Pet Friendly Accommodation in the Western Cape
Going on holiday without your family pet is often difficult. You have to find a sitter or leave them with family and friends while you’re gone. The main reason is because it is so hard to find pet friendly accommodations when you go on holiday.
Well we have compiled a list of a few of the best places in the Western Cape that welcome our four-legged family members with open doors. This should help you get accommodation that won’t have you feeling like you have no choice but to leave your beloved pet at home. Let’s get into it!
- The Blue House – Stanford
Featuring a braai area, an indoor fireplace, satellite TV, an outdoor patio and lawn as well as a large farmhouse kitchen, this beautiful Victorian house is the perfect home away from home. There is also a farmer’s market just down the road for quick shop trips or relaxing outings for the family. This house is also big enough to accommodate a family of 8 and on request you can bring along your pet!
- Windfall Wine Farm – McGregor Valley
These lovely farm cottages features a braai area, a jungle gym, swimming pool, satellite TV as well as wine tasting which is a win for the wine lovers! It is a peaceful open space in the countryside away from the busy city life for those who enjoy a slower pace and tranquil environment. There you can explore the beautiful McGregor Valley with your furry companion. Depending on the cottage it is big enough for a couple or family of 4.
- Barking Beach Cottage – Hermanus
Who doesn’t enjoy an early morning or late afternoon stroll on the beach? I know I do! At Barking Beach there can be plenty of walks that you and your dog will be able to enjoy. The cottages are large enough to house a family of 6 and their beloved canine companions. Featuring a braai area, indoor fireplace, satellite TV and gated security, this is a lovely place to spend the holiday with your family.
- River Edge – Kleinberg Farm, Breede River
Pack your canoes or tow your boat along to this beautiful river! They also have a braai area, an indoor fireplace, satellite TV and a jacuzzi to relax in. There is enough space for a family of 6, 8 or 10 depending on which cottage you take and not only is Butch welcome here, but Sylvester and Tweety as well! Just make sure the bird stays in the cage.
- The Twelve Apostles – Camps Bay
Although most of these places are in the more quiet areas, The Twelve Apostles is more luxurious than the rest. They have various suites and rooms available and allow small pets. There are 3 restaurants, a swimming pool, an in-house cinema, a health spa, a conservatory, a minibar, hiking trails, city tours, Wi-Fi and pet beds. Your stay also includes breakfast and your beloved pet has his or her own menu too!
- Stanford Hills Estate – Weltevreden Farm, Stanford
Good food, wine tasting along with fresh air out on riverboats await those who stay at one of these cottages. Depending on the cottage there is ample space to house 4-6 people as well as your pet of course. They have a braai area, an indoor fireplace, a restaurant, hiking trails as well as a jungle gym for the kids.
- Plum Tree Cottage – McGregor
Looking for something different? Well look no further than this tiny country enclave. Bordering a nature reserve and with wine and olive farms nearby, this is a gem of a place to visit. With prior arrangement, your pet can join you and the family here where they have an enclosed back garden, an outdoor patio, an indoor fireplace and a fully-equipped kitchen. Big enough for a family of 4.
- Blommekloof Country Cottages – Outeniqua Mountains
Go off the grid and experience nature at her best! There are 2 cottages that are large enough to house between 6-8 guests! Features here include birdwatching, fishing, hiking trails, enclosed gardens, mountain biking trails, as well as a jungle gym, braai areas and an indoor fireplace.
- The Beach House – Witsand
Finally there is this luxury seaside house with 5 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, big enough for 10 people and your small breed pets with prior arrangement. This beautiful place has a fire pit braai area, an indoor fireplace, a swimming pool, satellite TV, laundry facilities, bicycles, a splash pool, a reading lounge, 2 entertainment areas, fishing rods and Wi-Fi.
With all these wonderful places you have more than enough reason to take your fur babies with you on your holiday! You can also find a few products that make travelling with your pets easier here: www.4apet.co.za. Safe travels!