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Pet-friendly Stellenbosch is warm and inviting, welcoming the entire family with open arms. From the teeniest tots to Ouma and Oupa, our favourite Winelands destination brims with activities to entertain all species from sunrise to sunset.

With these pet-friendly restaurants and pet-friendly accommodation options in Stellenbosch, there’s no longer any need to leave beloved Kiki or Slash at home.

Pile in the car, pack the padkos and head off-leash on a fantastic pet-friendly holiday to Stellenbosch.

Don’t waste your time barking up the wrong tree. We’ve put together the top pet-friendly Stellenbosch list for you:

Pet-friendly accommodation in Stellenbosch


Beautiful South Guest House

Within easy walking distance of the historic town centre, relax in tranquil garden surroundings and take your pick from any of the individually-styled rooms at Beautiful South Guest House.

Along with the usual creature comforts you’d want, such as private bathroom, air con and free and fast Wi-Fi, the property offers pet-friendly accommodation.

Choose a view of the mountains or a private wooden deck overlooking the garden. Some rooms also offer a stone bathtub – the perfect place to take a soak after a long day.

In the morning, enjoy breakfast overlooking the swimming pool.

Contact: +27218838171

Roland’s Rendezvous

Make the most of those glorious Jonkershoek mountain views when you check in at the family-run Roland’s Rendezvous guesthouse. The property is particularly well suited for cyclists, hikers, keen golfers and nature lovers, being close to some spectacular trails and reserves. Enjoy walks and runs with your dog on these trails – your hosts can recommend the perfect one.

Contact: +27 21 887 2556

Rhodes Guest House

Two spacious and secure bachelor flats adjacent to house with own private entrance and parking. The kitchen has a bar fridge, kettle, microwave, mini oven, toaster and cutlery. The one flat offers two single beds next to each other which can be turned into a king-size bed.

There is also a flat screen television with DStv, a table with two chairs. Free internet. The other flat has 1 double bed plus 1 mobile bed.

They are in the heart of the Cape Winelands, and popular destinations in the area include Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, Bottelary Hills Wine Estates, Butterfly World, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and Backsberg Estate Cellars.

Contact: +27 83 310 2366

Boord Guest House

Situated between two large parks, Boord Guest House offers casual and comfortable accommodation in large private units. Each features a kitchenette, some with cosy log fireplaces and all offer private outdoor spaces – ideal for the pooch to relax in.

Contact: +27 882 8291 / +27 82 446 2791

Pet-friendly restaurants in Stellenbosch


Thirsty Scarecrow

The Thirsty Scarecrow overlooks the popular Mooiberge strawberry farm, slap bang in the middle of the Stellenbosch winelands. This family and pet-friendly restaurant is ideal for relaxed dining. Pull up a chair and enjoy their tasty pizzas and burgers to fuel up between wine farms visits. The outdoor seating on the deck is ideal for those travelling with pets. Contact: +27 21 881 3444

Bootlegger Coffee Company

Fuel up with a good cup of joe while walking your dog. Grab a coffee, sit-down with a great breakfast or lunch made from fresh farm produce or grab a quick cuppa to go. Dogs are welcome at both indoor and outdoor tables.

Contact: +27 21 433 2599

Root 44 Market: Audacia Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

The Root44 Market is a Stellenbosch institution. Locals and visitors alike descend to enjoy the festive atmosphere, sample great food and drink and enjoy the live music. Grab a spot at an outdoor table or bring the picnic blanket to lounge on the lawn. It’s a wonderful family and pet-friendly experience that’s a must in Stellenbosch.

Contact: +27 21 300 3935

Visit Stellenbosch and pay a visit to these fantastic pet-friendly restaurants and accommodation options. You’ll leave with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and a wildly wagging tail.

Tips for pet-friendly travel


  • Always request permission to bring a pet. Sometimes pet policies change or only a few rooms or dining areas can accommodate pets, or certain breeds of pet. Be sure to check beforehand.
  • Don’t forget to bring your pet’s essentials: leash, poop scoop and a water bowl (even when out walking).
  • Enquire about the animal-amenities on offer. These will all differ. Some properties offer pet-friendly accommodation only, while others may include dog walking, pet sitting, pet menus and other such services.