Top 10 Dog- & Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Gauteng, South Africa - Updated 2023


Although the smallest of the nine provinces in South Africa, Gauteng is the industrial and commercial center of the country where gold was first discovered. It is also the richest in the region and a vibrant entertainment hub because the people play as hard as they work. It’s home to the country’s capital - Johannesburg - and other beautiful cities, including Sun City, Pilanesberg, and the region’s administrative center - Pretoria. Here, you will find a world of attractions, including museums, parks, nature reserves, museums, high-end restaurants, theaters, markets, and much more to explore. And if you are visiting with your pets, there are a lot of accommodations, including hotels and cozy vacation rentals to choose from. Check out these best dog- & pet-friendly accommodations in Gauteng, South Africa.


1. 1. Clico Boutique Hotel (from USD 104)

Enjoy a high-end vacation in this five-star property, situated in a green neighborhood, and provide all the luxury and comfort Gauteng has to offer. It’s pet-friendly and only a few minutes’ drive away from popular attractions, including Zoo Lake and a shopping mall. Each room here is air-conditioned, tastefully decorated, and fitted with a satellite TV, a minibar, a mini-fridges, seating area, and either opens to a terrace or a garden. You can dine in the on-site restaurant featuring a terrace and vaulted ceiling and serving tasty European-inspired foods. Extras include free WiFi, parking, and a relaxing outdoor pool.

Clico Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 27 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
Accommodates: 3

2. 2. Premiere Classe (from USD 44)

Premiere Classe is a comfortable hotel set close to all the attractions in and around Greater Melrose. You have two accommodation options - including one- and two-bedroom units, featuring everything you need to feel at home. You can kick back in the cozy living area with a smart TV, make your simple dishes with the kitchenette, or enjoy barbecuing outdoors in summer evenings. What’s more, it’s pet-friendly, you can enjoy English or Continental breakfast at an extra cost, and freebies include toiletries, WiFi, and parking.

Premiere Classe Apartment Hotel

Address: 62 Corlett Drive

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. 3. Premiere Classe Apartment Hotel (from USD 47)

Also situated in Melrose, this three-star hotel features one- and two-bedroom apartments, and it’s walking distance away from popular attractions, including the M1 Motorway. You can enjoy dinner and English and continental breakfast in the hotel’s dining room for a surcharge. All the units’ decorations are appealing, and they highlight lounge areas, a flat-screen TV, and even a kitchenette. Your pets are welcomed, and other enjoyable facilities include a meeting room, parking, and free WiFi throughout the property.

Premiere Classe Apartment Hotel

Address: 62 Corlett Drive,, Greater Melrose, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2198

4. 4. Home Suite Hotels Rosebank (from USD 133)

Whether you are visiting Gauteng for leisure or business, this contemporary four-star property situated in Rosebank will add spices to your stay. It offers stylish and spacious units, featuring air conditioning, smart TVs, kitchenettes, and seating areas. Start your day with a complimentary Irish or English breakfast buffet, and the evenings can be spent unwinding in the outdoor swimming pool. It’s pet-friendly and also features a meeting room and free WiFi.

Home Suite Hotels Rosebank

Address: 50 Bristol Road, corner Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196

5. 5. Casta Diva Boutique Hotel (from USD 43)

Savor the beauty and tranquility of nature in this four-star hotel, perched on a 4.9-acre (2-hectare) sub-tropical garden. The rooms are tastefully decorated with murals, artworks, and beautiful furniture and also highlight mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and smart TVs. You can also choose to stay in separate apartments, offering additional whirlpools. There is a restaurant on site, offering occasional music concerts and a tasty list of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Soak in the Olympic-size swimming pool, exercise in the gym, play tennis, or hang around and enjoy birdwatching and heartwarming sights of the garden. What’s more, it’s pet-friendly and there is an art gallery, a theater, and hiking trails around to explore.

Casta Diva

Wifi Available

Address: 67 Albatros Street, Ninapark, Akasia
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

6. 6. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff (from USD 452)

Your stay is bound to be fascinating in this five-star hotel, perched on a 7.4-acre (3-hectare) green, elevated grounds with sweeping vistas of Johannesburg Zoo and the surrounding gardens. It features lots of leisure amenities on-site, including a nature-inspired spa, offering a hot tub, a sauna, and a variety of treatment options to pamper your body. Also, there is an around-the-clock gym, two heated pools, a bar, and five restaurants, serving local and international delicacies. All the units are air-conditioned and fitted with smart TVs, free WiFi, minibars, coffeemakers. Some even include terraces, and suites come with separate living areas. Pets are also allowed and your kids under the age of 18 can stay with you for free.

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Wifi Available

Address: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna


7. 7. Shonalanga Valley Resort (from USD 56)

Also situated in a lush and calm environment - on the Schurweberg Mountains, close to Hennops River, the Shonalanga Valley Resort is designed to give outdoor lovers and recreational seekers a delightful experience. You will find modern comfort amenities on site, including a spa, an outdoor pool to unwind, and a bar. You will like the traditional mud hut-inspired cottages, which are tastefully decorated with appealing colors, domed ceilings, and fitted with wall fans, coffeemakers, smart TVs, and more. What’s more, pets are allowed, and there is free parking and three meeting rooms within the facility.

Shonalanga Valley Resort

7.3 User Rating

Address: Portion 37 of the Vlakplaats Farm, Gerhardsville, Centurion, Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa, 0157

Vacation rentals

8. 8. Beautiful cottage for nature lovers

You love being in the wild, then this beautiful cottage, set on a hilly region in Wild Syringa, and offering home and luxury facilities, including an infinity pool, is your best bet. It can cater for two guests, which means the home is also perfect for the love birds, with or without their four-legged friends. There is a fireplace in the living area, free toiletries in the private bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen so don’t forget to come along with your groceries. There is also a lovely porch to unwind the evening or for night sky gazing.

Cabin in Magaliesburg · ★4.85 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
133 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very memorable weekend getaway spectacular surroundings great walking lovely views and very comfortable cottage
the cottage was comfortable and clean and equipped with the utensils we needed for our trip
the cabin is clean and has everything you need
absolutely beautiful the cottage is cozy & clean with everything you need for a great holiday
wales is the greatest host
allan is a friendly attentive host and was helpful with anything we needed
allan was a perfect host with good communication and follow up before our visit
perfect for getting away from the big city alan and wales are great hosts
wales has amazing friendly dogs and it really is a must to go there
beautiful setting perfect for a weekend away close to jhb
perfect place to get away and relax - simple living in a beautiful location
this place is also amazing for the scenery and hikes around the property
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9. 9. Luxurious accommodation for family fun stay

You and your family will love this exquisite abode, set in the lush heart of Santon, and featuring eye-catching decorations and stress-relieving facilities. The interior is air-conditioned, spacious, and features a fireplace and a large flat-screen TV in the lounge area, a fully equipped kitchen to cook or allow the experienced chef to do what he knows best, and four beautifully furnished bedrooms. Outside, you will find a pool to soak in, a garden to play with the kids or pets, and patios for socializing or spending time with your household or group. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and coffee. All other meals, cooked by the chef, come with a surcharge, and there is free WiFi, parking, and laundry amenities.

Villa Lechlade Exclusive Use
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
138 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room was exceptionally equipped with great bed linens and an ensuite
very tasteful decor and incredibly comfortable beds
each room is styled to perfection and the amenities are just unbelievable
breakfast was amazing and we woke to the sound of crackling bacon and fresh coffee
main living area was cozy and fireplace was always prepped for the cool winter evenings
it was clean and easy to stay there
amazing place always tidy & clean super friendly chef and housekeeper
great property absolutely beautiful and clean and easy to check in with
our best airbnb experience ever the house is huge very beautiful and spotless clean
thanks for an incredible stay stylish clean and with everything you need
excellent house great staff and service
absolutely stunning house and the service from the staff is excellent
the staff were incredibly friendly and warm
loved the staff members - nancy and clement
the villa is magnificent and the friendly staff truly makes you feel at home
great location to benmore mall and other sandton attractions/restaurants
a great location to relax after a long trip for our south african vacation thanks again
i recommend this place to all
this place is by far the best accommodations i have ever experienced with airbnb
this place is really amazing
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10. 10. Large elegant abode (from USD 202)

Savor a tranquil family reunion or a group getaway in this elegant four-bedroom home, which is farmhouse-inspired with French touches. It is situated close to a green belt and the natural influence is all around the accommodation. The interior is very spacious with lots of natural lights from the ample windows and there are three cozy living areas with fireplaces and smart TVs for your convenience. Savor fresh breeze in the beautiful on-site garden, soak the stress away in the swimming pool after long stressful days, or enjoy barbecuing in the undercover patio in summer months. All four bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, and there is a fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking adventures. Pets are allowed inside and freebies include high-speed WiFi, laundry amenities, and kids’ amenities.

Home in Sandton · ★4.89 · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 4.5 baths
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
201 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the thatched roof the creaky floors lots of comfortable furniture
comfortable and very spacious house nice and thoughtful amenities
love the fireplaces fully kitted kitchen and excellent entertainment areas
we loved the kitchen with the fireplace as well as the beautiful garden
we had a fabulous comfortable stay
the house was clean and as great as advertised
great place to stay in great communication and the place was very clean
everything was clean organised and very clearly communicated
the house is very beautiful and clean
candace's house is beautifully decorated and clean
the hosts were very responsive
great host and amazing experience
the staff is friendly especially precious
quick responses a helpful and knowledgeable input from precious the housekeeper
candace is an amazing host
location good- around 20 mins from sandton mall
so central and safe
the location is fantastic and very safe
candace place was in a great location in morningside sandton area
great property great location loads of space
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Experience a unique African getaway

Whether you are traveling here for business or leisure, you will find a world of a reason not to leave too early. From the fantastic sights and sounds of the city, areas, blessed with natural influences to a vibrant culinary scene, shopping, landmarks, and more, there is a lot to keep you engaged. And since you are coming with your four-legged friend, choose from these best dog- and pet-friendly accommodations in Gauteng, South Africa.

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