A pet-friendly oasis in the Constantia Valley
Situated in the spectacular Constantia Valley, The Cellars-Hohenort is an inviting oasis for you and your pets. This 5-star luxury hotel lies on nine acres of gardens within the Constantia Winelands, putting you and your pet in reach of everything this breathtaking region has to offer, from dining to adventures.
Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Constantia
At The Cellars-Hohenort, we go above and beyond to provide the finest pet-friendly accommodation in Constantia, giving you and your four-legged family member the chance to enjoy an unforgettable stay. The Constantia Valley is renowned for its forests, vineyards and natural abundance. Our spectacular garden provides a gateway to this natural beauty, with ancient camphor trees, a forest, a vineyard, a rose garden, and plenty of other wonders to discover. View our garden map to get a glimpse into this little slice of heaven.
Travelling with dogs is an incredibly rewarding experience for dogs and their humans. Holidays just aren’t complete without every member of the family. The Cellars-Hohenort helps to make every day full of fun and adventure, with plenty to discover. Ideal for short breaks and longer stays, for locals or visitors from outside of South Africa, our hotel welcomes you into a slice of paradise in the Constantia Valley.
Small and medium dogs are welcome at our hotel and need to be kept on leashes in all public areas. We accommodate dogs in all rooms and suites with patios or balconies. On arrival, dogs are given a welcome treat, food and water bowls and a dog menu full of healthy, tasty meals. Dogs can join their humans for dining and drinks on patios only (except for guide dogs). Speak to your reservations agent when booking to let them know you are bringing your pet and they will send you a full copy of our pet policy. Please let our reservations agent know that you are bringing your pet and you will be sent a copy of our full pet policy document. Our award-winning restaurants include Greenhouse along with other restaurants and bars. Enjoy High Tea on a patio overlooking our spacious lawn or sip drinks in the shade as you take in the greenery that surrounds you in all directions.
Dog-Friendly Activities in Constantia and Surrounds
Forests, cafes, restaurants, beaches, walks and so many other memorable adventures await during your stay at The Cellars-Hohenort dog-friendly hotel.
Constantia is home to many dog-friendly restaurants that offer outdoor dining amidst plenty of greenery. Chardonnay Deli, Eagle’s Nest, Pastis, Simon’s at Groot Constantia, and La Parada at Constantia Nek all cater to humans and dogs. A short drive through tree-lined roads takes you into Hout Bay, where you can grab lunch or coffee at Dunes Restaurant & Bar and Massimo’s before heading to the beach. Other places to explore include Aegir, The Toad in the Village, Café Roux, and The Food Barn in Noordhoek; Rhodes Memorial Restaurant in Newlands; Bootleggers Coffee in Kenilworth; Olympia Cafe and Deli in Kalk Bay; and Lime Tree Café in Bergvliet. In the City Centre, head to Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room, Company’s Garden or Society Bistro in Gardens. Take a drive along the Atlantic Seaboard and stop for a meal at Café Neo in Mouille Point, Jason Baker in Green Point or Bootleggers Coffee in Bantry Bay or Sea Point. If you’re keen to head out a bit further, try Ons Huisie in Bloubergstrand or take a drive to Castella Amare or Die Damhuise in Melkbosstrand.
Activities & Walks
Constantia is one of the most magical places for dog walks, and every canine will agree after exploring this incredible area. Within close reach of The Cellars-Hohenort, you will find walking trails such as the Constantia Belt, Klassenbosch Trail (just two minutes from the hotel’s entrance), Cecelia Forest (also a short distance away, accessed through Spilhouse and Hohenort Avenues). This exquisite forest forms part of Table Mountain National Park. It can also be followed in the other direction to connect to the Alphen Trail – another great walking route. The De Hel Nature Area is a hidden gem known only to locals and can be accessed from Brommersvlei Road. Look carefully for the sign – it’s easy to miss.
Other nearby walking trails to discover with your canine companion include Newlands Forest, which has a variety of trails, from easy to more challenging; the Pipe Track; Lower Tokai Plantation; and Blackburn Ravine in Hout Bay. In the city and surrounds, popular dog hangouts include De Waal Park in Oranjezicht, Green Point Urban Park and Lion’s Head.
Cape Town is home to a staggering number of beaches but not all of them are dog-friendly. When in doubt, always look for signage that will let you know if dogs are allowed.
No-leash beaches include Clifton First Beach, Beta Beach in Bakoven; Sunset Beach in Sea Point; Froggy Pond in Simon’s Town; Long Beach in Kommetjie; Noordhoek Beach; Dolphin Beach in Table View; the middle section of Hout Bay Beach; Sunset Beach and Lagoon Beach in Milnerton; and Table View Beach.
Leashed dog beaches include Graaff’s Tidal Pool in Sea Point; Capricorn Beach; Nine Miles Beach in Kommetjie; Dangers near St James; and Milton Beach and Tidal Pool in Sea Point.
Limited access beaches that only allow dogs before 09h00 and after 18h00 between November and April include Big Bay and Blaawberg Beach in Bloubergstrand; Camps Bay Beach; Clifton Fourth; Llandudno; Melkbosstrand Beach; Milnerton Lagoon and Beach near the lighthouse; Saunders Rock Beach and Tidal Pool in Bantry Bay; Three Anchor Bay Beach; Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg; and Mnandi Beach in Strandfontein.
Whichever beach you visit, always make sure that you follow basic guidelines. Cape Town’s beaches are loved by locals and visitors of all ages, including children. Keep dog poop bags with you and clean up after your dog. Always follow rules on signs and do not take your dog off-leash unless you are certain the beach is a no-leash beach. Make sure that your dog listens to commands and avoid letting off-leash dogs run up to people, harass other dogs or create havoc for beachgoers.
Other places to enjoy a walk with your dog include the Blue Route within the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and the Botanical Garden. Dogs will need to stay on leads at all times and kept under control to make walks safe for all dogs, owners and visitors within nature areas. An on-leash walk around town will give you and your dog a chance to see why Hermanus has been ranked as one of the top holiday destinations in the Western Cape. Look out for the famous Whale Crier, take in the views and enjoy some fresh, sea breezes.
The Cellars-Hohenort is all about giving you and your family an experience that will not be forgotten. Book your stay at our award-winning dog-friendly hotel in Constantia now and start planning the ultimate holiday in the beautiful Constantia Valley.