3 pet-friendly accommodation options for every type of holidaymaker

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Fancy a getaway with your pooch? We sure do! No need to feel guilty about leaving your furry family members at home with a pet sitter or in a kennel, when you can just take them on holiday with you!

We’ve got three stunning, local accommodation options to suite every type of holidaymaker…and their furries. Take a look:

  • Fancy furbabies 

Where: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town.

The vibe: Discover an enchanting pet-friendly oasis at this esteemed 5-star hotel. 

Accommodation: Every room and suite with a patio or balcony is designated as a pet-friendly room. Upon arrival, a warm welcome treat awaits alongside provisioned food & water bowls. The menu is replete with healthy, delectable meals tailored to your pet’s delight. Outside, you can explore a mesmerising garden with ancient camphor trees, a quaint vineyard, and a blooming rose garden. The Cellars provide a picturesque playground for your furry companion to explore and enjoy.

Activities: Relish a meal with your pet at nearby cafés like La Parada or Simon’s Groot Constantia. Venture through scenic walks at Constantia Green Belt or Klassenbosch Trail, discovering serene settings together. A short drive unveils pristine pet-friendly beaches like Clifton 1st Beach, Camps Bay Beach, or Long Beach in Kommetjie – perfect for a day of frolicking in the waves. 

Pet policy: Small- and medium-sized dogs are welcomed with a leash requirement in all public areas. A maximum of two pets per room, each weighing less than 15kg, is allowed. Ensure your pets have up-to-date vaccinations and are free from communicable illnesses. A detailed pet policy document is available to ensure a comfortable & hassle-free stay for all guests.

 

Dog with his head poking out of a car window. Source: Unspash

 

  • Outdoor pooches

Where: Cornerway House in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.

The vibe: Nestled within the picturesque setting of the Garden Route, this 4-star BnB is a haven for pets and their owners. Renowned for its sumptuous English or Continental breakfast and opulent rooms with tasteful decor, the establishment is a testament to refined hospitality.

Accommodation: Pet-friendly rooms not only offer private courtyards but also access to a large, enclosed garden – a paradise for both small and large four-legged companions. Pets must arrive equipped with their own beds, bowls, and food. 

Activities: With two nearby parks ideal for a leisurely stroll or spirited exercise, and an array of pet-friendly restaurants in Plettenberg Bay, your days will be packed with memories. Discover an assortment of beaches catering to pets, be it on-lead options like Solar Beach, Poortjies Beach, and Nature’s Valley Beach or free-roam paradises such as Sanctuary Beach, The Waves Beach, Standmeer Beach, and The Wreck Beach.

Pet policy: Cornerway House welcomes dogs of all sizes. The establishment, however, refrains from accommodating certain pets like leguaans, rats, and mongooses. Pets must arrive equipped with their own beds, bowls, and food. Contact the venue directly to enquire about their full pet policy.

 

  • R&R lovers

Where: River Edge in Breedekloof, Breede River Valley.

The vibe: Perfectly situated on the banks of the Breede River, River Edge is enveloped by majestic mountains and vineyards. These stone-clad river houses promise an authentic countryside experience and is the ideal place for those looking to disconnect and rejuvenate. 

Accommodation: River Edge offers three free-standing river rock-clad cottages, with the largest unit accommodating up to 10 people. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen, ensuring you feel right at home. Wood-fired hot tubs, fireplaces, and braai areas provide an authentic countryside experience. Pets will need to arrive with their own beds, bowls, and food, they’ll be spoiled with vast open spaces to roam and enjoy.

Activities: On-site, you can choose to kayak, fish, hike, run, or cycle through various trails with your four-legged companions. Wine lovers can enjoy tasting sessions at Lateganskop, their winery. You can also enjoy a delightful breakfast at the coffee shop, or, depending on the season, partake in grape harvesting. Their Farm Shop stocks fresh local produce and products. In addition, massages are also available on-site. In the nearby areas, you will find a variety of wine and gin tasting experiences, horseback riding, beauty salons, and numerous restaurants including Die Eike, Waverly Hills Organic Wine & Olive Estate, Harvest Table Bistro, and more.

Pet policy: For a comfortable stay, pet owners must bring their own pet beds, bowls, and food. For any additional curious questions and a comprehensive understanding of their pet policy, it’s recommended to contact River Edge directly.

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