The Rugby World Cup is a time when the entire nation unites in the spirit of camaraderie and pride to support our beloved Springboks. As we eagerly await this exciting sporting event, there’s no reason your furry friends should miss out on the fun. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best pet-friendly spots around Johannesburg, Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay and Vaneeren where you can catch all the action of the Rugby World Cup.
Hudson in Parkhurst is a trendy burger joint known for its craft beer and delicious menu. With strategically placed screens, you can catch all the action while enjoying their ultimate happy hour. What’s even better is that they welcome pet lovers on their patio, making it a perfect spot for social doggos to join in on the fun (on a leash). Get the contacts for Hudsons here.
Blind Tiger Cafe is a gem in Randburg, offering mouthwatering Kalahari venison wors rolls and a 1.5L jug of Jack Black beer for a great price. You can watch the Springboks on a large screen in their garden area. This café is warm, and inviting, and even welcomes your furry companion, as long as you sit outside. Find out more about Blind Tiger Cafe here.
Pablo is the place to be for an energetic rugby atmosphere. During the Springboks’ matches, you can enjoy special deals on all of Pablo’s classic pizzas – buy two and pay for only one! And every time a try is scored, you get to celebrate with a free round of Springbok shots. Plus, it’s a pet-friendly spot, so your four-legged friend can join in the excitement.
Milk Bar at George Lea Park is a colourful, retro African-chic spot that became a hit during the Rugby World Cup in 2019. You can enjoy the game with a great atmosphere and plenty of seating both inside and out. It’s pet-friendly, so don’t leave your pup at home; just remember to keep them well-behaved and on a leash. Find the contact info for Milk Bar here.
Delta Cafe and Don Quixote offer a family-friendly, cyclist-friendly, and pet-friendly atmosphere. Watch the rugby action on their big screens and enjoy great food in a relaxed outdoor setting. It’s a welcoming spot for both human and furry family members. Find out more info about Delta Cafe here.
Foresters Arms (Forries) is a beloved spot for locals to enjoy the Rugby World Cup. You can savour ice-cold draughts while cheering for the Springboks and indulging in delicious meals. Best of all, Forries is the perfect dog-friendly pub, allowing your four-legged companion to be part of the action. Get more info about Foresters Arms here.
Saggy Stone Brewery is getting into the rugby spirit with special deals during the games. You can dig into their burger and beer special, enjoy Rivva Hard Seltzers, and even get free tequila and pizza slices when you scream “bomb squad” every time one of the commentators mentions it. And yes, it’s a pet-friendly spot, so your furry friend can enjoy the festivities too.
Location: Plettenberg Bay
The Lookout Deck in Plettenberg Bay offers a stunning view of the Indian Ocean, making it a bucket list destination. With four screens to watch the game and delectable food specials, it’s an ideal place to catch the Rugby World Cup action. Plus, they’re pet-friendly, so your dog can enjoy the ocean view with you.
Location: Van Reenen
Nestled in the serene Drakensberg Mountains, just 5 kilometres from Van Reenen, Oban Historical Guest Farm offers the perfect retreat for Rugby World Cup enthusiasts. Steeped in history dating back to the Anglo-Boer War, this hidden gem has been transformed into a haven for sports fans. As you gear up for the Rugby World Cup action, Oban Historical Guest Farm is your ideal midpoint stopover between Johannesburg and Durban. Whether you’re travelling on a Friday or Saturday, you won’t miss a moment of the rugby action, making it a must-visit destination during this sporting extravaganza. Find out more about Oban Historical Guest Farm here.
Whether you’re around Johannesburg, Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay or Vaneeren you can enjoy the Rugby World Cup this weekend at these pet-friendly venues. So, grab your jersey, leash up your furry friend, and get ready to cheer for the Springboks in style! If you have visited these venues to watch the Rugby World Cup, please let us know in the comments below if they are indeed pet-friendly. Your firsthand accounts and feedback are invaluable to our community, and they can help fellow pet owners make informed choices about where to enjoy the games with their furry friends. Do you know of other great places where rugby enthusiasts and their furry friends can enjoy the action? Leave your comments and suggestions below. Let’s make this Rugby World Cup season a memorable one for all South Africans, both human and canine!