Pet-friendly stays in South Africa: A holiday for the whole family_1

If you’d like to travel but can’t bear the thought of leaving your pet(s) at home, bring them with – pack in your little loved ones and head to these pet-friendly accommodation spots.

Pet-friendly places across the country 

Dogs are known as man’s best friend and great travelling companions too. Give yours a change of scenery; let them explore new territories with you. Pedigree presents a list of the best accommodation options for you and your pooch. 

Eastern Cape

Jack-Pot Beach House: This is a self-catering house, accommodating up to seven people and a friendly pet policy. There are views of the Cape St Francis main beach and nature reserve, which your pets can enjoy and explore with you.

St Francis E’s-cape: This double-storey house is ultra-modern with views of the St Francis Village, inviting you and your fluffy friends for a visit. 

Free State

Clarens Butterfly Villa: Located in the surrounds of the Maluti Mountains, this villa offers self-catering accommodation for the whole family. It is within walking distance from Clarens Square and pets are welcome in their select units. 


The Ivy Villa Hotel & Spa: Offering relaxation in the heart of Santon, The Ivy considers pets part of the family and welcome them as your travelling companions. The hotel has pet-friendly gardens for them to roam, as well as a pet-sitting service for when you’d like so “me time” at the Camelot spa, or a visit to Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar.


Stoney Way Place Cottage: This luxury accommodation in the mountainous area of the Underberg provides an ideal location for you and your pets, surrounded by the beauty of its design and, of course, the surrounding nature.

The Merry Crab Beach Lodge: Bring along the whole family to this KwaZulu-Natal gem – the perfect tropical hideaway location. There are pet-friendly units available, and the beach nearby is the perfect playground for them.


Mountain Fly Fishing: Self-catering cottages in Magoebasklook, overlooking serene trout waters. Situated on a farm, this is a great location for your pets to roam free.


Forest Creek Lodge & Spa: This is a small, pet-friendly hotel in Dullstroom. There is access to the bush from the lodge, which is set in a private nature reserve, so you and your pets can traverse along trails.

Northern Cape

Aan’t Kanaal B&B: Just outside of the Upington CBD is a tranquil bed and breakfast. Animal-friendly, there is also an abundance of birdlife here, which is sure 

North West

Little Swift Chalets: These are romantic chalets, situated in the Skeerpoort Valley on the banks of the Maglies river. It is located on a farm, suitable for all members of the family to enjoy, along with the other animals that call Little Swift home.

Western Cape

Barking Beach Cottage: This is a home situated in a private part of Sandbaai in Hermanus. It is a home away from home, where all breeds are welcome. It is walking distance from a pet-friendly beach and restaurant at Onrus River.

Dunstone Beach House: This beach house is in Jacob’s Bay, along the west coast of the Western Cape. It is within walking distance to the beach that you’ll be able to enjoy the sounds of waves crashing on the shore, where the whole family is welcome.

Stanford Hills Estate: Opt to stay in a preserved Manor House on a family-owned boutique wine estate. Guests on the estate can relax among the beautiful scenery, with walks through the gardens and vineyards.

Enjoy your holiday without the separation anxiety of leaving your pet(s) behind. With options all across the country, they’re sure to have a happy holiday season with you. When they need a treat, Pedigree’s Tasty Bites has you sorted.