Time for a getaway – it’s a dog’s life after all

2 Nov 2016

Can’t leave home without your best friend? Surround yourself with nature and tranquility because we have just the accommodation for you and your pets.

Thabile Lodge – Western Cape, De Rust

“Thabile” means place of happiness, and this lodge is centred on a 110-year-old homestead. Here you are welcomed by the basset duo, Ben and Basil, who will make you feel right at home. This four-star guest lodge is a perfect spot from which to head out and explore the Klein Karoo.

Letskraal Farm – Eastern Cape, Graaff Reinet

This is a place where the peace of the Karoo farm life sinks into your heart. There are walks in every direction and the electricity-free cottages are ideal for a true weekend of peace and quiet.

Toad Hall Cottages – KwaZulu-Natal, Caversham

Thanks to Toadhall Cottage you can go on holiday and take your pets with you. These tastefully furnished self-catering cottages offer amazing accommodation in the heart of the Midlands Meander.

Boscobel Cottages – Limpopo, Magoebaskloof

Here your fur children can explore the nooks and crannies of their accommodation while you relax at the fireplace. The property is fenced in and offers charming self-catering accommodation. Each unit has a fully-equipped kitchen, patio and braai with a main bedroom downstairs and a loft bedroom upstairs.

Huntly Glen – Eastern Cape, Near Bedford

This is also fenced-in accommodation so your dogs are free to explore and roam around and take in the farm smells. This tastefully furnished farm house sleeps 10 people, and is a glorious place for long walks, long lunches and long afternoon naps.

Knysna Terrace Boutique Guesthouse – Western Cape, Knysna

Seven captivating suites overlook the Knysna Lagoon, while the back of the property has been transformed into a self-catering studio for people travelling with pets. The entire area is enclosed to guard against escaping pets.  

Crab Apple Cottages – KwaZulu-Natal, Dargle

These thatched, self-catering cottages are comfortable and beautifully decorated. A sundeck and freshly laundered dog beds await you and your fur friends at this accommodation, which situated on the edge of the Dargle Valley Conservancy.

Lilly Cottage – Western Cape, Porterville

Take your walking shoes because this lovely cottage on the Pampoen Fontein Farm is just beautiful and has to be explored. The cottage is fenced in, so your pets will be safe and you will be able to relax for hours at the outdoor braai overlooking the dam.


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Images courtesy of River Edge Accommodation, Breede River and Sierra Resort, Mooi River. Both of these establishments are pet-friendly.