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So friendly
Vivienne Graham, South Africa - 21 October 2011
We stayed at the Fat Pony with some friends and had a fun time. On arrival, we were helped by one of the riders and directed to check-in. As we walked into the kitchen, we were greeted by a girl using the oven to bake treats. The room was cool and the campsite a large lawn. The outdoor braai area is great for entertainment and protected from the sun by a huge shady tree. My friends say they can tick off camping in Kraaifontein from their bucket list. The establishment is actually surrounded by large plots and farms and located in Joostenbergvlakte. They have a great communal area and feature movie entertainment and music from time to time. We had a great stay and recommend it if you are looking for a laid-back and super friendly place to stay.


Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Centre
Alan and Lorna warmly welcome you to their Cape Town backpackers and riding centre, Fat Pony. This is a family-run, child and biker-friendly farm house hostel in the Western Cape Winelands. We offer airport shuttles, free Wi-Fi, comfortable and airy dorms just 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre. Overland vehicles are welcome.

Relax in one of the En-suite Dormitories. Fat Pony has dorms and Mini Dorms, perfect for large and small groups. The Mini Dorms have heating for cool winter months and private entrances. All bed linens are provided.

Cook your meals in a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with a log fire or braai outside. Relax on comfortable sofas in a large games room with pool table, library and sun deck overlooking a braai garden with pool. Free Wi-Fi is available covering most of the farm. There are towels and a laundry room with washer and dryer available to hire for a small fee.

Hire a bike and wine taste your way through scenic Cape Winelands. Make new friends while joining in on a riding lesson, pony trail or workshop - we have special discounts for guests.

Nearby activities include Butterfly World, Dirtopia an off-road mountain biking and hiking centre, golfing, quad biking and paintball. Wine tasting along the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes is a great day excursion. Venture into Cape Town to explore Table Mountain with walks, hikes, climbs and abseiling. Tour around the museums, sandy beaches and enjoy a variety of water sports. Take a trip to the cinema, pubs, clubs and restaurants of Cape Town.


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