Pet-friendly hotels that also pull out all the stops for luxury are a great find. At Exclusive Getaways we know the pain-and-pull of saying au revoir  to a beloved pet when you set off on holiday. Notwithstanding the great credentials of your pet sitter, and the minutiae of impeccable arrangements you’ve made to ensure their safety and happiness in your absence, it’s not much fun going off on holiday without them. Let’s face it. That’s why we just love hotels that make provision for your furry family members to go with you, to share the luxury of a top-class holiday.

There really are some very splendid options in South Africa for luxury holidays with pets.

All three of the beautiful luxury hotels that make up the Liz McGrath Collection are pet-friendly: The Cellars Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town; The Marine in Hermanus; and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay. A top-class experience awaits you and your small and medium-sized pets at these hotels.

At the Liz McGrath hotels you will have a room with an outside patio or terrace. When you check in your pets will be given a welcome treat and set up with  their own bed, food and water bowls, and best of all, they will be offered a pet menu of delectable treats. Your pets will be welcome to join you for outdoor dining at the hotels, whilst on a leash. If your pet is a guide dog, they would be allowed in the restaurants and bars too. 

All the Liz McGrath hotels offer pet-friendly activities and experiences, including forest walks and mountain hikes, beach walks and swims.

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You pet will be warmly welcomed and pampered at all the McGrath Collection hotels in South Africa

Another group of luxury hotels in South Africa that treat you and your pets like royalty, is Red Carnation Hotels. Take you pet on a holiday splurge to The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town or The Oyster Box in Umhlanga.

The Twelve Apostles on the Atlantic seaboard in Cape Town welcomes dogs smaller than knee height, and requires that they be kept on a leash in public areas. Pets are welcomed in specific pet-friendly rooms, with pet beds, bowls and bespoke pet-friendly menus. 

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The Life of Riley for Mr or Ms Pooch at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town

At The Oyster Box in Umhlanga the Superior Garden Villa is pet friendly. A range of pet beds and menus can be arranged in advance when you make your booking. The Oyster Box has a resident cat who lords it over the place, the one and only Skabenga, so please tell your pooch in advance!

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This list of pet-friendly restaurants in South Africa may come in handy for both your holiday and your staycation.

Mail us to book a luxury pet-friendly holiday in South Africa, or call 021 797 7122.