Where to take your dog in South Africa

South Africa offers a world of adventures for humans and their four-legged friends. It’s got everything from lush wine regions, safari parks, craggy cliffs, beaches and forests to bustling well-populated cities. As a nation of pet-lovers, there’s plenty of things to see and do with your dog in South Africa.

Kranskloof Hiking Trail, Magaliesberg

There are two hikes available at Kranskloof. Both are around 10km and take in waterfalls, mountain ranges and some wonderful wildlife. The trails are dog-friendly but they must be leashed to protect the local wildlife. There is pet-friendly accommodation available in the area too.

Yzerfontein, West Coast

This pristine, 16-mile stretch of beach is a dog-owners paradise. In fact, it’s the longest uninterrupted beach on South Africa’s coast. Located 70km north of Cape Town, dogs are more than welcome along this beach. There are even poo bags on site to help keep the place clean.

Dog-friendly South Africa

Voodoo Lily, Johannesburg

This pet-friendly cafe has a focus on organic, fair-trade, sustainable products. This is reflected in it’s delicious menu of wholesome, nutritious food. Pets are welcome, leashed, on the outdoor patio and they even have their own menu of treats. There’s even a gourmet grocers so you can pick up something yummy to take home too.

Leadville Dog Park, Cape Town

This off-leash dog park is a one-stop shop for all your dog’s needs. Open daily from 7am-7pm, the park features different areas for large and small dogs, as well as a water fountain for them to splash in. There’s also a training academy, grooming centre and on-site pet store. For humans, you can sit back and relax watching your dog having fun in the park with a coffee from Reload Espresso Bar.

Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, or enjoy some time in one of the cities, there are plenty of things to see and dog with your dog in South Africa.

Fri Oct 16 2020