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Posted: May 17, 2024

The KZN South Coast offers the perfect blend of sunshine and mesmerizing ocean sunrises, best experienced alongside our beloved four-legged companions!

Thankfully, there’s an extensive array of ‘pawfect’ pet-friendly accommodations and restaurants awaiting exploration in the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom.

For countless individuals, pets are cherished members of the family, and parting with them simply isn’t feasible!

Discover some of the fantastic spots on the KZN South Coast that warmly welcome pets, rendering it the quintessential family getaway.

Ironwood Lodge
At the pet-welcoming Ironwood Lodge, guests can revel in a serene ambiance while enjoying breathtaking sea vistas amidst a lush garden backdrop. Visitors have the opportunity to indulge in outdoor activities such as swimming in the pool, embarking on scenic hikes or fishing expeditions with their furry companions, or simply unwinding together in the garden, complete with convenient barbecue facilities.

The Doghouse & Craft Café
Indulge in delectable cuisine and wood-fired pizzas at this eatery, complemented by a fully licensed taproom showcasing Basset Brews, specialty gins & rums, exquisite wines, and cocktails. Bring along your leashed dogs to enjoy the pet-friendly beer garden adjacent to the children’s play area, or venture onto nature trails traversing two bass dams within Yellowwood Private Nature Reserve for a leisurely stroll with your furry companion.

The Beach House
Embark on a seaside escapade with your canine companions to this exquisite self-catering haven nestled between Sea Park and Southport beaches. Boasting an upscale 4-bedroom residence and panoramic ocean vistas, The Beach House Southport ensures comfort and convenience for the entire family, furry members included. Please note, all pets must be sociable and house-trained.

Riverbend Chalets
With four houses featuring securely fenced gardens and gated entry to Riverbend Park, this location is perfect for accommodating dogs. Enjoy leisurely strolls with your furry friends along numerous nature trails leading to the dam and riverside campsite. Pets are warmly welcomed throughout Riverbend, including the campsite.

CBali Restaurant
Perched overlooking the ocean, this Asian fusion restaurant, cocktail, and sushi bar presents an exquisite array of craft beers, cocktails, oysters, sushi, and indulgent desserts. Best of all, you can savour these delights with your beloved pet by your side.

Oasis Caravan Park & Chalets
Only a stone’s throw away from the beach, this pet-welcoming caravan park offers outstanding leisure amenities nestled under expansive shady trees. Your furry companions will relish discovering the nearby natural marvels, including the pristine Uvongo Beach, renowned for its beauty, with a scenic footpath leading to the Uvongo River Nature Reserve.

Dumela Holiday Resort
Welcome your small canine companion to join in the adventure at this self-catering family resort. With a prime location overlooking Margate Beach, the resort features amenities such as a swimming pool, thatched pub, entertainment room, and playroom.

BillsBest presents a selection of over 30 seaside accommodations in Ramsgate, among which the iconic Whaleback Cottage stands out as a pet-friendly choice suitable for both small and large dogs. The spacious, fully enclosed garden ensures the safety of your furry companions, with a convenient gate providing direct access to the pet-friendly beach path. Enjoy a self-catering experience complete with all the essential home comforts.

The Waffle House
Since its inception in 1957, the Waffle House has been a beloved destination on the KZN South Coast, boasting a rich history and a warm welcome for pets. Situated in the serene sub-tropical surroundings of the Ramsgate Lagoon, it stands as a historic landmark. While renowned for its delectable waffles, guests can also take a leisurely stroll with their pets across the charming wooden bridge to the stunning Ramsgate Beach, offering the perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim or a relaxing sunbath on the sand.

Coral Tree Colony B&B
Experience the bliss of the sub-tropical climate, verdant landscapes, and pristine beaches at this perfect bed & breakfast, where your furry companion is warmly welcomed. Featuring six luxurious en-suite bedrooms, as well as amenities such as a swimming pool, WiFi, and DStv, guests can indulge in delicious breakfasts served on the verandah.

The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Discover a delightful and secure self-catering holiday retreat tucked away amidst the verdant Admiralty Reserve. Enjoy leisurely strolls with your furry companion along a shaded pathway leading to the inviting ocean, perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing, and unwinding. The lodge offers dedicated pet-friendly accommodations, ensuring a seaside getaway that welcomes your beloved pets.

Ashton Manor Guest House
Welcome to this pet-friendly, 5-bedroom residence boasting captivating sea vistas and an excellent outdoor entertainment space. Guests can bask in the enjoyment of a spacious swimming pool set amidst a charming garden, complete with a built-in braai for al fresco dining. With a plethora of activities available, there’s something to keep everyone entertained during their holiday stay.