Overall Pet-Safe Rating: 4
Mooiplaas rates a very high 4/5 on the Pet-Safe rating scale! Although Mooiplaas is personally one of our favourites, they were rated down only due to a gap in the perimeter fencing. If your pups generally like to keep you in eyesight, you won't have a problem. With our own dogs, although they explored profusely, we made sure to keep an eye on them.
Large grounds: Yes! Plenty of grass to explore and really get up to speed. The property borders a river, so not only do they have large grounds to run and stay safe within, they can also enjoy a dip in the river.
Enclosed: Partially. The cottage is private and secluded with a solid fence all around, except where the property borders the Breede River. Water loving pups can easily swim around the fences on either side, or cross the river when it is low. There is also a small gap in the fence alongside the main gate entrance to the cottage. The gate on the stoep can be closed, and then medium - large dogs will not get out.
Other dogs: We never saw, nor came into contact with other dogs on our side of the river.
Walking dogs on property: The cottage is super private and at the back of the working farm. We could walk our dogs through the vineyards in front, or behind the primary fencing alongside the river - although that going was a bit of an obstacle course.
Would we leave our dogs alone and go to the shop? No, not outside. But there is the ability to leave them inside the house for short time if you really have to.
Lowest fence height: Section facing river is unfenced.
Highest fence height: 1.6m
Fence material: Chicken-wire