12 Best Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Ballito, South Africa - Updated 2024

Rienz Althron
Rienz Althron 
Contributing Writer
| 5 min read

Dolphin Coast is the famous nickname of Ballito, a town in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. It has earned its nickname because of its North Coast shoreline being frequented by dolphins, which is also its most famous tourist attraction. Due to its popularity among tourists from all corners of the globe, the town has grown exponentially and has become home to many establishments, such as malls, hotels, and other recreational facilities that cater to both travelers and locals alike. Today, it’s not just the dolphins that make the tourists come here, but also a crocodile farm, surfing spots, and a surfing contest sponsored by the world-renowned surf company, Billabong. If you’ve been planning to visit this town but you want to bring your pet with you, then consider checking in at one of the best pet-friendly accommodations in Ballito, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Little White Beach Cottage (from USD 110)

Nestled in a stunning location, guests can enjoy the amazing sea and courtyard views from the comfort of the property. Friendly pets are welcome in this pet-friendly accommodation. However, please note that they are not allowed on the furniture. For entertainment, there is a TV with standard cable/satellite channels, and exercise enthusiasts will appreciate the availability of free weights for workouts.

Heating and cooling options include air conditioning and heating to ensure your comfort regardless of the season. Stay connected with the available Wi-Fi and make use of the dedicated workspace in a common area if needed.

This self-catering accommodation in Dolphin Coast boasts a kitchen and dining area that offer a range of amenities for your convenience. The outdoor space includes a private patio or balcony, a fully fenced private back garden, outdoor furniture, a hammock, an outdoor dining area, and a barbecue grill.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
5.85 km (3.7 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
186 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are super comfortable and the aircon works well
everything was sparkly clean and it had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable
very pretty neat clean and pett friendly amazing
a special thank you to our amazing host aleks her hospitality was exceptional
proactively sending us local recommendations and helpful tips
aleks was so friendly and helpful
aleks was a perfect host attending to our every need
she was very helpful when we rescheduled the booking explains everything clearly and is a perfect host
great location for the beach surrounding activities restaurants and shopping
great stay great location well equipped and perfect for a relaxing family beach get away
wonderful place to stay in ballito location close to the beach perfect
fantastic location for us as a family with two young children
close to nice beaches and restaurants and beautiful views
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2. Cozy home with inverter and battery backup system

Indulge in a delightful family escape at this chic destination, where you’ll discover three comfortable bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities and king beds, while the third offers a twin bed setup with a separate bathroom. What’s more, this pet-friendly retreat warmly welcomes your furry companions.

The interior boasts a spacious open-plan living and dining area, while outdoors you can enjoy a generously-sized pool, a beautiful garden to play with your furry friends, and a cozy lounge and dining area. Convenient features include a double garage, off-street parking, and a reliable inverter and battery backup system for uninterrupted power supply.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
6.42 km (4.0 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
27 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was enjoyed by everyone and watching the sunrise from the balcony was epic
every room and bathroom was stunning and luxurious
super clean house with everything as advertised well worth the money
owner was very friendly and helpful
the host was amazing and kind and the support staff were friendly and helped explained everything
myles is the best host ever
myles was an excellent host and busi was very friendly and efficient
and finally myles is a great and a very responsive host
the location was great with a park play area right opposite and walking distance to beach and restaurants
myle’s place is a wonderful gateway by the sea a truly worthwhile experience
great location with a park right on your doorstep especially if you are bringing along a dog
a perfect home close to the beach
a great place to wake up
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Vacation rentals

3. A studio with its own private pool (from USD 36)

This accommodation in Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal boasts its private splash pool where you can beat the heat while having fun with two of your loved ones. It has one bedroom and two spacious beds. It also has its own landscaped garden where you can relax while sipping a cup of coffee or tea. The living room is the spot in the house you’ll want to be if you want to relax as you watch TV. A fully equipped kitchenette will be there for you if you want to prepare your own meal. And the Wi-Fi isn’t something you should worry about because it’s going to be dependable all throughout your stay. And best of all, you can bring your pet for a small fee.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
5.64 km (3.6 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
138 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful private splash pool and courtyard garden to wind down in
clean and comfortable
communication was great clean and iocation central
beautifully decorated clean neat and tranquil
clean - comfortable - quiet - friendly and pro active
jane's place was so comfortable and clean
she really is a fantastic host
great place that felt like home with a very accommodating host
jane was a great host very hospitable and friendly
very welcoming space and the host is very responsive and welcoming
perfect place with the perfect host
location is a bit far away from common tourist attractions
the location is perfect not too far from everything and close to the airport
situated in a very relaxed area walking distance to the beach
a beautifully appointed home in a great location
jane was an excellent host with an immaculately neat place convenient location to the n2 local stores and beach
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4. A centrally located apartment near tourist attractions (from USD 148)

This pet-friendly rental in Ballito is just less than 10 minutes away from some of the most famous attractions in the area, such as Thompson’s Bay Beach, and Perrissa Bay Beach. It has a terrace where you can relax with your family members. Up to seven people can comfortably share the space with its three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Modern amenities will make your stay convenient, such as a refrigerator, living room with a flat-screen TV, and a stylish dining area. It is located on a beachfront so you’ll have the luxury to adore the beauty of the waves crashing on the shore accompanied by your most loyal dog.

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Sea front designer apartment

Address: 45 Ocean Drive, Shaka's Rock, Ballito, South Africa, 4399
5.49 km (3.5 mi) from Sugar Rush Park

5. A luxurious space with a private tidal pool (from USD 55)

Three Palms offer a luxurious experience with its own private pool, cozy interior, a fully appointed kitchen, and a patio. What’s more is that it is just a few minutes away from Salt Rock Beach providing guests convenient access to the popular tourist attraction. It also has a TV with cable channels so you will never be bored should you decide to spend your time within the property. The air conditioning unit and electric fans will keep you cool, while the stable Wi-Fi will keep you connected. The whole house is ideal for a couple with its one bedroom and one bathroom. For a small fee, you can bring your dog with you, too.

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Three Palms One Bedroom Apartment - SOLAR

Address: 15 Dunkirk Crescent, Salt Rock, Ballito, Ballito, South Africa, 4420
5.64 km (3.6 mi) from Sugar Rush Park

6. A bright accommodation for two

This pet-friendly Airbnb accommodation near Ballito has a cozy and warm vibe thanks to having large windows that let natural sunlight brighten up the whole house. The interior of the house is tastefully decorated, adding to its charming atmosphere. Other features to expect are free Wi-Fi connection, central heating and AC, and a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. It also has a pool and garden where you can relax all day long. The accommodation is great for couples because it has one bedroom with one sizeable bed. Dogs are no problem as long as yours is 7 kgs (15.4 lbs) or under.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
5.35 km (3.4 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view of the pool
stunning apartment paula has gone out of her way to make the apartment feel like ‘home’
huge house has got comfortable bed u can g (phone number hidden by airbnb) d sleep in the night
apartment was clean and exactly as the pictures portrayed
stylish spacious and very clean
the apartment is very spacious and clean
the apartment was stylish and clean
the host is too awesome
beautiful apartment and amazing host
paula is a great host
great place by a great host
i enjoyed my stay and paula was a wonderful host
amazing place in a nice quite location just as pictured
great value for money and excellent location
safe and secure apartment with excellent surroundings and gardens and really peaceful neighbourhood
the location is also really great as it's not far off the main road
beautiful place from the gate to the apartments the place is very private safe neat and beautiful
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7. A beach house with its own private swimming pool (from USD 26)

This accommodation’s private swimming pool features pool pillows where you can relax with two of your travel buddies including your pet. If you want to swim at the beach, it is just 700 meters (2296 feet) away, as well as the various shops that surround the area making this beach house a strategic space to rent. The modern facilities will make your stay comfy, such as the AC system, uncapped Wi-Fi, and TV where you can get entertained or stay abreast of the current affairs while on vacation.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
6.49 km (4.1 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
73 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is also a shared patio adjacent to the communal pool
the view from the pool was also very nice
we had a stunning pool area to lounge at with the most incredible views
wifi passwords; where to eat swim chill play etc etc
nothing fancy but incredibly comfortable (with pool and air conditioning)
it is clean quiet and private
stylish relaxing and clean accommodation
accomodation neat and clean
great little apartment very clean well appointed and comfortable
the place was sparkling clean and i would certainly stay there again
claudia is a wonderful host
claudia is the perfect host
host was amazing definatley a great stay
claudia is a friendly and accommodating host
amazing host and lovely pet friendly accomodation
the location is a perfect for the beach
walking distance from a lovely quiet beach
it is in a safe neighborhood close to the beach and a little mall
good place safe and close to the beach
lovely spot very close to the beach (<5 min
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8. A chic accommodation with beach access (from USD 76)

This charming rental boasts its direct access to a secluded beach, an experience that you can share with four of your travel buddies or family members. The house itself overlooks the sea, providing a relaxing view for visitors. The flat-screen TV has Netflix access so you won’t have to miss your favorite shows while on a vacation. Pets are allowed within the premises, so go ahead and bring your furry best friend with you. In terms of convenience, it is just 15 minutes away from the King Shaka International Airport, and less than an hour away from Durban.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
6.9 km (4.3 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
117 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had to drag myself away from this amazing apartment the views the views
beautiful and cozy apartment with stunning views
the view is unbelievable and the facilities top class
amazing views - even better when the dolphins swim past lovely decor
the apartment is in a great location the view is incredible and kathy is super helpful
place is clean and not to crowded 3
the apartment was clean and fresh with everything that you could possibly need
this ambient space was sparkling clean and cosy making us feel right at home
great place and great host
what a perfect beach getaway and lovely host
most refreshing was having such a genuinely caring and friendly hostess such as kathy
kathy is the perfect host and so friendly too
kathy is an amazing host and the place itself is next level
an amazing location and a wonderful unit
a very unique and wonderful relaxing place
amazing place right on a quiet beach even in the peak of december
wish i could keep this place a secret and just for ourselves
the flat is stylish very well-maintained and in a great location
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9. Mahogany Villa (from USD 54)

Mahogany Villa has a pet-friendly accommodation with an outdoor pool where you can unwind with your family. It offers rooms with king-sized beds and a view of a beautifully landscaped garden. It is just a few minutes away from some of the attractions, such as Ballito Shopping Mall, and Ndlondlo Reptile Park. The Wi-Fi connection is reliable so you can still work on your remote project while relaxing within the comfort of your unit, and if you ever get bored, you can watch your favorite programs on the flat-screen TV.

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Mahogany Villa Guesthouse - SOLAR

9.3 User Rating

Address: 15 Dunkirk Crescent Salt Rock, Ballito, Ballito, South Africa, 4420
5.64 km (3.6 mi) from Sugar Rush Park

10. A cottage overlooking the sea (from USD 108)

This accommodation gives you and your family the opportunity to eat together while enjoying a great view of the beach. The dining area is located near a large window that overlooks the sea. Preparing a hearty meal for everyone is easy because of the kitchen comes with almost everything you’ll need. The parking lot can accommodate two cars. The whole house can accommodate up to eight guests, with its four bedrooms and six beds. You can also bring your pet to share the memories you’ll create in this lovely beach house.

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Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
6.25 km (3.9 mi) from Sugar Rush Park
92 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
really clean and comfortable
a beautiful home clean and spacious
clean and close to everything
had a wonderful time and debbie was an awesome host
beautiful place near the beach and other shops
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11. Canelands Beach Club (from USD 119)

Situated near Salt Rock Beach, Canelands Beach Club provides its guest convenient access to this famous beach. Each of its rooms is modernly designed and with sophisticated furnishings, such as a satellite TV, and working space. The on-site bar offers various cocktails that you can drink while enjoying the overlooking view of the ocean. For a small fee, you can definitely tag your fur baby with you.

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Canelands Beach Club

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Shrimp Lane
5.78 km (3.6 mi) from Sugar Rush Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

12. Petite Provence Boutique (from USD 96)

Petite Provence Boutique offers free breakfast to each and every patron who chooses to stay here. There’s a Wi-Fi connection in every part of the hotel which will keep you connected to the online world for the whole duration of your vacation. The outdoor pool is one of the best recreational features of the hotel, and the tastefully landscaped garden is most pleasing to the eyes. Your pets don’t have to miss you while you’re out, because you can bring them here.

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Petite Provence Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Address: 7 Mdoni Road, Salt Rock, Ballito, Ballito, South Africa, 4391
5.28 km (3.3 mi) from Sugar Rush Park

A solution for every pet-loving traveler

Taking your dogs with you isn’t going to be a problem anymore since you can take them to one of the best beachfront Airbnb or dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Ballito, South Africa. Have a long and worry-free vacation with your furry baby at one of these long-term rentals.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Rienz is a former office-based employee who entered the world of travel writing. His ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world and experience as much of it as he can. By pursuing his dreams,...Read more

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