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Out of Africa & Into Switzerland

Like so many of life’s firsts, a trip to Southern Africa’s most Fido–friendly hotels can be an inspiring respite from regular travel.

Eikendal Lodge, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Eikendal Lodge is nestled in between lush vineyards at the foot of the Helderberg near Stellenbosch, and offers every guest a chance to revitalize their senses with the idyllic vineyards.

Amenities: Pets are allowed on the wine estate, winery and restaurant, permitted they are on the leash at all times. There is plenty of room for running and hiking off leash.

Activities: Fly Fishing clinic on the farm, cellar tours daily, wine tasting at the Eikendal winery, several hiking, jogging trails that wind through their vineyards and swimming pool. Guests are invited to visit the cheetah cubs once a week at the Haas Veterinary Clinic on Eikendal Lodge.

Attractions: The Anatolian Shepherd Guarding Dog Project and the Cheetah Outreach Program are a few minutes away.

Komati Gorge Lodge Fly-Fishing & Wildlife Reserve
Recognized by its majestic cliffs, winding river, thorn bushveld and Highveld grasslands, it is less than three hours from Johannesburg on the Drakensberg Escarpment. Here you can enjoy modern accommodations with breathtaking scenes of natural beauty and wildlife.


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