Pet-friendly restaurants

Not all restaurants are adverse to canine patronage, with some of them providing water bowls and some going as far as to have a menu just for dogs. Try these the next time you fancy wining and dining with a doggie date.

Seekombuis Restaurant and Pub, Tietiesbaai
This seafood restaurant on The West Coast is absolutely delightful when it comes to the setting and decor. Where else can you sit in an old fishermanís boat and enjoy a seafood platter or a Jolly Jar sundowner? Plus, your dog can join you too!  Read more

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

Vegan High Tea at 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town
Now vegans also can tuck into creamy scones, delicious cakes and a range of savoury items at this stylish hotel. Plus, The Leopard Bar is pet-friendly, so you can take your furry best friend to tea too! Read more

Dog Treats From The Barkery
From The Barkery are keeping wooftas happy one bark at a time! Not only will your dog love their home-baked biscuits and other treats, a percentage from every purchase goes to local animal charities. Plus you are supporting a small local business. Read more

Highlands Road Estate, Elgin
Itís adorable, pet-friendly, child-friendly, the food is delicious, there's award-winning wine and you can have a swim in the dam! I urge you to pack your swimming costume, the dog and the kids into the car and enjoy a day here. Read more

Company's Garden Restaurant, Cape Town
The latest offering from Madame Zingara doesnít disappoint, with plenty of seating under the trees or indoors and a wide menu for all tastes and budgets. The weaverís nest chairs are an absolute delight and so original - just as you would expect from the Madame! Read more

La Belle Cafe and Bakery, Constantia
Think Parisian-style bakery in the heart of a historical hotel in leafy Constantia. To be honest, I am not really one for cakes and desserts, but even I was impressed. However, it's not all just about cakes and macaroons. Read more