Best Dog- & Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Durban, South Africa - Updated 2021

pet friendly accommodation in durban
Richard Dean
Richard Dean

Durban is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in South Africa. Situated in the province of KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban boasts plenty of excursions, world-class blue beaches, amazing attractions, and more. This beautiful coastal city is a combination of African, Indian, and colonial influences, which means more flavor, diverse culture, and plenty of unique faces. Begin by visiting the splendid aquarium theme park, uShaka Marine World. If you are interested in African plant species, Durban Botanical Gardens is the place to be. And there is much more to discover. If you want to experience all of these with your fur baby at your side, Durban got plenty of pet-friendly accommodations that will help a fur parent like you. Read on and discover the best dog- and pet-friendly accommodations in Durban, South Africa.


1. First Group Oceanic (from USD 57)

Comfortable in every way, First Group Oceanic is a pet-friendly hotel in Durban. Situated 3.1 km (1.93 mi) from uShaka Marine World and 1.4 km (0.86 mi) from Durban ICC, the hotel is a good starting point to explore the beauty of the town. All apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen with all the things necessary for food preparation and a dining area. There’s no reason to get bored, as a game room and an on-site bar are available. If you want more, a nice restaurant and a relaxing rooftop pool are also included in the amenities.

First Group Oceanic

Address: 20 John McIntyre Road
Price: from 57 USD

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Books, DVDs, music for children Daily housekeeping Security alarm Breakfast in the room Beachfront Shared lounge/TV area Lift

2. The Oyster Box (from USD 289)

Welcome to The Oyster Box! This amazing hotel is known for superb amenities and facilities, hospitality, and everything you are looking for to have a great holiday. It features a well-equipped spa, two outdoor pools, and more. If you fancy a little bit of shopping, Gateway Shopping Center is just 2 km (1.24 mi) away. Location-wise, the hotel gives opportunities to admire the picturesque Indian Ocean and Umhlanga Lighthouse. You can tag your fur babies as the hotel accommodates pets. The best part? It is free of charge. What’s more? Pet bowls are also included in the amenities.

The Oyster Box

Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks
Price: from 289 USD

Library Pets allowed Shoeshine Free WiFi Breakfast takeaway containers Access to health care professionals Smoke alarms Sun terrace

Vacation rentals

3. Luxurious accommodation equipped with everything you need (from USD 79)

Penthouse Eastpoint is a great choice if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay in Durban. It puts you in the center of everything, as plenty of restaurants, nice shops, and beaches are accessible on foot. Pets are allowed, which makes this place a pet-friendly accommodation. The rental is spacious and clean and comes with two adorable bedrooms. Plenty of friendly amenities are available, from a well-equipped kitchen to television and more.

Penthouse Eastpoint
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
103 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
jason’s apartment is amazing the view makes it
lovely apartment great views quiet neighbourhood
nice and lovely apartment with a refreshing view
a beautiful apartment with a beautiful view the apartment is spacious and clean
good value for money excellent view spacious apartment happy to come back anytime
beautiful and very clean home
it is clean and very beautiful
bright clean and spacious
our stay was amazing clean place
the apartment is stylish modern clean and beautiful
jason response to any of our questions and request were quick and friendly
jason was really helpful
jason has been a great host and responding to queries almost immediately
the security guys were very friendly and helpful
beautifully furnished and excellent welcome from onsite security guard / host
excellent safe location walking distance from the promenade
great space and location
amazing place so close to ushaka
great location and can walk to beaches shops and restaurants
location is perfect we looking forward to our next stay
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4. Comfortable self-catering room in a central location (from USD 30)

Situated in the heart of Durban, this comfortable self-catering accommodation is full of charm. The rental has two adorable bedrooms that can cater up to six guests. Pets are welcome here, where they can roam around the lovely garden and green space. You’ll be also minutes to some local restaurants and beaches. Guests will have their own entrance and outdoor space, which means your privacy is guaranteed. Other amenities like kitchen, pool, and veranda are also at your disposal.

La Mer Self-Catering Rooms 1 & 2 in a shared house
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
128 reviews
Private room in house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed excellent amenities
loved the shower and the amenities
the rooms were wonderfully stocked with goodies and even kitted out with all the amenities
a very comfortable king size bed private bathroom and a well stocked amenities
the kitchen is available to use and the wifi is excellent (great for us running an online business )
beautiful clean and homely stay
very clean and tidy place
neat and clean space
the bathroom was so warm and clean and spacious
the accommodation was great; clean and comfortable with many thoughtful touches
very lovely & thoughtful hosts
hosts are amazing & friendly
highly recommend these wonderful hosts
lovely and fantastic couple and hosts
lovely setting with very friendly hosts
the location in a very nice neighborhood is awesome
great location with shops and awesome restaurants just a 2 minute drive away some within walking distance
it's located in a beautiful street and within walking distance to shops and restaurants
the location is close to shopping and there is good security
the location is great and secure which is perfect for an all ladies weekend
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5. Modern and spacious apartment with ocean view (from USD 81)

If you want some doses of vitamin sea, this modern and spacious apartment, which is a walking distance to superb beaches and uShaka Marine World is a combination of comfort and convenience. Yes, pets are welcome here, which means you and your buddy can have a wonderful time exploring the beauty of the town. Within a short drive, you’ll be able to reach sports stadiums, Durban’s business center, and ICC.

33 Eastpoint
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
97 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment with stunning views
the apartment was cleans and neat
awesome place great view and comfortable space
it had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay
just needs wifi but apartment from that it was an truly awesome stay
great apartment very clean & modern
the place was quite clean and well presented
it was super clean
great clean safe and tidy place
the appartment is sparkling clean with thoughtful touches
jason was the best host and i will certainly return
thank you jason for being such a great host
this was home away from home very cozy and jason is an awesome host
really stunning place and super helpful check in and out staff
check in and check out were very easy and the security is very helpful
close to various entertainment facilities
great location and very comfy apartment
loved the place close to everything i needed very convenient
beautiful place situated in the perfect location
a beautiful place and a great location
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6. Luxurious Greek-style home with modern conveniences

Villa Heron is consistently known for a relaxing place to stay in Morningside, one of the most popular suburbs in Durban. This accommodation welcomes guests and even their fur babies. The whole place is full of charm, tastefully decorated, and equipped with plenty of modern conveniences, from Bosch oven to kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. Whether you want to relax in the huge pool or sip a delicious cocktail in the outdoor bar, a great vacation is guaranteed here. Botanical gardens, adorable shops, restaurants romantic cafes - all of which are just a short walk away.

Villa Heron - Life as it should be
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
25 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool deck was fantastic
villa heron is a beautiful greek styled space with a stunning pool
we loved the style of the house and enjoyed the chill out area around the big pool
a clean pool with a big lounge
all bedrooms on suite clean spacious
bedrooms are clean and housekeeping is good
thembi was great and kept the place nice and clean during our stay
the place was very clean and we felt like home
sam is a great host
amazing host the house is beautiful
sam's great host check-in was a breeze
sam is a wonderful host who is super responsive
sam was an amazing host will definitely recommend staying at his house
fantastic location as it is close to shops and restaurants and not far from beachfront
the location is perfectly located with great views of durban
great place to explore durban
it’s close to being my dream home and thembi is an absolute delight so so precious
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7. Charming accommodation close to the beach (from USD 31)

Situated 6 km (0.62 mi) from the wonderful Brighton Beach, this charming and pet-friendly accommodation is here for you. It puts you in the center of entertainment hubs like Eyadini Lounge and Max’s Lifestyle. If you fancy a little bit of shopping, you are not far away from plenty of amazing malls, from uMgubho Guest House to Pavillion Shopping Mall. Several amenities are at your disposal, from the well-equipped kitchen to hot tub, from a gorgeous pool to essentials, and more.

uMgubho Guest House
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
25 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the place is very nice and clean the hosts are nice and it was a lovely stay
also host was helpful and place was cleaned regularly
this was a great space for chilling nd everything is close and really clean
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8. Homey apartment close to entertainment hubs and Durban's best attractions (from USD 39)

Another superb pet-friendly accommodation that you can consider in Durban is this homey apartment hosted by Jason. Location is also top-notch, as you are not far away from several restaurants and entertainment hubs. It is also a good base to explore Durban’s best attractions like ICC and sports stadiums. The good part? Beaches are just walking distance from the property, where you and your buddy can play and run all day. Other highlights of this accommodation include WiFi, heating, and a comfortable bedroom.

37 Eastpoint
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
72 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
just be sure to bring your own toilet paper and tea/coffee supplies
very spacious for a 1 bedroom apartment with great views
cosy apartment on the harbor of south beach - security very friendly and helpful
very clean and nice place
great host sparkling clean and neat apartment
the place is clean and lovely the touches are beautiful and the bed is so comfy
clean stylish safe and the best place to be
the place was exactly as in the pictures and was sparklingly clean
(4pm)super helpful security and hosts beachfront is close by ushaka waterpark as well
great location lots of restaurants and entertainment close by
close to the beachfront and the attractions
lovely location close to many essential destinations
the place is well located neat and pleasant
5 minute walk to beach and ushaka although it’s close to the harbour it’s still a safe neighbourhood
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9. Charming and quaint accommodation with a nice view (from USD 63)

This charming and quaint apartment is your home away from home. There are several spots where you can relax. The lovely balcony offers magnificent views of the canals and ships. Situated within the center of Point Waterfront Development, you are already a winner when you stay at this accommodation. It encourages you to venture out as numerous world-class blue flag beaches are just around the corner. uShaka Marine World, which is home to restaurants, shopping, and leisure, is just a walking distance from the property. Yes, the accommodation welcomes pets, which makes this rental suitable for fur parents.

Serene Quays on the Canal - Luxurious Accomodation
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
3 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what was really amazing were the amenities like the washing machine and dryer and nice kitchen
it was very clean perfect location and very spacious
they were most responsive to my needs
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Discover the best of Durban with your fur babies

Durban is a wonderful coastal city in the eastern part of Africa, which means water, water, and more water. With that being said, this place is suitable for pets where they can breathe fresh air and play in wide spaces. It’s time to treat yourself–and your fur babies, too. Book now.

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