The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation in The Cape

The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation in The Cape

Yappy days.

Gone are the days when travelling with your dog meant staying in a musty motel room (with stained carpets and cracked shower tiles). Today, properties across the Cape – of varying shapes and price points  – are not only permitting pooches, they’re welcoming them with open paws!

Whether you’re after a quaint mountainside cottage, a remote glamping experience in the trees, or a fully serviced five-star jaunt in the Winelands, our selection of pet-friendly stays is sure to have something for you and your pooch (or iguana or budgie).

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Hotels and guesthouses

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

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Where Constantia
Distance from CT 15 minutes
Setting Set in the magnificent Constantia Winelands, surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and vineyards, with Table Mountain looming in the distance, this well-heeled escape (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World) is a veritable oasis that makes the world outside seem irrelevant and far removed. Actually, with two excellent restaurants, a sumptuous spa, a chichi martini bar and 3.6 hectares of space, there’s really not much reason to leave…

The lodgings

  • double rooms, luxury double rooms, suites and premier suites
  • two-bedroom Liz McGrath Villa (with a private dining room, kitchen, and lounge)
  • three-bedroom Madiba Villa (with a private dining room, kitchen, lounge, and swimming pool)
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • drink on arrival
  • select complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary wifi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • suites and premier suites feature a spacious lounge
  • air-conditioning

Things to do

  • Greenhouse, one of the top 20 fine-dining restaurants in South Africa
  • The Conservatory, an elegant restaurant in an idyllic garden setting
  • on-site spa
  • picnics in the award-winning gardens
  • gym
  • tennis court
  • high tea

Pet policy Small and medium-sized dogs are welcome in all areas of the hotel (including rooms, suites and villas) and on the restaurant outside terrace (not permitted inside the restaurant and lounge), but need to be kept on leashes in the public areas.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 per room/ suite
4 per villa
Cost From R4 994 per room per night, includes breakfast (depending on room type and season)
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Gonana Guesthouse

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Where Paternoster
Distance from CT 1 hour 45 minutes
Setting Hugging the shores of a private beach in the Bek Baai area of Paternoster, this eco-conscious guesthouse is the epitome of a serene seaside escape. Opened in December 2019 by Swedish entrepreneur Jonas Sandstrom, the newly renovated beach house boasts a Scandi-African aesthetic inspired by the surrounding sea, sand and sky, and is the first  sustainable and environmentally conscious guesthouse to open in Paternoster.

The lodgings

  • eight en-suite rooms with a shower, boasting sea or mountain views
  • seven of the eight rooms feature a private outdoor terrace with a seating area
  • solar-heated saltwater swimming pool with deck chairs
  • view-drenched outdoor deck with a seating area
  • private walkway leading directly onto the beach (only 20 metres away)
  • lounge and breakfast area with a fireplace
  • fully stocked honesty bar
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • complimentary wifi
  • luxury buffet breakfast each morning

Things to do

  • swims in the sea ocean or heated swimming pool
  • lunch or dinner at the acclaimed Wolfgat restaurant
  • Paternoster Crayfish Wharf, home to De Seekat restaurant, Mattat crafts, and the Uro Erichsen Art Gallery
  • nearby Cape Columbine nature reserve and notable heritage sites
  • sea kayaking, beach-buggy rides, E-bike tours and horse-riding
  • wine tasting along The West Coast Wine Route
  • beer tasting at Paternoster’s own microbrewery, Paternoster Brewery

Pet policy Dogs are welcome in selected rooms on prior arrangement. Dog bed provided with dog biscuits and water.
Child friendly? No children under 12 years
Sleeps 2 per room (triple room sleeps 3)
Cost From R1 620 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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The Twelve Apostles

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Where Camps Bay
Distance from CT 10 minutes
Setting This five-star boutique hotel and spa at the foot of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range is a seaside sanctuary like no other. Though it boasts a host of wonderful activities and facilities, its dreamy location – between mountain and sea – is perhaps what sets it apart. From sunrise to sunset, the glistening ocean provides the perfect backdrop to a sumptuous stay, while beautifully manicured gardens surrounded by the wild mountain landscape create an overriding sense of tranquillity.

The lodgings

  • deluxe guest rooms (classic, milkwood, mountain-facing, luxury and superior sea-facing rooms)
  • luxurious suites (one-bedroom, sea-facing, presidential and grand master suites)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and/or shower
  • private balcony or patio
  • 24-hour room service
  • air-conditioning
  • entertainment centres with DVD
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • three excellent restaurants (namely The Leopard Bar, Azure, The Café Grill and Sushi by 12A Sushi Bar)
  • award-winning spa
  • 16-seater private cinema
  • pre-prepared private picnics overlooking the ocean
  • gin-tasting and gin-making workshops
  • vegan or traditional high tea
  • Clifton and Camps Bay beaches only a short drive away
  • inclusive breakfast (with fresh oysters and champagne)

Pet policy Pets of knee-height and below are welcome in public areas and in certain bedrooms. There are also pet menus available in the Leopard Bar, as well as a range of pet beds and amenities.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R6 848 per room per night (depending on season)
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Radisson Red

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Where V&A Waterfront
Distance from CT 5 minutes
Setting Ideally situated between the ocean and the bustling V&A Waterfront, this impossible-to-miss hotel in the trendy Silo District is a great choice for those seeking a central stay with a millennial edge. The rooms and suites feature bright, colourful art and contemporary lighting, while state-of-the-art technology and cool-kid innovation creates added intrigue. The hotel’s 252 studios serve up killer city views, but the best spot to really soak up your surroundings is the Red Roof, a rooftop pool, bar and grill where you can knock back a sundown shake or craft beer from a bright-red street-food-inspired truck-bar, called Van Rouge.

The lodgings

  • standard rooms, superior rooms and standard rooms each with a mountain view, junior suites and family rooms with a view of Table Mountain, junior suites with a balcony view of V&A Waterfront
  • en-suite bathroom with a rain shower
  • small seating area
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • smart TV
  • wardrobe
  • in-room safe
  • high-speed complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • Red Roof rooftop pool, bar and grill
  • OUIBar + KTCHN
  • nearby innercity attractions
  • restaurants, shops and markets at V&A Waterfront

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome in all rooms and all areas of the hotel, and will be given Hill’s Science pet food. If your pooch is lucky, he might bump into resident Boston terrier, Baxter.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 4 per room
Cost From R1 080 per room per night (depending on season and room type)
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The Marine

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Where Hermanus
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Set along the famed 10-kilometre-long cliff path, this pristine property (dating back to 1902) has had many revamps and renovations along the way, resulting in a charming, understatedly upmarket property that oozes old-world hospitality.

Part of Small Luxury Hotels of The World, the hotel’s eclipsing feature is undoubtedly its prime position – a metre or so from the heady fynbos-infested cliff path that winds its way along the Walker Bay coast, offering some of the best whale-watching vistas in the world.

The lodgings

  • spacious premier suites offer expansive ocean views
  • double rooms (non sea-facing) with select private balconies
  • private sea-facing or garden-facing balcony
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • drink on arrival
  • select complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary wifi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities

Things to do

  • two unique restaurants, and a beautifully appointed sea-facing lounge and bar
  • generous breakfast buffet each morning
  • Origins, an elegant eatery 40 metres from the cliff path
  • large heated salt water swimming pool in The Marine internal courtyard
  • tidal pool, directly in front of the hotel below the cliff path
  • on-site spa offering a wide range of relaxing massages and beauty treatments
  • whale-watching
  • scenic walks
  • restaurants, shops, bars, markets and more in the town centre

Pet policy The Marine caters exclusively to small and medium-sized dogs, who need to be kept on leashes in public areas at all times (they are not allowed in the restaurant). Dogs are accommodated in any room category that has a patio.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R4 025 per room per night, includes breakfast (depending on season and room type)
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Vineyard Rooms at Vrede en Lust

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Where Franschhoek Wine Route
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Setting In the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain, the Vineyard Rooms at Vrede en Lust offer a picturesque home-from-home – for you and your pooch. Spend days chilling by the pool, picnicking on the lawns, walking around the vineyards, or tackling Kanonkop with one of the available mountain bikes, the top of which boasts 360-degree views from Franschhoek all the way to Table Mountain.
The lodgings

  • luxury Vineyard Rooms with double or twin beds
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower and/or bath
  • the choice of a garden or balcony with vineyard and mountain views
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • access to poolhouse and bar
  • complimentary wifi
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • air conditioning
  • minibar on request
  • pet accessories available for items left at home

Things to do

  • dine at Lust Bistro & Bakery, which also welcomes dogs
  • Lindt or Dalewood Fromage wine pairing at the estate tasting room (also pet-friendly)
  • running, hiking and mountain-biking trails (bikes provided) up Simonsberg Mountain and in surrounding nature reserves
  • complimentary wine tasting
  • order wine from the tasting room, ready for collection at reception upon check-out
  • Wine Tram
  • golfing at Pearl Valley
  • nearby Winelands spas
  • Horse Carriage and horse riding
  • quad-biking
  • nearby award-winning wine farms and restaurants

Pet policy Small and medium-sized dogs are welcome on all areas of the farm, however, pets are not permitted to stay at the Manor House or in the Jonkmanshuis Cottages due to historical preservation.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 per room/ suite with space to set a bed for a small child on the daybed
Cost From R2 400 per room per night, includes breakfast (depending on season)
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The Plettenberg Hotel

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Where Plettenberg Bay
Distance from CT 6 hours
Setting The Plettenberg is a grand five-star escape perched on a rocky headland that overlooks a long stretch of unspoilt beach and fynbos-covered mountains. Part of The Liz McGrath Collection (which includes The Cellars-Hohenort and The Marine Hotel, also members of Small Luxury Hotels of The World), this seaside escape offers various accommodation options, including two spacious family villas. The sophisticated, seaside-inspired decor echoes its location, and no matter which room you choose you’re guaranteed a wonderful stay.

The lodgings

  • double rooms (non-sea view), luxury double rooms (some with sea views), suites and premier suites (with step-out balconies and an open-plan lounge)
  • two-bedroom Beach House Villa and three-bedroom Lookout Villa, each with a private swimming pool and deck
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • drink on arrival
  • select complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary wifi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities

Things to do

  • inclusive daily breakfast at the on-site restaurant
  • cocktails, wines, bubbly and spirits at Sandbar
  • Fresh Wellness Spa
  • high tea in the Blue Room, Garden Room or on the restaurant terrace
  • nearby beaches
  • shops, restaurants and bars in town centre

Pet policy Small and medium-sized dogs are catered for and allowed only in the villas and luxury double rooms (non-sea view) with a patio. With the exception of guide dogs, dogs may join you in outdoor dining and bars but not indoors, and will need to be kept on a leash in public areas.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 3 per room/ suite
4 (Beach House Villa)
6 (Lookout Villa)
Cost From R3 680 per room per night, includes breakfast (depending on season and room type)
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Cottages and cabins

White Water Farm

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Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Cows, horses and hens roam free on this peaceful farm in the Klein River Valley, which doubles as a romantic wedding venue. Dating back to 1846, the elegant Cape Dutch property combines historic charm with a modern country feel, where gardens shaded by oak trees, the scent of hydrangeas and roses, and the towering Klein River mountains set the scene for a relaxing country escape.

The lodgings

  • Dairy Room (queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom)
  • 3 Dairy Suites (king-size bed, mini kitchenette, bathroom, private lounge area and mountain views)
  • 2 Barn Suites (king-size bed, bathroom, mini kitchenette and private lounge with a fireplace)
  • Gatehouse Suite (king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, Victorian bath, lounge with a fireplace, small kitchenette and private patio)
  • Farmhouse (two queen size bedrooms and a twin bed, well-equipped kitchen, large living area with a fireplace, and a private patio with braai facilities)
  • Farmhouse Deluxe Suite (adjacent to the main farmhouse, large bedroom with a fireplace, two bathrooms and a private courtyard with an outdoor shower)

Things to do

  • farm-to-fork dining at the White Water Restaurant (open to all for breakfast, lunch and dinner, closed on Wednesdays)
  • bass fishing in the farm dams
  • swimming pool
  • birdwatching
  • mountain-biking and hiking trails in the Phillipskop Private Mountain Reserve
  • horse-riding trails on the farm (pre-booking required)
  • spa treatments (pre-booking required)
  • wine-tasting at surrounding wine estates
  • shops, galleries and restaurants in town centre
  • Lady Stanford River Cruise, Panthera Big Cat Sanctuary, whale-watching

Pet policy? Small to medium-sized dogs are welcome in all units by prior arrangement with the owners when making your booking. Guests are asked to keep a close eye on their pets, so as not to disturb the farm animals.
Child friendly? Yes, except for the Gatehouse Suite
Children under two stay for free
Sleeps 2 to 6 per unit
Cost From R1 800 per unit per night (depending on season and room type)
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Famtin at Riverstone House

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Where Wolseley
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting On the edge of a dam with uninterrupted views of the breathtaking Mostertshoek Mountains is Riverstone’s Famtin, a pet-friendly family getaway that sleeps four. The eco-built double-container home is comfortably furnished and has uncapped wifi (should you need a break from the golden sunsets and starlit sky).

The lodgings

  • two en-suite bedrooms with a bath and shower
  • open-plan lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen
  • deep covered verandah
  • outdoor dining area and built-in braai
  • wood-burning stove
  • private jetty

Things to do

  • mountain-biking
  • hiking
  • swimming in the dam
  • explore the surrounding Ceres and Tulbagh valleys
  • horse-riding
  • wine-tasting at nearby estates
  •  fruit-picking during season

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome and are able to walk around the property without a lead (with consideration for other guests where applicable). Be aware of farm machinery, as you may encounter pickers /pruners during your stay.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 4
Cost From R1 600 per night for the unit (depending on season)
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Tulbagh Mountain Cabin

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Where Tulbagh
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting The majestic Witzenberg mountains surrounding Tulbagh are a sight to behold: towering folds create the perfect canvas for sunrises, sunsets and everything in between. Tucked into the foot of these giants, Tulbagh Mountain Cabin is the perfect stage for soaking up the region’s spectacular surrounds. Situated on a private game park, where springbok, zebras and red hartebees roam free, the log cabin is ensconced in the natural beauty of the Tulbagh wine route, and a convenient 15-minute drive from the town centre, offering a wonderful reprieve away from it all.

The lodgings

  • self-catering log cabin (sleeps five)
  • one loft bedroom with a king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a rain shower
  • one bedroom with twin beds and a shared bathroom with a bath
  • one raised single bed in a mezzanine
  • fully equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, gas stove and coffee maker
  • open-plan dining area and lounge with a smart TV
  • wraparound balcony with outdoor seating and mountain views
  • separate covered outdoor braai area with a dining table
  • downstairs fire pit with a hammock
  • outdoor shower
  • swimming pool on the property
  • ceiling fans
  • air conditioning
  • laundry facilities
  • electric blankets and gas heater
  • complimentary fibre wifi

Things to do

  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • surrounding nature reserves
  • horse riding
  • nature walks
  • nearby shops and restaurants in the town centre
  • Ceres Zipline

Pet policy Bring along small, medium or large dogs – the space is big enough to accommodate them all. Guests are asked to ensure that their pets do not enter fields where the buck graze.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 5
Cost From R1 650 per night for the cabin (depending on season)
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Enjo Nature Farm

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Where Clanwilliam
Distance from CT 3.5 hours
Setting Want to get completely off the beaten track? This scattering of undisturbed cottages is just the spot. One is completely off-the-grid, relying on solar power, and is only accessible via a Jeep track. Guests can swim in the farm’s spring-fed dam, or explore the many hiking trails that surround the farm, and if you’re here between July and September, you’ll be treated to a wondrous bouquet of colour as wildflowers bloom in the Biedouw Valley.

The lodgings

  • Lazy Leopard House (sleeps up to six people) has a private splashpool and outdoor bath
  • Lonely Planet Cottage, off-the-grid with solar electricity, a gas-powered fridge and hob, and a private splashpool
  • Enjo Cottage and Oak Cottage (each sleep up to four people) offer seasonal river and mountain views
  • The Cabin and The Farmhouse Annex (each sleep up to three people)
  • bathroom with a shower
  • indoor fireplace
  • well-equipped kitchen or kitchenette
  • braai area
  • three spacious campsites along the river

Things to do

  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • swimming dam on the farm
  • stargazing
  • Cederberg Wilderness Area
  • Sevilla San rock art trail nearby

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are catered for, but are not permitted to climb onto or sleep on any of the beds or indoor furniture.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 6 per unit
Cost From R640 per night for two people (depending on unit type and season)
R100 per person per night (camping, children camp free)
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CouplesPod at Riverstone House

Where Wolseley
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Tucked away in a peaceful nook of a fruit farm, on the edge of a dam, CouplesPod at Riverstone House was launched in 2020 as a romantic country escape – which is exactly what it is! A double container conversion, featuring a deep undercover patio and built-in braai, with an economical wood-burning stove inside, the unit is suited for summer and winter getaways

The lodgings

  • one en-suite bedroom with double showers
  • open-plan lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen
  • deep covered verandah with cosy seating benches
  • wooden deck with an outdoor bath
  • outdoor dining area and built-in braai
  • wood-burning stove

Things to do

  • mountain-biking
  • hiking
  • swimming in the dam
  • explore the surrounding Ceres and Tulbagh valleys
  • go horse-riding,
  • wine-tasting at nearby estates
  • fruit-picking during season

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome and are able to walk around the property without a lead (with consideration for other guests where applicable). Be aware of farm machinery, as you may encounter pickers /pruners during your stay.
Child friendly? No
Sleeps 2
Cost From R1 700 per night for the unit (depending on season)
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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

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Where Citrusdal
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Part of a working farm just outside of Citrusdal, this scenic retreat is perched on the fynbos-covered slopes overlooking the Olifants River, and surrounded by striking rock formations and a sweeping valley.
The lodgings

  • 10 self-catering cottages (six of which sleep two, and four double units that sleep four)
  • en-suite with king-size beds
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • indoor fireplace
  • seating area
  • view-drenched outdoor terrace
  • braai
  • private Jacuzzi

Things to do

  • sundowners on your private deck
  • hiking trails
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cederberg mountains
  • fynbos garden walks
  • informative medicinal herb walks
  • birdwatching
  • mountain-biking
  • ancient rock paintings
  • nearby horseback trails, waterfalls, wineries and farm stalls

Pet policy All pets are welcome, but guests are advised to monitor dogs when venturing around the property and on the hiking trails. You might encounter baboons and snakes (and leopards on rare occasions), so if your pet is likely to get into a tussle, rather keep it at your cottage.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 4 per cottage
Cost From R1 050 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
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Bokrivier Cottages

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Where Riviersonderend
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Surrounded by the towering Riviersonderend Mountains, Bokrivier is a 1 500-hectare pecan farm home to a selection of converted farm cottages. Tucked away at the foothills of Pillarkop – the largest peak – the getaway is a wonderful choice for those seeking a back-to-basics rustic countryside stay.

The lodgings

  • four self-catering cottages varying in size (Shoshoni, Choctaw, Western and Barton) named after the pecan varieties grown on the farm
  • small kitchen with cooking essentials
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • outdoor braai area

Things to do

  • farm walks
  • swimming in the two dams and rivers
  • horse-riding
  • mountain-biking
  • fishing
  • birdwatching
  • mountain gazing

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome in all cottages and throughout the property.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 6 per cottage
Cost From R325 per night per person sharing (depending on season and cottage type)
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Cheverells Farm

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Where Elgin
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting On a working pear and apple farm in the Elgin Valley, the two cottages at Cheverells Farm are straight out of a fairytale: white walls with baby-blue roofs, a small lavender and ivy-covered stoep, rolling hills, quilted bed covers, fresh flowers…  At sunrise (or sunset) the stoep is the best place to be, with a mug of tea in hand, to watch the golden sun bounce over the Elgin Valley.

The lodgings 

  • two cottages (Kiku and Braeburn) that sleep two guests each
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen including a microwave and an electric stove with oven
  • Nespresso machine
  • indoor fireplace
  • electric blanket
  • complimentary wifi
  • outdoor braai facilities and small covered stoep
  • homemade rusks

Things to do 

  • catch-and-release fishing in the farm dam
  • birdwatching
  • farm walks
  • mountain-biking
  • horse-riding nearby
  • Elgin Valley wine route
  • nearby Elgin Railway Market

Pet policy Dogs are welcome in all units by prior arrangement with the owners when booking.
Child friendly? No
Sleeps 2
Cost From R1 150 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Glamping and camping

Southern Yurts

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Where Bot River
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Located on a secluded hill overlooking the Diepklowe Nature Conservancy at Porcupine Hills Guest Farm, this private yurt is surrounded by an indigenous forest and gurgling streams, making it an unforgettable reprieve from the city. Made from wooden beams and draped in canvas, yurts offer all the amenities of a luxury chalet, without any of the dust and schlepp associated with DIY camping.

The lodgings

  • main Forest View Yurt
  • indoor fireplace and fan/heater
  • enclosed outdoor bathroom with hot shower
  • deck overlooking the valley
  • enclosed open-plan kitchen
  • wood-fired hot tub

Things to do 

  • swing under an ancient oak tree
  • hiking trails
  • trail running
  • birdwatching
  • swimming in the dam
  • ziplining through the Overberg mountains with Cape Canopy Tours
  • nearby wine farms, including Beaumont Wine Estate
  • horse-riding

Pet policy Dogs are welcome on the property by request (at an additional fee of R100) to the owners when making your reservation.
Good to know There is also a Yurt Camp (split into two neighbouring sites, Malachite and Kestrel, each with their own bathrooms, kitchens and lounge spaces. The Yurt Camp is not pet-friendly due to its proximity to a pair of breeding black eagles.
Child friendly? Yes, on request
Sleeps 2
Cost From R1 500 per unit per night (depending on season and unit type)
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Kleine Eike

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Where Greyton
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting This beautiful fruit farm just outside Greyton overlooks the towering Riviersonderend Mountains, and boasts wonderful riverside views from the Zonderend River that runs through it.

The lodgings

  • campsite along the riverbank
  • four spots a little further back from the water (for people with large caravans or small children)
  • each camping spot has its own braai facility and electricity
  • bathroom ablutions with 8 shower cubicles and toilets, 10 basins and wash troughs

Things to do

  • hiking, running, and cycling trails
  • canoeing and fishing on the river
  • apple and pear picking (January to May)
  • Greyton Farmers’ Market (Saturday mornings)
  • restaurants, galleries, and shops in Greyton

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome, and are able to roam free throughout the property.
Good to know The campsite is also rentable for private functions and retreats.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 10 per site
Cost R500 (per night per camping spot for 1 to 4 people)
R120 (additional person per night)
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Beaverlac

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Where Olifants River
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Tucked in the Groot Winterhoek Mountains above Porterville, this charming no-fuss campsite epitomises the outdoors in all its rugged majesty, with waterfalls and natural pools making it an unforgettable stay.

The lodgings

  • non-demarcated campsites and communal ablution facilities (most have hot-water showers)
  • there’s no electricity at the campsites, but there’s a power point and freezer available for use at the camp shop, which also sells wood, beer, wine, ice, snacks, meat, ice cream and cold drinks
  • nine self-catering cabins (most with electricity) are available by arrangement and at different rates
  • bring your own braai grid for allocated braai pits

Things to do

  • dog-friendly hiking trails (you may even stumble on some of the area’s ancient rock art)
  • swimming in the rockpools and waterfalls scattered along the Ratel River
  • mountain-biking trails

Pet policy Three dogs (of all sizes) are welcome at each campsite (R50 per dog), and need to be monitored by their owners while in the campsite and on the property in general. Please be advised that there are many snakes on the trails in summer.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 6 per cabin
Cost R75 (per person per night)
R45 (children 4 – 17 years)
R30 (per car)
Free (children 0 – 5 years)
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West Coast Luxury Tents

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Where Between Dwarskersbos and Elands Bay
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Midway between Dwarskersbos and Elands Bay on Fork West Farm in the wildly beautiful West Coast, this site offers guests a tranquil glamping experience.
Set behind the sand dunes, in what is rugged, bushy terrain, these luxury tents are your answer to crowd-free, chic camping by the seaside, as each tent has private access to an unspoilt beach.

The lodgings

  • three luxury lodge tents (Fork North, Middle Fork and Fork South)
  • each tent sleeps two adults
  • Fork South includes a stand-alone thatched unit alongside the main tent to sleep two
  • each tent includes electricity, an en-suite bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchenette
  • each tent has a private braai area (firewood is available)

Things to do

  • unspoilt beach near the farm
  • 400-metre-long airstrip on the farm, which can be used by a light aircraft (by prior arrangement)
  • birdwatching
  • surfing in Elands Bay

Pet policy Dogs are welcome on the property by request to the owners when making your reservation.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 4 per tent
Cost R1 250 per night for two adults (season-dependent)
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Oewerzicht

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Where Greyton
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Nine kilometres from Greyton, Oewerzicht is a picturesque apple and pear farm, surrounded by mountains and rolling wheatlands where sheep roam free. (If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of one of the resident reeboks stopping by for a drink of water.) The lawned campsite lies near a flowing river that provides hours of fun for the whole family.

The lodgings

  • 25 grass campsites with shade from surrounding reeds
  • power points
  • modern ablutions
  • braai facilities (bring your own grid)

Things to do

  • swimming and tubing in the river
  • canoeing and fishing (bring your own equipment)
  • 25km mountain-biking trail
  • hiking trails

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome, but must be monitored when walking through the farmlands so as not to disturb the grazing sheep and cows.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 6 per site
Cost R390 per site per night for four people
R90 (additional person)
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AfriCamps at Stanford Hills

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Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting In the foothills of the Klein River Mountains, overlooking a dam and surrounded by the meadows and hills of the Stanford Valley, this glamping site is a bucolic fantasy come true. Situated on a boutique wine farm that offers wine-tasting experiences and country-style meals made with farm-fresh vegetables plucked from the estate’s garden, there’s no reason to leave…

The lodgings

  • eight boutique tents, each with a fully equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom
  • each tent has two extra-length queen-size beds and a single bunk bed
  • each tent has a spacious outdoor deck and braai area
  • three of the tents each have an outdoor wood-fired hot tub next to the tent
  • air-conditioning, electric blankets, and a wood-burning fireplace (wifi is not available in the tents, but can be found at the nearby restaurant)

Things to do

  • swimming in the farm dam
  • bass fishing in the top dam
  • wine-tasting at The Tasting Room
  • horse-riding on the farm
  • whale-watching from an airplane
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • a variety of fine restaurants, markets and art galleries in the nearby towns of Stanford and Hermanus

Pet policy One dog is allowed per tent, and guests are asked to clean up after their pets.
Good to know Breakfast baskets and traditional South African braai baskets can be delivered to your tent at an additional cost. The Tasting Room serves breakfast and lunch, and creates personalised picnic baskets.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 5 per tent
Cost From R1 190 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

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Where Montagu
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Hidden in the otherworldly Koo Valley in the Klein Karoo (a short drive from Montagu), this ecofriendly mountain retreat is surrounded by miles of fynbos and an abundance of fauna. What’s more, it’s completely off the grid, making it a complete and utter break.

The lodgings

  • eight private off-grid campsites around a 300-year-old oak tree (some on grass, shaded or in the sun)
  • water points at all campsites
  • ecofriendly compost toilets
  • hot water showers with traditional “donkey boilers”
  • pit braais (wood for sale)

Things to do

  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • abseiling and trekking trips
  • overnight canyoning into the Nuy River Gorge
  • swimming in rock pools
  • birdwatching
  • stargazing

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome (R60 per dog per night), but must be kept under control around surrounding wildlife.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps Varies per campsite
Cost R100 per person per night
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Kwelanga

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Where Baardskeedersbos
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Situated on the peaceful outskirts of Baardskeerdersbos (affectionately known as “B-Bos” among locals), this off-the-grid glamping retreat in the Overberg offers an uninterrupted sense of tranquility, where sweeping fynbos plains and towering mountains set the scene for a scenic stay in nature.

The lodgings

  • off-the-grid caravan and eco-tent, each sleep two adults
  • each unit has a fully equipped kitchen
  • eco tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower
  • private outdoor fire pit and seating area
  • upstairs main house (not available to rent) has a large swimming pool, huge fire pit area, pool table, relaxation areas, books, and board games that guests are welcome to use

Things to do

  • stargazing
  • Baardskeedersbos Saturday Farmers’ Market
  • Baardskeerdersbos Art Route (twice a year)
  • hiking trails
  • mountain-biking trails
  • nearby swimming beaches
  • nearby wine estates (including Lomond, Raka and Stanford Hills)

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are allowed on the property, but leads must be worn on the main farm road from the property. As the property is not fenced, owners should be wary of smaller dogs slipping through the small barrier. Please only bring pets that are socialised and friendly. You might encounter snakes.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 per unit
Cost R600 per person per night
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Suikerbossie Guest Farm

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Where Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Flowing rivers, majestic canyons and towering rock formations set the scene at this picturesque farm in the Koue Bokkeveld, between Ceres and Citrusdal, where a slew of riverside campsites lends itself to an immersive stay in nature with family and friends.

The lodgings

  • 16 riverside campsites (Boeta’s, Vis Arend, Waterfront, Tarzan, Bo-Tarzan, Kuilcamp, Strandcamp, Oewercamp 1 –3, Bo-River, Boomcamp, Uitsigcamp, Agter-Kuil and Ottercamp (where you may camp with a horse)
  • shaded gazebo or small porch
  • three glamping sites (Ghoeboontjie, Alison’s Cabin and Waterfall)
  • power outlets at select camps
  • solar panels at Waterfall, electricity at Ghoeboontjie and Alison’s Cabin
  • communal ablutions with hot-water showers; private ablutions at Waterfall at Ottercamp
  • communal fridge and freezer facilities
  • braai facilities

Things to do

  • sundowner picnics
  • horse-riding
  • cycling
  • swimming in the river and rock pools
  • hiking trails
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • 4×4 trails
  • donkey-cart rides
  • canyon lookout
  • birdwatching
  • kloofing
  • rock art
  • fishing (catch and release)
  • canoeing
  • birdwatching
  • Tarzan swing into river and rock pools

Pet policy Pets are welcome on the property by request to the owners when making your reservation.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 6 per cabin
Varies per campsite
Cost From R165 – R400 (per person per night, depending on season and campsite)
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Villas and houses

Akasha Mountain Retreat

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Where Heidelberg
Distance from CT 3 – 3.5 hours
Setting This intensely beautiful mountain hideaway – 300km east of Cape Town – offers serenity and seclusion, with panoramic views across the Langeberg and Duiwenhoks Dam. Peace and privacy are guaranteed as only one group is hosted at a time on the 120-hectare property.

The lodgings

  • four-bedroomed Cape-Maroc self-catering villa
  • fully equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer and gas hob-oven
  • wood-burning stove
  • local mountain water on tap
  • covered porch with hammock
  • large, shaded courtyard

Things to do

  • fynbos hikes to the ancient rock circle and sugarbird nesting site
  • swim, fish, kayak and picnic along the river
  • mountain-biking (bring your own bikes)
  • birdwatching
  • stargazing

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome, but must be monitored on walks so as not to disturb the surrounding wildlife.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 8
Cost Weekends: From R3 200 per night for two people – R5 180 per night for eight people
Weeknights: From R2 560 – R4 144
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Doringbos

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Where Cederberg
Distance from CT 3.5 hours
Setting The striking allure of the Cederberg comes alive at this breathtaking escape, perched on a cliff of a 3 000-hectare farm above the Doring River. Luxurious lodgings in the main farmhouse and four surrounding cottages – coupled with a landscape yearning to be explored – make this remote haven a magical destination all of its own.

The lodgings

  • two en-suite cottages with one bedroom each
  • two en-suite cottages with three bedrooms each
  • one en-suite semi-enclosed outdoor bedroom
  • fully equipped kitchen (main house)
  • two living rooms (main house)
  • formal dining room (main house)
  • large terrace for outdoor living and dining
  • breakfast boma
  • two swimming pools with views
  • wood-burning hot tub
  • complimentary wifi
  • full-time housekeeping staff (included)
  • farm manager (included)
  • firewood (included)
  • chef and sous chef (additional cost)

Things to do

  • swimming in the pool and river
  • quad bikes
  • horse-riding
  • kayaks
  • mountain-biking
  • view game from the boma on the pan
  • spa treatments (additional cost)
  • fly-fishing lessons (additional cost)
  • picnic on horseback (additional cost)
  • helicopter transfers (additional cost)

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome, except during nature-related activities due to roaming wildlife.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 15
Please note The property can only be booked in its entirety. You cannot book the units separately.
Cost R20 000 per night for the property (exclusive-use only, minimum two-night stay)
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La Rive

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Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Like a page straight out of Pride and Prejudice, this tranquil hideaway on a one-hectare estate in the back streets of Franschhoek is ideal for those seeking under-the-radar splendour (without lifting a finger). Exquisitely decorated in a stylish mix of curated antique furniture and contemporary art, La Rive is conveniently located a block away from the town’s main drag but is discreet enough to offer ultimate seclusion. The sparkling pool and outdoor lounge mean you never have to leave the property…

The lodgings

  • six bedrooms
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen and pizza oven
  • open-plan dining area
  • indoor fireplace
  • lounge with a flatscreen TV
  • covered terrace with fireplace
  • braai area
  • outdoor gas heaters
  • swimming pool
  • poolside patio with sun loungers
  • vegetable garden
  • Koi fish ponds
  • wine cellar
  • grand piano
  • wifi
  • daily continental breakfast
  • daily servicing
  • live-in private chef
  • butler service
  • luxury turn-down service

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • visit the top-rated restaurants, art galleries and shops in town

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome if they are house trained, but are not allowed on the furniture. Owners should not allow their pets to damage the garden.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 12
Cost From R46 000 per night  (depending on season)
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Restio River House

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Where Pringle Bay
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting This contemporary-chic villa, alongside the flowing Buffels River, offers the best of both worlds: riverside relaxation with panoramas to the river mouth, white-sand beaches with the ocean and mountains beyond. The stylish interiors complement the sumptuous setting.

The lodgings

  • five bedrooms with king-size, queen-size or twin beds
  • four en-suite bathrooms with shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan living room with two fireplaces
  • two TV lounges with two flatscreen TVs
  • spacious dining area
  • sheltered outdoor seating area
  • outdoor gas braai
  • complimentary wifi
  • Sonos music system
  • automated blinds

Things to do

  • table tennis
  • trampoline
  • board games
  • pool table
  • foosball table
  • visit nearby beaches

Pet policy Small, house-trained pets are welcome, but should be kept off the furniture.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 10
Cost From R9 750 per night (depending on season)
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Protea House Hermanus

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Where Hermanus
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting This beautiful self-catering home is a mere three-minute drive from the centre of town, but you wouldn’t think so. Set slightly back from the cliff path in the Eastcliff region of Hermanus, Protea House is the perfect choice for a central seaside sojourn with an air of privacy.

The lodgings

  • five en-suite bedrooms (including kids’ room with seven beds and a loft bedroom with four beds)
  • bright and airy lounge (with a fireplace for chilly evenings)
  • dining area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • pool deck with sun loungers and daybeds
  • lush garden
  • sheltered back courtyard

Things to do

  • swim in the ocean
  • walk along the cliff path
  • visit the nearby blue-flag beach
  • shops, galleries, bars and popular restaurants in the town centre
  • whale-watching

Pet policy Dogs of all sizes are welcome.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 6 adults and 11 children
Cost From R8 500 per night for the house (exclusive-use only, depending on season)
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Greyton Getaway

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Where Greyton
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Situated on a quiet outlying street in the peaceful village of Greyton, this stylishly adorned home is ideal for those seeking a tranquil country stay without having to compromise on luxury. The house overlooks a beautifully landscaped garden, and offers spectacular views of the towering Riviersonderend Mountains beyond.

The lodgings

  • three bedrooms
  • two en-suite bathrooms, one with a bath and shower and one with a shower
  • one guest bathroom with a shower
  • fully equipped open-plan kitchen and lounge area
  • smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • laundry facilities and scullery
  • indoor fireplace
  • double doors opening onto a braai area and patio overlooking the garden
  • outdoor and indoor dining areas
  • deck with a swimming pool
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming and relaxing by the pool
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails in the nearby Greyton Nature Reserve
  • restaurants, galleries and quaint shops the town centre
  • The Saturday Market
  • EARS donkey rescue centre
  • alpaca farm
  • animal sanctuary

Pet policy Small and medium-sized dogs are welcome, but should be kept off the furniture.
Good to know This property is extremely popular on weekends so booking in advance is advised.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 6
Cost R2 250 per night for the house
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Sugar Shack

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Where Paternoster
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting This quaint self-catering beach house, built in the style of a fisherman’s cottage, oozes rustic charm, with its ocean-themed decor and simple, architectural lines offering laidback West Coast living at its best.

The lodgings 

  • three bedrooms (two en-suite, one with a separate adjacent bathroom)
  • gourmet open-plan kitchen
  • spacious lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • sunny upstairs deck with a hammock, dining table and deck chairs
  • covered verandah with picnic table and braai area
  • outdoor shower with hot water

Things to do

  • relax and swim at the beach
  • visit the nearby Cape Columbine nature reserve
  • notable heritage sites
  • nearby shops and restaurants
  • kayaking
  • beach-buggy rides
  • Paternoster art route
  • horse-riding

Pet policy A maximum of two (small or medium-sized) dogs are welcome at the cottage, but are not allowed on any of the furniture.
Child friendly? Yes
Sleeps 6
Cost From R3 300 per night for the house (depending on season)
Minimum 2-night stay.
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Time of publication: 24 February 2021

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