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TOP 10 HANGOUTS TO TAKE YOUR FURRY FRIEND

October 25, 2017
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Weekends were invented for sleeping late, long lunches and quality time with your pets. We can’t help you sleep-in but here is our Top 10 list of hangouts to take your furry friend with. 

JOHANNESBURG 
THE BRAZEN HEAD 
Located in Fourways, Brazen Head Authentic Irish Restaurant and Pub greets you with a friendly atmosphere, delicious food and awesome drink specials. The layback restaurant is great for a lazy afternoon with your canine friend. Brazen Head is a chain restaurant and pub and can also be located in Pretoria, Boksburg and Cape Town.

DOPPIO ZERO 
Greenside is filled with cute coffee shops and amazing galleries. Doppio Zero, even as a chain (located in Pretoria and Cape Town) fits into this description. The décor is fresh and exciting. Doppio Zero loves entertaining its clients, even if they walk on four legs. Their menu is always new and fresh and changes with the season. 

WARTHOGS BUSH LODGE
If, to everyone’s despair, your idea of a weekend away MUST include your pets, then Warthogs Bush Camp just outside Magalies is definitely the place for you. Each one of the 10 self-catering chalets is equipped with a comfortable dog bed, as well as food and water bowls for your pet. This informal camp is situated at the foot of a koppie and there is a wonderful walking trail that extends to the top of the koppie where you can take in the panoramic views of the entire area. You could even pack a picnic basket so you can enjoy the view to its fullest extent. The chalets are fully equipped for a self-catering weekend away and there is even a braai area so you can relax together around the the campfire. The spacious bathroom has an original ball-and-claw footed bath ideal for pampering, as well as an outside shower for nature lovers. The swimming pool and lovely lawns are perfect for scrumptious picnics or just simply to relax. 

PRETORIA 
AFRO-BOER 
Located just off Lynnwood Street, Afro-boer is always busy with a steady stream of families, whose small children adore the jungle gym, early morning cyclers for breakfast and dogs enjoying the vast garden. Their menu is as entertaining as is it good, with jokes, advice and great dishes. Don’t mess out on their baked goodies that changes every day! 

GINGER AND FIG 
Just down the street from Blue Crane, Ginger and Fig can be found. Small and artisy this small coffee shop is perfect for breakfast. Their menu might be limited but the smaller menu means each dish is perfect. Your furry friend can expect a water bowl sometimes garnished with mint. 

TASHAS 
Tashas is located in Brooklyn Mall, usually with a line out the door, gorgeously done with white and wood dominating the décor. Their food combinations are exciting and their cocktails an experience for your taste buds. Be sure to have your pet on a leash as it is a very busy space. Tashas is also a chain store located across the country and overseas.
 
DURBAN AREA
THE GALLEY BEACH BAR AND GRILL    
Ballito, once a small town few knew about has grown into a very popular holiday destination. The Galley has been there from the beginning. Located by the beach it is the perfect spot after a long beach walk. Watch the sunset over the water while enjoying the friendly atmosphere and great food. 

CAPE TOWN 
ONS HUISIE 
Located in Bloubergstrand, Ons Huisie offers lots of grass, a beach and a dog only drinking fountain. Ons Huisie serves traditional West Coast cuisine, with favorites being their fish and chips, calamari and mussel pots. It is a picture-perfect place to sip your wine while the sunsets over your pets having the time of their life. 

BEERHOUSE ON LONG STREET 
The Western Cape has so many amazing restaurants to choose from but the Beerhouse stands out. With 25 taps and 99 local and international beers they really are the leaders in craft beer. The food is gourmet beer food and the staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.


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WARTHOGS BUSH CAMP

If, to everyone’s despair, your idea of a weekend away MUST include your pets, then Warthogs Bush Camp just outside Magalies is definitely the place for you. Each one of the 10 self-catering chalets is equipped with a comfortable dog bed, as well as food and water bowls for your pet. This informal camp is situated at the foot of a koppie and there is a wonderful walking trail that extends to the top of the koppie where you can take in the panoramic views of the entire area. You could even pack a picnic basket so you can enjoy the view to its fullest extent. The chalets are fully equipped for a self-catering weekend away and there is even a braai area so you can relax together around the the campfire. The spacious bathroom has an original ball-and-claw footed bath ideal for pampering, as well as an outside shower for nature lovers. The swimming pool and lovely lawns are perfect for scrumptious picnics or just simply to relax. 

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