lodge, located on a private cattle and game farm on the banks of the Tugela River, near Winterton, KZN, South Africa. They use solar power and gas to run our lodge and are completely off the grid.Tugela River Lodge offers a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and their pets. With its eco-friendly accommodations and pet-friendly policy, this self-catering lodge provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether embarking on leisurely hikes or simply enjoying the beauty of the surrounding landscape, guests can create lasting memories amidst the natural splendor of KwaZulu-Natal.

Get the contact details of Tugela River Lodge here.

Antbear Eco Lodge – Central Drakensberg

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Antbear Eco Lodge, nestled in the breathtaking Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, offers a unique blend of luxury and sustainability. Its signature luxury cave accommodations, nestled under ancient rock formations, provide unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. In addition to its eco-friendly ethos, the lodge offers a range of activities, including guided hikes, horseback riding, and star-gazing experiences. Pets are warmly welcomed and can roam freely on the lodge’s vast grounds. With its commitment to responsible tourism and immersive wilderness experiences, Antbear Eco Lodge promises an unforgettable getaway for guests and their furry companions.

Get more info about Antbear Eco Lodge here.

Mpumalanga Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve – Emgwenya

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Face Book – Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve

The property embraces an enclosed valley of approximately 257 hectares with some of the most beautiful mountain country to be found in the Waterval Boven district.  With its self-catering, pet-friendly cottages and exclusive campsites, guests can immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the natural surroundings. Whether embarking on self-guided hikes or simply basking in the prolific birdlife, Rocky Drift promises a rejuvenating getaway for both pets and their owners.

Learn more about Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve here.

Greystone Lodge – Dullstroom

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Tucked away between Dullstroom and Belfast, Greystone Lodge offers a secluded escape for those seeking peace and serenity. With its individually fenced chalets and cozy fireplaces, this pet-friendly lodge ensures a comfortable stay for guests and their furry companions. Whether exploring the scenic countryside or simply unwinding amidst nature, Greystone Lodge promises a restorative retreat for pets and their owners alike.

Get the contact details of Greystone Lodge here.

Raptor’s View  Dullstroom 

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Perched atop a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Raptor’s View Dullstroom offers a tranquil sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and their pets. This fenced, self-catering holiday home provides the perfect base for exploring the charms of Dullstroom while enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside. With its spacious interiors and proximity to local attractions, Raptor’s View promises an idyllic getaway for pets and their owners alike.

Learn more abou Raptor’s View here.

Highland Giants Estate

Highland Giants Estate
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Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Dullstroom countryside, Highland Giants Estate offers a private and pet-friendly retreat for discerning travellers. With its secluded cottages and fenced gardens, guests can enjoy unparalleled privacy and tranquillity. Whether indulging in fly fishing, exploring scenic trails, or simply savouring the peace and quiet, Highland Giants Estate promises an unforgettable holiday experience for pets and their owners alike.

Get the contact details of Highland Giants Estate here.

With its diverse landscapes and pet-friendly accommodations, South Africa offers endless possibilities for a memorable Easter getaway with furry companions. Whether you prefer the countryside, coastal vistas, or mountain retreats, there’s something for every pet owner to enjoy. So pack your bags, grab your pets, and embark on an unforgettable adventure in South Africa this Easter.



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