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December Last Minute Availability

We’re here, and Christmas & New Year holidays are a mere three weeks away.

If you haven’t yet booked your holiday getaway for this period, don’t fear, we have just sourced a handful of Getaways that still have availability. All Holidawgs Getaways were snatched up really early this year.

The Getaways mentioned below, are not on Holidawgs, but are pet-friendly. We can’t guarantee that they’re Pet-Safe, but if you’re looking for a Getaway with your pups, these are our top picks for you.

Fastest fingers first – and if you do book, please let them know you found them on!

River Magic Cottages – 3.5 hrs from Cape Town

Four comfortable self-catering cottages situated on the tidal Duivenhoks River, 10 Km’s from the sea.
Each cottage is river-facing and has a unique style offering peace and tranquility for a relaxing stay and have great braai areas of course! The Cottages are set relatively far apart and private, so although they may not be fully enclosed, your furkids should be fairly secluded from other dogs. If you have young kids joining you, the river front is open, so you may need to keep an eye on them.

Deck Plek (sleeps up to 12) has space this weekend (7-9th) and from the 27 – 30th December. 

4 Bedroom and one dorm-style room. The rest of the cottage comprises of living, dining and kitchen area with open fireplace. The stoep, braai area and upstairs deck offer magnificent river views. Accessible by a ferry boat trip.

Rates: On request – also dependent on number of guests.



Base Huis (sleeps up to 8 ) has space this weekend (7-9th) and up to the 16th, and from 31st Dec – 2nd Jan.

4 Bedroom cottage on the river with open plan living/kitchen/dining room with a large open fire place. The outside braai and entertainment area are on the river front.

Rates from R2,800 per night.



Glory Be (sleeps up to 12 ) has space from the 10th – 23nd Dec (there are 2 weekends in there).

5 Bedroom cottage with open plan living/kitchen/dining room with a large fire place. The outside braai area over looks magnificent river views. Located on the waters edge, and accessible by a 15min ferry boat trip.

Rates: On request – also dependent on number of guests.



Back Track (sleeps up to 6 ) has space this weekend (7-9th) and up to the 15th of December.

Three bedroom cottage with open plan kitchen/living/dining room with a log fire and a delightful outside entertainment area and braai. The river is a 2 min walk from the cottage and has a private jetty. Guests have the use of a canoe.

Rates from R1,750 per night.



Read more about these cottages, or enquire with us to book any of these cottages!


Somerset Gift Guest Farm – 2.5 hrs from Cape Town

A breathtaking farm just outside Swellendam, bordering the foothills of the Langeberg mountains, and set alongside the Buffeljags river. There are a choice of 6 comfortably appointed self-catering cottages, all of which are pet-friendly, but only Manor House and Olive Cottage have enclosed yards for your pups. The farm is spread over a few thousand hectares of pristine mountain ground with trails through indigenous forest and fynbos to magical mountain valleys, waterfalls and rock pools. Making this a great choice for being outdoors. Due to the open nature of the cottages, should you bring along your furkids, they must be well behaved & socialised.

Manor House (sleeps up to 12 ) has space this weekend (7-9th) & 12-14th December.

6 beautifully appointed bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful dining room and separate comfortable living room with amazing views. Large indoor fireplace for cosy evenings, and Weber braai on the large, undercover patio. DStv and wifi available.

Rates from R5,400 per night.



Olive Cottage (sleeps up to 5 ) has space this weekend (7-9th)

Two bedroom cottage with cosy lounge and dining area with a large fireplace to keep you warm in winter. There is a lovely all weather furnished patio with an undercover fireplace/braai. Beautiful views of the pastures and mountain with the river a short stroll in front of the cottage.

Rates from R 1,700 per night.



The other 4 cottages have availability this weekend (7-9th) and Rose Cottage (sleeps 4) is available from 9-11th December as well. Rates from R1,900 per night.

Read more about these cottages, or enquire with us to book any of these cottages!

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