Pet-Friendly Accommodation: Take The Whole Family On Holiday!

With SafariNow’s ‘must-have’ filter there’s no need to leave your four-legged bestie behind this festive season. The filter allows you to easily find pet-friendly accommodation where ever and whenever you’re planning your next trip. Simply go to the drop-down menu and select the Pet Friendly option. At Travelstart we’re day-dreaming about perfect summer holidays, to book your next local is lekker dream vacation have a look at our fantastic pet-friendly picks.

Homtini Guest Farm, Knysna, Garden Route

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From R663 for 2 guests per night. Book here.

Self-described as laid-back, happy, where life is slow, Homtini guest farm on the famous garden route is an opportunity to relax with the whole family and enjoy the amazing mountain and forest views.
Homtini Guest Farm is a 90-hectare working farm nestled in the indigenous forest overlooking the Homtini Pass. It lies along the old Seven Pass Route between Knysna and George, and is adjacent to the Millwood Forest Reserve. Guests can choose from three luxury, self-catering cottages, privately situated and each with their own tree-top veranda, one Family Bungalow and four secluded tented lodges.

Guests have free use of amenities such as the sauna and swimming pool and there are wonderful biking trails nearby. There are three walking trails through 60-hectares of private indigenous forest. Aromatherapy massages are also available.

The farm is home to beautiful Nguni cattle, fresh honey and organic farm-fresh eggs. You can even pick your own vegetables from Homtini’s vegetable patch.
The neighbouring Millwood Nature Reserve is perfect for picnics, hikes and cool swims in in the spring.

Located 15 km inland from the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Goukamma River which is great for canoeing.

Forest horse rides are also available as are short flights in a micro-light plane. You can also arrange abseiling, quad biking, paragliding, and even bungy jumping.

Image courtesy of @homtiniguestfarm via Instagram

Image courtesy of @homtiniguestfarm via Instagram


Image courtesy of @homtiniguestfarm via Instagram

Pearl Bay Yzerfontein, West Coast

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Like something out of a Nancy Meyers film, this clapboard beach-side mansion is a summer holiday delight.

Take along the whole family and enjoy beach-side luxury at its finest.

From R5500 per night. Book here.

Please enquire further for specific details here of their pet-friendly policy.

Facilities include:

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach

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Image courtesy of SafariNow

Blue Roan Country Lodge, Magaliesburg

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For a spontaneous couples getaway with the pooches look no further than the relaxing Blue Roan Country Lodge in the Magaliesburg.

Regrettably no kids allowed (this is a peaceful hideaway for those wanting to totally relax and escape from the hustle of the city, and for this reason no multi-room bookings or children are allowed) however pets are more than welcome by arrangement, even your horse! This 4-star graded secluded and romantic, pet friendly, fully equipped self-catering units for couples boasts jacuzzi baths, log fireplaces, DStv, private patios with braai areas and wonderful mountain views of the Magaliesburg Mountains.

From R625 per person sharing per night. Book here.

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Though every effort has been made to ensure all above information is accurate it is vital to check with the proprietor before booking.

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