Discover Walking & Hiking Spots in Your Province

Most dogs love exercise and practically all dogs love attention. When you take your dog for walks or hikes, both those important needs are met. Plus, you get your fair share of exercise as well as an opportunity to clear your mind.

The question is: which areas and getaway spots are dog-friendly? A dog on a leash on the streets is fine, but not all nature reserves or hiking trails allow dogs. Well, we’ve got just the answer for you, categorised according to South Africa’s nine provinces. Find out which beaches, forests, mountains and accommodation options are dog-friendly!

WESTERN CAPE

HIKES

  • Gifkloof Trail (Greyton)
  • Silwerfontein Trail (Tulbagh)
  • Beaverlac Campsite (Porterville)
  • Blackburn Raving (Chapman’s Peak)

WALKS

  • Tokai Plantation
  • Newlands Forest
  • Noordhoek Beach
  • Scarborough Beach
  • Alphen Trail (Constantia)
  • Liesbeek River Trail (Newlands).

KWAZULU-NATAL

Durban is very accommodating when it comes to walking your dog and going on hikes together.

Check out the following places:

  • Durban Green Corridor
  • Beachfront Promenade
  • Vernon Crookes (Umzinto)
  • Alfred Park (New Germany)
  • Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
  • Glenholme Nature Reserve (Kloof )
  • Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve
  • Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Other:

  • Salmon Bay (Ballito)
  • Zinkwazi Lagoon Lodge
  • Sierra Resort (Mooi River)
  • Richards Bay Caravan Park
  • Room with a view (Mtunzini)

NORTHERN CAPE

  • Kambro Campsite and Farm Stall (Britstown)

GAUTENG

  • Delta Park (Randburg, JHB)
  • Lonehill Park (Sandton, JHB)
  • ECHO Dog Park (Fourways, JHB)
  • Kruin Park Nature Reserve (PTA)
  • Faerie Glen Nature Reserve (PTA)
  • Emmarentia Dam (Randburg, JHB)
  • Jan Cilliers Park / Protea Park (PTA)
  • Melville Koppies East (Randburg, JHB)
  • Pierre van Ryneveld Nature Area (PTA)
  • Walkhaven Dog Park (Muldersdrift, JHB)
  • Waterkloof Park (Waterkloof Ridge, PTA)
  • Magnolia Dell Park (Bailey’s Muckleneuk, PTA)
  • Struben Dam Nature Reserve (Lynnwood Glen, PTA)

FREE STATE

  • Aloe River (Parys)

MPUMALANGA

  • Hartfell (Dullstroom)
  • The Secret Valley (Cullinan)

LIMPOPO

  • Turaco Farm Cottage (Magoebaskloof )

EASTERN CAPE

  • Hogsback Forest
  • Oyster Bay Beach
  • St Francis E’s-cape
  • Bonza Bay (East London)
  • Chintsa East (Wild Coast)
  • King’s Beach (Port Elizabeth)
  • Second Beach (Port St. Johns)
  • Blue Water Bay (Mazeppa Bay)
  • East and West Beach (Port Alfred)
  • Sacramento Trail/ Schoenmakerskop (Port Elizabeth)

NORTH WEST

  • Lavender Lake Farm (Magaliesburg)
  • Saamrus Guest Farm (Magaliesburg)

 

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