10 Best Dog & Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Western Cape, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Western Cape is the southern-most tip of the African continent, bordering both the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. It is an oasis of attractions that is not only admired for its natural beauty, but also for its incredibly rich cultural, culinary, and heritage attractions. It will excite you to learn that this is the home to the famous Table Mountains, Robberg Nature Reserve, Boulder Penguin Colony, and historic Cape Point amongst others. As such, it is one of the best places to visit in South Africa and an alluring destination with scenes and sounds that will be like pure honey to your heart and soul. Have a real South African adventure by staying in one of the safari lodges available here. If, however, you are planning to make a trip with your pets, scroll down for our recommendations of the best dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Western Cape, 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 February 06, 2024.


1. Radisson RED Hotel V & A Waterfront Cape Town (from USD 233)

Radisson RED Hotel V & A Waterfront Cape Town offers accommodation in modern rooms decorated with beautiful wall arts, with each featuring an in-room fridge, a 55-inch flat-screen TV, customizable lighting, and a bathroom with walk-in shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the central business district, V&A Waterfront, and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art. The nearest airport is Cape International Airport – about a 20-minute drive from the property. Pets are allowed on request, and additional charges may be applicable.

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Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Silo 6, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront
100.46 km (62.5 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

2. The Plettenberg Hotel (from USD 430)

At The Plettenberg Hotel, you will find individually decorated guest rooms, each featuring a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a refrigerator, a telephone, a hairdryer, and a spacious en suite bathroom. Guests will also have access to two infinity pools, a seafood restaurant, and a wellness spa at this five-star establishment. There is plenty of things to do and see around, with some such as spotting whales and dolphins not requiring you to leave the comfort of the hotel. And, if you want to visit with your pets, you will be free to do so without any additional charges.

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The Plettenberg Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 40 Church Street
384.76 km (239.1 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

3. Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (from USD 796)

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is a dog-friendly accommodation in Western Cape. It’s an ocean-front hotel overlooking the breathtaking Twelve Apostle mountain range. Accommodation is offered in beautifully decorated rooms that are all equipped with modern facilities including private bathrooms, a dressing table, a work station, and a DVD player. The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant serving a variety of indigenous delicacies as well as international cuisines prepared by expert chefs using the best organic ingredients in the region. The hotel’s location makes it an ideal base for those who wish to explore the Table Mountains National Park. Additionally, it is a pet-friendly facility, though you may incur additional charges when coming with your pets.

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12 Apostles Hotel and Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Victoria Road, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, South Africa, 8040
110.12 km (68.5 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

4. Harbour House Hotel (from USD 212)

This Cape Town pet-friendly accommodation is your best bet if you’re planning a vacation with your furry babies. Harbour House Hotel sits in one of the most famous locations right at the heart of the old harbour area. Accommodation is offered in nicely decorated rooms, with each room featuring LCD TV, heating and air conditioning, a lounge area, and a kitchenette with coffee/tea making facilities. The hotel is just a few minutes’ away from some of the town’s top attractions including restaurants, whale watching sites, natural reserves, and markets among others. For guests keen on coming with their furry friends, pets are allowed, and additional charges may be applicable.

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Harbour House Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 22 Harbour Road
116.39 km (72.4 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

5. Grand African Rooms and Rendezvous (from USD 89)

Grand African Rooms and Rendezvous sits conveniently on the main street at Plettenberg Bay. Its accommodation features individually and elegantly decorated rooms with each having a flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a fan, and coffee/tea making facilities. There is an on-site café where guests can enjoy a variety of diverse cuisines while they soak in the breathtaking views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, and the lovely beaches. Some of the notable attractions nearby include Knysna and Tsitsikamma National Park, 33.3 km (20.7 mi), and 64 km(39.7 mi) away respectively. The facility is pet-friendly and additional charges may be applicable.

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Grand Africa Rooms & Rendezvous

Wifi Available

Address: 27 Main Street
384.22 km (238.8 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Vacation rentals

6. Wonderful pet-friendly villa with pool (from USD 177)

Villa Tivoli is a luxury pet-friendly accommodation in Western Cape and a wonderful spot to spend your staycation in. It’s big enough to accommodate up to six people. It comes with three bedrooms, three baths, a kitchen, a living room, and a beautifully landscaped garden with a private pool—all thoughtfully designed and furnished for utmost guest comfort and convenience.

This beautiful villa is also centrally located close to many Western Cape outdoor activities such as fishing, sailing, hiking, golfing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, windsurfing, jet-skiing, and a lot more.

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114.23 km (71.0 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
24 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedroom and bathroom upstairs are open plan on a mezzanine floor but v nicely done
the property was very clean
we love to come back to this wonderful house and warmhearded owners
it is nicely located close to the places to go
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7. A trendy and private container home (from USD 93)

It is a gorgeous container home constructed out of a converted double-shipping container. It is modern, stylish, and eco-friendly, with all the amenities you may need for a decent stay in Western Cape. The interior is magnificently done in the white theme, including soft, pleasant ceiling lighting. Some of the notable amenities you will find inside the container include three bedrooms, with two en suite, Victorian claw footbath, inside dining and lounge, and a deeply shaded patio. There is also a dam ideal for an afternoon swim as well as amazing views of the sunsets over the Table Mountains. For guests interested in coming with their furry friends, the property is extremely pet-friendly.

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Wolseley, Western Cape, South Africa
16.11 km (10.1 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
comfortable clean and inspiring
candice is a lovely host
candice was a great and responsive host and we wanted for nothing
we loved it thanks candice who was a perfect host
the right place if you just want to get away from everything and relax
great location and a very stylish place in pleasant surroundings
unique location and lovely little touches
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8. Architect-designed off-the-grid wood cabin (from USD 59)

This is a nicely designed wooden house tucked away amid the wilderness, with immediate neighbors being mountains, a pool, and a wetland river. It features four beds and one-and-a-half baths, and it is ideal for small groups or small families in need of a stylish retreat in the wilderness. Its location makes it an ideal destination for adventurous souls and it is a place that your furry friends will enjoy visiting, given that it is very pet-friendly, your furry buddies are allowed.

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Suurbraak, WC, South Africa
148.88 km (92.6 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
439 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some great pools to swim in
the pool was gorgeous - just the thing for a flash heatwave on our third day
very comfortable spot with wonderful views very clean lovely walks at your doorstep and all the amenities
very modern with good convenience yet cozy place
the cabin is so well designed and everything needed for a comfortable stay has been carefully considered
but it was surprisingly clean at the bottom
the cabin was clean and well stocked
the house was perfect - great energy homely clean open
the place was so well equipped we wanted for nothing and it was spotlessly clean
friendly owners and manager and great cosy accommodation
thanks for hosting :-)
great place and lovely hosts
road to house a little more friendly using a 4x4
absolutely amazing house and location
the house and location are absolutely beautiful
awesome stay in a beautiful location
great place to stay in a great location
it is in a beautiful location within the mountain folds
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9. Designer flat with breathtaking ocean and mountain views (from USD 103)

This is a tastefully designed and decorated flat with breathtaking views of both the mountains and the sea. Both the interior and the exterior showcase elegance as well as the quality of furnishing and amenities. The flat features two bedrooms with queen beds and full bathrooms. The living room has comfy sofas, flat-screen TV, a private balcony, and plenty of natural lighting. The kitchen, on the other hand, is fully equipped, and ready to meet all your cooking needs during your stay. Though clean and extremely modern, pets are allowed.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
90.61 km (56.3 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
459 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very modern great views from the balcony kitchen has everything you need
amazing views and lovely apartment
beautiful view and an amazing looking apartment
amazing views of table mountain
brilliant place amazing views so comfortable
very modern and clean
the condo was extremely clean and well organized
it’s clean perfectly equipped and a real pleasure
was a fantastic place to stay extremely clean and full of light
very clean and stylish apartment with amazing views
very good host indeed
host is quick to respond and friendly and helpful
amazing stay and great host
its beautiful gosh the host liz was extremely helpful and took care
host was easy to reach and made the check in and out process easy
stunning accommodation and great location
very secure and in close proximity to the shops
ideal location to explore cape town and the surroundings
close to the apartment you can have a good breakfast at trecastelli
nice view nice location close to many delicious restuarants and close to the beach
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10. Fabulous self-catering villa by the beach

The beachfront villa is a four-bedroom property with space, amenities, elegance, and the views you need for the ultimate Western Cape experience. It has direct access to the beach, not to mention the uninterrupted breathtaking ocean views. There is a wooden deck with a pergola where you can enjoy some barbeque sessions. Inside the villa, you will find fully imported furniture, a fully fitted stainless steel kitchen, four spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and king beds as well as built-in cupboards. There is also a garage with automated doors for safe and ample parking. The property is pet friendly, but you will have to inform the host in advance if you will be coming with your furry buddy.

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Saint Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
139.51 km (86.7 mi) from Ceres Zipslide Adventures
78 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super clean very well equipped comfortable and stylish with all necessary mod-cons
the beds are from heaven and we returned rejuvenated and inspired
the kitchen is fully equipped so cooking is a pleasure as well
the huge dinner table and lounge area (incl
beautifully decorated and right there on the beach with lovely rock pools to explore at low tide
everything very clean and tidy
everything is sparkling clean as if your are the first people living in the house
tanya was an amazing host and really made us feel at home
she is a warm host who made us feel safe and at home
tanya is a perfect host
tanya is a perfect host
our host tanya was warm and friendly and made sure all our needs were met
the location was breathtaking
beautiful house in an unbeatable location
the perfect place for a private getaway away from the hustle and bustle of cape town
a absolutely stunning place perfect location and beautiful features best value for money
the house has a perfect location and is build and furnished with a lot of style
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Enjoy comfortable pet-friendly accommodation in Western Cape

Don’t leave your pets behind when while traveling to Western Cape simply because you are worried about finding the right accommodation. Consider our recommendation for the best dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Western Cape, South Africa, and you will never worry about where to sleep with your pets when visiting the region.

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