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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Attraction
Category: Pet Friendly

Motivation for award: One of the few pet and family friendly restaurants on the South Coast of KZN. Offering our 4-legged and 2-legged guests a friendly and safe place to share quality time together.

Region: Kwazulu Natal / South Coast

The Doghouse Cafe

Local food, local beer.

A dog & family friendly restaurant and craft brewery set in a private nature reserve. Serving homemade meals, craft gin & beer in a wide open safe space. Our speciality, homemade pies and woodfired pizza.

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Starla – 28.05.2022

Lynn Fisher – 24.05.2022
The absolute best pizza and venue. You can try the rest but if you want the BEST it has to be The Dog House!!

Gillian Brinkworth – 24.05.2022
The bestest family venue, relaxing with friendly hosts in natural surroundings ❣️

Karen Shields – 24.05.2022
The Dog House rocks!

Julie Baxter – 24.05.2022
Beautiful place set in a nature reserve. Hidden gem.

Sharon Vlooh – 23.05.2022
One of the few places where I could go with my dog without worrying about what the other patrons would say. Great food, friendly waiters, fab vibe all round awesome place.

Sharon ollewagen – 23.05.2022
The best!

Sean Elliott – 20.05.2022
The absolute best experience the kzn south coast has to offer

Cohen Rinkwest – 20.05.2022
They just get it right everything for everyone fur friends and family alike

Belinda Small – 19.05.2022
Best beer, best pizza, best atmosphere all enjoyed with my best furry friend. The Doghouse is just the best!

Tyron Seach – 19.05.2022
Food is brilliant, highly recommend the pizza and pie’s. Natural surroundings and peaceful atmosphere + friendly staff and pet friendly too!

Karl Paulokat – 19.05.2022
Unpretentious and rustic with some wonderful food – and great craft beer!

Tamarin – 19.05.2022
Only the best beer and chips!

Stephen Anderson – 19.05.2022
Best beer and Pizza ever

John danks – 19.05.2022
Love the outdoor country atmosphere

Francois – 19.05.2022
Dog house for the whole family.

Guy V Small – 19.05.2022
Dog house, an amazing experience

Julia-lee van der Merwe – 19.05.2022
a very beautiful out door restaurant with a lovely atmosphere best part, dogs are allowed

Ryan Odgers – 19.05.2022
The oxtail pies are scrumptious. Some days they have slow smoked(20 hours overnight) pulled pork belly buns or brisket which are also out of this world. The craft beers are interesting and unique.My personal choice is the American brown Ale “Reservoir Dog”

Cathy Keegan – 19.05.2022
We love The Doghouse. Amazing food, beautiful surroundings, friendly family environment and great service. And they love dogs as much as we do.

Sarah Duke-Norris – 19.05.2022
Fabulous setting relaxing!!all dogs very welcome best chicken mayonnaise Sarmie ever! Onwards and upwards Natalie xx

Marshall Eagles – 19.05.2022
Best venue in lovely nature reserve. Amazing atmosphere, great service and excellent home made food

Lyndeen Henman – 19.05.2022
Great hosts, fantastic atmosphere, awesome Gin and delicious food. What more could you ask for.

Krisna Visagie – 19.05.2022
Absolutely stunning place, felt like we were family when we visited and our 4 legged kids were so welcomed and loved. They too absolutely loved the pizza. Amazing food, people and place. Natalie and her husband are amazing people

Mark Davy – 18.05.2022
Great place , good food , stunning Gin , taste beers – must visit

Albert Louw – 18.05.2022
A very friendly place with good honest food in a beautiful country setting Always feel welcome here. The Craft beer is most enjoyable. Good value for money

Emma Schultz – 17.05.2022
Fabulous place

Sue and Theo Woycieh – 17.05.2022
Stunning venue, great hosts, excellent beer and food

Herman Bloemhof – 16.05.2022
Wonderful atmosphere and yes to take our small dog with us is a very big bonus

Shaun Besarab – 16.05.2022
Awesome venue and amazing host, Natalie is a gem

liyana van Wyk – 16.05.2022
Best Place on the south coast!!!

Edwin Baptie – 16.05.2022
Magic spot. Peaceful, pretty and relaxing

Lesley Perchman – 15.05.2022
Love the Dog House. One of the few places we can take Maggie, our poodle. She gets greeted with a bowl of water and a treat. The food is delicious and surroundings beautiful.

Brian Brooks – 15.05.2022
A beautiful setting accompanied by friendly staff and tasty food. Never had disappointment eating there and frequent it regularly.

Ellouise – 15.05.2022
I moved to Pennington in 2019. Had a “newbie” gathering at The Doghouse, and met new people. Natelie is always an amazing host. Friendly service and good food. Dogie biscuits also a winner. I tasted one myself :-)

Beryl Bazley – 15.05.2022
dog house is the most unique and wonderful resturant, their food is excellent, good service friendly and beautiful setting, and you can bring your dog for an outing there too.

Johan Helberg – 15.05.2022
The doghouse is most relaxing venue to visit with great food and the best craft beer. The dog house is a must to put on your to do list

Rosemarie Solomon – 15.05.2022
The Dog House is a friendly relaxing venue. Perfect for Sunday brunch. The food is really good. Also a brewery “Basset Brewrey” on site.

Tharina Hanafey – 15.05.2022
Excellent food, service and setting

Ashok Kumar Madhunlall – 15.05.2022
Super place with super people

Jade Sinclair – 15.05.2022
Love the doghouse cafe, amazing craft beer, food and the nicest staff ever!

Sandi Hill – 15.05.2022
Unique venue in tranquil setting. . Great food and service. Craft beer and gin must be tasted. Natalie is an awesome hoist and will make sure you have a great time.

Hugo van der Merwe – 15.05.2022
Incredible venue on the South Coast, love the live music and craft beer and our furry friend can always accompany us .

Bernice smit – 15.05.2022
The best of the best.

Andre – 15.05.2022
Hidden gem on the South Coast. Tranquil and full of bird life not to mention the wood fire that brings the true experience of bliss.

Andre – 15.05.2022
Hidden gem on the South Coast. Tranquil and full of bird life not to mention the wood fire that brings the true experience of bliss.

Geoff – 15.05.2022
Good beer, good Gin, good food and good people

Sandi Hill – 15.05.2022
A charming place to visit. Excellent food and the craft beer and gin a must to taste. Service excellent and Natalie makes sure you enjoying your visit

Claudine Potgieter – 14.05.2022
Great place, love taking friend and family there. Brilliant all round

Cheryl Elphick – 14.05.2022
Great place with great people.

Nancy Jameson – 14.05.2022
Best pizza ever and brew is really great.

Gavin Tucker – 14.05.2022
Never disappoints, superb venue.

Shirley Tucker – 14.05.2022
Great service, friendly staff, delicious food, tranquil spot

MIKE WHYTE – 14.05.2022
Beautiful setting. Natalie is amazing never gets tired.brilliant Pizza and the best Craft Gin ever

Lesley Munro – 14.05.2022
Amazing food, atmosphere, back to nature, all welcome.

Ulric Hargreaves – 14.05.2022
You will not get a more chilled place…a place for everyone. Best waffles in KZN and the staff are just awesome.

Bronwyn Tanner – 14.05.2022
The most special place on the entire south coast

Kiera cross – 14.05.2022
Best food we’ve had. My husband loves their craft beer and gin. The kids love to walk down to the dam and run on the field.

Trudi Grobbelaar – 14.05.2022
The best pizzas ever! Great location and vibe. Friendly efficient staff.,

Glennis – 14.05.2022
Excellent venue, wonderful hosts and perfect for your best 4 legged friend ☺️

Mark Reid – 14.05.2022
Amazing gem on the South Coast. Awesome meals, attentive and helpful staff and delicious beers. Definitely worth a visit or many.

johanna meyer – 14.05.2022
Uitstekende plek en kos

Stacey – 14.05.2022
Beautiful place and great food!

Rochelle Gilmore – 14.05.2022
Doghouse is amazing. Very friendly staff and they love furbabies

Ray and Bernie – 14.05.2022
The best!

Dianna – 14.05.2022
The Doghouse Cafe

Marietjie Tosen – 14.05.2022
Excellent Restaurant and Very Welcoming and Great Service.

David Bennett – 14.05.2022
Great food, amazing home brews, and best of all can take my puppy with who also gets great treatment.

Jackie bennett – 14.05.2022
Great place ,great food ,and loverly owners and staff . Take our dogs there and make a fuss of them ,treats ,cushions very welcoming

S’nethemba Hlongwane – 14.05.2022
A absolutely amazing restaurant with wonderful service. Everyone is so friendly and a place to defiantly go again and again. A place that has both nature and good food in one , pure serenity

Hazel Riley – 14.05.2022
True craft brewery with well priced meals in a beautifully, natural setting. Natalie and Andy are engaging and very hospitable. An added bonus is that all doggies are welcome and made to feel special.

Logas Madhunlall – 14.05.2022
Wonderful ambiance , in a beautiful natural setting. Good food and friendly service

Nelia van Vuuren – 14.05.2022
A pet friendly gem in the forest serving excellent food.

Linda Upfold – 14.05.2022
Best food and hospitality in fantastic setting

Lennart Eriksson – 14.05.2022
A mgnificent venue with friendly service, fine food, great beer all in a perfect environment. All the best

Steven Chiaberta – 14.05.2022
The Dog House is the ultimate place because it covers every base. Family restaurant? Check. Beautiful venue for couples? Check. Beers and grub watching the sport? Check. Great food? Check. Craft beer? Check. Pet friendly? Check. Friendly staff? Check. I could go on…

Linda Hay – 14.05.2022
Amazing atmosphere and awesome pizza and craft beer

Gill Young – 14.05.2022
Fantastic place

Peter Grove – 14.05.2022
The Doghouse is a great restaurant with everything for the whole family.

Kathy Schwikkard – 14.05.2022
Great place, friendly staff and the BEST pizza. Dog friendly, they even get treats and water.

Verne Boere – 14.05.2022
Best food , great ambiance Very friendly staff. And regular pop up markets are well worth visiting.

William – 14.05.2022
Great beer, great food great vibe, a must visit

Sonja Ophorst – 14.05.2022
Great food and awesome venue. Dogs are welcome. Nats Is the best.

Charmaine Kerkhof – 14.05.2022
Best pies and pizzas.

Jos – 14.05.2022
Love this place. Lovely forest venue, great food and awesome staff and the dogs love it. Also has a nice short trail that the dogs love.

BUBBY FELL – 14.05.2022
Amazing place which is pet friendly

Simone railton – 14.05.2022
Lovely food, lovely people, lovely vibe and animal friendly.

Sue Clark – 14.05.2022
The friendliest, happiest place to visit. The food is delicious

Elyze Pretorius – 14.05.2022
Best food and animal friendly.

Anthony – 14.05.2022
Great place

Michael Collins – 14.05.2022
Good food, good service, good surroundings , good local craft beers and gins and above all the dogs love it.

Jano Prinsloo – 14.05.2022
Doghouse is awesome for big and small. The staff is friendly and food is great.

Leanne Crown – 14.05.2022
Such a delight having a relaxed establishment in our village that not only serves great beer and G&Ts but amazing food. Often holds markets in the lush grounds, picnics by the dams. Great place for functions, where Natalie goes out of her way to spoil us.

Craig Idle – 14.05.2022
Great beer and atmosphere, love the Umdoni Gold and Barking Blonde flavors. We always have a great time at the Dog House!

Kirsten Idke – 14.05.2022
The absolute best beer and pies! My favorite is the Barking Blonde beer and pulled pork pie. Can’t be beaten anywhere! Service is great & staff are always friendly.

Lecia du Preez – 14.05.2022
A great, pet friendly restaurant

Martie Potgieter – 14.05.2022
Good food and friendly staff and owners. Relaxed atmosphere in nature Good food

Kay van Zijl – 14.05.2022
A real gem – pet friendly, beautiful indigenous gardens, great food, playground for the kids, amazing craft gin and beers! Wonderful family venue!

Kara – 14.05.2022
Excellent venue with friendly staff! Food is Delicious!xxx

L. Baronet – 14.05.2022
Such a friendly vibe. Great food

Maureen Tredway – 14.05.2022
This is the best and most relaxed place to spend time there as a couple, or with family and friends and your pets can go with u on leads

shirley francois – 14.05.2022
Fantastic food and service. Such a nice vibe and pet friendly.

Marlene Budgen – 14.05.2022
Such an awesome atmosphere and food. All in the open, love it becayse our doggies are welcome, water bowl and a dig biscuit ready for them. Also a lovely venue for a market, an entire day enjoyed by all

Marietha Basson – 14.05.2022
Best food! Very friendly staff.

M.P.FRANCOIS – 14.05.2022
An outstanding restaurant and brewery where “chill” and “relax: are the buzz words.

Michelle Jansen Van Vuuren – 14.05.2022
Nothing beats spending a lazy afternoon at the Doghouse. A lovely relaxed vibe, awesome food (the pies are to die for) and craft beer. An all round wonderful experience!

Hayden – 14.05.2022
Great food , awesome atmosphere and really friendly service

Stacey Rijkes – 14.05.2022
Favourite place to visit on the whole south coast!

Debbie Collins – 14.05.2022
Amazing place and owners are awesome with allowing us to use their field to train and socialize our dogs. Amazing service, food and drinks.

Sarah bergh – 14.05.2022
What a little gem this is, we can relax and enjoy the great food and drink in lovely natural surroundings.

Jackie Harris – 14.05.2022
A lovely, relaxing restaurant in a beautiful country setting, which makes the most delicious home-made pies, (even oxtail!) Really worth a visit.

Tracey Boers – 14.05.2022
Excellent venue!!

Edward Thackeray – 14.05.2022
Excellent venue for dogs, great beer and good food. Amazing place

Marie Botha – 14.05.2022

Charmain Viljoen – 14.05.2022
We are absolutely fond of this little gem in Pennington! Lovely food, excellent service – always clean and well looked after Hubby enjoys the craft beers!

Sharon Radloff – 14.05.2022
Fantastic friendly atmosphere excellent service and food nothing like sitting in tranquility.

Erika Pieters – 14.05.2022
Lovely vibes, awesome food, the scenery is just absolutely stunning.

Jacinta Kok – 14.05.2022
The Doghouse Cafe is a lovely outdoor Cafe providing good meals and drinks. Ideal for the whole family including pets.

Marc vlok – 14.05.2022
The whole family love this place…dogs especially because they get spoilt! Awesome vibe

Sally Vlok – 14.05.2022
Best people, best beer and amazing food at the Doghouse! It’s our favorite spot when we are in Pennington. Please send me a travel voucher :)

Carol Hoines – 14.05.2022
The Doghouse has a very relaxed, friendly vibe about it, food and service is wonderful and as a real bonus, you’re surrounded by nature.

Shelley – 14.05.2022
Excellent venue with delicious food and beautiful surroundings. Dog friendly which is awesome.

Selina Singh – 14.05.2022
Tranquil serene peaceful

Heleen Partington – 14.05.2022
Good food, amazing craft beer and gin. Friendly staff, pet friendly, peaceful surroundings.

Burt Duncan – 14.05.2022
Very relaxing environment!!

Pam Lyon – 14.05.2022
Good food, good ambience, fantastic for local get togethers.

Chris White – 14.05.2022
The Doghousr Cafe.

Neil reeder – 14.05.2022
Delicious food and craft beer. Natalie is a wonderful friendly host. Restaurant set in magnificent grounds with large pond – stunning

Beverly tayler – 14.05.2022
Beautiful and Peaceful surroundings, where you can take your dogs – great food and craft beer what more do you want?

Lana – 14.05.2022
Best place ever!

Alison Sweet – 14.05.2022
Tranquil setting, with delicious food & friendly staff. The best place to bring the whole family; including the dog.

Liz – 14.05.2022
Beautiful place, nice environment.

Karol Dunn – 14.05.2022
Best place to be

Delia Cockerill – 14.05.2022
The food here is excellent and there is a great friendly atmosphere. Loved taking my puppies with me as they were always so well cared for by the staff.

athene munton – 14.05.2022
Peace and tranquility, good venue, good vibes , awesome staff and delicious food ! Our favorite place in Pennington !

Mark Holing – 14.05.2022
Awesome pet friendly place where the whole family can have an awesome day out. Owners and staff are great as well. Very relaxing experience.

Pam Thomassen – 14.05.2022
Lovely setting with the dam and the Forrest, always happy and chilled vibe for the pooches and their people. The Dog House in Pennington is the perfect pet friendly restaurant.

S Anderson – 14.05.2022
Absolutely awesome restaurant, the owners are very welcoming, and the food and beer is out of this world.The service is always friendly.The youngsters can run and play, it is a beautiful venue.

Robin Bruce – 14.05.2022
Always a lovely atmosphere. Delicious food and great service.

Lorraine Johnson – 14.05.2022
Love the Doghouse!

Marshall Eagles – 17.03.2022
Fab friendly venue with excellent food Md fab local market monthly.

Norma Wright – 25.02.2022
The Doghouse Restaurant is a super relaxed venue with really friendly & attentive staff. It’s dog friendly, the grounds are well kept & Andy & Nat are amazing hosts.

Jenny Smith – 24.02.2022
Set in the most beautiful, natural area with a picturesque dam surround by indigenous trees on the South Coast! It is a true family destination & caters for the whole family including pets – homemade food & home brewed beer are available to top off the this wonderful experience

Aquadeziac – 24.02.2022
Great place for a Sunday lunch

Nicky Koekemoer – 24.02.2022
Best place ever. Fantastic people and fantastic food. Dogs and children love it there.

Pieter Smith – 24.02.2022
Doghouse. An awesome venue, tranquil surroundings, good food and very friendly staff.

Kayleigh – 24.02.2022
Doghouse Cafe! Five ⭐️

Mrs TE Eagles – 24.02.2022
The DogHouse Cafe gets my vote. Fab venue, awesome local food and amazing atmosphere.

Kirsten Idle – 24.02.2022
Great service, food and atmosphere. Love the pulled pork pie ❤

Julia Ivins – 24.02.2022
Wonderful atmosphere, great company, excellent hosts, superb meals. All round a lovely relaxing day out.

Liz Prinsloo – 24.02.2022
Very pleasant environment, really relaxing and enjoyable to visit.

Lynn Page – 24.02.2022
Wonderful food in a lovely setting

Julia Ivins – 24.02.2022
Our absolutely most favourite place to go for good food, good company, good music and beautiful surroundings

Carolyn Logan – 24.02.2022
Divine venue for dogs, kids, families, seniors, anyone looking for a natural spot with great food and beer. I love The Doghouse and the hospitality of Andy and Natalie.

Elaine Woor – 24.02.2022
I bring my dad here for a treat very often. The pies are outstanding and he loves the craft beer.

Patsy Griffiths – 24.02.2022
Great outdoor venue

Pat Alp – 24.02.2022
Lovely food, good craft beer, f seeantastic atmosphere in a natural KZN setting.

Mandy Vorster – 24.02.2022
Lovely venue. Great setting and good food. People and animal friendly. Great team of staff.

Jeannette Rimbault – 24.02.2022
This is the most tranquil setting run by two awesome people. Love spending time there!

Athene and Chops – 24.02.2022
Our most favorite place to eat out! Good vibes , good food and super friendly and efficient service !

Hayden – 20.02.2022
Relaxing atmosphere,great service and awesome food

Charmaine Kerkhof – 20.02.2022
Best pet friendly place on the south coast!!! Well run by two fabulous people, Nat and Andy. Good luck peeps!!!

Gary Ronald – 20.02.2022
Best kept secret on the KZN South Coast!!!

Hayley – 20.02.2022
Best sport ever,your get agood service as well,come and join us(DOGHOUSE)

Doghouse – 20.02.2022
Nice place

Ant Cox – 19.02.2022
Awesome spot well run by great people

Khaya Ngobeni – 18.02.2022
You forget everything once you’re in the vicinity! The atmosphere makes you appreciate the beauty of nature more. Well trained and friendly staff members makes one feel even more relaxed, basically home away from home! I am a foodie, the food tops it all. Took my friends from Joburg there, they can’t stop talking about it.

Michelle Phippen – 18.02.2022
I love The Doghouse! What I particularly love about them is the personal touch that we and our pets get whenever we visit. The waitresses (and waiter) are always friendly and go out of their way to make sure we have everything we need. Our doggies also get 5-star treatment! Our pups get a bowl of water, a biscuit (or 2 if they wish) and a comfortable bed, all brought to our table when we arrive. I’ve always loved their food and although I personally don’t drink beer, the men in my family love their craft beers!

Mary-Anne Van Eeden – 18.02.2022
The Doghouse is one of our Favourite outings. My grandson loves that there are 2 dams where he can do his fishing and also get to play on the playground. The food is awesome and the service is great. Anyone wanting a great day out of the city in a natural environment wont go wrong at THE DOGHOUSE.

Zelda Wood – 18.02.2022
The Doghouse is absolutely fantastic. We always enjoy going there. Lovely to take our grandchildren there, space for them to run off some energy.

Liesje de Rosner – 18.02.2022
Amazing natural environment with awesome friendly service together with delicious food and drinks. What more can you ask for?

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