Pet Friendly Hotels in Durban


Are you planning to stay in Durban with your favourite pet? We have created the latest guide for Durban, South Africa to help you find a pet friendly hotel, a pet friendly restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and the best dog friendly hotel close to the Durban main tourist attractions. 

From mountain trails, parks, to dog-friendly cafes & restaurants there are tons of activities for you and your dog or cat to enjoy together as a whole family!

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Durban

1. Circus Circus Beach Cafe
2. St. Clements Restaurant
3. Surf Riders cafe
4. Market Café Restaurant

Dog Friendly Tours in Durban

Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. Refurbished for soccer’s 2010 World Cup, the seafront promenade runs from uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium, to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Durban Botanical Gardens showcases African plant species

1. The Oyster Box 5* – Pet Friendly Accommodation Durban

The Oyster Box

Overlooking the Umhlanga Lighthouse and Indian Ocean, The Oyster Box offers 2 outdoor pools, an award winning spa and free Wi-Fi. Gateway Shopping Centre is 2 km away.

The rooms at the 5-star Oyster Box are decorated with rich fabrics and furnishings. They include satellite TV, Mini Bar facilities and tea/coffee making facilities. Some guest rooms offer a private lounge area, patio and plunge pool.

The Ocean Terraces Restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a delicious seafood and curry buffet. The Grill Room offers up the best premium steaks and seafood dishes.

Overlooking the beach, this upscale colonial-style hotel is 3 km from Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve and 2 km from Bronze Beach.


Elegant, antiques-filled rooms feature private balconies (many with sea views), flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities and fresh fruit and flowers. Suites add separate lounges; some have private plunge pools.

Breakfast is complimentary, and dining options include haute cuisine and high tea, plus bars and seafood.

There’s a spa with a hammam, a 24-hour gym and an oceanfront outdoor pool beside Umhlanga Lighthouse, as well as a 24-seat cinema and a kids’ activity programme.
Besides the old-school style and luxury it is the personal service that stands heads and shoulders above other hotels and resorts in South Africa, Africa and possibly the world. It is the sort of place where everyone remembers a face and a name.
From the ceramic murals on the passage walls, covetable art collection (including many South African Modernist masters like Cecil Skotnes) and the enviable wood paneled library with antique furniture and ceiling to floor bookshelves filled to the brim with coffee table books to browse.
Each room is individually and beautifully decorated, again echoing the boutique hotel feel. Besides the sea-facing rooms there are rooms with views of the tropical garden and the quieter garden area swimming pool.
As the ocean facing swimming pool can get quite crowded and rowdy, especially during holidays and weekends. Also in the secluded garden is the spa with a wonderful almost Balinese-style decor and spiralling staircase over 4 floors.
The hammam experience and plunge pool is a must.
Other worthwhile mentions include that the hotel is pet friendly. It’s resident cat Skabenga provides endless delights and tips on social media.
There is activities for children provided and a playroom. Children are also provided with special beach activity bags, even with little fishing nets for the rock pools.
The hotel is in walking distance to the promenade, beach, Whalebone pier, shops, local restaurants and Pearls Shopping Mall.
Big plus that they allow your pets and so gorgeous the first night to welcome the dogs we received doggie towels , doggie biscuits and a toy for them. They really were so accommodating , loved it.
Good news for animal lovers is that the hotel is pet-friendly which means that small pets travelling with their owners get 5-star treatment as well.
Pet Friendly Accommodation Durban
Pet Friendly Accommodation Durban

How much does a room costs at The Oyster Box?

Prices start 624$/night for Luxury Room with Sea View.

These Luxury Sea Facing Rooms feature a balcony with views of Umhlanga’s lighthouse and coastline. All rooms include a bathroom with double vanity and a spacious separate shower.

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2.  La Dolce Vita Umhlanga Guesthouse 3* – Pet Friendly Accommodation Durban

La Dolce Vita Umhlanga Guesthouse

Situated in Durban, within 2.3 km of Umhlanga rocks Beach and 4 km of Umhlanga Lighthouse, La Dolce Vita Umhlanga Guesthouse features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and room service for guests.

The rooms at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. At La Dolce Vita Umhlanga Guesthouse rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

A Full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

Madeleine was the perfect host and looked after us well, nothing was too much trouble and we enjoyed our chats with her. The room No3 was lovely and comfortable and loved the huge shower in the bathroom.

We had a good choice at breakfast which was always cooked fresh.

She made us feel like family we would highly recommend this wonderful B&B. A lovely friendly dog and cat too.

Easy to find from website map
Very friendly and professional, so happy about being pet friendly.

Beautiful sea view when enjoying breakfast.
Breakfast was excellent, asked for plunger coffee, was no problem at all.

Pet Friendly Accommodation Durban
Pet Friendly Accommodation Durban

How much does a room costs at La Dolce Vita Umhlanga Guesthouse?

Prices start 72$/night for Standard Queen Room.

This double room features a seating area, tea/coffee maker and tile/marble floor.

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3. The Brother’s Guest House 4* – Dog Friendly Accommodation Durban

The Brother's Guest House

Located in Durban, The Brother’s Guest House offers accommodation with a patio or a balcony, free WiFi and TV, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge.

A fridge and coffee machine are also provided.

A Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast.

A barbecue can be found at The Brother’s Guest House, along with a garden.

What an amazing space and host.

We loved every day there, 6 weeks and we could have stayed longer. Awesome !!

You have to stay at The Brothers Guest House while you visit KZN.
Great service, exceptional hosting and even our dog loved it there.

It is beautifully situated in an upmarket part of Durban North and is conveniently located near restaurants and the Durban beachfront. Our room was spotlessly clean and super comfortable.

The highlight of our stay was the friendliness of our hosts Robyn and Steven. Nothing was too much trouble to them. Can highly recommend. We will definitely be going back.

It is located in a lovely treed suburb in Durban North and very conveniently located for getting around.

Host Robyn is lovely and went out of her way to ensure that I was comfortable.

The room was cosy, impeccably clean and tidy. The room was made up every day and the linen was fresh.
it was a relief to get there at the end of each day.

Pet Friendly Hotels Durban
Pet Friendly Hotels Durban

How much does a room costs at The Brother’s Guest House?

Prices start 64$/night for Double Room with Pool View.

This double room has a balcony, garden view and private entrance.

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