Road Tripping with Pets: Pet-Friendly Accommodations and Travel Tips

A close-up picture of a cat sleeping under the covers

Taking a road trip with your pets can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, it can also be challenging, especially when finding the right places to stay. It’s important to make sure your pets are comfortable and safe. 

Pet-Friendly Accommodations in South Africa

Barking Beach Cottage, Hermanus

Barking Beach Cottage is in Hermanus, a town known for its beautiful beaches and fresh sea air. This cottage can host up to six guests and is dog-friendly. 

Features include:

  • Braai area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • Gated security

Stanford Hills Estate, Weltevreden Farm, Stanford

Stanford Hills Estate in Stanford is known for its wine tasting and good country food. The cottages can host 4, 5, or 6 guests and feature:

  • Braai area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • On-site restaurant,
  • Jungle gym
  • Hiking trails

The Blue House, Stanford

The Blue House in Stanford is a lovely Victorian home with beautiful gardens. It can accommodate up to eight guests, and pets are welcome if you ask in advance. 

Features include:

  • Braai area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Outdoor patio
  • Large farmhouse kitchen
  • Satellite TV

River Edge Accommodation, Kleinberg Farm, Breede River

River Edge Accommodation is located on Kleinberg Farm by the Breede River, great for boating and swimming. The cottages can host 6, 8, or 10 guests, and they welcome dogs, cats, and caged birds. 

Features include:

  • Braai area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Satellite TV
Pet cat and dog enjoying the outdoors

Windfall Wine Farm

Windfall Wine Farm is in the quiet McGregor Valley, perfect for a peaceful getaway. The cottages, which host 2 or 4 guests, include:

  • Braai area:
  • Swimming pool
  • Jungle gym
  • Satellite TV
  • Wine tasting

The Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay

The Twelve Apostles in Camps Bay offers luxury with beautiful views of Cape Town. Small pets are allowed. 

The hotel features:

  • On-site restaurants
  • Swimming pool
  • Health spa
  • Hiking trails
  • Pet beds and special pet menus

The Beach House, Witsand

The Beach House in Witsand is perfect for a luxury seaside escape. It can accommodate up to 10 guests and welcomes small breeds by prior arrangement. 

Features include:

  • Braai area
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and fishing rods

Choosing the right pet-friendly accommodations is key to a successful road trip with your furry friends. By planning ahead and being well-prepared, you can ensure both you and your pets have an enjoyable and memorable journey. It’s important to pre-book your accommodations and rental car to ensure you and your pet have a secure place to stay when visiting.  Exploring South Africa with your pets can be an incredible experience, offering a variety of beautiful and welcoming destinations. 

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