Dog Boarding At The Lodge

Upon entering the Lodge, an African adventure, filled with fun and pampering awaits all furry friends!

Mom and Dad, you are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the lounge area and meeting “Henry”, our resident giraffe! Take a wander through the boutique shop where we stock outstanding items, you might find something special for your fur baby…or even yourself!


A total of 14 luxury suites (10 in our Safari Wing and 4 in our Serengeti Wing) ensure that a relaxed, home-style atmosphere can be maintained for all guests to enjoy.

Safari Wing Suites

Our Safari Wing consists of 10 spacious suites where guests can move freely, through a safety glass paneled door with enclosed doggy door from their suite to their own, private patio overlooking the garden and 14 play areas.  All suites and patios are fully enclosed.

Each suite is decorated to the theme of a different African animal, with room to stretch and accommodate even the largest guests. The big boys may enjoy a stay in the Elephant Apartment while the petite poppets may enjoy the comforts offered at the Meerkat Manor! Nine suites, with attached patio are a spacious 14.26 m2 while one suite and patio is a supersized 18.77 m2. Dogs from the same family are welcome to share a suite.

Serengeti Wing Suites

The Serengeti Wing consists of 4 supersized suites. As with the Safari Wing guests can move freely, through a safety glass paneled door with enclosed doggy door from their suite to their own, private patio overlooking the garden and 14 play areas. Each suite also has a private grassed (artificial lawn) courtyard extending from their patio for extra space. All fur kids staying in the Serengeti Wing have the added option of relaxing in their suite, patio and courtyard with a view to the garden during the day. Our Serengeti Wing suites with attached patio and courtyard are a spacious 28 m2. Dogs from the same family are welcome to share a suite.

Tiles, Underfloor Heating and Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Slip resistant porcelain tiles with underfloor heating and reverse cycle air conditioning in all 14 suites ensure the comfort of our guests in all weather conditions.

Beds and Bedding

After a hard day of play with us, and where possible with like-minded friends in the garden all guests are ensured a good night’s rest on large, comfortable daybeds covered with plush bedding. You are welcome to bring your fur baby’s own bed, bedding and toys, as long as it can be washed and does not pose a safety hazard to your pet when used unsupervised.

Television and Piped Music

A large, flat screen television in each suite provides home-style comfort and amusement during rest times. Guests are free to watch television or an animal orientated movie. Alternatively, relaxing music will send them off to dreamland! Guests are welcome to bring their own movie to watch during their stay at Khatala Pet Lodge.

IP Camera

An IP camera to every suite gives owners piece of mind being able to keep an eye on their pooch lounging in his/her suite. IP cameras in our suites are private and can be accessed via an app on your phone or remotely via your desktop computer 24/7 using the log in details provided on arrival.

Indoor Play Room

For those very hot or wet and windy days the indoor play room provides the ideal alternative space for indoor games and staying mentally and physically active.


Guests enter the garden from their fully enclosed patio. Fourteen, fully fenced play areas of different sizes provide ample space for pups to romp around playing with other furry friends or enjoying individual mental enrichment time (perimeter fences are 1.8m high and inner fences are 1.5m high).

Our sensory garden will ensure visual, tactile and olfactory enrichment. We want our guests to enjoy their stay having fun with likeminded friends in a relaxed environment. With your permission and where possible, we will have small groups of the same size and temperament playing together, while being supervised at all times. We welcome all breed and size dogs that are dog friendly. 

Please see our Enrichment Program document for more information regarding the physical, mental and emotional stimulation provided to enhance your dog/s stay at the Lodge.

Complimentary Hydrobath

Having fun means rolling on the lawn, digging in the sandpit and splashing in the water. Hard work that deserves a pamper session!

All guests staying for 3 days and longer will receive a complimentary hydrobath in our fully fitted grooming room to ensure they are refreshed and revitalised before going home.

All pets receive daily coat brushes to ensure we keep their coats as healthy and neat as possible.

Complimentary Pet Updates

Daily updates will be sent via email, text, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger with photos and/or videos to keep you updated on all the holiday adventures your fur kids get up to whilst you are away.

Special Needs Pets

As a Veterinary Nurse I am able to monitor and support those guests that need extra attention. Be it for senior pets, arthritic problems, recovery post surgery, diabetes etc. Special provisions can be made in their suite in terms of bedding, incontinence, handling etc. Please discuss your pet’s special needs with us so that the required, complimentary arrangements can be made for your pet.


Medications will be administered at no extra cost, including more complicated medications such as insulin therapy.

Please ensure you discuss your pet’s medication regime with us. We require sufficient amounts of all medication. All medication, to be in the original containers, with the original directions for use on the container, as prescribed by your Veterinarian.

Please see the Gallery for a tour of our luxury dog boarding facility or contact us to book a viewing appointment and see the difference for yourself.

Arrival and Departure Times By Appointment

Drop Off:

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 3:00pm by appointment

Pick Up:

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 4:30pm by appointment