Welcome to Petfriendly
Our mission at Petfriendly is to provide you - that special breed of animal lover - with information that will make it easy for you to include your pets in your lifestyle.
If you want to take your pet on holiday, you can now choose from a wide selection of hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, caravan parks, mountain cabins, self-catering cottages and secluded holiday homes, country inns, private nature reserves, game lodges, guest farms and luxury apartments that cater to all kinds of budgets. From the luxurious and exclusive to the rural and rustic; your dog, cat, bird, horse and even your rooster are all welcome!
For each establishment we provide a detailed Pet Policy. This unique feature tells you exactly what the rules are for each particular place.It tells you which types and sizes of pet are allowed, if any restirctions apply, e.g., no aggressive dogs or no barkers; where your pet will sleep; what other animals (if any) are permanent residents on the property; whether there is an enclosed garden; if there are any walks nearby and when your dog should be kept on a leash. It will also indicate if there is a charge for pets and if a Doggie Damages Deposit (always refundable unless your dog eats the furniture!) is required. The Pet Policy also indicates whether an establishment offers any extra servcies or amenities to travelling pets and their owners, like doggie menus and pet-sitting.
Petfriendly features places to walk your dogs, petfriendly restaurants, coffee shops and markets where dogs are permitted. We have even identified petfriendly wine cellars and wine farms. In addition, we list pet products and travel accessories; pet services like doggy day care centres, dogwalkers, grooming parlours, pet spas, kennels and catteries; as well as dog trainers, animal behaviourists and animal healthcare practioners, both traditional and alternative. You can also find vets, animal welfare societies and rescue groups in the directory.
By popular demand, an all new feature on this site is Petfriendly Property. This lists property for rental or sale in South Africa where pets are allowed and/or the property easily accommodates them by having a garden that is securely fenced. It includes petfriendly retirement homes, residential estates and other housing for the elderly. It is FREE to list your property or your property request if you are looking for petfriendly accommodation.
We are delighted to be able to offer animal lovers the following:
* Even more options in the latest, 6th edition of our unique print travel guide, The South African Petfriendly Directory.
* Discounts and special offers via our Petfriendly Travel Club
* Bookings and travel advice (if you let us book your holiday accommodation, we will also provide you with information about routes, stop-overs as well as watering holes and interesting (petfriendly) things to see and do in the area. Wherever possible we will include contact details for vets and any other relevant services you may require on holiday.
* The convenience of having a selection of travel products and pet accessories couriered to your door at very competitive prices.
* Petfriendly Property - property listings for rental or sale.