Pet-friendly accommodation

I have pets Ė a dog, a cat and two fish. Cats donít travel well (in my experience) and a fish bowl would just slop water over my car seat as I fly around a corner, so they tend to get left at home when I go road tripping. But I like to take my dog along whenever I can because he makes for good company and he likes adventures too. Here are some pet-friendly places that both I and my hound particularly like.

Le Bay Lodge and Restaurant, Gordon's Bay
Under new management since January 2018, this guesthouse, restaurant and pub is close to the beach, has excellent drinks prices and a delicious Sunday Carvery, along with affordable accommodation and a fun crew. Small, well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior arrangement. Read more

Beaverlac, Porterville
Beaverlac has everything you could need for a comfortable camping experience as well as beautiful rock pools, hiking trails and cycling trails. Plus itís also dog-friendly and children will have a blast too. Read more

Numbi Valley Farm, De Rust
Relax in a lovingly restored labourerís cottage with incredible views over the valley and Swartberg mountain range on this off-the-grid farm in the Klein Karoo. You may only be 42km out of Oudtshoorn, but you'll feel as if you are miles away from anywhere. Read more

Suntouched Inn, Napier
When you arrive at this backpacker-style spot in Napier, you feel as if youíve arrived at a good friendís house where the atmosphere is warm, comfortable and casual. It's also pet-friendly by arrangement. Read more

Rainbow Glen, Montagu
What could be better than well-equipped self-catering cottages at a friendly, family- run establishment that loves dogs and children? Read more