Day T-1: The Plettenberg

So, I woke up in Plettenberg Bay today. And not just anywhere in Plett – we’re staying at “The” Plettenberg! The most luxurious pet-friendly hotel on the planet! And it’s the best spot from which to begin our Walk 4 Huskies journey tomorrow.

Now, this is doggy heaven! The Plettenberg Hotel has amazing views over Keurbooms lagoon and the ocean and the smells are to die for – oh, I forgot – you humans can’t smell like us dogs can. Not that I’m a dog – I’m a Siberian Husky. And proud of it!

So, let a dog tell you why The Plettenberg is the most luxurious pet-friendly hotel on the planet.

First, there’s the luxury sea-facing double room. The first thing I did after the fossil led me from the car to the room is drink. I was so thirsty! Not so hungry though. Des brought in my left over supper bowl but us Huskies only eat as much as we exercise – and I didn’t get much of that yesterday.

This room is really big – just the way a Husky likes it – room to swing a cat in :-). The Plettenberg even had bowls laid out on a special mat for me, along with a bed, and a jar of yummy biscuits! And the hotel provided treats for the fossil too – in the complimentary bar fridge.

Then, there’s an enclosed balcony that leads out to the guest pool. And real grass to lie on! And some not-so-real grass on the roof terrace. I overheard the fossil talking to the hotel’s GM, and he said that they have “yappy hour” for all the dogs to get together and socialise. That’s pretty cool! Even cooler is that the hotel has nine of their thirty-seven rooms allocated as pet-friendly.

There’s even two private pet-friendly villas at The Plettenberg. The Beach House villa has 150m2 of space in a fully fenced garden with its own pool, two en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room, and a fully equipped service kitchen. Lookout Villa has 190m2 of space, and three en-suite bedrooms with enclosed garden. So, now there’s no excuse to leave your pets in a kennel when you go on holiday!

After breakfast this morning (Des had a full English brekkie while I had my Lionel’s Choice dog pellets) we went for our morning walk.

From the hotel, the beach is a short walk down a few pathways and lucky for me, the fossil enjoys walking. So, we strolled along the lagoon shoreline under warm winter sunshine and then along the beach. I lunged at some noisy seagulls and nearly pulled the fossils arm off – don’t worry, he’s OK. After that, we drove the Mahindra PIKUP so Des could meet some humans to talk about his ‘Walk/Run/Ride for Animal Rescue’ event that’s being planned for September.

I just realised. I started this post by saying that “this is doggy heaven” and the smells in Plett “are to die for”. That me makes me sad ’cause I can’t help thinking of my Husky family who have died from neglect or abandonment ’cause they didn’t have homes and caring humans to look after them.

That’s all for now un-leashed human folks!

Wanna talk to us? WhatsApp the tall fossil hanging onto my leash. Here’s his number: +27 (0)82 374 7260.


PS. That extra X on the end of my name is supposed to be a kiss (yeah, I know it’s soppy).

PPS: If you happen to be anywhere along our walking route between Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town during late July to mid-August 2021, look out for us (we’ll be walking along the beach, or on a hiking trail, or along the side a main road) and come over to say “Howzit Husky Boy!” and “Fossil Man” if you want.

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