There are many great catteries in South Africa, but which ones are the best? Here is a list of the top catteries in the country, based on reviews and ratings.
Withycombe Boutique Cattery is the perfect place to leave your cat while you're away. They provide professional care in a safe and comfortable environment, with 11 individual runs and 2 extended outdoor runs for longer stays.
Each run has a garden view, and the bungalows are heated in winter and cooled in summer. Your cat will be well-cared for while you're gone!
Services and Features: Cat bedding and toys are provided, but your cat may bring their own. It's recommended to send with your cat's brush and comb for daily grooming. Hills and Royal Canin are the standard wet and dry food supplied, wet food is served at night and dry food is served twice daily. Only stainless steel dishes are used for hygiene purposes. Medication can be administered if provided in an airtight container with clear instructions, litter trays are provided and cleaned at least twice daily, and your cat will get lots of cuddles, a daily brush, and games.
Requirements: Pets must be vaccinated within the last 12 months and have up-to-date certification, pets must be vaccinated at least 21 days before check-in, special diets and medications must be provided by the owner in clearly marked containers, and pets must be flea-free and dewormed before entering the cattery.
Withycombe Boutique Boarding Cattery - 44 Rathfelder Ave, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Open 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Landline +27 82 405 7353
Tip: Make sure your chosen cattery has been approved by your local SPCA!
Tomasina Cattery goes above and beyond to make sure your cat is happy and healthy while you're away. With 55 private rooms and gardens, your cat will have plenty of space to roam and explore.
Families are welcome, and each family will have their own private room and garden. Your cat will be in good hands at Tomasina Cattery!
Services and Features: The cattery is escape-proof. Rooms and gardens are enclosed. Staff clean each room daily. Bedding is changed and washed weekly. Food and water bowls are washed daily. Litter boxes are cleaned daily. And the safety, health, and well-being of the cats are the main priority.
Rates: 1 cat (R90.00 - R100.00 per night), 2 cats sharing a room (R85.00 - R95.00 each), and 3 cats or more sharing (R80.00 - R90.00 each)
Tomasina Cattery - Lucullus Farm 53, Lucullus St, Joostenberg Vlakte, Cape Town, 7570, South Africa
Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 66 472 9183
Here are some special tips to help you get your cat ready for the cattery:
There are three vaccinations needed, and it's best to give them 30 days before boarding arrival, or as soon as possible. These vaccinations are valid for one year: Booster (3/4 in 1), Rabies (R), and Snuffles (BB).
You also should give your cat a flea and tick treatment, as well as deworming treatment, before arrival.
What’s more, for your kitty's safety, we recommend that you bring her in a cat box. Riding in a car is very stressful for cats, and they may try to jump out of your arms as soon as you get out of the car.
The Penzance Happy Cat Hotel is the perfect place to leave your cat while you're on vacation. Run by the owners and staff of Penzance Veterinary Clinic, they provide the same care and attention to their guests as they do to their patients.
With a home away from home environment, your cat will be loved and cared for while you're away. Relax and enjoy your holiday knowing your cat is in good hands!
Services and Features: The cattery is located near the Penzance Veterinary Clinic. It is open all year round. The cattery has a safe and clean environment. Medication will be administered if required. And professional care for your beloved cats is guaranteed.
Requirements: Vaccines, flea treatment, and deworming are necessary for boarding.
Penzance Happy Cat Hotel in Hout Bay - 112 Main Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Landline +27 84 509 6227
At Purrgrove Cattery, they know that each cat is an individual. That's why they've tailored their services to fit the specific needs of your cat. With luxurious units that are temperature-controlled and tranquil with 24-hour supervision, they've gone the extra mile to ensure your cat's comfort.
They understand how precious your cat is to you, and that's why they give the best care possible.
Services and Features: Long-term accommodation or just a weekend away for cats and their owners. Additional services include daycare, pick-up and drop-off, house sitting, and veterinary assistance. The cattery is temperature-controlled and features spacious units with plenty of activities and accessories for the cats. Custom-made scratch poles, cat birthday cakes, and snacks and treats.
Requirements: Vaccination for cat flu and feline enteritis must be done at least seven days before arrival. Flea and worming treatments must be up to date. Un-neutered/Unspayed cats are not accepted (except if they are less than 6 months old).
Rates: R140.00 per day per cat
Purrgrove Cattery - 44 Mariners Pl, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, 7140, South Africa
Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Landline +27 60 743 1341
At this cat boutique hotel, your cat will be treated with respect and pampered by hostess Theresa. With a state-of-the-art facility and a tranquil garden setting, your cat will enjoy their stay. They offer top-notch care for your beloved cat.
Services and features: The luxury cottage only hosts cats from the same family to prevent cross-contamination. Vet-level cleanliness and sanitation practices are used, including thorough cleaning before and after each guest. 24-hour access to leading vets is provided. In-cottage webcam allows owners to check on their cats. A file is kept on each guest, with information about their preferences, likes and dislikes. Energetic cats are provided with extra games and playtime.
Rates: Deluxe cottage R250 per cat per night, standard cottage R180 per cat per night. Prices exclude meals - an additional R60 per cat.
The Tortoise Shell - 27 Oryx Cres, Goedemoed, Cape Town, 7560, South Africa
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 72 529 0421
AllPaws Lodge is a luxury hotel for cats that offers spacious rooms, feline-friendly furnishings, and a peaceful environment. Rooms come complete with an individual garden, sun deck, and grassed area for lounging and playing. The staff at AllPaws Lodge are passionate about providing the best possible care for all of their feline guests.
Services and Features: AllPaws Lodge offers competitive daily rates and discounts for stays exceeding one month. Feliway is available for guests on request. The lodge caters for shorter stays when guests need to be away on business. Heating is optional in all units during winter months, and heated bean bags are available upon request. Enrichment is provided to stimulate all senses, and sneeze barriers are in place. An observation and wellness report is provided upon departure of every guest. The lodge is located close to 5 major veterinary clinics and 3 major veterinary hospitals, offering 24-hour emergency services. A wide range of veterinary medications and homoeopathic remedies are available. Cats who are distressed by thunder and storms can be treated with natural, vet-approved medications.
Requirements: Cats must be vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, with proof provided in the form of a vaccination booklet. Cats must also be de-wormed and treated for fleas/ticks before arrival. If a cat cannot be vaccinated, a letter from a vet explaining the reason why must be provided. If evidence of fleas is found, the cat will be treated with Capstar (a once-off tablet) followed by Frontline. The cost of treatment will be added to the owner's account.
AllPaws Lodge - Ptn 40, Farm Lane, Zwartkop, Krugersdorp, 1749, South Africa
Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Landline +27 82 780 7755
With over 18 years of experience, Anima is a luxury cat boarding service in Johannesburg that provides quality accommodations for kittens, cats and other small mammals and birds. Anima de Cato, “ANIMA” for short, means Spirit of Cat which is Anima’s guiding principle. The staff at Anima are dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of their feline guests.
Services and Features: The Special Needs Unit is for cats that suffer from extreme stress and anxiety levels, and/or carry FHV. The unit is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main catteries. There are 2 isolation units which can be used for cats that have suffered an injury or sickness and need special care. Providing a wide variety of top-quality foods, Anima guarantees your cat will be fed twice a day with a menu of your choice. Medical needs on the advice of your vet are also met, with specialised dietary requirements being administered upon the owner’s instruction.
Anima Boarding Cattery - Ptn 1/295 Camargue Road Beaulieu Midrand, Sandton, 1684, South Africa
Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Landline +27 11 468 1915
Pippa's Place is a warm and secure home-like setting for your feline family members when you have to go away. The spacious accommodations are located in a delightful garden setting, providing your cats with a unique suburban retreat that will be more relaxing than your own vacation!
The staff at Pippa's Place understand that boarding can be stressful for both you and your cat, which is why they have worked so hard to create a home away from home for their feline guests.
Services and Features: The cattery is clean, safe, and homey, with classical music and a TV playing 24/7. Cats are free to roam the indoor and outdoor enclosure, and usually find their way back to their cage for naps and meals. The cattery offers leading brands of dry kibble as well as shredded chicken breast in the evenings. Special menus can be arranged for prescription diets. Pick-up and drop-off service from your home within a 15km radius to the Cattery at a fee of R350. Eye drops and other forms of medication can be administered, if necessary.
Requirements: Cats older than 6 months must be spayed or neutered. Cats must be vaccinated at least 2 weeks before their stay. An up-to-date vaccination certificate is required for check-in. Medication should be provided with clear instructions on arrival, if necessary. De-worming every 6 months is required.
Pippa's Place - 31 Thornhill Rd, Thornhill Estate, Modderfontein, 1610, South Africa
Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Landline +27 84 408 9985
The Feline Hotel is a luxury cat boarding service in Linden, Johannesburg that offers large villas for even the fussiest of felines. The tranquil garden is perfect for lounging and playing, and the staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of their guests.
Services and Features: The villas are large to suit the fussiest of felines. There is a tranquil shady garden with running water and trees. The hotel is owner-managed and boutique-style. All the villas are heated. Premium cat litter for zero smells. Cat family members can stay together, non-family cats are never mixed. There is a vet on call 24/7.
The Cat Hotel - 7 4th St, Linden, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 71 762 8289
Relocation TIP: If you're planning to move overseas, it's important to choose the right cattery to help prepare your pets for the long journey ahead.
Katmandu Cat Hotel is a cattery in Johannesburg that was founded in 1999 by Lyn Van As. The staff at Katmandu are dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of their feline guests, with a strict vaccination and deworming policy. Cats are king at this cattery, and all guests will receive royal treatment!
Services and Features: Private gardens for all guests. Plush bedding and furniture. Ample toys available. Relaxing background music.
Katmandu – Boarding Cattery - 106 Riverway, Lammermoor, Krugersdorp, 1740, South Africa
Open 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 83 457 3381
Feline Fun Boarding Cattery is a premier cat boarding facility in Pietermaritzburg that offers the highest standards of care and attention for your feline friends. We cater for short-term and long-term stays as well as pre-export boarding and boarding before emigration. Their team of experienced professionals will make sure your cats (and you) enjoy a stress-free stay.
Rates: Single cat R85/per night. Additional cat (from the same family) R65/per night. Extras - Grooming R15 per day. Special Needs - Medication R5 per day
Requirements: All cats must be vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and veterinary books must be presented on arrival. All cats must be flea and parasite free. If there is evidence of fleas or parasites, they will be treated at the owner's expense. All cats over the age of six months MUST be sterilised.
Feline Fun Cattery - 18 Mitchell Rd, Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa
Open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 82 784 3126
"Cats in the Cradle" is a small family-run cattery in Pinetown, South Africa. They offer a loving, friendly environment for cats to stay in while their owners are away, with all the comforts of home.
Cats in the Cradle has a strict appointments-only policy to keep the cattery calm and relaxed - so make sure you call to avoid disappointment!
Rates: R80 per night per cat
Cats in the Cradle - 112A Vivien Rd, Farningham Ridge, Pinetown, 3610, South Africa
Open 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Landline +27 72 560 8861
Cattique is a cat boarding service located in Brondal, just outside of Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province. All cats that stay at Cattique are treated like royalty and receive plenty of love and attention throughout the day.
Furry guests are also given daily entertainment to keep them amused in the form of dedicated play time with fun toys, as well as Iams Kitten or Adult food depending on their age. If your cat requires special medication or a special diet, Cattique can accommodate that as well.
A collection and delivery service is also available if you cannot manage to bring your cat to the boarding service yourself.
Services and Features: Indoor and outdoor runs.
Requirements: Cats must be vaccinated, dewormed, and treated with a tick and flea preventative before visiting. Documentary proof of these treatments must be provided.
Location: Nelspruit, Brondal, White River, Sabie, Lydenburg, Kaapsehoop, Barberton and surrounding areas.
Cattique Cattery - R37 Brondal, Mbombela, 1200, South Africa
Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Landline +27 79 331 2805
Looking for a place to leave your cat while you go on vacation? Look no further than KatHotel Faerie Glen! They provide everything your feline friend needs to stay comfortable and happy while you're away, including their own triple-story cabin with a balcony. They'll also enjoy our peaceful outdoor cattery, complete with gardens, water features, and classical music.
Services and Features: A cattery that can accommodate pets in all weather conditions, with heated runs and indoor runs. A range of fashionable collar pendants available for purchase.
Requirements: Cats boarding at our facility must have up-to-date vaccinations for rabies, booster, and snuffles. These vaccinations must be given at least 30 days before arrival, and are valid for one year. We also recommend that cats have a flea and tick treatment as well as deworming before arrival. For safety reasons, we recommend that cats be transported in a cat box.
Kat Hotel Pretoria - 477 Alsatian Dr, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, 0081, South Africa
Open 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Landline +27 12 361 0412
Snowpine Kennels and Cattery is a family-owned business that has been involved with animals for over 20 years. They offer luxurious accommodations for dogs and cats, as well as training and boarding services. The kennels were originally bought in 1994 and have been upgraded into a beautiful facility that offers everything your pet needs for a comfortable stay.
Services and Features: Pets can be boarded for long or short periods. Services are available for dogs, cats, and other animals. Additional services include collection and delivery, grooming, and tick/flea treatment. Medication administration is available at no additional charge.
Requirements: Dogs and cats must have up-to-date annual vaccinations to enter the kennels. Puppies and kittens are welcome but must have had at least two vaccinations, with the second one at least 10 days prior, and all dogs and cats will be treated for ticks and fleas upon arrival.
Snowpine Kennels & Cattery - 8 N14, Krugersdorp, South Africa
Landline +27 82 553 1591
Xantah Kennels & Cattery is a large and exclusive boarding facility for cats and dogs located in Willow Glen, Pretoria. Established in 1976 by Mr and Mrs E.H Schroeder, Xantah provides a professional and loving environment for all of its guests.
Services and Features: All animals are taken out for daily exercise sessions in a demarcated area. Special diets and nutritional consulting can be arranged. If any pets are on special diets, you will need to bring the food along (there will be no extra charge). A veterinarian is located on-site. Administering medication and other veterinary applications can be arranged at an additional cost, and the kennels are spacious and hygienic.
Requirements: Boarding during school holidays should be booked in advance. December bookings are essential. The following vaccination certificates are required - 3 in 1 with Chlamydia, Rabies and Bb Intranasal, and although sleeping facilities are provided. Please bring your pet’s own blanket or basket.
Xantah Kennels & Cattery - 551 Bush Rd, Equestria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 76 081 5130
Posh Paws prides itself on providing the best possible accommodations for your feline friends. The cattery is situated on a smallholding in Theescombe and opened its doors back in May 2007. They believe that your cats deserve the best of the best when it comes to lodging, which is why they have put so much time and effort into ensuring that their cattery is comfortable and escape-proof. Your cat's safety is always a top priority at this Port Elizabeth cattery.
Cattery Rates: R90 per night per cat
Posh Paws Cattery - Plot 2898, Gqeberha, 6000, South Africa
Open 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Landline +27 82 920 0515
One of the biggest benefits of using a cattery is that you can be sure your cat will receive professional care. When you board your cat at a cattery, you can rest assured that it will be well-cared for by experienced professionals. Catteries staff are trained in how to properly care for cats, and they will make sure your cat has everything they need while you are away. This includes food, water, litter boxes, and toys.
Another benefit of using a cattery is that it offers a safe environment for your cat. When you leave your cat at a cattery, you can be sure it will be in a safe and secure location. Catteries are designed with the safety of cats in mind, and they are typically located in areas that are free of hazards. This means your cat will be able to roam freely and safely while you are away.
Finally, catteries can provide socialization opportunities for your cat. When you board your cat at a cattery, it will be able to interact with other cats. This can help reduce stress levels and provide them with much-needed social interaction. In addition, many catteries offer play areas where cats can explore and play. This can help keep your cat entertained and active while you are away.
If you are moving and need to find a place to keep your pets, a cattery is the best option. Catteries offer a safe and secure environment for your pets, and they will be able to receive professional care while you are away. This can help ease the stress of moving and ensure that your pets are well cared for.
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