We know you can’t image a holiday without your best friend in the world. Neither can we.  Bring your Max, Buddy, Rocky or Jack for a weekend away in the “wild” – a relaxing one hour drive through Hekpoort brings you to Warthogs Bush Camp where an unpretentious little lodge welcomes you. Ten chalets, a bush lapa, rock pool and bush pub makes a relaxing retreat from city life. Sit around the bonfire at night with your furry friend sleeping next to you, the fire crackling away and a beautiful glass of red wine or a gentle whiskey in hand. Africa is not for sissies, afterall. We look forward to welcoming you at Warthogs Bush Camp.

We recommend that camp exclusivity is taken by pet-loving groups of guests which opens up a world of possibilities for your stay, as the dog breeders clubs and dog trainers can vouch for. Dog or cat breeders, as well as competition organisers are welcome to use the Bush Lapa – a spacious area ideal for showing dogs and cats. Please discuss your specific requirements at this pet-friendly venue with our reservations team.

Rules for all our Best Friends visiting: 

  • Remember it is a new location and experience for your pets so excitement is a given, if you think they are up for it and used to new places they will feel right at home.
  • If your pooch hasn’t seen the outside of your property or haven’t been to the local park and not used to other pets it might be a tad overwhelming so they might act out.
  • Pack your pet’s favourite bedding, toys, feeding bowls and snacks for its weekend away in its dedicated overnight bag.
  • Upon arrival at our reception please do not let your pets out of your car, which is for their safety as well as others.
  • Our entire property is fully fenced and is “doggie proof”, but care must be taken to where they are wondering around, and keep the main gate closed at all times.
  • We do have water bowls dotted around the property for all to enjoy.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash when visiting.
  • There are other pets on the property so if your pet doesn’t play nice please ensure the safety of others.
  • Please ensure your pets aren’t a nuisance to other visiting guests.
  • Pets must be treated for ticks and fleas before they get here:
  • All pet owners are responsible for their pet poop and clean up afterwards. (Bring your own litter bags)
  • During your stay with us, your pets are not to be left alone in the car or the room.
  • Please ensure your pets have sufficient food and water at all times.
  • No pets are allowed to climb onto or sleep on any of the beds or furniture.
  • Pets stay Free and we do not take a Doggie Damages deposit.
  • There are poisonous snakes at the lodge and both owners and their dogs enjoy the lodge at their own risk.