12 Best Pet-Friendly Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cape Town, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Cape Town makes an effort to make its attractions and establishments welcoming to pet owners and their furry companions. Many of its beaches are pet-friendly, although they have varying policies. For instance, Beta Beach - Bakoven, Froggy Pond, and Long Beach - Kommetjie are fine with you bringing your dogs even if they’re not on a leash, while Capricorn, Nine Miles, and Milton require you to have them leashed. Meanwhile, beaches such as Sunrise, Big Bay, and Llandudno follow a schedule of when dogs can be brought there. There are also pet-friendly parks such as the Company’s Garden, De Waal Park, and Gree Pont Urban Park. Accommodations that welcome four-legged companions are also aplenty. So, give you and your pet a treat by staying at one of these best pet-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Cape Town, South Africa.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost 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 May 29, 2024.

1. Elegant rental with spectacular mountain views (from USD 268)

This pet-friendly short-term rental in Cape Town speaks luxury with its vibrant outdoor pool, spacious balcony, and lush garden. For business travelers, you can also use the dedicated space if you need to work on some tasks. There is also a free parking space you can use if you’ll bring your car during your stay.

With ironing facilities, an indoor fireplace, a washer, and a dryer available, all you need for a cozy stay is within your reach. If you’re fond of preparing gastronomic delights, you can do it hassle-free in its fully equipped kitchen. A TV and WiFi are also provided for entertainment.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
4.73 km (3.0 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
12 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
brian and lou were superb hosts helping us work out where to go and what to do
magic house in a wonderful location
beautiful house in a great location
beautiful family home in an amazing location
wonderful home in perfect location
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2. Beachfront abode with a balcony (from USD 252)

Like other sea-view hotels in the city, this light-filled unit offers you easy access to the beach. Atop its splendid views of the mountains around the area, this pet-friendly place also features a hot tub, a work area, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator. Perfect for families, there is also a crib available for use in this three-bedroom property.

You can tuck yourself into bed and watch your favorite shows on TV for the rest of the day. If you want a quick stroll, you can check out nearby dining options such as Camel Rock Restaurant and Whole Earth Cafe.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
22.69 km (14.1 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
87 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great accommodation with a fantastic view and great kitchen
beautifully appointed fabulous views and very comfortable
the view is amazing loved the outdoor shower and the little details and art throughout the house
the house has a calming energy and the main bedroom with the outside shower was dreamy
the beds are heavenly to sleep in
great place to host with friends / family
such a great stay friendly welcoming
great location and great setup
a very stylish and fun designed house in the best little corner of cape town
a great place to retreat
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3. Spacious studio with mountain views

This studio is located in the downtown area, and you can enjoy city and mountain views from the windows across the property. If you prefer to stay at one of the pet-friendly long-term rentals in Cape Town, this unit has all the amenities that you may need. Inside, this features a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a TV for your convenience.

What’s more, you will also have access to the recreational area of the property, which has a pool and a gym. If you’re in the city to visit the beach, essential gear is provided by the host, so you don’t have to worry about packing these. All you need to focus on is the fun you and your pet will have.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.07 km (4.4 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
198 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic apartment - top class amenities and vibey neighbourhood
really tasteful huge studio apartment with lots of light
we loved kitchen floor windows and made photos all around
would highly recommend this light and stylish apartment
the apartment itself is a lovely space beautifully decorated with thoughtfully selected items and amenities
clean bright and spacious
spotless really well equipped
unit is clean and very open
the apartment was spotless and beautifully decorated
spacious (seriously) clean cozy and beautifully decorated
alan is a great host
alan is a really kind host
alan was an amazing host and was quick to answer any questions we had
alan and grant were super hosts
thank you to alan for his help and for being a great host
great loft in central cape town
tastefully decorated- super comfortable- vibey location
parking close and easily accessible and very secure
a wonderful place in the middle of the city
very stylish apartment in a good location
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4. Beachfront apartment with two bedrooms (from USD 80)

Big Bay is one of Cape Town’s beaches that welcome pets, and this apartment puts you right by it. It is spacious enough for four, making this a good choice for small families. The apartment has a travel crib and a high chair, which is great for guests traveling with infants or small children.

Besides having the apartment and all its amenities, including a full kitchen and laundry facilities at your disposal, you are also welcome to use the communal pool. Restaurants and shops are nearby. If you’re bringing your fur babies, you’ll need to pay an additional cleaning fee of 10 USD.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
21.78 km (13.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
138 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the complex has a great pool area and stunning views
the apartment is at a great spot which gives you a great view to the ocean and table mountain
a very clean and tidy flat
great space clean and cosy
modern clean and well organized apartment
great apartment clean and fresh
the unit is clean and comfortably furnished
liz was a great host
liz is a brilliant host and very helpful
thank you liz for hosting us on our breakaway
an amazing location close to beach restaurants and grocery stores
the location is perfect close to all amenities in walking distance
nice place located close to the beach grocery store and restaurants
liz is an excellent host and the location is fantastic - walking distance from anything you need
great place to go unwind litrally a few steps away from the ocean
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5. Family-friendly house with a hot tub (from USD 137)

This family-friendly house has three air rooms and plenty of outdoor space, thus ensuring you and your pet have a comfortable stay. There’s a covered garden where your pet and kids can play while you relax on the private deck with a drink in hand or enjoy a soak in the hot tub.

A travel crib, a high chair, and children’s dinnerware are provided for parents’ and kids’ convenience. There’s also a game room, where the whole family can have fun together. The house is also in a good location, putting you within walking distance of the lively Promenade.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
9.26 km (5.8 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
enjoyed the playroom access to wifi and amenities within the house
the furnishings are modern and stylish and the space is comfortable
super clean and private parking
a really clean comfortable and spacious place
we had to clean and wash everything including linen
very clean place and definitely worth your money
the house was sparkling clean with some thoughtful touches and bonus jacuzzi my boys enjoyed very well
idan was the perfect host in the perfect home
idan was a perfect host thanks
the hosts are very good in responding and resolving any issues
amazing place and very kind and caring host
and of course loved the hottub our hosts were accommodating and responsive
cool place and great location
great house in an amazing location
great stay in a perfect location within walking distance to shops restaurants and the beach
incredibly close to all major attractions in cape town it is completely worth the stay
spacious enough rooms and good location
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6. Self-catering loft on the beach (from USD 66)

Surfers will love the location of this one-bedroom loft, as it sits right on the shore of one of the best beaches in Cape Town for surfing. You can rinse off in the outdoor shower after spending a day enjoying the surf, sea, and sand.

The property comes with a large garden, providing your pet and kids plenty of space to run around and play. It is a family-friendly loft and comes equipped with a crib and a baby bath. It also has a fully equipped kitchen, ideal for home cooking. The host can provide babysitter recommendations if needed.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
31.15 km (19.4 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
187 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best view off table mountain and the beautiful sunsets over the sea
comfortable amenities spacious living area and bathroom with outside area and patio
the kitchen is well equipped for self-catering with a few extras like starter coffee tea etc
even an iron and ironong board we loved the little personal touches like the lavender on the bed
amazing views perfect ocean sounds comfortable living space friendly area outstanding service and so much more
what a wonderful clean value for money property
loft was super clean when we arrived and the bed is super comfortable
the place was so clean and it had everything you needed
it was private and quiet spotless and comfortable
clean and beautiful place with great view of the ocean and sunset
great host and hospitality
such amazing hosts so friendly
the host is incredible and very friendly
iris was an amazing host who was helpful and provided us with an amazing stay throughout
iris and dale were amazing hosts
super close to the beach for a sunset stroll
you can't get closer to the beach like this
we noticed that they also cater for pet owners the location is ideal for long walks
great location with beautiful views
we would definitely recommend this place
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7. Cozy studio with uninterrupted views of the ocean (from USD 69)

If you want to stay in an Airbnb that’s dog-friendly, this oceanfront studio provides you and your pet with virtually the entire beach as your playground. It is newly renovated and comes with a kitchen and laundry facilities. Tourist attractions such as the V&A Waterfront and Robin Island are easily accessible from the property, as are some restaurants.

Fancy extending your stay in Cape Town so you and your pet can see more of the city? Like other long-term rentals in the city, the property’s host welcomes guests who plan to stay for at least a month or longer.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
9.99 km (6.3 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
121 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great locality stunning views beautiful quiet apartment with everything you need
very good apartment best seaview very comfortable bed complete and stuff almost new
stunning sea view - apartment is literally on the beach
beautiful view to the sea really comfortable bed fully equipped kitchen and a lovely domestic
very well done amazing view directly onto the ocean very well designed room and bathroom
clean flat outstanding communication and definitely a great option to stay in cape town
this apartment is clean comfortable and well appointed
modern apartment very clean comfortable and cosy
we had everything we needed and it was meticulously clean
well appointed well located clean and safe will stay there again anytime
the hosts are very helpful and friendly
julian is a great host
thank you julian you were a wonderful host
host julian was great with communication
julian is an excellent and accommodating host
amazing location and beautiful accommodation
perfect apartment for two in perfect beachfront location
also love that it's not bang on downtown but very close to seapoint downtown etc
perfect apartment perfect location perfect host
julian responded right away and we hope to stay in his place again
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8. Centrally located apartment for two (from USD 44)

This one-bedroom apartment is just right for two people, making this a great choice if you’re traveling with your significant other and your pet. The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. It also has fans to help you stay cool during the warmer months. This rental is centrally located — restaurants are within walking distance, while the downtown area of Cape Town is just a 10-minute drive away from the property.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8.73 km (5.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
37 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cindy's apartment is spacious and light-filled with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable living room
the place was very clean and perfectly equipped
cindy was very accommodating and helpful place was clean and pleasant
cindy is a wonderful host
she is a wonderful host who has made me feel very welcome and comfortable
cindy was so accommodating and kind and friendly and welcoming
oh my what a lovely host cindy is super friendly and made us feel so welcome
i can highly recommend her place and cindy as a host
within walking distance of good restaurants in sea point
such a great place within walking distance of everything
nicely located just around the corner from restaurants and shops
the apartment is in a great location close to just everything
close to shops restaurants and all the cool places of sea point
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9. Trendy apartment close to the popular Long Street (from USD 40)

If you’re looking for pet-friendly apartments in Cape Town, this one-bedroom unit is a short stroll away from both Long Street and Bree Street, areas that are known for their shops and restaurants. Bus stops are easily accessible from the property. The apartment has a kitchen with cooking basics, a living area with a sleeper couch, WiFi, and a smart TV. Street parking is available right outside the building. The best part? Assistance animals are allowed in the apartment.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.05 km (4.4 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
108 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment furnishings and decor
everything was as described and we had a comfortable stay
a stunning apartment with thoughtful small touches made for a wonderful memorable stay
okay the apartment was too good to be true
amazing place cozy clean comfortable
it was so clean and the decor is too cute
the flat is stunning and super clean
the house was clean and check in process was seamless
my friends and i had a blast at the apartment it was clean and exceeded our expectations
host was thoughtful and helpful
lovely apartment and very accommodating host
goood host and nice stay
amazing brendan deserves the super host title because he outdid himself
brendan is an absolutely great host
the location is also perfect
close to all the sights and interesting things around the city
amazing apartment and amazing location to be at
the place is located in a very central but quiet street which is great
fantastic location if you require access to court/ long street
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10. Modern studio with a balcony

This stylish studio puts you within walking distance of Cape Town’s tourist attractions, as well as a number of restaurants and cafes. Renting this studio will allow you use of the on-site swimming pool, barbecue grills, and communal garden. You and your pet are also welcome to hang out in the backyard, which is shared with the other residents. Plus, there’s a private balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the city views.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
9.0 km (5.6 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
29 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
maria’s apartment is amazing it’s so central and the amenities make the space so special
i had a great experience in this modern very comfortable apartment
the apartment is stylishly furnished sparkling clean with many thoughtful touches to make it feel like home
she is a very appreciative and helpful host
awesome hosts great appartement
maria and sean are great hosts who are very responsive and very helpful
it’s in an ideal safe location in the heart of green point
the location was awesome: a safe really nice neighborhood just a short walk to the beautiful park
location is perfect and loved the pool as well
clean beautiful and very nicely located flat in a lovely neighbourhood
walking through that park you quickly reach the sea promenade which was the perfect morning run
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11. Light and airy apartment with stunning skyline views

Do you prefer accommodation with a view? If so, consider this one-bedroom apartment. This apartment, which is just right for two people, provides you the opportunity to enjoy the city skyline right from the comfort of your living room.

You are welcome to use the common pool and gym in the building. A crib is provided for guests traveling with infants. This apartment sits right in the heart of Cape Town, making it easy for you and your pet to see what the city has to offer.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
7.21 km (4.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great corner apartment with view up adderley towards table mountain
nice apartment with fast wi-fi and safe car parking zone 100% recommendation
we loved the furnitures the deco the tiny balcony all the facilities
the apartment was as beautiful even more beautiful than the pictures
it was clean and very private
everything perfect - very clean easy check-in nice apartment
a very clean and thoughtfully decorated place in a central location
the home was perfectly clean everything you see in the picture is the same as in the images
the home was amazing it was clean comfortable and had everything we needed
great place great host would definitely recommend
the host is a super host and very responsive to any request
host was great with communication
the host was very friendly and communicated when and as required
great location in central business district
the location makes everything easily accessible
beautiful apartment in a good location
good location down town we highly recommend and hope to come back soon
the location is good and the apartment is hospitable for work / family
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12. Seaside apartment with an indoor fireplace

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in this one-bedroom apartment. Make sure to inform your host if you’re planning to bring your furry friend. The apartment also has a balcony, where you can enjoy your evening cocktail while taking in the sea views. The beach is just a two-minute walk away. A restaurant/pub is just a few steps away as well.

There’s also a cozy lounge area with an indoor fireplace to keep you warm on chilly nights. While the rental doesn’t have its own laundry facilities, there’s a laundromat within walking distance of the property.

Stayed at this property?
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
20.01 km (12.5 mi) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
158 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable place with a great view
well equipped apartment with a great view
cozy and has great views
it is a lovely apartment with the best ocean views and sunsets comfortable and has awesome braai/fireplace
breathtaking views beautiful touches in the apartment - amazing location
best service and cleanliness by far great place
host is really great
amazing host with beautiful stay
gium is a great host
the host is friendly and quick to respond
and gium was a really great host
awesome spot and close to the beach
excellent stay with great location and personal touch
it is also located close to a lot of places to visit and enjoy yourself
the location is perfect with easy access to the beach and local shops and restaurants
check-in is very easy nice location and easy checkout
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Enjoy your Cape Town holiday with your pet

Cape Town has plenty of treats to offer owners and their pets in terms of sights and tastes. All that’s missing is you and your four-legged friend to explore the secrets that await you. Book your accommodation today so you can see these attractions for yourself.

Frequently asked questions about pet-friendly Airbnbs in Cape Town, South Africa

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