A seaside getaway for the whole family
Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay
Travel is the perfect way to socialise your dog, providing new experiences and plenty to do. If you are looking for a short stay or planning a longer trip from outside of South Africa, it can be a challenging finding the right place for you and your pet. Holidays that you and your dogs can enjoy make every day rewarding, from the moment you rise for morning coffee to the time you head onto your patio to watch the sunset over the ocean. Spend your days exploring, enjoy exquisite dining, afternoon tea and fine wines, and enjoying the fresh sea breezes.
Please note that The Plettenberg caters to small and medium dogs. With the exception of guide dogs, dogs may join you in outdoor dining and bars but not indoors. Pets need to be kept on-leash in all public areas. To find out more about our pet policy, let our reservations agent know that your pet is joining you on your holiday.
Dog-Friendly Activities in Plettenberg Bay and futher-afield
Beaches, nature hotspots, mountains, and walking routes are just a few of the things making Plett the ideal dog-friendly location.
Plettenberg Bay is home to many dog-friendly cafes and restaurants, along with several walking routes. Dog-friendly outdoor dining spots in nearby Crags include Bramon Wine Estate, Bread & Brew café, Moss & Maple farm stall (inside seating is also offered), and Nature’s Way – a family-run farm stall set on a working dairy farm. Ask our reception team for more dining suggestions in the area. In the centre of Plett, Cairnbrogie Farm is well worth a visit. This working farm offers mountain biking trails as well as four dog walking routes. Please note that dogs need to be on-leash at all farms and dining establishments. Leisure Island in Knysna is home to many pet-friendly places around the island. Knysna is also home to many breathtaking nature reserves, including Steenbok Nature Reserve. Other things for you and your dog to discover near Plett include Saturday markets such as Harkerville Market and the Mosaic Village & Outdoor Market in Sedgefield. Please note that dogs need to be on-leash at all times unless the specific attraction permits off-lead dogs.
Plettenberg Bay is renowned for its incredible beaches, along with its rich natural heritage. The greater area has been classified as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) by Birdlife South Africa in 2015 to protect its diversity. Beaches are zoned to protect certain flora and fauna and offer dogs and people a variety of choices that do not have an impact on the environment.
Orange zoned beaches allow dogs on leashes. These beaches include Sanctuary Beach, Robberg 5, Poorjies Beach 1, Enrico’s, Arch Rock, and Nature’s Valley Beaches 7 and 8.
Green zoned beaches don’t require leashes – dogs need to under owner command and supervision at all times, however. These beaches include The Wreck Beach, Solar Beach, Sanctuary Beach, Poortjies Beach 1 – 5, Strandmeer, Plettenberg Manor, The Dunes Resort, The Waves, and Nature’s Valley Beach 7 & 8.