EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT BRINGING YOUR PETS TO KATRINASRUST
Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome at Katrinasrust. Two of our cottages, The Oaks and Wisteria, have large fenced in gardens that are great for dogs to safely explore. Here are a few FAQs about bringing your dogs along with you, but if you have any questions that are not answered below, please get in touch with us directly and we will get back to you as soon as we can with an answer.
Are there limits to the number of dogs I can bring? No, but remember that they are an extension of your family and therefore you are responsible for their behaviour. Any damage to property may be charged for.
Are the gardens fenced off? Yes. The gardens at The Oaks and Wisteria are fenced off, but very small dogs could get through if they really tried. So please still keep an eye on your pups if they're prone to wandering.
Can we walk our dogs off lead? Yes. There may be other dogs on the property so if your dogs are not well socialised please be aware of this.
Can the dogs swim? Yes, in the dams and the river. The water is safe and clean.
Are the dogs allowed inside the cottages? Yes, but no dogs on the furniture. Please just keep an eye on them as the farm can be a dirty place and any damage to linen or furnishings will be charged for.
Are there dangerous animals that could hurt my dogs? In short, no. There are wild animals on the farm but they are mostly nocturnal and would be scared of human or animal activity so will most likely keep their distance. During the day you may encounter cows and horses on the farm but they are very used to dogs. Your pups will only be in trouble if they chase them.
Do our dogs have to be socialised to bring them with? No, just keep a close eye on them when you are out and about if there are other dogs around. Again, they are your responsibility so just be mindfull that there may be other dogs around.
Do you provide dog bowls and bedding? No, please bring your own along with you.
Are there snakes? Yes, we have some venomous but mostly non-venomous snakes on the farm. They are very rarely seen, and the most common snakes on the farm are water snakes and mole snakes, neither of which would be a threat to your dog. There are two snake bites that would require urgent attention from the vet, those from an Adder or a Rinkhals.
Where is the closest vet? Our vet (The Vets @66) is in Nelspruit, just over an hours drive away. If there is an emergency we would highly reccommend them, and will assist you in getting your pet there as quickly as possible. We are also able to phone them for advice should there be an incident that doesn't require emergency medical attention.