Pet Friendly Drakensberg Holidays with Pet Friendly Competition
So when last did you take your fur child on holiday?
They really are so much part of your family and with the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands being such a great pet friendly destination it time for your next family getaway including your pet! Planning your pet friendly holiday is important and that what we are trying to assist you with in this email.
There are plenty great pet friendly accommodation options but there are also many that are not suitable. Accommodation that is pet friendly would mostly provide a lovely space to take you dog for walks as well as provide you with a fenced in garden. You are not allowed into the KwaZulu Natal National Parks with a dog so here area few pet friendly options.
If you’re looking for breathing space with place for your pet to run, then you can’t beat Antbear Lodge https://www.antbear.com/pet, a beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere. Antbear Lodge is certainly one of the most special pet–friendly places in the Drakensberg. Beautiful, vast views of the mountains with plenty of ground for dogs to roam off the leash. Walk for hours. Your dogs will be happy with lots of dams to swim in and horses to discover. The pet friendly units at Antbear Lodge each have their own fenced off gardens and there is no limitation of size of hound allowed. Antbear Lodge even offer a pet welcome pack with a few goodies including an own doggie towel.
The best pet friendly option in the Champagne Valley is Ardmore Guest Farm https://www.ardmore.co.za. Also lovely fenced in units with self catering options. Plenty of space to go for walks with your dogs. Medium and small dogs welcomed.
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Some of the best pet friendly restaurants in the region include:
- The Bierfassel is a quaint Austrian themed pub that serves hearty meals, catering for all tastes. Let the children play in the kids’ activity area while tasting our Bavarian, Austrian and Midlands country fare. The pub offers over 35 different beers from around the world, including their very own local drauft beers from Nottingham Road Brewery. Pets are welcome as long as you sit outside which is where you want to be anyway.
- The Windmills Kitchen – Loads of different types of food styles in a food court like setting, plus space to run around for your pets.
- Walking at Karkloof Falls – Karkloof is a spectacular waterfall just about 15km from Howick of which about 5km is a reasonable dirt road. The falls is not directly accessible but a small partially hidden pathway from the car park gives you a beautiful view. The picnic area is relatively small but airy. You can bring your braai. This is one of those places that don’t officially offer pet friendly options but nobody will bother you here if you bring your dog either.
- Cattle Paths – offers a number of walking trails and a little pizza restaurant between Estcourt and Weenen. The trails can be walked or mountain biked and pets are welcome too.
- Dragon Peaks – offers camping where you can also take your dog. Day visitors also welcome. Lots of hiking and walking opportunities but dogs do need to be on a lead. They are also welcome at Dragons Rest Restaurant if you want a bite to eat.
- Piggly Wiggly a restaurant in the Natal Midlands together with lots of arts & craft outlets is an ideal family stop. You can visit here with your children and keep them entertained, as well as your four-legged children. If you pop by on a Saturday nice and early you can do the Park Run too.